*A collaborative post
When shots of caffeine and “my assignment is due tomorrow” stress is not enough to keep your student life afloat, you may need a little outside assistance. I did my research, and these 5 apps are guaranteed to make student life easier and a little more productive, without sacrificing all of the fun.
The worst part of completing a 10-page assignment is now having to dig up the citations of each textbook and article. EasyBib is the app you need to make this part of life a little more easier. This app lets you choose from thousands of citation styles (that’s right, thousands. Who knew?) and allows you to scan the barcode from your textbook to auto-generate your citations. Now if only it could write the whole paper.
This file-sharing app is the saviour of every student and business employee ever. Dropbox lets you upload photos, documents, files and folders to a virtual port that can easily be accessed and shared across multiple platforms. Uploading presentations and term papers to your Dropbox account is an extra ease of mind in case of any unforeseen events, and sharing certain documents with your lecturer or a teammate is a breeze.
Gone are the days of home-cooked meals from mother: If a University student doesn’t know how to cook, a box of crackers and sliced cheese is often called dinner. Hungry House will rescue your taste buds with over 60 cuisine types and thousands of restaurants to pick your meal from, all while having it delivered to your halls. This app will remember your favourite dinners and restaurants, and tracks your meal from the minute you hit the order button.
Perhaps the most popular of them all, Evernote takes organisation to a whole other level. Lists, tasks, notes, documents and folders are seamlessly synced across your devices and presented in a clean, user-friendly interface. Set reminders and due dates so that Evernote will keep you productive, and access task lists from both computer and phone.
Sleep, eat and play: the 3 points that never balance themselves out in the life of a student. Luckily, Sleep Time is here to help you with at least one of those endeavours. Sleep Time uses top of the line sleep technology to study your REM patterns, the amount of times you wake up during the night, and what habits could be hindering you of a quality night’s rest. Instead of waking up to your predicted alarm at 7:30am, Sleep Time will wake you up at a random time within a given half-hour window.