If the cooler weather and faint smell of pumpkin spice lattes in the air is anything to go by, Autumn is just around the corner. And you know what that means? Yes, the start of lectures and endless essays at university again. Lucky you! So if you’re off-to-uni/back-to-uni this term, then you should look at getting yourself some nifty student apps. After all, what better way is there to organise your life than with your best digital pal?


Here’s one classic that’s always top of the charts. It’s not just for scribbling down the odd thought; now on the app you can add web clippings (with your own edits), share automatically on Google Drive and share your notes and notebooks with your classmates in the ‘work chat’ feature. But don’t go cheating now!


Sure, you could leave all your studying to the last minute like a chump – OR you could leave all your studying to the last minute AND have some neat online flashcards to help you pick up the slack. On Brainscape, you can do that, access relevant study material and even test yourself, all in one place.

School Planner

Once all those student blowouts are out the way, it’s suddenly time to deal with attending lectures, making article deadlines, juggling your modules… yes we know it’s awful. HOWEVER, make your life a little simpler with School Planner. You can put all these in one place, PLUS you can record your lectures. Trust us, it’s a lifesaver.


There’s no feeling in this world more deflating than getting to the end of a many-thousand word essay and remembering that the job’s not done yet. Referencing and writing your bibliography is a right pain – one you’ll have time and again. EasyBib keeps track of all your sources and generates citations just the way Teacher likes it.


More known for those Facebook scroller-videos that suck your entire day up wondering how making a katsu curry in one pot could be so easy, they have an app too. And with recipes you can sort by dietary requirements and total ingredient price, it’s a uni essential. Unless you live in catered halls, you fancy so-and-so.


This one goes out to all the gym freaks out there. Whether you’ve got Lifesum, Fitbit, Nike+, Runkeeper or if you’ve got them all, Nudge keeps your data from everything and syncs it in one place, making it easier than ever for people to witness the fitness. May no gain slip through the cracks.

Circle 6

No matter which university you go to, a safe sesh is a top priority. Circle 6 is an app which lets your 5 closest friends know where you are just in case something goes pear-shaped. You can call any emergency number of your choice with a couple of taps, too. Perfect for you and your whole flat.


Listen, you don’t want to be that one person in Freshers’ Week whose drunken legend is told until graduation (probably). With Drinkaware you can track your units, calories and even costs. You can also set goals for cutting down, and know the health and financial benefits of doing so.


…Or, should you want to go the other way with it, download Picolo. Picolo is an awesome drinking game that sets challenges for individual players and the group, which they must complete or pay the horrible price of *shudder* drinking alcohol. Bottom’s up!