Best mobile apps and websites for students

Top apps and websites for students

Mobile apps for IOS and Android to make your life a little bit better

It’s the 21st century, people, and while we may not have jet boots or rocket dogs just yet, we do have a neat selection of apps to make student life a bit easier. Here’s a pick of our favourite free ones

U@Ed

An essential app for any new Edinburgh uni student, this includes campus maps, a lecture finder, library login and a handy friend-finder.

Living Social

Saving money is the name of the game with an app that offers up to 90% off restaurants, gyms, spas and more. With new deals everyday, download and start saving.
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Android

TED Mobile

Get fascinating talks from some of the world’s top thinkers at the touch of a button. Covering everything from music to science and technology, it’s great for study and pub quizzes.
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Android

DropBox

Keep music, videos and documents in your pocket with this handy app, which allows you to store and share your files on the move. Great for sharing lecture notes or last night’s photos.
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Android

Spotify

With a NUS extra card, Spotify Premium is 50% cheaper for up to 12 months. So for £4.99 a month you can have unlimited access to thousands of songs on your phone.
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Android

Viber

Send messages and photos and call other Viber users free of charge using your phone’s data or wireless connection. A must for the student far from home.
IOS
Android

Songify

Brainchild of wizards of Autotune, the Gregory Brothers, this app allows you to turn an ordinary conversation into a song. Record your drunken chats or make revision easier by songifying your notes.
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Android

Sky Map

Useful if you’re an astronomy student or just super-cool if you’re not. Simply hold up your phone and it becomes a window to the night sky. Proof that technology is amazing.
IOS
Android

List Film

Yep, we had to get a little plug in there for ourselves. Fact is though, our new film website has all the expert film knowledge you'd expect from our editorial team, plus up-to-date info on screenings at every cinema in the UK. It's optimised for whatever mobile device you're using too. Place a shortcut to it on your home screen.

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