Subscribe / Unsubscribe Enewsletters | Login | Register

Pencil Banner

The 10 best iPad, iPhone apps for university students

Ashleigh Allsopp | Aug. 27, 2013
As the summer holidays draws to a close, many students will be preparing to head off to university next month. Whether they're moving out of home for the first time or commuting to university, we've gathered together some apps that we think students will find useful.

As the summer holidays draws to a close, many students will be preparing to head off to university next month. Whether they're moving out of home for the first time or commuting to university, we've gathered together some apps that we think students will find useful.

Readdle Documents
Documents lets iPad and iPhone users keep all of their documents in one convenient place. Those documents include text, audio, music files and web and email content.

Documents offers support to varying degrees for iCloud, Dropbox and Google Drive, so you can copy and share documents. Support for PDF files includes the ability to annotate those files, which can be useful for making notes on study materials.

Best of all, it's free, so you won't have to cough up any of your cash in order to use it.

HotUKDeals
Talking of cash, you'll probably find you don't have much of it while you're at university. That's where the HotUKDeals app comes in handy.

It's a free app that brings access to deals, voucher codes, freebies and savings to the iPhone or iPad.

UK Train Times
This app is a bit pricey at £4.99, but it could come in handy for those students planning to commute to university.

It's an iPhone app that does largely what its names suggests: it provides up-to-the-minute information on train times throughout the UK.

LogMeIn for iPad and iPhone
LogMeIn lets users access and remotely control work and home computers via their iOS device. It's aimed essentially at business users, but could come in useful for students who don't want to take their computer with them to university but still want to have access to it.

Google Maps
Chances are you might not know your way around the local area when you go to university, but you can use Google Maps to solve that problem.

It's free, and it has features including Street View and turn-by-turn directions.

Apple does have its own Maps app, but some say it's not as accurate as Google's offering yet. Take a look at our Apple Maps vs Google Maps comparison to help you decide which you want to use.

Evernote
Students will likely benefit from Evernote, a note-taking app for the iPad and iPhone that is indispensable for many people, thanks to its ability to capture all sorts of information, from simple text notes to photos, voice recordings, or information about places you've visited. There are Mac, PC and Android versions too, so you can sync your notes across multiple devices.

iBooks
University is likely to mean lots of reading, and that's where iBooks comes in. It's an e-book reader that lets you download all sorts of books to read on your iOS device. You can highlight passages and add notes, and you can also use the search feature to find a word, character or phrase anywhere in the book.

 

1  2  Next Page 

Sign up for Computerworld eNewsletters.