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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.

iBooks is free to download, but you'll have to pay for most of the books in the iBookstore.

You're bound to have lots to do at university, so a to-do list app could come in very handy for helping you make sure you get everything done.

Todo is a flexible, powerful, solid task manager that lets you create to-do lists, give tasks priority, tag tasks and more. It's £2.99 though.

Paper by FiftyThree
The Paper app provides a visually stunning way to jot down notes, sketch out ideas and doodle when you're bored in lectures. Not that we encourage this, of course.

It's free unless you want to get the additional brushes and colours, but unless you're serious about using it to create pieces of art, it's a great app for keeping notes and journals.

Readdle Scanner Pro
A little expensive maybe, but Readdle Scanner Pro offers the ability to turn your iOS device into a portable scanner. Although it's pitched as a business app, scanning receipts for expenses claims for example, it has wide appeal. It's a useful tool for study, reference and simply capturing information - travel and ticket details, articles and recipes - to be saved and shared.

The Student Cook
Talking of recipes, living away from home probably means cooking. The Student Cook app provides lots of recipes to get you started in the kitchen. It has a shopping list builder, too.


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