Most of us students have shifted from using paper and pens, to using technology in its many forms. There are many apps out there that can help you organise, revise and offer general tips for all aspects of University life.
Blrt, in case some of you didn’t know, is an app that serves as a platform for sharing bits and bobs and talking to new people. There is a really useful blog post, posted on this app that tells you some of the best study apps for students, some of which you probably would have heard of and some you probably haven’t. The link is posted below:
I recently downloaded Grammarly to my desktop and honestly, I cannot believe how good it is. You can either sign up for a full account or use the free account. The app works by basically checking over your writing, grammar, spelling and sentence structures for errors and it gives you alternatives and replacements of these errors.
A website not mentioned in the article is Neils Toolbox. I know this is a website but I honestly cannot write an essay without this website, so it has to be mentioned. It easily creates references from you inserting your information into some boxes that will transform it into your finalised reference. I find this much easier to use than RefMe because the layout on the website is easier to navigate through. But I guess it’s all down to personal preference because I know quite a few students who do like using RefMe. Also check with your university what reference guide they want you to use as NeilsToolbox is specifically for Harvard Referencing.
Specifically for students looking for information on companies and markets, Mintel is a website that offers statistics that can help you with writing reports on companies etc.
How could I forget the trusty Spotify? It’s even better when students get discount with NUS. It’s a great app that allows all of our music to be stored in one place.
Now I’m sure you know what Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint is but do you know what OneNote is? No? Well, I only discovered this during my last year of university but it was a game-changer. It is an easy way to make notes, almost as if they are organised into folders and files. As a student, you should be able to get Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and OneNote) all free through your university.
Uber will be your best friend. If you ever need a Taxi after a night out, then Uber is one of the safest and fastest options. Admittedly, it is not as cost-effective as the bus but it is a really good option.