Increase your University App-titude this Semester.
We’ve all been late for class because we couldn’t find the building, or because the morning coffee we simply can’t live without; took twenty minutes to prepare, or because our bus or train showed up half an hour after it was supposed to. In this day and age, when we have got phones that are able to track our flights and split our bills for us, surely there is some way we can use them to get us around university more efficiently. Well, there is. Here are a few apps no uni student should be without.
UTS, UNSW and University of Sydney all have developed their own Uni Apps available on the Apple app store and Google Play, which event calendars, access to your blackboard e-learning sites for all your classes on top of the maps to get you to class on time.
TripView is equipped with timetables and up to the minute tracking details, this handy app; available on Apple, Android and Blackberry will ensure you never miss a bus or train again!
Forget lining up to get your morning coffee! With this super handy Beat the Q app, you can now order your coffee and breakfast from the bus, pay for it via Paypal and then simply swing by the café to pick it up on your way to class.
Notability allows you to take notes from your lectures, draw in graphs or diagrams and even add voice notes or insert images. Great for using on your tablet. Only available for Apple, Android users try SuperNote for super grades.
Use the DocScanner app to instantly scan any handouts straight onto your smartphone or tablet and never lose an assessment sheet again. Synchronize to your home computer or laptop with your DropBox cloud app for easy access from any computer.
Easybib for Apple and Android will allow you to scan the barcode on the back of any and all reference books and generate your bibliographic citation for your assessments with the tap of your fingers.
Pocket Informant will allow you to synchronize all your events and tasks with your Google Calendar account and keep you on top of all your assessments balance them with your active social calendar, so you never miss a fun night out because of an assessment you forgot you had due the next day.
For all those pre-requisite lectures that cures insomnia. Try the Buzzfeed app or better yet, use your Browser app and visit backyardopera.com for your latest fix. Just be sure to put it away during tutorials and especially exam and assessment times. Procrastination may be fun, but you’ll be sorry when you get your results.
With all these new apps, you’ll need a battery saving app such as BatterySaver for Apple and Easy Battery Saver for Android, to make sure you don’t have to find an old school pay phone to let your housemate know you’ll be late.
There you have it, your smartphone should now be smarter than ever in saving you stress this semester. Spend the time catching up with friends over a queue beating meal instead!