The Student App Toolkit – 5 types of apps every student should download

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Being a student is a full-time job!

Going to university is exciting but can also be a daunting time. Not only will the actual studies take up a lot of your time, there are also student parties, social activities and sports to factor in. And, there’s cooking, how do you stay healthy on a diet of instant noodles? And what other cheap dishes can you make to keep the hunger (and hangover) at bay?

Perhaps you’ve decided to take a part-time job to support yourself whilst learning the local language and being busy on the dating scene. It can be tricky to juggle it all. However, thanks to smartphones and the endless apps available right at your fingertips, being a student doesn’t have to be hard.

We’ve compiled a list of the top five types of apps every student should download and listed our favorite apps too.

Whether you want help with studying, keeping focused during study sessions, learning a new language, cooking up a feast or dating the hottest guys/girls at your uni, this comprehensive list of apps for your smartphones, tablets and laptops, will help you navigate through your student years.

Take a look below at our list of the five types of apps for students in 2022 – and turn your phone into the ultimate study toolkit.

Learn The Local Lingo With These Language Apps

If you find yourself in a new country struggling to learn the local lingo, a language app can be very helpful. Whether you are studying English or another language, there are several free language learning apps available that will guide you through learning a language from start to finish, or help you sharpen or perfect language skills that you may already have.

Many of the apps are easy to use and encourage you to spend a minimum of 15 minutes a day to build a habit for the best result. And, the best part is, no heavy textbooks are needed and your next session is just at your fingertips – literally!

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We’ve rounded up some of our favourite language apps worth downloading;

Duolingo

Learning another language has never been easier. You can learn how to speak, read, and write other languages through a fun and easy-to-use app that turns learning into a game. Each level covers topics such as ‘restaurants’, ‘travel’, ‘family’ and much more.

Price: Free (in-app purchases available)

Available on: Android and iOS

Babbel

Babbel is one of the most popular language-learning apps. It’s versatile, effective and easy to use and consists of a mix of lessons voiced by native speakers, interactive exercises, and useful tips. You can learn at your own pace, and Babbel will help you to fit language learning into your daily routine.

Price: Free (in-app purchases available)

Available on: Android and iOS

Pimsleur

The Pimsleur language app uses a research-proven and effective method based on gradual interval recall and organic learning. Which is great if you don’t mind a lot of repetition. It also features challenges, games, reading lessons, and useful tools like digital flashcards.

Price: $19.95/month

Available on: Android and iOS

Mediation Apps for anxiety

It’s not too uncommon for students to experience some sort of anxiety when going to University. There are lots of changes, meeting new friends, studying new subjects, settling into new accommodation, and stressing over exams. And, for international students, this can be even more stressful.

For those who are interested in additional help, there are several health apps right at your fingertips. Apps like Headspace, Calm , and the Mindfulness App are all free and will give you hints, tips, and meditation techniques you can bring into your routine when you know you will be exposed to your anxiety triggers.

Set aside a few minutes every day and tune into your favourite mediation app to set yourself up for success for the rest of the day.

Dating Apps to find that special someone

What would the student life be without dating? Pretty boring, we’d say. Although uni life is a pretty sociable experience with plenty of opportunities to run into your future boyfriend/girlfriend, using an app as a bit of extra help won’t hurt. So which apps should you consider downloading? While one dating app dominates the scene, many others rank among the best university dating apps.

Tinder

Tinder is by far the most popular university dating app and is all about finding matches in your area. Users set their distance preference, sexual orientation, and gender to find matches. When two users swipe right, Tinder matches them, and voila!

Price: Free

Available on: Android and iOS

Bumble

Bumble puts the power in women’s hands. When opposite-sex couples match, women get to make the first move. With same-sex matches, either person can reach out first. Bumble also features safety features like photo verification and in-app chatting to avoid sharing contact info early in the process.

Price: Free

Available on: Android and iOS

Coffee Meets Bagel

Coffee Meets Bagel is a free Android and iOS mobile app that promotes itself as a location for long-term relationships rather than casual hookups. Its key selling point is that it provides users with daily, tailored matches called “Bagels.” The idea is to immediately connect with more excellent matches rather than aimlessly swiping through a sea of random faces as you would on Tinder.

Price: Free

Available on: Android and iOS

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Free Music Apps For Studying & House Parties

As a student you’ll spend a lot of time hunched over your textbooks and why not spice up the study time with your favourite music and blast your favourite tunes at your next house party – for free!

Luckily, there are several free music apps on the market letting you listen to your favorite songs without the long commercial breaks of local radio stations. Being able to stream your favorite tunes for free also means you don’t have to spend your income on buying the album on iTunes. Here are our top three free music apps;

Spotify

This is arguably the one free music app that is most popular among students. If you haven’t already signed up for your free Spotify account, chances are at least one of your friends already has. The setup process for Spotify is simple, you select your favorite artists or the top pre-made playlists. You can create your own playlists and Spotify lists your ‘daily mix’ based on your preferences. A bonus is the ability to follow your Facebook friends and share songs on WhatsApp and Telegram.

Deezer

This is another free music app that offers a wide song catalogue with more than 53 million songs to listen to. As you listen, make sure you rate each song so Deezer can personalise your playlist, similar to Spotify. Deezer also offers on-screen lyrics and exclusive interviews with upcoming artists. However, the free Deezer plan is only available on mobile devices.

SoundCloud

SoundCloud has been around for a while but has recently gained increasing popularity again. It’s slightly different to traditional music apps and works more like a crowdsourced music catalogue. Including lots of independent artists you will most likely stumble across great remixes and new tunes you never knew about. Most songs are free.

Become A MasterChef With These Recipe Apps for cheap and easy meals

Cooking is perhaps one of the pet hates of many students. But instant pot noodles don’t have to become your staple diet with these nifty recipe apps. Transform your student kitchen into a MasterChef space and invite your mates over for fresh pasta dishes, veggie curries and homemade dips for the chips. These apps are packed with delicious recipes that won’t break the bank. Also check our erasmus program article as many cities will have restaurant student discounts in their apps.

Kitchen Stories

Join millions of food lovers who have downloaded the free Kitchen Stories app. Scroll through step-by-step photo instructions and videos and use the practical serving size converter to cook just for yourself or for a larger crowd with ease. You can like and save your favorite recipes to personal cookbooks, upload your own tasty food photos, and leave feedback, comments, and tips.

Price: Free

BBC Good Food

Packed with over 13,000 recipes this will be your go-to app for all kinds of recipes. Save, sort and organise your favourite meals and enjoy new ideas and exclusive recipes every month.

Price: Free for 3 months

Tasty

Meet your new cooking teacher and browse through over 3, 000 recipes including Step-By-Step instructions. Use the ’My Recipes’ page as your very own mobile cookbook right at your fingertips. The app also features an innovative search tool that allows you to filter by any ingredients, cuisine and social occasion you’re in the mood for!

Price: Free

 

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