Best Apps for Students

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Uni life got you stressed out? We’ve found the best apps to help ease your life both at university and at home.

Daily Budget

My Daily Budget

Managing finances whilst studying can be both stressful and confusing. Whether you’re working part-time or renting a house with a couple of mates there are always pesky bills that can pop up and it’s important to ensure you’re saving your money for them (and not beers).

Daily Budget is your one-stop shop for tracking bills, spending, and savings. Once you’ve downloaded the app, it’ll ask you what your regular income is, recurring expenses and how much you want to save. From these answers, the app will then determine how much you have left over to spend each day. 

Now, I know what you’re thinking, your app is telling you that you can only spend $20 a day. But that’s just each day! Imagine if you’re planning a night out with friends at the end of the week, if you save your $20 each day you’ll have $100 at the end of the week!

Download the app here: iOS 

Uni Days

Uni Days

Speaking of savings… yes, it’s important to save and pay for necessities but you also deserve to treat yourself every now and then.

Uni Days is an app that provides uni students with exclusive discounts to use in store and online at a range of retailers specializing in fashion, beauty, lifestyle, health, fitness and technology. Savings range from 5% off to 50% off and any discount is a good discount.  

Download the app here: iOS or Android

 

Wunderlist

 Wunderlist

When it comes to exams and assignments, due dates can become overwhelming. Wunderlist is an online tool that can help you to create lists, add due dates to specific tasks and allow you to visually see when things need to be done by. The great thing for students is that you can also create shared lists, which are perfect for group assignments. Simply add each group member and whenever somebody completes a task they can check it off, making it visible to the rest of the group.

Download the app here: iOS or Android

My Fitness Pal

My Fitness Pal

During the semester, it’s essential to keep yourself fit and healthy. One thing that can be tricky for a student is making sure we are feeding ourselves nutritious meals. And what why we may think is a healthy option or recipe, isn’t always.

My Fitness Pal is the ultimate fitness and health app that combines fitness tracking, weight loss, calorie counting, portion control and nutritional information all into one app. You can scan pre – packaged foods to view nutritional information, enter your own recipes into the app and keep a diary of daily exercise and food intake.

Download the app here: iOS or Android

 Skip App

Skip App

Sick of waiting in line for a coffee? Fear no more, Skip is an app that has partnerships with various food outlets and coffee shops all over Melbourne that let you pre-order and pre-pay. Whenever you start to feel peckish open the app, pick drink or food, what you feel like and the app will connect you with nearby cafes.

This is the perfect solution for the time-poor uni students and it’ll also allow you to explore and try new food! What more could you want? Skip also occasionally attends major events, such as the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival – because who likes waiting in line during major events?

Download the app here: iOS or Android

 

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