For many students, the apps we have on our phones help us big time during our daily lives. Here is a list of apps that you probably have never thought of using before and how they can help improve your life!

For your academics:

  1. Evernote

This free app has a clean, uncomplicated interface that is perfect for students. You can make notes from classes, make to-do lists, set reminders, attach files and access everything. You can also take a photo of anything and save it as a photo, document, post-it note or business card.



  1. Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock

Getting the perfect amount of sleep is critical for students. This app studies your sleep stages and wakes you up in your lightest sleep phases, giving you a peaceful night sleep. It also tracks your sleep quality over time so you can see what routine works best for you. No more feeling tired for an important morning test!

  1. Scribd

Have trouble navigating Brock’s library database? This app is the world’s biggest library online! Scribd helps students find millions of different documents and books that are important for the many essays and assignments a student has to complete! People from all over the world share data, and you can simply curate and organize them according to their specific topic. You can also create your own library!



For Travelers:

  1. Duolingo

This free app is a fun way for students to learn a new language. If you’re going on a trip during Christmas Break or going on exchange, use this app to learn languages like Spanish, French or Italian! The app uses speaking exercises, listening exercises and interactive games that have you match words, select missing words within a sentence and translate sentences by tapping on the correct words.



  1. Airbnb

I recently just used this service for the first time and it is amazing! Airbnb has 1,00,000 listings and counting around the world including castles, vans, yurts and even watchtowers! This app gives you a never-ending supply of apartments, rooms and sofas that can accommodate even a student’s budget.



  1. Hopper

This app predicts the optimal time to get a flight deal by studying billions of airfares daily and picks out flights within seconds as soon as a  price drops below average. For students that want to travel but don’t want to spend the money for expensive flights this app will tell you right when your desired location has cheap flights available!




For shopping:

  1. Checkout 51

For students, we don’t always get around to using coupons to save money on groceries. With Checkout 51, exclusive offers are posted to the app, and all you have to do is upload your receipt in order to save.  The money you have saved goes into your account and once you hit $20 a cheque is mailed to you.



  1. Groupon

Groupon is a very popular app but isn’t used a lot in the student market. What students don’t know is that with Groupon you can get 50 to 70 percent off on the most sought-after items around your city! For example, right now in St. Catharine’s, you can get two bowling games with shows at Parkway Lanes for only 25 bucks (which was originally 89.40). Perfect deal for students!