8 Free Apps Every Student Must Have

Your source of knowledge and power

Being a student has its own perks, especially in this decade when technology is more accessible than ever. Now, there is an app for almost everything which doesn’t let knowledge stay limited to paperback. Below, is a list of eight ways to get things done on your smartphone.

1. Timetable

Did you ever forget about an assignment that had to be done, until a friend reminded you? Or missed an extra lecture because it slipped your mind? Then this app is all you need – a personal organiser which will keep you informed about your upcoming classes and remind you about your tests and assignments. You can also colour code your timetable and make a to-do list of upcoming tasks with their deadlines. This app can auto-mute your phone during classes and it supports widgets, which basically makes life so much more easier.

Available on: Android

2. Cram

Studying isn’t limited to heavy books and lengthy answers if you know the smart way to learn. Rated as one of the best ways of learning;  is using flashcards. This app lets you do that with ease and has a beautiful user interface. You can search through the database which consists of more than 50 million flashcards submitted by other users on various topics and also create your own. You can add text and images to the cards and keep them private or public. There are two modes: memorise and cram. In ‘memorise’ you go through one card at a time, while the ‘cram’ mode gives you a run for your knowledge. It can be synced with your account, in case you want to use the desktop version.

Available on: Android and iOS

3. CamScanner

Carrying your notes written in black and white around with you have never been so easy for students. This app lets you scan your documents and convert them into images and PDFs. You can also share it with friends, print, fax or save them to Cloud. It is super fast and fully secure with an easy-to-use interface and has all the features that you could ask for.

Available on: Android and iOS


If you want to make the best out of your available time, you need to know how you spend it. Time is a resource and once spent, can never come back. So to provide the answer to your question “Where does all my time go?” comes OFFTIME. It  gives you complete knowledge of how you’ve spent your time on your phone by displaying statistics of  phone and app-wise usage. You can create multiple profiles that will block calls, texts (selectively or all)notifications and apps. This app is neat and lightweight. It won’t drain your phone’s battery and has the potential to help every student with time management.

Available on: Android and iOS

5. Get Sh*t Done

Are you tired of procrastinating all the time? Unable to meet deadlines and maintain your grades? Are you tired of searching for motivational videos on the internet? This app will help you get that sh*t done in a fun way, while keeping you inspired with some tough love. Use this app, to set your goals, divide them into subgoals and tackle them one at a time. It will also remind you to treat yourself if you succeed.  The app also has its own break management system which will tell you to go online if you have earned it. The app is quite simple and easy to work with if you don’t take it too seriously.

Available on: Android

6. WolframAlpha

Ask a question and Google will lead you to many links where you will get what you need, in the midst of all the information that you probably don’t need. Where Google is the search engine, WolframAlpha is the ‘answer engine.’ After building for 25 years, its website and app will tell you exactly what you want to know on a variety of topics, from mathematics and astronomy to linguistics and transportation. Whether it is solving a mathematical equation or figuring out the song stuck in your head, WolframAlpha really does everything.

Available on: Android and iOS

7. Alarmy

If you are one of those students who sleep without a care in the world, you are in for a treat. Keep reading. With the help of this app, not only will you wake up but stay awake too. Awarded the “World’s Most Annoying Alarm App,” this app’s waking mechanisms are sure to get you everywhere on time. You can create alarms and the fun part is, to silence the alarm, there are some tasks you have to do. You have to shake your phone a given number of times, solve a math problem or take a picture of your bathroom or toothbrush (as set by you) to stop it from ringing. And here is the fun part, the ringing keeps getting louder by the second!

Available on: Android and iOS

8. TED

TED helps you gain something insightful and thought-provoking every time you use this app. Ranging from politics to the paranormal, this app has you covered. You can also choose topics based on your mood, or the amount of time you have available. You can even learn new languages or practice foreign languages by watching the videos with subtitles. Login to create playlists, bookmark playlists and individual videos or even download them to watch it offline at a later time.

Available on: Android and iOS

Knowledge is power and your phone could be the source. So give your phone the makeover it needs to help get you ahead in life! Oh and it’s all free!


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