Ten gadgets and apps that every student needsPosted: 19th of August 2015 by
There’s nothing quite like the start of a new academic year at college or university.
Ok! Well it seems a while away for now but that doesn’t mean you can’t gear yourself up for success right now. All you need is the top ten coolest gadgets and apps that will really make an impact and kick start your academic year.
I am not talking old school sharpened pencils a neat notepad and textbooks these are the
Brompton foldable bicycle
The Brompton foldable bicycle is one of the coolest gadgets I have come across I must admit I first set my eyes on a Brompton bicycle by witnessing a commuter getting off a claustrophobic train unfolding cycle and whizzing away before anyone could come in his way.
It’s perfect right? Instead of waiting for transport or worrying about where to put your bike you can have it with you at all times whether neatly folded under your desk or tucked away in a closet. The Brompton foldable bicycle is the perfect companion to get you from A to B and if that’s not excited you it can be customised to meet the buyer’s needs.
Bluetooth coffee maker
Yes it really does exist! So all those times you were in the middle of completing a diehard essay and really could have done with a caffeine boost. Pleading with your housemates or siblings to make you a coffee and getting rejected. Well your prayers have been answered.
By downloading the WeMo app on your smartphone you can commence brewing from wherever you are. Whether you get caught up meeting deadline during dreadful all-nighters at least you know your coffee will be waiting for you.
Livescribe pulse smartpen
When it comes to writing notes and you’re challenged with the fastest talking teacher dictating word for word to you but you seem to lose yourself in the process of taking notes. Worry not the livescribe pulse smartpen has just made your life a lot easier. Although it may look like a funkier version of a sharpie, the exciting part is it has a built in voice recorder with up to 2GB storage and the pulse remember everything you’ve written in digital form. This means you can sync your handwritten notes onto your PC or Mac and even share them online. The excitement doesn’t stop there the smartpen also keeps a track of whatever was being said by your teacher while you were scribbling down details. All you do is tap a word and you can hear everything that was recorded. That’s a note taking problem solved!
Remember spending half of your break trying to figure out how the old scanning machine situated at the back of the library worked. Well you can forget about wasting another second to get the old school scanning machine to work. Scanning just got a whole lot exciting all you need to do is download cam scanner this app lets you photograph any paper, document or notes on a whiteboard using your phone's camera and then saves it as a PDF document. That’s not all you can also upload scanned documents to Google Drive or Dropbox. The app is available on IOS and Android.
The multi device keyboard that lets you switch between three Bluetooth linked devices on the fly allowing you to work on documents on a PC, send texts on a phone and reply to emails on a tablet simultaneously. Sounds brilliant right? So if time management isn’t your forte then the Logitech keyboard is really made for you.
Heated travel mug
Those dreaded mornings when you’re up before the birds can sing and you guessed it the temperatures freezing outside. All you would want is a delicious coffee to wake you up. Although a Starbucks coffee would be ideal. You have to remind yourself that you are a student so cutting back is a must. During those bleak winter mornings you wouldn’t need to worry about drinking cold coffee again the heated travel mug will make sure you’re wide awake and ready to go wherever you are. It’s a smart gadget that resolves a simple problem.
Polaroid socialmatic instant digital camera
One of the best things about attending college or university is the friends you make along the way and the journey you go on together. The Polaroid socialmatic camera snaps these precious moments and instantly delivers them to you yes if you love the nostalgic appeal of vintage Polaroid instant cameras you will love this gadget. The best thing is whilst it instantly prints photos you can also share them using the camera’s built in Wi-Fi and Android interface.
This app is quite simply the ultimate organisation tool that you need it syncs all your data from all of your devices. From shopping lists to lecture notes, it's a great app for organising your entire life in folders that you can access on your phone, tablet and laptop, even without an internet connection. It works across file formats too, so you can save notes in text, image, audio and web links to look at later.
The perfect app to save you time worrying about referencing your essay. Reference me is an automatic bibliography creator to add a citation to your essay you can simply scan the barcode of a book with your mobile devices or tablets camera and then the citation is automatically generated. If there is no barcode on the book your referencing problem will still be sorted just type in the books ISBN and there you have it all of your citations will be ready for you before you know it.
The app that lets you keep track of your daily and weekly schedule. The app comes with features including a calendar, tasks, notes and contacts that will push your time management and organisation worries aside. Pocket informat lets you use voice activation to input events and create checklist. There is also a filter to search tool for specific tasks. The best bit however is the app can be synced to the Evernote app.
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