It’s lockdown again! A fascinating time of year for new university students, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to kick off their academic journey. It’s a little different at the moment with COVID-19 still very much present, making time at university a bit extra to anything we’ve ever known.
That isn’t going to hinder anyone’s experience at university though, with plenty of opportunities to make new pals remotely and get studying done from the comfort of your cosy student living. To give you a head start, we’ve gathered a list of some of the best remote working apps for students, from organisation to communication, task management and note-taking! Let’s take a look:
Coming in at number one we’ve got the Microsoft Office app which keeps Word, Excel and PowerPoint all in one place, creating a quick and easy experience on the go or working at home.
You can create word documents, spreadsheets and presentations as well as share and collaborate whilst transferring files through your phone, cloud storage and computer. There are so many unique mobile ways to use this app too, did you know you can snap a picture of a document and turn it into an editable word file too? Pretty cool!
Anyone can download the Office app for free and start using it right away, perfect for remote working at university to get all your studying done.
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GOOGLE DOCS: Google Docs is perfect for sharing and collaborating in a document at the same time as your classmates, which makes it fantastic for group work! You don’t need to worry about losing your work either, as everything is auto-saved automatically as you type it, a definite bonus.
The app allows you to open, edit and save university documents, and it’ll even work offline, an excellent little perk if you’re travelling to and from lectures. The desktop version is easily accessible with a simple Google search, where you can access files you’ve been working on via your mobile device. Google Docs is a great tool to use when it comes to creating spreadsheets. A fab idea could be a spreadsheet with assignments, deadlines and details, so you and all your pals are all on the same page with dates!
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GOOGLE CALENDAR: This app is an excellent place to put all your to-dos, with reminders to make sure you don’t forget that all-important assignment! You can add personal goals too, such as ‘study 3 times a week’ and your calendar will schedule time automatically for you. Events from Gmail are automatically added to your calendar too, a great way of collating each week into one handy place. You don’t ever have to worry about forgetting that coffee date with your mate because Google Calendar will be sure to remind you!
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FANTASTICAL: Fantastical is brilliant at organising your events in a list, whether that be a month or week view, all on the same screen. There’s also a nifty reminder feature within the app just in case you need that extra nudge when an assignment is due! For just £4.99 a month for the premium version, you can use it across all your other Apple products too, whether that be your iPhone or Mac. Fantastical lets you quickly upload files or images from the app to your iCloud, Google, or Exchange events. When scheduling an event with invitees, the app allows you to see their availability to help you find a time that works for everyone, ideal for scheduling study time or group work with your uni pals.
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