5 Apps Every First-Year Student Needs

app for students - caro lettings 5 Apps Every First-Year Student Needs

If you’ll be living away from your loved ones and home comforts for the first time, like most first-year students, you’re bound to feel nervous.

But this needn’t be the case if you’re staying with us at Caro Lettings. We provide some of the most modern and secure student accommodation Liverpool has to offer – including a choice of flat sizes, each with a communal lounge area and a shared kitchen.

Although we’re confident you’ll have everything you need and more at our student lettings, downloading these five (free!) apps may help to make the process of transitioning into student life a little easier.

#1 bSafe

Going to university is all about making new friends and partying…oh, and studying of course! Life should be carefree and fun, but when you’re walking home late at night, meeting up with new people for the first time, or visiting an area that you’re unfamiliar with, you need to make sure you’re looking after yourself.

The bSafe app is free to download from Google Play and the App Store and boasts several features that help you put contingency plans in place.

For instance, you can:

  • share your location with friends
  • send an SOS signal to your emergency contacts when you press a button or say a certain phrase
  • simulate a phone call, giving you an excuse to leave if you ever find yourself in an uncomfortable situation
#2 SimpleMind

Whether you’re cramming in some last-minute revision at your student accommodation in Liverpool or attending lectures, some students prefer to jot their ideas and thoughts down in a way that’s easy to digest.

If this rings true with you, download the free SimpleMind app on your iOS or Android device.

Not only will it save you the hassle of searching high and low for paper and pens to draw mind-maps, but it also gives you the option to expand and collapse branches – keeping everything neat and organised.

#3 SoundNote

Do you struggle to listen and take notes at the same time? If so, it’s worth downloading the SoundNote app from the App Store.

This allows you to record the lecture on your Mac or iPad and tracks what you type and draw, so you needn’t miss any important details.

When you look over your study notes, you simply tap on a particular word and it’ll take you back to that part of the recording. One of the best things about SoundNote is that you can transfer all your notes via email or Airdrop later on.

#4 Mint

When staying at student accommodation in Liverpool, you not only need to make sure you can afford the monthly rent whilst financing a social life, but you also need to consider educational resources, such as books, food, and essential supplies.

To avoid blowing your student loan in the first couple of weeks at university, download Mint – a free money-management app that will help you to:

  • keep on top of your finances
  • track your spending
  • spend smarter
  • save money (even with an overdraft)
#5 Sleep Cycle

Making sure you get enough sleep every night is crucial – especially if you’ve got exams coming up.

Apps like Sleep Cycle allow you to track and analyse your sleep without paying a penny. A gentle alarm helps wake you up at the perfect time, feeling rested, making early morning lectures nowhere near as gruelling as they usually would be.

You can also set snooze times for when you’re juggling a demanding schedule.

These are just five of our top picks for freshers. Of course, there are many more to choose from that will make your time at university more enjoyable and less stressful.

For more tips on student living or to secure luxury student accommodation in Liverpool for an affordable price, get in touch with Caro Lettings. Either call us on 0151 318 4743 or email enquiries@carolettings.com, and we’ll be in touch soon.

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