I was never a "you need a smartphone to survive" kinda gal, but lately I have been using mine for a lot more than just instagramming during my lectures and checking bloglovin' every five minutes. I have actually found a set of very useful apps that have come in handy...here we go:
Yes, I know that's a very old one and I have been using my Dropbox for several years now, but I have never used it on my phone. Now I can store pictures of slides and whole PowerPoint presentations without having to turn my computer on every time. It has also been great for exchanging notes with my fellow students!
This app is so good on so many levels! First off, it's great for people who like to go on short weekend trips to a different city or have people visiting them frequently! Basically what it does is, that you can choose your gender and then insert all needed details: where you are going for how many nights on what day and what activities you'll be doing. The app then "calculates" what you will need to pack...from spare chapstick to your birth control pill!
It's great cause it does the checklist for you and you won't have to worry about forgetting your toothbrush at home and walking around with terrible breath for the first day!
3. ASOS/Zara/Urban Outfitters
No one will believe me when I say that I don't actually do shopping on these! But they are great fashion inspiration whenever I don't know what I should wear the next day. I just scroll through each feed and try to find something in my closet that comes close to it! Morning stress = gone!
I have always used Skype on my computer but have started to use it lot more on my phone to quickly call my mum and dad! I haven't got facetime (android girl here) so Skype has been an excellent way to just quickly say hi to their actual faces!
This won't apply to everyone but I'm sure your university has got a similar app. With my Uni ID it is possible for me to take any kind of sports class on the different campuses. This app shows you what classes are on that day at what time! So if you find yourself with a 3h gap between classes, why not do some pilates or get moving with muscle pump!
All of these apps are free to download and they have been great!
If you have got any recommendations for a good calendar app, let me know! I highly recommend trying PackPoint, cause it's the best invention since cheap plane tickets!