Earlier this month we published a list of the top apps for Asha owners still at school. Once your education gets a little more advanced, however, you’ll need something more comprehensive, which is where the Nokia Lumia comes in. We’ve been checking out the best apps for university students – read on to find out more.
It may be possible to read documents on the move with your Nokia Asha, but the Nokia Lumia family goes one step further, offering the ability to create and edit Word documents, Excel files and even PowerPoint presentations. This additional flexibility is ideal for university students, letting you keep on top of all your coursework
As with your computer, Adobe Reader is a must-have for your Lumia smartphone, making it possible to open and view the latest PDF documents. There’s a good chance you’ll receive plenty of these during your three or more years at university, with everything from coursework to dissertations often being emailed in PDF format.
This is the ideal app for engineering and mathematics students, giving you all the features you need to carry out advanced calculations. From A-level Maths to degree-level equations, you’ll be able to handle everything using the Scientific Calculator app.
Language and spelling is everything in academia, irrespective of what subject you’re studying. The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary is a great place to start, giving you access to millions of different words, spellings, synonyms and examples of context.
You may not be able to use Wikipedia as an attributable source for your university coursework, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an invaluable resource. There are hundreds of millions of entries on pretty much any subject imaginable, and Wikipedia is growing at an incredible rate.
University is about a lot more than just the subject you’re reading, and getting out there and enjoying a completely different social life will play a big part. This is where HERE Maps comes in, helping you to find your way around a new university town, track down the best pubs and clubs, and find your way home at the end of the night.
Once you get home from a night out, Flashlight-X is a really handy app to have on your phone, transforming the flash into a torch. It means you’ll have no trouble finding keys or the keyhole, getting you indoors quickly and safely.
It always makes sense to have a voice recording app on your Nokia Lumia, as you’ll be able to record important bits of lectures as a backup for your written notes. This app also makes it possible to save your recordings straight to SkyDrive, so all your lectures can be saved online.
Along with Office, SkyDrive is one of the most important apps you’ll be able to download during your higher education. The ability to save files to the cloud means your coursework will always be safe and available to download, irrespective of what happens to your phone, computer or backup drives during your degree.
An augmented reality app, Internship Lens makes it easy to see the internship opportunities in the immediate vicinity, and helps you to track down the best people in your social networks to get ahead in the job world. It’s the ideal tool for students coming to the end of their studies, although at present Internship Lens is only available in the US.