Five apps every international student should download now

Mobile phones are no longer limited to making calls and sending texts, with the proliferation of apps designed to streamline and simplify everyday tasks. If you are studying in a foreign country, having a stable of solid apps is even more important.

There are thousands to choose from, so it was pretty tough to narrow down. However, we’ve identified five apps worth downloading, just to get you started.


Evernote is a lifesaver for every student. It has multiple functions perfect for studying, from taking down notes and recording voice memos to travel planning and even syncing with other devices. Better yet, it’s free and compatible with iOS, Android and Windows.


Almost every song ever stored in a single application? That’s what Spotify brings to the table, allowing the user to create playlists and download songs at will on iOS, Android and Windows. The monthly fee ($11.99) can sting the wallet but it’s well worth.


Struggle to maintain a budget? Unsure of how to pay your bills on time? Enter Mint, a free app designed to help people manage their finances with as little fuss as possible. Available on iOS and Android, you can even use Mint to check your credit score.


Compatible with iOS and Android, StudyBlue lets users create customised flashcards – perfect for exam preparation. The app doesn’t cost a cent and can be used in conjunction with Evernote – win-win!


Keeping fit is a priority for many students and Runtastic is the solution for both iOS and Android devices. Casual exercisers can grab the free version to measure time and distance covered, while Runtastic Pro comes at an extra cost with some added features. 

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