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HCAU Guide To The Most Useful Apps

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Aberdeen chapter.

HCAU Guide To The Most Useful Apps


It’s difficult keeping everything together, so having a few handy apps to help out with that is never a bad thing. So here’s a list of some of the more useful and helpful apps to take one more thing off your mind.


BBC Radio iPlayer


This may sound like an odd choice, but if you’re wanting something a bit different for your journey to uni, or just for something interesting to listen to, this is a great call. There’s loads of programmes free to listen to, or download, ranging from great comedy to really interesting documentaries!




This is super useful if you’re interested in learning a new language but don’t have heaps of time. Pick your language from their large selection, and everything is broken down into manageable lessons ranging from objects to the present tense. Plus, the app will send you reminders to keep up your streak.



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Whether you’re really into reading or not, this is a great app. Not only is there a description for pretty much any book you can think of, but there are reviews too. You can add friends and keep up with what they’re reading, or even take part in the annual challenge that lets you see how many books you’ve read in the year, letting you set a target and keep track.



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This is a great app if you’re interested in beauty products or if you’re wanting to learn more about the best brands. The app is filled with reviews on makeup, skin care, haircare and everything in-between, and what’s also great is that you can ask questions on products. Plus, it’s a great way to figure out which products would will be best for you.




This is majorly useful for anytime you need to split a bill. Whether it’s after dinner at a restaurant, or just to help you keep track of the flat bills and who owes who what, this app will let you input the price and split the bill however you want. Definitely helpful when you’re trying to keep tabs on your spending!


Fourth year studying English and Sociology.