Smartphones are increasingly important for everybody, affecting every aspect of our daily lives. The times of carrying around laptops and notebooks are gone – technology has shifted the way we live, as well as the way we study.

Whether you need help with file sharing, notetaking or even study inspiration, then the following 10 apps we’ve put together can help you to achieve your study success.



refmeReferencing is always tough, but not with RefMe – an app that simplifies different referencing styles to ensure your assignments are completed with ease. Harvard, APA, MLA – select the style required by your lecturer and let RefMe help!

RefME is a free app, available via iTunes and Google Play.



unidaysStruggling with your budget for shopping? UNIDAYS is a shopping app that allows students to receive a student discount at all the top online and in-store retailers, including ASOS, Topshop and General Pants Co. Not forgetting to mention, it’s free!

UNiDAYS is a free app, available via iTunes and Google Play.




Struggling to prepare for exams or presentations? Then bring your study style into the 21st century! Now you can do it all from your smartphone, which allows you to manage and share your own easy-to-use flashcards and images with devices everywhere!

Flashcards is a free app, available via iTunes for iPhones.




linkedinFinding it difficult to establish a career path? Try using LinkedIn to search for available positions in your industry. Don’t forget to update your profile to include your study achievements and practical experiences. Most importantly, remember to connect with the University of Tasmania on LinkedIn!

LinkedIn is a free app, available via iTunes and Google Play.



Google Drive/Dropbox

googledriveNever forget your important documents again! These two popular online storage apps will be the warehouse for your brain. Easily save and share files on your computer, tablet and any other device and access them remotely with your mobile.

Google Drive is a free app, available via iTunes and Google Apps.

Dropbox is a free app, available via iTunes and Google Play.

dic.comEvery student needs a dictionary, but the last thing you want is another chunky textbook. Now the allows you to carry a dictionary and thesaurus around with you at all times. is a free app, available via iTunes and Google Play.






TED is famous for featuring thought provoking presentations from people from all backgrounds, covering a wide variety of themes. Whether you are searching a particular topic or just need to find some inspiration, then TED Talks are a good choice for you.

TED is a free app, available via iTunes and Google Play.



rescuetimeFind yourself spending too much time on Facebook and not enough time on your study? RescueTime may be the answer for you. It can help you to understand where you spend your time online and how you can be more productive.

RescueTime is a free app, available via Google Play.



evernoteBecome more organized with Evernote! Write your to-do list every day and track to see if you finish all of your tasks. Even better for students, Evernote also allows you to save all important articles and useful websites from online.

Evernote is a free app, available via iTunes and Google Play.


Dragon Dictation

dragondicAnother way for taking notes is ready for you to explore. Dragon Dictation makes note-taking a breeze, as it recognizes and transcribes spoken words. Advanced by voice recognition software, you can simply speak and turn words into text instantly.

Dragon Dictation is a free app, available via iTunes and Google Play.



To download the Utas App click here.

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