As the summer holidays draws to a close, many students will be preparing to head off to university next month. Whether they're moving out of home for the first time or commuting to university, we've gathered together some apps that we think students will find useful.
Documents lets iPad and iPhone users keep all of their documents in one convenient place. Those documents include text, audio, music files and web and email content.
Documents offers support to varying degrees for iCloud, Dropbox and Google Drive, so you can copy and share documents. Support for PDF files includes the ability to annotate those files, which can be useful for making notes on study materials.
Best of all, it's free, so you won't have to cough up any of your cash in order to use it.
See more in our full Documents review
Talking of cash, you'll probably find you don't have much of it while you're at university. That's where the HotUKDeals app comes in handy.
It's a free app that brings access to deals, voucher codes, freebies and savings to the iPhone or iPad.
Find out more in our full HotUKDeals review.
This app is a bit pricey at £4.99, but it could come in handy for those students planning to commute to university.
It's an iPhone app that does largely what its names suggests: it provides up-to-the-minute information on train times throughout the UK.
Find out more in our full UK Train Times review.
LogMeIn lets users access and remotely control work and home computers via their iOS device. It's aimed essentially at business users, but could come in useful for students who don't want to take their computer with them to university but still want to have access to it.
You can find out more about LogMeIn in our full review.
Chances are you might not know your way around the local area when you go to university, but you can use Google Maps to solve that problem.
It's free, and it has features including Street View and turn-by-turn directions.
Apple does have its own Maps app, but some say it's not as accurate as Google's offering yet. Take a look at our Apple Maps vs Google Maps comparison to help you decide which you want to use.
Students will likely benefit from Evernote, a note-taking app for the iPad and iPhone that is indispensable for many people, thanks to its ability to capture all sorts of information, from simple text notes to photos, voice recordings, or information about places you've visited. There are Mac, PC and Android versions too, so you can sync your notes across multiple devices.
Find out more in our full Evernote review.
University is likely to mean lots of reading, and that's where iBooks comes in. It's an e-book reader that lets you download all sorts of books to read on your iOS device. You can highlight passages and add notes, and you can also use the search feature to find a word, character or phrase anywhere in the book.
iBooks is free to download, but you'll have to pay for most of the books in the iBookstore.
You're bound to have lots to do at university, so a to-do list app could come in very handy for helping you make sure you get everything done.
Todo is a flexible, powerful, solid task manager that lets you create to-do lists, give tasks priority, tag tasks and more. It's £2.99 though.
The Paper app provides a visually stunning way to jot down notes, sketch out ideas and doodle when you're bored in lectures. Not that we encourage this, of course.
It's free unless you want to get the additional brushes and colours, but unless you're serious about using it to create pieces of art, it's a great app for keeping notes and journals.
A little expensive maybe, but Readdle Scanner Pro offers the ability to turn your iOS device into a portable scanner. Although it's pitched as a business app, scanning receipts for expenses claims for example, it has wide appeal. It's a useful tool for study, reference and simply capturing information – travel and ticket details, articles and recipes – to be saved and shared.
Find out more about Readdle Scanner Pro in our full review.
Talking of recipes, living away from home probably means cooking. The Student Cook app provides lots of recipes to get you started in the kitchen. It has a shopping list builder, too.