As a young person it’s nice to have the reassurance that you can get help with anything within a click of a button. Whether it be help managing your finances, accommodation, links to transports, quick food recipes or even guidelines on how to study.

With that in mind, the staff at Easy Room Mate together have put together a list of 5 top apps all students should have on their mobile devices.

Young people as well as adults can’t live without apps.

Finance – Payfriendz

For many students, managing their finances at university is going to be a challenge. Many will be paying bills for the first time. Payfriendz makes it easy for students to split the bills. The mobile payment app has an integrated messenger which makes it super easy to request and make payments to friends, without having to leave the app. So no more exchanging bank details or awkward walks to the cash machine.

Accommodation – EasyRoommate

For those still looking for accommodation this term, look no further than EasyRoommate. Available in 37 countries and 12 different languages, it’s the largest flat-sharing app in the world. EasyRoommate has a dedicated team that helps match those looking for a room with the perfect roommates. It prides itself on providing safe and secure shared accommodations, which also makes it a great way to meet new people.

Food – Allrecipes

Allrecipes collects recipes from a community of over 11 million users with methods, photos, ratings and reviews so that freshers will never be stuck for ideas for delicious meals even on a budget.


What’s your favourite app?

Study – Refme

Refme helps students to accurately automate citations, reference lists and bibliographies. Students can scan a book or journal to generate references in seconds. All projects are synced across all devices so that the referencing is taken care of and students can put all their thought into producing a first class dissertation.

Transport – Moovit

Moovit will help students to navigate their new city by creating a local journey planner, sourced by its users. The app features live arrival times, up-to-date timetables, local station maps and service alerts. It will even give journey updates that will affect the journey.

Do you use an app that you think would benefit other young people, Tweet us and let us know!

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