30+ Must Have Windows Phone Apps for Students

The Windows Phone platform is often criticized for lacking the sheer number of application as its counterparts. Well, here I am to prove that numbers alone isn’t everything. Here are a range of apps spanning various categories that I’ve found really useful over the past few months that I, as a student, have found extremely useful. Take a look — maybe you’ve missed a few as well!

Organiser

Top Task List

Top Task List

Got a bunch of assignments to complete and a set of tests to study for? Keep track of your work with Top Task List. Create a list of work you are supposed to complete in Top Task List and stay on top of it.

Price: Free

Note Plus

Note Plus

Take notes for an exam or an assignment with Notes Plus. You can create a note, save it to a category and save it to your Skydrive account so that you can view it later.

Price: Free

Power Planner

Power Planner

I think you all have lots of homework but don’t know how to manage everything. Power Planner is a homework planner which has your homework/schedule, grading system and it even reminds you about your homework.

Price: Free

Educational

Flashcards+

Flashcards+

Flashcards+ is the world’s most popular flashcard app! Designed in association with Harvard University faculty and students, Flashcards+ is an optimized way to learn and retain new information. It allows you to easily create and study flashcards without the hassle of having to buy and write on actual note cards.”

And there is more! You don’t even have to create flashcards sometimes since it has over 8.5 million decks in its repository. Search for the one you want and voila!

Price: Free

Equations

Equations

Tired of solving equations all the time? Let Equations do the work for you for once. The app can solve quadratic and cubic equations, find common constants and formulas.

Price: Free

On This Day...

On This Day

Learn what important events happened today in history from On This Day. It is not just about today, you can pick a random date and learn about what happened. It is very interesting, trust me.

Price: Free

TouchDevelop

Touch Develop

Touch Develop is creation of Microsoft and it gives you the luxury of creating your own apps and publishing it with the world. It might sound complicated but with Touch Develop, it is really interesting and easy. Try it out.

Price: Free

Function Plotter

Function Plotter

Function Plotter is a must for any student who majors in maths or science. You can easily enter a function with a special keyboard that the app offers. Within no time, the app will plot the graph and show you the basic results of a curve sketching.

Price: Free

Utilities

Flashlight-X

Flashlight-X

Having a flashlight app in your mobile is a must during emergencies and with Flashlight-x, you can adjust the brightness and change it to your mood.

Price: Free

Translator

Translator

Translator is especially useful when you have exchange students in your class. Woo them by speaking in their own language. All the major languages like Chinese, French, Spanish etc are supported.

Price: Free

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

I have finished up quite a lot of my assignments at the last minute with the help of Wikipedia. I strongly recommend you have one on your mobile just in case.

Price: Free

Photosynth

Photosynth

Photosynth lets you take really good panoramic shots with your Windows Phone. So click away awesome Panasonic shots with all your classmates.

Price: Free

Gym PocketGuide

Gym Pocketguide

Stay fit with Gym Pocketguide. It has everything that you need to know if either you are trying to lose your weight or if you want to muscle up. It had separate options for men and women too.

Price: Free

Pandora

Pandora

Listen to world music with Pandora. We are constantly on the look for new music while commuting to and from college and Pandora offers you free music with no stream limit and no ads.

Price: Free

Baconit

Baconit

I spend a lot of time in Reddit and so do a lot of people my age. Reddit via a browser can be a real pain. Baconit is an excellent Reddit reader for Windows mobile. So start Redditing with Baconit.

Price: Free

TuneIn Radio

Tunein Radio

With Tunein Radio, you can listen to a wide variety of local and global radio. It is not just about music. You can get live scores, weather updates and news too.

Price: Free

PC Remote

PC Remote

There are times when you are settled in a couch or in a bed watching a movie in your PC and you realize that you haven’t started the torrents or you need a little bit of volume for the movie you are watching? You don’t have to get up ever when you have PC Remote. It basically lets you control your PC through your Windows phone.

Price: Free

Emergency Kit

Emergency Kit

Emergency Kit is a very useful app when you have met with an accident or someone near you is injured. It has all the details about what to do in unexpected situations like bleeding, broken bone or a snake bite.

It also saves information about you like your name, address, blood group, allergies and an emergency contact for the emergency technician to contact.

Price: Free

gMaps

Gmaps

Stuck somewhere and don’t know which way to go? Download Gmaps in your Windows Phone and it’ll tell you which way to go and how long it will take for you to reach with the exact amount of distance you need to travel to reach that place.

Price: Free

SkyDrive

Skydrive

Skydrive is an important tool for taking backups of your important data and reading it from anywhere. It uses cloud technology and all you have to do is put all your data in to it. No more copying files to all your devices!

Price: Free

Powerpoint Remote

Powerpoint Remote

Colleges and schools are all about taking seminars and presentations on a topic. With the Powerpoint Remote in your Windows phone, you can start the presentation and control the sides without standing by the laptop all the time.

Price: Free

Phototastic

Phototastic

One cannot have too many photo editing apps. Phototastic lets you create impressive colleges, apply effects to it and share it with your friends through Facebook, tumblr, etc.

Price: Free

Runtastic

Runtastic

Runtastic keeps track of your workout regimen. It keeps track of how much distance you have run, the duration, speed and the calories you have burnt. It evens keeps a map of the location where you run. Now, how fantastic is that?

Price: Free

PDF Reader

PDF Reader

No one likes to go around carrying heavy books. Just download an eBook and with PDF Reader, you can read it in your mobile device anytime you want.

Price: Free

Weave News Reader

Weave News Reader

Weave News Reader gathers breaking news from around the world and brings them right where you are. It isn’t just about news. You can also follow blogs and sites with the app.

Price: Free

Social Networking & Communication

facebook

Facebook

What better way is there to post cool pictures of you and your friends other than through Facebook? Student or not, it is hard not to continue with your daily chores without taking a look at what your friends are doing. What makes this easy is having a Facebook app on your mobile.

Price: Free

Skype

Skype

Got an exam tomorrow and have a doubt late night? Skype with your friends and discuss about your college subjects without spending a penny shedding a penny.

Price: Free

Rowi [lite]

Rowi Lite

Rowi Lite is a client app for Twitter and the reviews say it much better than the official version itself. So, go ahead and put everything that goes in your mind in to tweets and share with your followers through Rowi.

Price: Free

WhatsApp

Whatsapp

I don’t really have to sell Whatsapp since everyone I know uses it. It is an excellent cross-platform mobile messaging app which lets you send instant texts, pictures, music and voice messages. You can even send a mini video.

Price: Free

WeChat

Wechat

Wechat is a social networking and a mobile communication app. Find friends around you and talk or text them with Wechat. You can also send voice messages and transfer music in a jiffy.

Price: Free