Moving to a new place is always exciting for students, the excitement of new people, culture, land, and opportunities. But this excitement also comes with little nervousness and uncertainty, uncertainty of getting settled and starting a totally different life. To reduce this uncertainty to a certain level, Ms. Devanshi Pandya, our Admission Consultant, prepared an amazing blog about all the technical apps that can reduce your stress level by providing great assistance at your fingertips in an entirely different place.
Enjoy the blog by Ms. Devanshi Pandya, With her excellent knowledge in technical stuff she mentioned all the necessary information which can help a lot.
If you are preparing to study abroad, chances are that you are thinking about possible problems you may face in a country far from home. What if you have an unpleasant case of homesickness or have difficulty understanding a local language? Or maybe you want to share some of your real-time experiences with loved ones at home? Then a simple solution to all your problems should be practical and why not just your mobile phone. You are already using your smartphone constantly in your daily life back in your home country, and just because you study abroad does not mean that it will be different. Here are a few apps chosen you need when you are abroad that will help you travel better, manage your money, stay in touch with your family and friends, and more.
Having Skype on your phone means you can video chat while travelling without having to carry your heavy laptop with you. A little older school, but parents are usually already knowledgeable about Skype's ability to send messages, make phone calls or video chat with one or more people in one or more locations. You can instantly show them everything you see at that moment. The downside is that if you make a regular call to a mobile number or use the video conferencing feature, you will have to pay a certain amount.
Get with friends and family wherever they are with this handy messaging app. It is also useful for projects or group presentations as you can create group chats and organize meetings.
3) XE Currency Converter
Exchange rates are always changing so it pays to pay attention. This application allows you to convert any currency to the currency of your choice. The app is free and has real-time prices from USD at multiple world costs.
4) Convert Devices
This one is self-explanatory. Part of the study abroad may be learning how cultures around the world do things differently than our own, but trying to figure out miles and grams can be extremely frustrating when you just want a few pieces of meat on the market. Have this handy app that works without wifi and don't have to guess what temperature in Celsius you should bake your homemade biscotti at.
This is a great app for those of you who do not want to stick to rough hostel food every time you travel. You can see what the top-rated restaurants are around you and can use the many filters to find the right match for what you are looking to eat that day. TripAdvisor also has tours and tourist attractions, so you can save time knowing which places to check and which ones are too much.
This popular application can help you find the nearest bank, hotel, grocery store or just about anywhere you want to go. It identifies your location via GPS and then gives you a list of the nearest sights. You can also choose to see them on a map rather than on a list.
7) Google Maps
Not your regular driving app, Google has data for public transportation systems in many parts of the world, so you can see all your options for getting from one end of a city to another. In my opinion, it also has the best hikes.
Another translation tool, this app allows you to speak foreign words correctly, which helps you avoid the wrong pronunciation of words. With Google Translate and Bing Translate support, (How to) pronounce can help with 53 different languages. Type the word or phrase and this app will pronounce it for you.
You may be throwing a student budget, but you can still find incredible deals through study abroad apps like Airbnb. Stay with the locals, get the feel of neighborhoods that are not demolished, or enjoy more memorable homes, such as small houses or tree houses or courtyards. It's also a great place to get travel advice!
10) Say Hello
This app allows you to translate your voice in over 100 languages as well as write what you want to translate, in all the moments where you are lost for words, but probably to help your pronunciation, for the most part.
11) BBC Weather
You never know how unpredictable the weather on this little island can be, so don't be caught by a sudden drop in temperature or rain shower. You can also see how the weather is at home as the app allows you to have multiple locations available on your thumb.
12) Great Note (+ ToDo )
Awesome Note is capable of unlimited note usage including memos, diaries, must-remember information, to-do lists, travel journals and ongoing projects and supports a built-in graphical calendar.
13) Visual Travel list
The Visual Travel Checklist (VTC) is an important travel program that helps you prepare and pack for your trips. VTC provides an intuitive user interface that allows you to create up to 10 different checklists with 250+ tasks and items, all represented by their own unique icons. As a bonus, there is even a built-in visual tutorial.
Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all the devices you use. Get organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. With Evernote, you can take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice memos, and make these notes fully searchable, whether at home, at work, or on the go. You can organize notes by notebooks and tags, email notes and save tweets to your Evernote account and share notes with friends and classmates via Facebook and Twitter.
While the Kindle is almost the same as iBooks, it's an advantage that it offers a massive selection of books compared to Apple's iBook app. The Kindle app is optimized for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, allowing users to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on an easy-to-use interface. You have access to over 1,000,000 books in the Kindle Store plus hundreds of newspapers and magazines. Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your last page reading, bookmarks, notes and highlights across devices, so you can pick up your book where you left off on another device.
16) Wi-Fi Finder
If you are travelling abroad, international data charges can steal a serious amount of cash from your wallet, so using Wi-Fi instead of 3G is often your best bet. With the Wi-Fi Finder app, you can quickly and easily find free or paid Wi-Fi in over 650,000 locations in 144 countries around the world. Using the GPS feature of your iPhone, the Wi-Fi finder will tell you exactly where the nearest Wi-Fi hotspot is, and if you prefer specific providers, such as Comcast, you will be able to see which hotspots are served by these providers. You can also filter by location type (restaurant, cafe, hotel, etc.).
17) Trip Boss Expense & Budget
Trip Boss Expense & Budget was truly made for the conscious traveller. With Trip Boss, you can record and track expenses in 50+ expense categories with the option to display foreign expenses in your home currency. When it comes to the actual purchase, you have a tip/split calculator and currency converter, and you can even take photos of receipts for use with the included refund features.
18) Trip Journal
This travel app makes it easy to create a travel record of your travel experiences and share them with friends and family. You can add full-resolution travel photos and videos to your iPhone photo gallery or take them straight in the Trip Journal, then add comments and write notes in the journal to describe your experiences. With Google Earth integration, Trip Journal allows friends and family to easily see the route you've travelled, the places you find most interesting, and full-screen photos, videos and comments about the places you've visited. It even includes trip statistics like the distance, time and geography you travelled.
Keep your internet connection secure while abroad, especially if you expected to connect to lots of random WIFI networks. TunnelBear is an app that functions as a virtual private network (VPN). This is a fancy way of saying that your IP address and location are not public and you can mask your location with someone else. This is especially useful if you are travelling to countries that practice strict internet censorship (i.e. China, Vietnam, etc.)
This instant messenger and voice-over application allows you to send text messages and call for free. Not only that, but you can also send pictures, icons and voice and video messages.
From professionals to students, Google translate is the app which is widely used around the world. This Google tool not only helps students to get the actual meaning but also improve their pronunciation. Even if the student is good in English but there is always a need to understand something in the local language at that time Google translate is your perfect guide without any charge.
We hope you liked the blog written by Ms. Devanshi Pandya. Edugo Abroad is a team of dedicated members and excellent staff who prepared the student for any challenges. Our personal support team guides the student from their application to interview preparation. We not only mentor the students but also make them confident about their choice that leads to success.