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5 apps that you need to download to get through university life

University life can be stressful and full of new challenges.

Thankfully these following apps will make your university life easier and cheaper.

Too Good To Go

How does getting takeout for cheaper sound? Too Good To Go allows you to buy food from nearby food outlets which would otherwise go to waste. What you get will be a surprise until you arrive and collect your food as it depends on what the store has too much of. Simply select where you wish to pick up food from, pay for how much you order and then turn up within the store's stated time frame.

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Citymapper

This is an app that once you start using it you will wonder how you lived without it. Citymapper is designed to help you travel around a city, whether you are using bus, tram, train or taxi. You can use the app to see how long your commute to university will be or anywhere else. One of the best features of the app is seeing live arrival times and if there will be any delays. Meaning you will never have to wonder when the next bus will arrive. To see if Citymapper is available in your area head over to their website and if your city is not available you can request it to be added.

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Petrol Prices

Useful for those of you who use your car while at university. Petrol Prices shows you the cheapest place to get petrol and diesel near you. You can filter results by distance and brand.

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Google Photos

Does a free, unlimited and automatic backup service for your pictures and videos sound good? With Google Photos if something happens to your phone you do not need to worry as everything will have been backed up safely in the cloud, which can be viewed on the app or through a desktop browser. Pictures up to 16MP and 1080p HD will be stored at their original resolution, anything above this can either be compressed to 16MP/ 1080p and backed up for free. You do have the option to upload in original storage but will take up your Google account's free 15GB of storage, which means you will eventually have to buy more through Google One. If you own a Google Pixel phone you can get unlimited, original quality backup.

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Trainline

Trainline is extremely useful as it allows you to save money on train tickets and plan your journeys. Input you desired inbound and outbound station, it will then display the cheapest option available to you and what time/s they will be. You can also add any railcards you may have to get more savings. When travelling it keeps you up to date on train times, any delays and platform change information.

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