Apps That Make Uni Life Easier (Part 2)
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In the previous part, we looked at three applications that can help you find, organise, and store information ‒ Evernote, Google Drive, and Wikipedia. Here are some more.
- Bookmooch (http://bookmooch.com/)
Bookmooch is an international online community, where you can exchange books you no longer need for ones you would like to own. So, how do you do it? Register for free, give away unwanted books on your virtual shelf to others and earn points, and use those points to get books that are of interest to you.
Although you need to pay for postage when sending out books to others, the free books you get in exchange can save you a great deal of money over time.
- Delicious (https://del.icio.us/)
Have you ever lost all your bookmarks from your browser due to a virus attack? Well, here’s a simple solution – begin using a social bookmarking website such as Delicious. Apart from making bookmarking easy by allowing users to categorise links, it also lets the user access saved bookmarks from any device with an internet connection.
A word of caution – bookmarks on Delicious are generally visible to all users, so you don’t want to be saving pages you don’t want others to view.
- Viber (https://www.viber.com/en/)
As a foreign student, it’s quite natural to pine for friends and family once you’ve spent a few months away from home. Making international phone calls isn’t always an option, as they can cost a fortune. So, downloading Viber would be a cheaper option. In addition to making calls, you can also send text or picture messages, and all of this is absolutely free.
But what if the person you would like to talk to isn’t on Viber? Easy! Use Viber-out, a service that offers calls to any mobile or landline number at low rates.
So, if you are finding campus life stressful, maybe download a few applications that can help you cope.
|Meaning||:||to give someone something you no longer need|
|Example||:||When Roger retired, he gave away all his tennis racquets to kids in the neighbourhood.|
|Meaning||:||money paid to send letters / parcels through the post|
|Example||:||Does the price of the DVDs on your website include postage?|
|Meaning||:||an electronic way of marking an internet page so that you can find it again quickly|
|Example||:||Our web address has changed, so please update you bookmark.|
|pine for (someone)|
|Meaning||:||to miss someone very much|
|Example||:||She still pines for her ex-boyfriend.|
|Meaning||:||a large amount of money|
|Example||:||She spends a small fortune on perfumes every month.|
|Meaning||:||to manage something well|
|Example||:||Timothy finds it difficult to cope with extreme heat.|