Saturday, 28 January 2017

My Favourite Apps of 2016

2016 has been a pretty big year - I’ve found that my iPad has been replacing my Windows laptop, and that I’ve discovered that I can do lots of things on my iPad that I thought that I wasn’t able to. It’s become my primary device - I often find myself doing my homework on it, as well as programming and even gaming on it.

As I've been using my iPad more, the apps and workflows that I've used have been refined, and I'd like to say perfected, but I'm always finding new and quicker ways to do things. I find myself only using my computer for blog posts, when I want to do a lot of programming, and for occasional gaming. My iPad has become my primary platform, and it certainly meets up to the role well.

Most of this list is iOS apps, but quite a few of them are Mac and Windows apps too. The web apps at the end work on any platform.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Self Control - Block distracting websites

If you've been looking for a distraction blocker for your iPhone and iPad, look no further. With Self Control, you can add any sites that you want to block to your blacklist. You can block all of those sites if you want, are just a few of them. It's a great way to save time, and stop browsing Reddit when you should be doing coursework.


Sunday, 15 January 2017

Donations are now available!



I've finally added donations! You may be wondering what the benefits are. These things will be added over time as the money becomes available.

Premium URL

Something I wanted for a while - it would make The Nerdy Student look more professional, and would improve the site.

Nicer theme

Whilst I'm a fan of the current theme, I'd love to get a custom snazzy theme.

More apps and tech to review

I get gifted a lot of my apps and tech, that is true. However, there are some apps and tech that I would love to review that I can't unless I have the money - Scrivener and Ulysses for example.

And more!

Please consider donating - it would help me a lot!

Thanks for reading!

Feel free to comment below!

Saturday, 14 January 2017

3 Months of Todoist Premium - Giveaway!

I'm excited to announce yet another giveaway - three months of Todoist Premium, free! I'm doing this giveaway because the blog just passed over 60,000 page views. Be sure to enter!

If you don't know what Todoist is, be sure to check out my blog post on it here!


All you need to do is subscribe to The Nerdy Student via email, and sign up with the form.

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And then enter the form below!

Win three months of Todoist Premium!

The competition closes on the 30th of January, so be sure to enter before then! To be eligible to win, you must have:


  • Subscribed to the newsletter
  • Filled in the form
  • Extra entries mean you are more likely to win
Good luck, and thanks for reading!

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Linky: Post to Twitter and Facebook with Simplicity

Linky is an awesome share extension app that allows you to quickly and easily share quotes, websites and anything you find on the internet quickly and easily to your Twitter or Facebook accounts.


Saturday, 7 January 2017

Chipolo Plus Bluetooth Tracker - Never Lose Your Things Again!

The Chipolo Plus is a coin shaped bluetooth tracker that you attach to anything you don't want to lose. With the companion iPhone, Android or web app, you'll know that you won't lose anything again.