Win Streaks for iOS!


Streaks is an awesome iPhone app that allows you to track your goals and complete them. You choose up to twelve tasks you want to turn into daily habits, and every time you complete a task, your streak is extended. Working on something every day helps you form a new habit, however if you do not complete a task, your streak is broken.

Enter to be one of five people to win Streaks, which is worth £3.99.

Enter the competition below.

Ulysses – The Ultimate Writing App

There are so many apps for writing on iPad, with each one boasting unique features in an attempt to stand out. I’ll be taking a look at Ulysses, which has features such as the ability to add attachments, markdown support, splitting and merging documents and much more, Ulysses will appeal to students, authors and anyone else who finds themselves writing. In short – it’s one of the best apps I have ever used.

Ulysses is described as an enhanced plain text editor by its creators, The Soulmen. Using markdown, Ulysses produces a realtime preview of what you write. It’s got powerful features such as inline images, footnotes and text annotations that are powered by the custom Markdown-XL language it uses, based of the most popular markdown syntax. Let’s first look at the basics of the app, and then go into the editor and all of its unique features.

Best Apps for Students – 2017

School is coming back, and its time to look at the best apps for students. Find out what apps you can use to start of your day, what you could use during lessons, and apps for relaxing in the evening.

Things 3 review

Things is one of the best task management apps on iPhone, iPad and Mac. Originally released in 2008, Things has always been an app that has been a high quality app on both iOS and MacOS. The team behind Things 3, Cultured Code, has taken over four years to release Things 3. However, its one of the most beautiful apps available, and its also one of the best task managers available.

The gap between the release of Things 1 to Things 2, which was four years, may have deterred some customers from the app. The gap between the latest update and Things 3 has been even longer. However, Cultured Code continue to update their apps with new features that are brought into iOS, such as widgets. Things 3 has brought a ton of features to the app, and is sure to attract both new and old customers.

Gaming on the Go


Games are often considered as one of the things the iPad is best at. People often think of short, simple games such as Candy Crush that are full of in-app purchases and don’t have great graphics when they think of gaming on the go. However, you can get awesome games ported from desktop on your iPad, and games with long and interesting storylines. They certainly don’t think that you can get game controllers to play games on your iOS devices.

In this article, I’ll go over my favourite iOS games (most of these games are also available for Android), from dungeon crawlers to simulators.

Mini Metro – A Beautiful Subway Strategy Game

Mini Metro is a management game that has a simple and fun interface. You manage a large city, and you need to make railways that connect stations together and transport passengers around to prevent overcrowding. It’s available for all major platforms, including iOS, Android and desktops.

Welcome to the new The Nerdy Student!


Welcome to the all new The Nerdy Student!

I’ve moved it over to self hosted WordPress, along with a nice new theme. Thanks to the donations that made it possible!

These are the new features:

You may notice some links don’t work on posts before this date – this is because the link has .html at the end, which isn’t needed now. Removing .html from the internal link you clicked should take you to the post.

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Please email if you spot anything that should be fixed.

Thank you for hanging in as the website is updated!


Airserver – Mirror Your Phone to Your Computer

AirServer is an app for iPhone and iPad that lets you mirror your iPad or iPhone’s screen to your PC or Mac. After quickly installing a program on your Windows computer or Mac, you simply need to scan a QR code with your iPhone or iPad, and then you’ll start mirroring your devices screen to your computer.

How to Use Todoist Templates


Todoist is by far the best task manager I have ever used, and it has some very powerful features such as labels, filters and many more. Another feature that Todoist offers is the ability to import and export your projects into a template, allowing you to share that checklist and also easily duplicate it.

You might be wondering what the use of this is – it allows you to import projects again and again, such as a travel checklist, and means that you don’t have to make it each time. Another great use is sharing templates with your family, and many, many more. You can even export them as .cvs files and edit them in Excel, or export them as a web link to share to others.