It's a tough life being a student. The new people, the parties the niggling doubt at the back of your mind. At least useful software no longer has to add to the ever mounting debt. From reference, through storage, all the way to creation, these apps take some of the stress out of preparing yourself for the working world without breaking the bank.
As the name suggests, this is an android port of OpenOffice. Word processor, spreadsheets, presentations, drawing – it's got everything you're used to on your desktop. Supports Microsoft, PDF and, naturally, OpenOffice document formats and is fairly fuss free considering it's not really designed for touch input. Excellent if you need the benefits of a full office package on the go.
Chegg is a basically a textbook library in your pocket or bag! You can buy or rent textbooks, read eTextbooks and find guided solutions and answers to a wealth of questions. If you order an actual, physical book you even get 7-day access to the electronic version for free, so you don't have to wait to start studying for that exam. With a huge library and a lovely user interface, it's definitely worth a look.
Essentially an online hard drive, this app is great for group projects or just for storing all of your reference material in one place. It's very, very easy to view and share PDFs, videos, photos and text with whoever you please. You can set up files and folders that anyone with the link and access can look at, comment on or edit and you can even enable offline viewing of files.
Wikipedia needs no introduction, so I won't provide one. The official app is beautifully laid out, with easy access to over 32 million articles offering in depth information on, well, pretty much everything. You can save pages for offline use and learn about what's around you with the location software too. Logging in allows you to edit any existing data or contribute something new, just resist the urge to plain make things up!
Save articles, blogs, videos, news stories – basically save anything you can find online for offline perusal at a later date. Everything you save is synced across your phone, tablet and desktop computer, letting you find what you need when you need to. You can even save content from some other apps, including Flipboard and Feedly, with a single click in the share menu.