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Our favourite apps to help you get the most out of your summer

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Whatever you have lined up for the summer, be it an internship or interrailing, we've picked our top five apps to help you keep your career on track over the holidays. Sit back, relax and let these apps do the work. 

1. Duolingo

If you're going travelling this summer, Duolingo takes away any excuse to not learn at least a bit of the local lingo. This free language-learning app teaches a wide range of tongues, which you learn with bite-sized lessons that actually work. 

An independent study by two American universities claimed 34 hours on the app was as effective as one semester of university language education. That means the plane journey should definitely be long enough to learn how to say "hello" by the time you land.

2. Evernote 

Summer sun and a few drinks are perhaps not the best for your memory - that's where Evernote comes in. With Evernote you can outsource your brain when you need it. If you have a great idea, see something worth remembering or are trying to keep track of a project, Evernote lets you manage lists, pictures, notes and deadlines all on your phone. 

Inspiration need not be wasted, nor ideas drift off into the tipsy ether; you can capture your fleeting genius and then turn your mind to it when you have a calmer moment.

3. Bond

We’re all a bit rubbish at keeping in touch sometimes. Bond is an app designed to help you do just that. You can set reminders to call, text or email people at a range of intervals - from once a day, to once a year. It’s a great way to use the summer to reconnect with people and make sure you follow up on any networking. It can also help you clean out your phonebook as you work out who you would be happy to lose touch with.

4. TED

TED talks are one of the best ways to combine entertainment with something akin to education. The TED app gives you access to a host of presentations from experts in their fields. You can learn about new ways to study, tips for success in love, life, and business, and just become a generally more interesting person. Digest a few of these in the park or by the pool and feel like you’re really nailing this productive summer thing.


Or... Why not try some networking through the summer? Here are some tips on how to get started