You don't have to be tech-savvy to make sure your electronic devices are helping you get the most out of life as a student - our top 5 apps will help you do just that.

Something every student needs a bit of help with from time to time is referencing - EasyBib does a lot of the hard work for you, formatting your list of references into one of 7,000 citation styles. Their website is good, but the app is better: it allows you to create citations from photographs of barcodes - perfect for when you've been in the library just a bit too long to think about typing anything else!

Remember those planners everybody got given in secondary school, to keep track of homework and timetables? My Study Life is a digital version, meaning you'll never be without it - all students are glued to their phones, right? You can keep track of your timetable, exams and tasks, as well as getting handy reminders and syncing the data across all your devices.

If you want a free way to help manage your money, look no further than Cleo, who works through your Facebook messaging system. She's a virtual financial assistant, and she can help you create a spending plan then let you know (with GIFs and emojis) how well you're sticking to it. Definitely a fun and friendly way to budget better at university and beyond!

iMindMap is an app that does exactly what it says on the tin - it allows you to turn your iOS device into your personal brainstorming best friend. Again you can sync it across multiple devices, and it's perfect for note-taking in lectures, revising for exams and planning just about anything you can think of.

Living solely off Pot Noodles? A lot of students do, but with cooking apps such as BigOven you don't have to - there's over 350,000 recipes on there, and you can add pictures of your own creations and see what other people are making with the social features on the app. It's an easy way to make shopping lists, plan meals and eat a bit better.

With these 5 apps you can study hard and play harder - just make sure your phone is protected (and stylish!) at all times.