Every student loves a short cut and there are a lot of apps/ websites available that can make your life easier as a student. Below are five that I consider to be student essential.
1. StudyBlue – Android/iOS/Web, Free
Study Blue is my go-to app right now! I first came across the app in my first year of Uni but only tapped into its usefulness when I was studying for an Econ exam last year. The app/ website allows users to upload class study materials, create electronic flashcards to study and practice quizzes. Whilst I use Evernote which I discuss below to create notes, Study Blue has been amazing for creating quizzes that help me retain important information.
2. Evernote – Android/iOS/Web, Free
I’ve lived by Evernote for the past five years and this is the one app I don’t see myself ever letting go of after uni. The website/ app allows you to capture a note or memo in any format (audio file, or text or handwritten notes). It’s extremely functional and the notes/ notebook feature allows me to stay organised with my modules and capture the information that I need relating to lectures, classes or personal projects. Evernote acts as my brain dump and if you are someone who has lots of ideas, this is the app for you!
3. GoConqr – Android/iOS/Web, Free
GoConqr has an amazing integrated suite of content creation tools that makes your learning journey easier. The website/app allows you to create Mind maps, Flashcards, Quizzes, Slides and Notes. You can also use the app for social learning, connect and collaborate with friends and classmates in Groups.
4. myHomework Student Planner – Android/iOS/Windows, Free
This one is for all the students who struggle to stay organised and keep a note of their deadlines. myHomework is a digital student planner that lets you track your classes, homework, tests and projects so you never forget an assignment again! It also synchronises between all your devices and gives you reminders.
5. Focus Timer Reborn Android/Windows, Free
I have long been in search of a great Pomodoro app and I have tried them all, trust me! This is by far the very best that you can use especially if you are looking to improve your time management and study without distractions. The Pomodoro technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. This is ideal for getting a start on work that you consider daunting. The app gives you a log of your working hours so you can assess your day to day productivity and synchronises your data between your mobile and the online version so definitely give it a try.
There we have it. My top five recommendation of apps/websites that can make studying easier. Hope it’s beneficial for you all and if you have any recommendations, do leave them in the comments section.