Technology can be one of the biggest distractions for students. However, it can be a useful tool to manage your study time in an easy and efficient way. Here are some of the best organiser apps for the job.
Say goodbye to losing notes written on loose sheets of paper. Evernote allows you to pull all your notes, thoughts, and ideas from different devices onto one app. You can save articles, film clips, webpages or even just ideas to come back to when you’re ready to use them for essays or revision.
Making notes for all your subjects can lead to stacks and stacks of disorganised paper that can be overwhelming come revision time. StudyBlue is a flashcard app where you can make your own flashcards through text, images, or voice recordings. If you don’t want to make your own notes, the app also has some pre-written flashcards for each subject. You can also share them amongst a study group or you and your classmates can write them together remotely.
Writing up notes from pages of textbooks can be time consuming. Scanner Pro will give you back that time by scanning any paper document with your phone’s camera and saving it as a PDF. You can then upload those files onto cloud storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive.
Organising your tasks also involves making those tasks manageable. Focus Booster breaks your schedule into small, easy chunks with lots of much-needed mini breaks. You can also track and analyse how much time you’ve spent on each topic. With this app, you’ll increase your concentration time and your productivity levels.
30/30 is not for the faint hearted. It’s a more fast-faced version of Focus Booster, where you can set a timer to complete different tasks. Just like a parent breathing down your neck, this app will make sure your mind doesn’t wander which, ultimately, gives you more time to relax.
Sometimes writing to-do lists are more time consuming than what you’ve actually got to do. 2DO helps you make a list using colour coding to categorise different tasks by type such as work, school, or home. Most usefully, you can also set different priority levels and defer tasks if another, more urgent, deadline comes along.
After all the hard work you’ve done, you definitely can’t miss your exam. But with all the hard work to do, there’s little memory space for exam dates. With Exam Countdown, you can store all your key dates, with a colour code option for the more visual learner. Then, you’ll get a countdown to each exam so you can better plan your revision timetable.
You’ve got the exam countdown, but now you need to organise your time leading up to each exam. Handwritten timetables can be time consuming to write and could be mislaid. The app Timetable will not only organise your upcoming deadlines but has multiple view options for events, exams, tests, assignments, and the all-important holidays.
Written by Florianne H.