We are here with a list of life-changing study apps that are not only student-friendly, but will help you increase your productivity by tenfold.
Fell asleep in class, or in need of an intensive revision session? Khan Academy is your answer. It is filled with in-app videos, assignments and articles to help you catch up with any topic you missed out on. The explanations are concise and they have helped many students tide over difficult, hair-tugging moments with the exercises that come after the lessons. They offer a wide range of subjects and the topics, so you have no reason to procrastinate the next time you have to work on your least favourite subject. Moreover, you can download the videos beforehand to waste less buffer time and leave more time to be productive.
Hit by the sudden realisation that when you are trying to study, your phone is the greatest evil of them all? Freedom helps you do more than putting your phone on Do-not-disturb mode. The app blocks content for both websites and apps or the entire Internet (if you want to), helping you stay focused on task and avoid being a victim of (notification) distractions we are all guilty of.
Forget having to furiously google words you don’t quite understand – apart from 375,000 words and definitions and 300,000 synonyms and antonyms, this handy app also has a voice search function. Additional features include Word of the Day, example sentences and many interesting articles about the English Language in-app.
Need an organisational app that offers flexible customisation of your daily to-dos? Wunderlist will do it for you. Not only are you able to easily add tasks and set deadlines to existing lists, you’ll also be able to set reminders to nudge you into getting your tasks done throughout the week. The best part? You can add files, sub-tasks and share your study plans with study buddies to achieve optimum productivity. Nothing beats the satisfaction from ticking the tasks off the list together.
A bibliography generator, targeted for y’all out there who constantly fret over the long list of bibliography you have to churn out for project work – Easybib generates citations in MLA, APA, Chicago and a ton of different styles, where you can definitely find one that suits your needs. Simply paste in your website link, or fill in the necessary details from your reference books and you can get your citations in seconds.
In three easy steps – enter the subjects you will study, how many subjects you want to study each day of the week, then confirm if the plan works for you – and you have a study guide that will help you manage your ever-piling workload. There are notifications about subjects you have to study and a summary of your day, providing information of your progress.
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If physically penning down your notes or tapping out quick comments on your smart device doesn’t cut it for you, check out Notability. This all-in-one app allows for extremely effective levels of note-taking, from allowing users to type, handwrite, sketch and even audio-record their notes – upon which you can choose to attach your ‘note’ to any section of the document. Plus, you’ll also be able to add photos, files and screenshots to form thoroughly comprehensive notes that’ll have you more than prepared for any exam.
If Notability is too costly, Google Drive is a useful alternative that allows you to create and share documents with your study buddies and work on them simultaneously, which’ll make collaborating on project work a breeze. You can draw diagrams, create spreadsheets, and build presentations all in one cloud, throwing away the hassle of organising individual notes and documents.
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