Studying is difficult. There are materials, books, notes, papers, recordings, and that’s just the actual materials – there are also distractions galore. TV, the Internet, smartphones, social media… there is so much to get side-tracked by, but smartphones, in particular, aren’t your enemy – they can even help you focus.
Below are some of the best studying and productivity apps we know of – give them a try, even if it’s just to make yourself feel more productive with that big test coming up!
MyStudyLife by My Study Life Ltd
This app is a cloud-based service that lets you track your classes, exams, and homework all in one place. You can set due dates, even revision dates for study goals, and it supports day and week rotation schedules if you don’t always have the same things happening each week. The app can notify you of overdue assignments, unfinished tasks and more, and you can sync it to any device you’d like to, and as many as you want.
StudySmarter by StudySmarter
The main focus of this app is the use of flashcards. It allows the creation and sharing of flashcards with others – of course, you can also access the 1.5+ million cards already on the app. You can track progress in order to prep for exams and ask questions to your fellow students. Additionally, you can keep lecture and class notes, share progress with friends, and access some handy statistics if you need some extra motivation!
myHomework Student Planner by instin
This planner works as a homework calendar, first and foremost. It lets you track your homework, save details about when it was assigned and when it is due. You can also keep track of your class schedule, set reminders and sync to a web app so you can create and keep homework on your computer as well!
Citationsy by Citationsy
This app is a little different from the others on this list. It has one function: It uses the camera of your smartphone to scan the barcode of any book that you are using to create a citation for you. IT knows multiple citation styles – MLA, Chicago, APA, Din, Harvard, whatever you use. Additionally, it also has search engines for other resources like podcasts and papers. It also lets you organise your citations into different projects and then export them.
The best thing: There is also a web version, so you can use it across devices!