Enforcing good study habits can be a challenge. A decade or so ago, it was difficult to study because of the lack of resources available.
Fortunately, technology has made things easier for students. Developers have created great applications to help students stay motivated and complete their studies.
It doesn’t matter if you’re studying at a college or online; there are many great apps to help. Most are available on different platforms and are supported on a range of devices.
But choosing the best app can be challenging. This blog explores 8 of the most effective apps that will make your studying fun, easy, and productive.
1. iStudiez Pro Legend
It is not unusual to get so preoccupied with your day-to-day life that you forget to look at notes. You can use the iStudiez Pro Legend app to avoid getting caught out by time.
The application helps you schedule and track your study. With perfect planning, you can get ample time to study as well as complete practice questions or mocks.
All you have to do is set the timetable hours, assignment submission deadlines, recitations, and the exam program. The app will then send you an alert to ensure you don’t forget a thing. Even better, the app can also be integrated with the Google calendar.
Every student knows how important notes are. How else can you study or revise? That’s where Evernote comes in handy.
The app helps you keep your notes of any format organised so you can have everything in one place for easy access. In addition, you can add audio recordings, attachments, links and checklists.
Quizlet lets you create your personalised content on different subjects. The app also has a set of materials created by other users, which you can use. It makes studying fun by adding multimedia formats such as video and audio.
Using the app, you can create your flashcards and study using them. Think of it as applying the Leitner system in studying. The system allows you to change the order of flashcards. The flashcards covering concepts already understood get switched to the back, while those that cover the content you are yet to master are put first. This way, you get to see them frequently.
It’s beneficial for students to learn different languages. The app also covers a wide range of topics. It also has learning games within it to help make the studying lively.
With the Todoist app, you can sort and organise assignments and reports that are due. It allows you to set and stick to a study plan by scheduling your routine activities for you.
Using the Quick Add button, you can feed the app with tasks that pop up any time of the day. Besides, you can set deadlines and use the ‘recurring’ option to remind you of tasks you need to handle.
This app is available in a premium version that lets you make your personalised templates. The premium subscription costs $3 monthly but is billed yearly.
5. Wolfram Alpha
If your course has a lot of math, engineering, and science problems involving numerous formulas and expressions that you can’t seem to grasp, then Wolfram Alpha is all you need.
The app provides simplified solutions for any math problems you feed it. It also outlines the steps followed to arrive at the answer.
All you have to do is type in the problem, formulae or question, and Wolfram Alpha takes care of the rest. You can also download some of the useful content from the app for future reference.
We’ve all been in that situation where we plan to study but then fall victim to the temptations of using our phones instead!
It always starts with checking a notification only to end up circling other social apps. Eventually, your study time is over, but you haven’t covered what you intended to. With Forest, this will no longer be an issue.
Forest helps keep you focused during your reading time. As the name suggests, the application uses a forest idea to enforce good studying habits. This idea involves creating a forest. In this case study, a tree in this forest represents the time you have spent fully focused on an activity.
The app restricts you from accessing sites during study hours. It can also be set to completely block you from using your phone during this period. A tree will be planted in your forest if you manage to stay off the phone for that while. If you fail to keep off the phone, the tree dies.
7. Dragon Anywhere
This speech-to-text app helps you record your lectures and personal notes. The app will then save the content as a document and as an audio file.
It also allows you to edit your saved work using different commands. In addition, you can export these notes to other apps such as Evernote for easy access.
Dragon anywhere is the ideal dictation app. It can be handy in a situation where you need to note down something important but have no paper with you. With the app, you will no longer lose the ideas that come because you can’t find a pen!
8. X Mind
X Mind is a brainstorming and mind-mapping application that helps you grasp complex concepts using charts and other visual learning aids.
It’s particularly useful for students whose work entails problem-solving. The app further allows you to export data directly to Evernote.
You can download it on Google Play or Apple Appstore. You can get the app for $59.99 per year or $39.99 per 6 months. Note that there is a discount for academia ($22.49 per 6 months or 34.99 per year).
Adequate revision and effective studying are key in ensuring you pass your exams and ace that lecture.
With the above apps, you not only will make your studying intuitive but also constructive.