Everybody knows that the life of a student can be quite challenging. There are always requirements to meet and studying, of course, is a nine-month gig.
Some young people prefer to take a more laid-back approach to studying. But if you are committed to getting the best grades, you are probably always on the lookout for ways to study and get schoolwork done effectively and efficiently. Fortunately for you, there is a growing number ofphone apps designed particularly to help students manage schoolwork better.
Listed below are some of the smartphone apps highly recommended for students who want to perform well in school:
This is a time management app that will help you stay on top of the different tasks you have for your classes. Organization is a breeze with this app. You can color-code and track your progress in accomplishing tasks by the day, week, and month.
With this app, you will automatically see the workload you have to face. It will then allow you to create a workable schedule and set up an alarm so you can conveniently cover everything you need to do.
You’re probably thinking that any social media site app will just be a complete distraction for you. However, if you use them responsibly, you can easily get the answers you need.
Facebook, particularly, is a treasure trove of information. Along with this, it has a messaging service that allows you to correspond easily with schoolmates you’re working with or who can answer some of your school-related queries. It’s a good search engine, too.
The best thing about this social media app is through certain phone plans, you can use Facebook even without internet connection. It’s like a built-in app for your phone that you can use anytime.
This app can replace your handwritten reviewer as well as your physical flashcards. You can write all the questions and answers for your different subjects on different cards. Plus, you can export all those Q&A cards to your computer so you can share them with your teachers and classmates.
Another thing this app does is it can help you review out loud or orally. This is especially helpful when you will be delivering a report in class and you want to be prepared to answer all queries on a subject matter.
You can save time and money reproducing handouts and other documents for your classes with this app. All you have to do is take a picture of all those using your phone, and voila! You get instant notes you can study every chance you get.
When you are a busy high school or college student, you want to be using most of your free time reviewing lessons. If you have this app, you can keep digital copies of your notes on your phone for quick study sessions.
You can find all kinds of audio content on this app. So, if you are doing research and you want to listen to subject authorities, you may just find them on this app.
If you want to see if there is truth to the “Mozart Effect,” which claims that listening to music can improve cognition, Spotify is the best place to find music to listen to while studying.
If your phone has an unlimited internet phone package, you can easily use the free version of Spotify and listen to music that can boost focus and memory.
- Google Drive
You can upload and save all your study materials here whether they are images or text copies. You can access everything that it contains on your phone and computer, whenever and wherever you want, as long as you have an Internet connection.
What’s particularly beneficial about this app is you can share files with your teachers and classmates who also use the app. They can provide input to the files you have. They can correct, edit, and ask questions through the shared files.
With the sharing capability of Google Drive, you end up with files containing accurate and perhaps even more information about the topics you have to study.
So there, seven productivity and study apps tailored for today’s learners. What’s more, most of them are free! Take advantage of and use them so studying can be a much easier task to accomplish, and becomes a habit.
Al-moottil P Antony is a C-Suite Executive Support Professional for Zain, a leading mobile and data services operator with a commercial footprint in 8 Middle Eastern and African countries.