Studying can be really stressful sometimes. Luckily there are apps out there to get you organised, keep you motivated and on track to reach your goals and make you do best results. To save you a bit of time we’ve picked from huge number of apps available right now to keep you in tip-top form for studying!
Flashcards are a great revision tool. If you’re a flash card fanatic you may definitely like this app. This app has the largest crowd-sourced study library, with over 400 million flashcards, notes and study guides which was shared by other students or teachers. You just search for an topic or a subject and get study materials with flashcards to revise them wisely.
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You can easily customize the materials with images and audio making it super simple to learn in a way that works for you or create new study materials or flashcards and share them on the app. You can even quiz yourself and track your progress to see yourself improving over time which is great for motivation. It has been announced said that StudyBlue is joining Chegg Inc. With Chegg study material, the app is going to enhance its ability to help students more significantly.
This app not only gives you access to study materials, quizzes and flashcards but also helps you to study through socializing. If you’re a bit of a social learner, this is definitely the app for you. It allows you to connect and collaborate with your friends, classmates or even students.
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You can join in with as much as you want Learning Groups on different study topics, share and post resources and get feedback and advice from other people studying the same subject. Students who are more comfortable in group studies should definitely have a look here.
Do you have the habit of forgetting about upcoming exams and get involved with other things? if so, then this app is for you! This app provides a visual reminder of all your important upcoming dates. You can easily check how much time you’ve got to take preparation before you sit each exam.
Creating and viewing countdown of different exams with Exam Countdown app; Image Source: examcountdownapp.com
To differentiate between exams and for getting quick visual reference for each subject, you can color all your exams and tests and use icons. You can also add notes to remind yourself of anything you need to bring on the day. It is nicely organised colorful and easy to use app.
We may not realize how citation is related to our everyday life. Without even realizing it, we do it already in our everyday life in little ways. When one says that, “I heard on XYZ News that . . . “, we are citing without even realizing. We do this because it gives credibility to what we say, but also because it credits the originator of the information and allows others to follow up if they need more information.
Citing a book by capturing the barcode using RefMe app; Image Source: www.independent.co.uk
Formal citing done for papers and projects takes this a step further. Citing sources help you to avoid plagiarism. RefME is a free citation management app. It has 7000 citation styles. It uses your phone’s camera to scan a book’s barcode and create a citation formatted in MLA, Chicago, or whatever format you want.
If you don’t want to miss any point during class lecture, this app is for you. If you ever fall asleep in class, don’t worry, this app will do your job at that time! It acts as a notepad and audio recorder. So you can store an entire lecture in both visual and audio form.
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You can also type and draw while recording. While playing back your recording, just tap a word and SoundNote will jump right to that point in the audio. It is also great for journalists as they don’t want to miss any single point in any of their interviews.
Not only listening to lectures is a boring task, but also copying from whiteboard needs a lot potential because you need to keep pace with your teachers writing speed. It allows users to photograph a whiteboard, convert it to a PDF, Word or PowerPoint file and store all the data via OneNote or OneDrive for catch-up and further revision purposes.
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It can enhance your photo by cropping, sharpening, and straightening it, so it looks almost like a scanned image. When you tap the camera screen to focus, Office Lens will attempt to find the document boundary around the tapped area to lock it in and this is how it removes the background.
Being creative is another essential part of study. Mind mapping helps you to get creative. It is a great study method as it helps to organize your thoughts, spark your memory and come up with new ideas to make you creative.
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Using this app, you can choose one of the many layouts. There are horizontal, vertical, top-down and list Auto layout, perfect for brainstorming. You will get multiple Mind Maps on one page. On top of that, you can also create your own mind maps.
We are attached to social media more than ever. It is a common scenario for students to sit down for study and get distracted instantly by calls, texts, emails or social media alerts. Not only students, this is each and every one of us now a days. This app is here to help you out from this situation.
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Through this app you can set a certain period and the app will block incoming calls, texts and notifications for that period of time and can also stop you accessing apps during this time. This is how it will prohibit you from endless scrolling through your Instagram or Facebook feed instead of getting down to work! It even tracks the usage of your phone and apps so you can see just how long you spend using those throughout the day.
Do you find it difficult to wake up for morning classes and keep snoozing the alarm again and again? Then this is the perfect alarm app for you. It has super loud ringtones and “missions” to complete before the alarm shuts off. So it is impossible to ignore or snooze the alarm when you are unconscious.
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There are photo missions where you take a photo of a pre-set object, math missions where you solve math problems, shake missions where you must shake your phone a set number of times to stop the alarm and barcode missions where you have to scan a pre-set barcode. Using this, you’ll never oversleep again!
Study Music 🎧 Memory Booster
“Music has the potential to take a person from the Beta brainwave state to deeper Alpha, and then Theta brainwave states, depending on the music,” explained Dr. Masha Godkin, a professor in the Department of Marriage and Family Sciences at Northcentral University. “Music activates both the left and right brain at the same time”, he added. Want to focus better? Listening to music can help clear your mind and get things done.
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For the best music to focus and study, you should choose tunes that keep you awake but won’t cause you to start tapping your body to the beat. Using this app, you can choose different music for different tasks like studying, reading and being creative. You can add in nature sounds or alpha waves to your chosen music which can make it easier to relax and improve your focus.
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