Be Appy! The Latest Study Apps You Shouldn’t Live Without
We get it, studying can be pretty unforgiving! Referencing, citations, spelling, grammar and theories can all lead you to feeling stressed and unmotivated to study. So, when something comes along that promises to aid you in your studying endeavours, why not grab it with both hands, literally! These apps will help you with everything from time management to correct referencing.
- Self Control. If you happen to be one of those people that promises themselves they’ll study for at least two hours but after less than 30 minutes you feel yourself drawn to Facebook, Dailymail or Reddit then you need Self Control in your life, now! This nifty desktop app literally blocks all content that isn’t related to your studies. You can change the settings to suit your needs but basically it helps you stay focused during your study sessions. The only issue with this app is that it is only free for Macs so if you’re a PC person you might actually have to use self control.
- iHomework. Whether you are a self confessed planner or if you need a little more help to stay on top of things, iHomework can help you. It is a fantastic tool to keep track of important assessments, events and also dedicated study time. It even allows you to input your course schedule so you don’t forget a thing! It has both desktop and mobile applications so wherever you are, you know what is coming up next.
- Sworkit. Now this one isn’t actually specifically a study app but it does keep you healthy and fighting fit ready for your study load. Dubbed the best free workout app in the world, Sworkit provides users with short five minute workout videos that they can tailor to suit their fitness level and needs. So, when you feel yourself drifting off into a study oblivion, hop on to Sworkit and do a quick workout before getting back into your studies.
- Spreeder. Ever heard of speed reading? It’s this useful reading method that basically teaches people to cut out non-essential words so that they can read faster. What better way to breeze through your tedious amount of reading material than speed reading it? Although there are plenty out there at the moment Spreeder is one of the most praised apps mainly because it doesn’t just plop you in to a difficult reading level, it teaches you how to become faster.
- Trove. This useful little app brings together thousands of articles, materials and research papers from libraries and museums across Australia and allows the user to search their database. No need to use Google Scholar anymore; just hop onto Trove and you’ve got plenty to pick and choose from. You can use it on their website but their mobile app is just as good. If your course requires a lot of referencing and citations, this app would be great for you as it allows you to get all your information from the same place, no need to swap and switch through tens of open tabs, websites and sources.
All these apps are great ways to improve both your study and learning habits, it’s important to maintain a balanced lifestyle so that you can study to the absolute best of your ability. Give these apps a try if you’re looking for a unique and interesting way to tackle your studies, happy studying!