One of the downfalls of the modern age is the complete bombardment of information we all receive on a daily basis. Although we have access to more information than ever before, trying to stay ahead of it all and remain productive seems harder than ever.
Thankfully, the old adage “you can’t fight fire with fire” doesn’t apply to technology. If you know where to look, you can find an assortment of ingenious apps to help you study, stay productive, and accomplishment your goals despite the onslaught of information. Here is a list of 10 of the top apps to get you started!
App #1: SelfControl
SelfControl is a free and open-source application for Mac OS X that lets you block your own access to distracting websites, your mail servers, or anything else on the Internet. Just set a period of time to block for, add sites to your blacklist, and click “Start.” Until that timer expires, you will be unable to access those sites, even if you restart your computer or delete the application! This is a great app for students (and anyone else) who often find themselves struggling with procrastination.
App #2: Maths Alarm Clock
Maths Alarm Clock is one of the best alarm clocks on the market. Wake up every morning to a simple maths question to engage your brain and allow it to slowly wake up and function. This app is totally advert free, giving you the best experience possible on any Android device! The Maths Alarm clock will help you stop snoozing, and force you to start the day by activating your brain, putting you in a much better position to learn throughout the day.
App #3: Google Drive
Take notes, draw diagrams, create spreadsheets, build presentations and keep them all in the cloud, accessible from an Internet-connected computer or mobile device when you need them. Google Drive is a collection of cloud-based “Office” apps that includes capabilities for spreadsheets, documents, presentations, diagrams and more. Google drive is perfect for students as any of your files can be accessed anywhere anytime
App #4. Dictionary.com Mobile
With more than two million definitions, synonyms and antonyms, Dictionary.com’s fast and user-friendly mobile app will help you decode confusing textbooks and help you expand your vocabulary in no time.
App #5. iTunes University
Apple’s iTunes University (iTunes U for short) has a wealth of curriculum course material from many top universities and colleges. Your own school’s course materials might even be on iTunes U, but if not, you might find similar content from the equivalent courses at other schools. The app is only available for iOS, and content is a mix of text (multiple formats), audio and video, depending on the content provided by the course content creator.
App #6: RealCalc Scientific Calculator
Have you left your calculator at home? How can you solve all those tricky equations and cube roots now? RealCalc Scientific Calculator is the answer. This app is perfect for students who need all the functionality of a scientific calculator. This student app is ideal for mathematical or scientific problems, so if this is your area, then this is the app for you!
App #7: Exam Vocabulary Builder
AccelaStudy claims over 6 million users who have used their Exam Vocabulary Builder app to improve English vocabulary, whether for study, professional advancement or for language proficiency. The app uses “spaced repetition” to help with retention. In addition to search and organize features, there are several modes, including Study, Flashcard, and Quiz. This app is particularly useful to ESL/ TOEFL students for whom English is not their first language.
App #8: GoConqr
GoConqr allows you to create online Mind Maps, Flashcards, Online Notes and Quizzes. All of these online study tools are designed to help you improve your learning and prepare for exams. Never before has it been easier to create your online study resources and share them with your classmates. Plus all your notes are stored in one place.
GoConqr also has a whole bunch of other tools such Study Groups and Study Planner. If you’ve not tried it yet, what are you waiting for? GoConqr is a web-app, that means you can access it via the browser on your phone or mobile device. It is optimized for all types of touch devices and easy and quick to you. There is no excuse for not using the best technology available when it comes to you studies!
App #9: Babylon
Finding a good app to help you learn a new language can be hard. This app is a serious contender though. Babylon is an excellent online translator for more than 75 languages. Using this app you can solve any problems you are having with key vocabulary for your exams. Check out our Flashcard tool which is perfect for keeping track of all the vocabulary you need to know to master a new language.
App #10: TED
The people we surround ourselves with have a great influence on how we think and behave. So why not surround yourself with some of the world’s most fascinating people? Educators, radical technology geniuses, medical mavericks, business experts and legends of music, TED has it all. You can find interesting and thought provoking talks on a vast range of topics. Deepen your understanding of your chosen path by immersing yourself in talks given by experts and those who already have a great deal of experience. You can never learn too much!
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