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Resources and apps every online student needs

by tess

Looking for a few apps to make your student life easier? Whether it’s help with studying, referencing, productivity, budgeting or time management, there’s an app for that!

Below we have listed the top apps (updated September 2016), designed specifically to help students through their study.

Evernote

The ultimate multitasking study app, Evernote lets you take notes, create to-do lists, and save things you find online in the one place. It also syncs everything between your phone, tablet, and computer automatically!

Evernote study app for students

Cost: Free

Available on: iPhone, Mac, PC and Android devices. 

Dropbox

Your ultimate one stop storage shop, Dropbox lets you store and share a huge amount of photos, documents, videos, and other files.

Dropbox gives you access to your files on any device, even if you’re offline; and also allows you to share links to your largest files without using email attachments.

Another bonus of this app is that it lets you create and edit Microsoft Office files from your phone, tablet or computer.

Dropbox help for students

Cost: Free

Available on: iPhone, Mac, PC and Android devices. 

EasyBib

Struggling with your bibliography? EasyBib is here to save the day! The app is designed to allow you to automatically create citations for your bibliography in seconds.

As an added bonus, the app lets you switch between bibliography formats including: MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard and over 7000 citation styles with one click.

Bibliography app help for students

Cost: Free

Available on: iPhone, Mac, PC and Android devices. 

Mint

Budgeting as a student can be tricky, that’s why an app like Mint can be so great.

The app is a go-to for all your finances and is designed to help you create a realistic budget, track your spending, pool your account information, get bill reminders and receive money management tips.

Budgeting app for students

Cost: Free

Available on: iPhone, Mac, PC and Android devices. 

Forest

The Forest app is a really interesting way to keep you focused in timed blocks.

Basically, when you open the app, you plant a virtual tree. Over your set study time the tree grows. If you close the app, or let your computer go to sleep during the time, your tree dies.

After enough study sessions you have yourself a forest — a visual representation of your hard work and focus!

Study apps to help you stop procrastinating

Cost: $2.99

Available on: iPhone, Mac, PC and Android devices. 

Coffitivity

If you get distracted by your own music but still need some background sound in order to focus then Coffitivity is the app for you.

Tailored to recreate the ambient sound of a coffee shop, the app plays along in the background while you study, filling the silence, but not distracting you from your work.

Apps to help you study

Cost: Free

Available on: iPhone, Mac, PC and Android devices. 

iStudiezPro

A student organiser, the iStudiezPro lets you keep track of where you are up to in your study, as well as assignments and your weekly schedule.

Broken up into four categories: Today, Calendar, Assignments, and Planner, the app helps you to keep track of your time, your assignments and activities you need to complete.

Apps to help students

Cost: $9.99

Available on: iPhone, Mac, PC and Android devices. 

Studies

If you find flashcards a good way to learn and memorise facts, then you may want to invest in this handy app.

The app allows you to create custom flashcards of information you are studying.

apps to help you study

Cost: Free

Available on: iPhone, Mac, PC and Android devices. 

Simplemind

Perfect for brainstorming or collecting ideas Simplemind lets you create mind maps to organise your thoughts, plan assignments and explore ideas.

This app also syncs with Dropbox to make sharing your mind maps simple and easy.

map out your study with an app

Cost: Free

Available on: iPhone, Mac, PC and Android devices. 

Focus Booster

Focus Booster is created to help users maintain focus and manage distractions. The app features a pomodoro timer, automatic time tracking and reports for analysis and invoicing.

Boost your focus with this app

Cost: $2.99 per month

Available on: iPhone, Mac, PC and Android devices. 

Finish

Billed at “the procrastinators to-do list”, Finish sorts tasks into three categories: Short Term, Mid-Term and Long-Term. Reminders are sent to prompt you into action until the tasks are done.

Study apps to make the most out of study

Cost: Free

Available on: iPhone, Mac, PC and Android devices. 

Google Drive

Thanks to Google Drive you never need to worry about losing work again if your computer crashes or freezes. With Google Drive you don’t even need to remember to save your work, it automatically saves it for you in the cloud so you can access your work anywhere.

 

google drive

Cost: Free

Available on: iPhone, Mac, PC and Android devices. 

Wave Apps

Wave Apps is a free online accounting and bookkeeping tool which will help you keep on top of your finances. You can keep track of your student loans, pay and budget easily with automatic graphs and information on your finances. Wave automatically imports information from your accounts so there’s no need to constantly be updating.

Wave Apps

Cost: Free

Available on: iPhone, Mac, PC and Android devices. 

Trello

Trello is handy little tool to stay organised. You can create checklists and cards of information organised into folders and boards with links to information and further resources.

Trello

Cost: Free

Available on: iPhone, Mac, PC and Android devices. 

Note.ly

Note.ly is an online pin board or app where you can create post-it style notes, pin photos and other information to keep you on track. Perfect for study notes, to-do’s, a list of resources and study information and anything else you need to remember.

simplemind

Cost: Free

Available on: iPhone, Mac, PC and Android devices. 

Quizlet

Quizlet is a great way to prepare for tests and further your knowledge on a subject with a huge database of quizzes and flashcards. You can even create your own set of flashcards to help you pass your next test or just retain information.

quizlet

Cost: Free

Available on: iPhone, Mac, PC and Android devices. 

Mozy

Mozy is an online storage solution which allows you to backup your data. Perfect for storing your essays and assignments so there’s no fear of losing them. It can also sync your data automatically so you don’t even need to spend the time uploading.

mozy

Cost: Free

Available on: iPhone, Mac, PC and Android devices. 

Zotero

Zotero is your go-to research assistant. It automatically senses content in your web browser and allows you to add it to your personal library where you can store and categorise your research with PDF files, images, screen shots and video files. Zotero automatically indexes your files allowing you to easily find your research materials.

zotero

Cost: Free

Available on: iPhone, Mac, PC and Android devices. 

Toodledo

Toodledo is an online notebook, to-do list and task manager, allowing you to easily organise your study with folders, tags, contexts and subtasks. You can even import your tasks from other to-do lists and task management sites or apps.

toodledo

Cost: Free

Available on: iPhone, Mac, PC and Android devices. 

Delicious

Delicious enables you to save, organise and discover website content. The app allows users to group similar webpages together with titles and descriptions, forming “stacks”, making it perfect for study and research sessions.
delicious

Cost: Free

Available on: iPhone, Mac, PC and Android devices. 

Interested in study?

Open Colleges offers over 100 online courses in subjects ranging from accounting to screenwriting. There are no classrooms and no deadlines, so you just study where you want, when you want.

1 Response

  1. According to me this is the great resource for students who want to do their study in an easy way. I have one question is wave apps supportive for all major mobile platforms.

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