Tired of hearing how terrible it is to look at your phone when you’re supposed to be studying? There are actually a lot of good reasons to use your phone to cram.
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No, you shouldn’t text or scroll through Instagram, but there are some truly amazing apps and websites out there that will actually help you study better — not necessarily harder.
1. Tiny Cards
Tiny Cards comes to you from the makers of Duolingo (the app that helps you learn a foreign language) and it lets you choose from preset flashcards or create cards of your own.
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2. iTunes U
iTunes University (iTunes U for short) has curriculums from tons of top schools, meaning access to lots of coursework when you need some extra practice or want to get ahead.
3. Self Control
Self Control is an app for your Mac that blocks distracting websites (like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other site that fuels your procrastination) so you can truly focus on the task at hand.
GoConqr is an app that lets you create online mind maps, flashcards, online notes, and even quizzes. Basically, it’s your one-stop shop for study help.
iStudiez lets you organize your coursework, assignments, and exam schedules so you’ll have all the info you need to ace the semester in one convenient place.
If you’re the kind of person who can’t stand studying in total silence, you should consider downloading Coffitivity. The app lets you listen to the ambient sounds of coffee shops, no matter where you are — even a super silent library.
Yes, your phone has a notes app built in, but it doesn’t allow the organization and customization that Evernote offers.
8. Focus Keeper
Need a little help blocking out the right amount of time to study? Focus Keeper helps you do just that. The app pulls from the Pomodoro productivity method to help you make the most of your study time.
Right now 🕘8.37am, pretty late for an early riser like me but here is today's study goal! 2 x 45mins (1.5hrs) of study straight followed by a 10min break, repeat cycle 🔁 x 6 times. I love this app, focus keeper, it keeps me on track and I feel more inclined to achieve my goals! #focuskeeper #finalsweek Happy studying everyone 📚
Forest turns studying into a challenge — and a chance to one-up your friends. When you open the app, a seed is planted. If you leave the app open (meaning no checking other apps like Facebook and Instagram), the seed grows into a tree. You can also compete with your friends to grow the biggest forest.
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