As we move into finals season, many students find it difficult to keep up with changing course workloads, their professional work and maintain a work/life balance. Wouldn’t it be great if there was an app for that? While there isn’t one app that can manage your life completely, we have a few that might ease your nerves and help manage your time:
1. Evernote — Free | Available on iOS, Android, Desktop
Instead of typing all of your notes in a Word document or a Google Doc, try Evernote! With Evernote, you can add links, checklists, tables, attachments and audio recordings to your notes and keep everything in one place. You can even import handwritten notes, and the best part is they’re searchable. Want to share your notes with a classmate? Add them as a collaborator and you can work together.
2. Google Calendar — Free | Available on iOS, Android, Desktop
Keep track of your exams and create a study plan using Google Calendar. With this app, you are able to color-code each calendar event or task to coordinate with different classes or event types. Set reminders to study or take an exam using this app, and keep track of due dates easily and effectively using Google Calendar. It is easiest to keep track of things when they are written down, and this calendar can be accessed on your phone or computer.
3. Todoist — Free | Available on iOS, Android, Desktop
If you are constantly thinking of things you need to do but also immediately forgetting them, try Todoist. Todoist is a personal task manager allowing you to create to-do lists anywhere you are and you can even set recurring tasks. After putting in the task, Todoist will send you reminders of the task and show you progress if you use checklists. Have an Amazon Echo in your house? When something comes to mind, just say, “Alexa, add a task to my Todoist.”
4. Quizlet — Free | Available on iOS, Android, Desktop
If you have a lot of vocabulary terms or important facts or dates to remember, reviewing flashcards is a great option. With Quizlet, you can test your knowledge using flashcards or use the “learn” or “test” option. Quizlet helps you memorize and learn information faster. You can even share your card decks with your classmates and star terms that need more attention.
5. Spotify — Free | Available on iOS, Android, Desktop
It’s proven that listening to music can have a profound effect on our physical and mental state. Studying? Try listening to calm, quieter classical music to slow your heart rate and lower your blood pressure. Pumping yourself up before an exam? Try a workout playlist designed to get your blood pumping and those endorphins moving. And there’s a student discount. Sign up with your UGA email address and get a discounted premium service with no ads and unlimited playlists.