With high-tech gear taking over just about everything these days, it’s more difficult than ever to really stay focused on academic material and avoid the temptations of that blinking phone, tablet, or computer. Thankfully, that’s where mobile apps can help. We all recognize the struggles of fending off procrastination, so why not take advantage of technology? Whether you’re a student looking to better in school or a parent looking to help your child stay focused, here are five apps to help make studying a breeze.
Remember the days when you’d bring an actual notepad to class? (Well, if you don’t, chances are someone in your family will remember!) Needless to say, those days are long gone. Evernote is like the supercharged notebook that we simply can’t live without now. With this app, you can take notes, make agendas, save photos, set reminders, attach documents – anything you can think of, it can handle. Evernote and other productivity apps are a great starting point if you have trouble with organization or meeting deadlines.
Think of YouTube, but for school-based subjects. It’s a great resource for just about any subject that you’re struggling with, including math, science, and programming. It provides you with over 100,000 subject-related materials so you’re sure to find something to help you. Best of all, it’s completely free.
If you have a tendency to forget when assignments are due, or when tests are scheduled for, My Homework can help you. It’s easy to use and a great resource for keeping you on top of those deadlines.
We all know that social media apps like Snapchat, Twitter, and Instagram seem to lure us in effortlessly. Suddenly two hours later you realize you’ve been distracted by crazy cat videos again. Well, SelfControl was created for exactly this reason. In order to avoid these distractions, this app lets you block certain websites for a certain amount of time. And best of all, once you set a time, you can’t undo it.
Finally, GoConqr is one of the most popular go-to study apps. Aside from enabling you to create online notes, flashcards, quizzes and mind maps, it has a ton of other features to help take you studying to the next level, with Study Groups and a Study Planner. It’s the ultimate study app.
Studying and maintaining focus in a world full of distractions is a challenge every student faces these days. But if you utilize technology to your advantage, you can conquer just about any tempting distractions. If you want better grades, check out these apps to help keep you focused and on track.