9 Student Management Apps That Can Sort Your Life

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Scenario 1: Jenny tries cramming as much as she can the night before her economics paper, knowing that even an all-nighter won’t be able to save her from flunking. She goes into guilt-tripping herself for procrastinating for so long and ends up getting a poor grade in the paper.
Scenario 2: Julian frowns at the corrected essay, his professor just handed out in class. The grade scrawled on top seems way lower than he expected. Turning the essay over, he finds it strewn with grammatical and spelling errors, that costed him a few precious grades.

If the scenarios above seem familiar to you, then you are not alone.

Practically thousands of students all over the world face the same problems every day in their academic lives. But the digital age and the internet can change it all – for the better!

Read on to find out about the most useful apps that can lend you a hand in managing your student life way better than before.

Disclaimer: all app details listed are based on the latest information available at the time this post was published. 

9 game-changing student apps you need to try today

1. 2Do – To do List & Reminders

What it’s all about:

  • Freedom to stay organised and productive
  • Available on Android App Store
  • Create simple to-do lists and complex workflows
  • Manage tasks more effectively than ever before.

What you can do:

  • Compose assignments, essays, emails, messages, and other documents
  • Copy and paste the text into other apps and interfaces
  • Save typing time to get ahead with other tasks like reading and research

App Website

For IOS

For Mac

For Android

2. Forest

An app to keep you off distracting apps, Forest is a modern-day distraction blocker. You can finally look up from your Smartphone screen to get things done on time.

What’s it all about:

  • A gamified timer that counts time off your Smartphone
  • Collects points for every time milestone you cross
  • Has seed-to-plant simulations to keep you motivated
  • Is compatible with iOS and Android

What you can do:

  • Stay off your phone using the timer inside the app
  • Score points for each time milestone you overcome
  • Collect enough points to invest the same in Forest
  • Let the team behind the app plant a sapling in real life

App Website

For Android

For Apple

3. Evernote

If ever there was a note-taking app that did more, then Evernote has to be it. Keep your notes handy with Evernote, and refer to and cite like a pro in all your assignments.

What it’s all about:

  • Saves your notes on-the-go
  • Has bookmarking and screen capture features
  • Can sync across all devices – Smartphone, laptop, tablet, and desktop
  • Is compatible with iOS and Android

What you can do:

  • Save and organize your notes
  • Use the built-in camera to take pictures of hand-written notes
  • Search for words and phrases in notes (even hand-written ones)
  • Neatly categorize notes according to subject and topic

App Website

For Android

For Apple

4. Trello

A to-do list that keeps you on your toes, Focus To-Do, is here to make you explore your potential to the fullest.

What it’s all about:

  • Teaches Pomodoro technique for increased focus
  • Keep tasks chunked up in manageable timeframes (say 25 minutes)
  • It is compatible with both iOS and Android

What you can do with it:

  • Focus on the task at hand
  • Use the Pomodoro technique to get more done in less time
  • Practice mindfulness and concentration exercises
  • Report and re-order functions throughout the day

App Website

For Android

For Apple

For Microsoft

5. Brainly

Brainly has a community of scholars and students who exchange ideas and queries. If you have a query about your topic, you can pick the brains of a stranger for answers!

What it’s all about:

  • The social network of students and experts
  • Hosts discussion threads on multiple subjects
  • Has an archive of discussion threads
  • Is compatible with iOS and Android

What you can do:

  • Ask a question to a scholar on your subject
  • Search among existing discussion threads
  • Get solutions to your study problems
  • Connect with scholars in your field of study

App Website

For Android

For Apple

6. Alarmy

If you just have to press the snooze button a few times before getting out of bed, then Alarmy is for you. It will help you wake up in the mornings just in time to be ready for lectures.

What it’s all about:

  • New-age alarm app with tasks
  • Comes with innovative objectives
  • Is compatible across Android and IOS

What you can do:

  • Solve a sum on waking up
  • Shake your phone the required number of times
  • Complete all kinds of sensory-motor tasks to stop the alarm
  • Manage to wake up on time

App Website

For Android

7. Headspace: Mindful Meditation

You can unwind and get a good night’s sleep with your own mobile meditation studio. The mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation software Headspace was created specifically to assist you in releasing stress and anxiety. Use Headspace every day to meditate and to help you breathe easier, relax, and clear your thoughts.

What it’s all about:

  • Daily Meditation
  • Stress & Anxiety Relief
  • Sleep Meditation
  • Practice Mindful Fitness
  • Meditation music for focus
  • Meditation for kids

What you can do with it:

  • Use Everyday Headspace to research fresh meditation subjects.
  • The atmosphere created by Sleep by Headspace is ideal for a good night’s sleep.
  • You can learn to control your emotions during trying times by reading Weathering the Storm.

App Website

For Android

For Apple

8. Coursera

Coursera is your go-to study buddy for tricky concepts and subjects. You can take up courses taught by professionals to score more marks in your exams and surprise quizzes.

What it’s all about:

  • Provides online tutorials from experts
  • Lets you choose courses from renowned institutions
  • Is compatible across all devices, iOS and Android

What you can do:

  • Choose courses of your liking
  • Get expert help with your studies
  • Connect and network with scholars of your discipline

App Website

For Android

For Apple

9. Grammarly

Be it emails, essays, or assignments, Grammarly will be there to give you a hand with editing and proofreading. This wildly popular editing app can make your lives easier, and here’s how.

What it’s all about:

  • Editing and proofreading app
  • Checks readability, plagiarism, and engagement factors
  • Provides suggestions for polished writing
  • Is compatible with Android and iOS

What you can do:

  • Download plagiarism and grammar reports
  • Edit your write-ups for better scores
  • Get real-time updates on suitable phrases and words
  • Save your documents (and the changes) in the background

App Website

For IOS

For Android

For Desktop

Parting words

From keeping fit to managing your time, there is an app for everything that you do nowadays. This post lists the most helpful student apps that can make your life easier and more efficient.

Who says being a successful student in the modern age has to be full of stress and anxiety breakdowns? Once you bring these apps into your life, you will find it easier to deal with tasks as you keep making progress with your studies like never before. Let life take a turn for the better, test any of these apps to make the most of the time you get. Good luck!

Check out some of our other student recommendations:

Why Is Note Taking Crucial For The Modern Learner In the Tech Era?

6 Ways to Spend Time Productively as a University Student

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