10 Must Have Apps If You’re a Student

It’s tough being a student and it’s even tougher online! No need to worry though because these 10 apps will definitely help you stay motivated, determined and make sure you do your very best. 

Note Taking Apps

1. Evernote

Price: Available for free but Premium/Business accounts require $7.99/$14.99 per month.

Compatibility: Windows, iOS, Android, Browser, Mac

Overview: Evernote is a note-taking app but that’s not all it does. You can organize, manage and create custom notes along with handwritten as well as typed formats. It’s easy to use and can be synced across all your devices. You can even clip images, PDFs, audio, scans and almost any type of document to your notes. Search for a key word and find it immediately even if it’s in one of your clipped images or scans.  

2. Microsoft OneNote

Price: Free

Compatibility: Windows, iOS, Android, Browser, Mac

Overview: One Note is similar to Evernote but it’s absolutely free. Like Evernote, One note is also a cross-platform note taking app in which you can either make your own handwritten notes or type it out. You can highlight your texts, add audio, PDFs, images and make the most out of your notes!  But unlike Evernote, you can put text boxes or draw anywhere on the page.

3. Notability

Price: $8.99

Compatibility: iOS, Android

Overview: Notability has a sleek, minimalistic appearance in which you can take paper-like handwritten notes. It’s very easy to use with the Apple Pen and syncs across all Apple devices. You can organize your note folder-wise and also colour code them. There’s also an option that lets you customize the background of your notes. It’s perfect for someone just shifting to digital note taking.

4. Squid

Price: Free

Compatibility: iOS, Android

Overview: If you’re looking for a free alternative to Notabilty then this is the app for you. Although it doesn’t have all the features that Notability does, it can help you take amazing handwritten notes. You can even markup PDFs and images just by loading it into the app! 

Study Timer Apps

5. Study Bunny: Focus Timer

Price: Free

Compatibility: iOS, Android 

Overview: Study Bunny is a focus timer app that keeps you motivated and helps you keep track of your studies. You get coins for studying with the timer on and you can buy items for the bunny with your coins. But if you don’t use the timer for a while the bunny gets sad so you have to keep your focus and study so that your bunny stays happy! You can also view statistics of your day or week.

6. Forest: Stay focused

Price: Free

Compatibility: iOS, Android 

Overview: The Forest app helps you focus by making trees grow! The more you use the timer the more trees will grow in your forest. You can unlock different types of plants and trees with the coins you earn from using the timer. If you buy the premium version then you can use your coins to plant actual trees all across the globe.

7. Pomofocus

Price: Free but Premium Plan is $1.99 per month.

Compatibility: Web

Overview: The website opens directly to a Pomodoro timer and has a minimalistic design. If you don’t want to download an individual app to track progress of your study schedule then you can just visit this website and it has everything a study timer needs. You can check your statistics by day, week or a year in the premium plan.

Organizational Apps

8. School Planner

Price: Free

Compatibility: Android

Overview: This is a great app for students because you can organize everything starting from your homework and assignments to your class schedule. Once you’ve planned out your schedule in the app it’ll send notifications when your classes start. You can create a timetable and agenda for all your tasks so that you don’t miss out on any of your school work.

9. Flashcards

Price: Free

Compatibility: Android

Overview: Flashcards are time consuming to make and it also wastes so much paper. But this app helps you make and organize your flashcards all in one place. Memorize easily with this app from anywhere!

10. Daylio – Diary, Journal, Mood Tracker

Price: Free

Compatibility: iOS, Android

Overview: Daylio is a mood journal app. We all know that being a student is tough so sometimes you need to let off some steam. This app helps you keep track of your moods and put in your everyday activities as well. So you can see what you’ve been up to over the week or day and plan ahead on how to keep yourself stress free and happy.

It is very challenging to organize our time and schedule as a student. But hopefully with these apps it will make your student life a lot easier! Download these apps now to track your progress, make effective notes and stay at the top of your class.

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