Study Apps

Oct 22, 2019

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When it comes to studying, it's easy to get lost in all your notes and ideas.

As technology continues to improve, there are more and more apps to help make studying more fun and easier.

Investing in the right tools will support you to stay motivated, keep on track and boost your productivity.

Don’t just study harder, study smarter and try the following helpful apps.

 

Forest: Staying Focused

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Do you get distracted by the various social media apps on your phone while trying to study?

Forest is designed to beat your phone addiction by providing an incentive to stay focused. Using the app, you simply plant a seed, and the seed will begin to grow into a beautiful tree the longer you stay on the app. The minute you leave the app to open another one, it will stop growing and start to wither away – so stay focused! The harder you work, the lusher your forest will become.

Available on Android & iOS

 

Google Drive

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Google Drive lets you store your files safely online, so you can access them at any time and on any device it’s installed on. Files in Drive – such as your videos, photos and documents – are backed up safely so you can’t lose them.  Once there, you can easily invite others to view, edit or leave comments on any of your files or folders. It also allows you to choose who you share files with, which is perfect for group assignments.

Available on iPhone, iPad & Android

 

Khan Academy

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Khan Academy offers courses on a broad range of subjects, but it does so in a more personal one-on-one style rather than a recorded lecture.

The app places a strong emphasis on diagrams and visual aids, relying on a kind of digital drawing board to accommodate other learning styles.

You learn through using videos, interactive exercises, and in-depth articles in math (arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, calculus, linear algebra) science (biology, chemistry, physics), economics, humanities (art history, civics, finance), and more!

Available on iOS, Android, and Web. 

 

ScannerPro

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ScannerPro is designed for quickly getting a hard document into digital form for easy sharing and sending.

Scan documents, business cards, receipts and more by taking a picture with your phone, and then save or send the document. Scanner Pro will automatically detect borders, correcting distortion, geometry and users OCR to convert any scan into a text

Share, email and upload your perfect scans.

Available on iPad & iPhone

 

TED

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The TED app is a tool for browsing, downloading, and viewing TED talks. The short videos feature presentations from leaders in hundreds of fields on topics from technology, entertainment, design, and other disciplines in 18 minutes or less.

While you can find talks on their website or YouTube channel, TED rewards you for making its app your go-to with some very convenient features, including downloading videos for offline viewing and locking your device without interrupting playback.

Available on iOS, Android, and Web.

 

XMind

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XMind is a mind-mapping tool that can help with researching and idea management. It makes it simple to gather, analyse and share your ideas with others.

There is a free edition and other versions that are not free. With the app, you can make use of organisational charges, logic charges, a matrix chart and multiple templates for weekly planning, projects and more.

Sometimes the best way to work through an assignment is through brainstorming and mapping out new ideas and ways of interpreting information.

Available on Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS & Android