The top 5 apps that help students improve their productivity.

Technology and its developments have always left humans amazed and have at all stages proved to be commodious. The most productive invention of this century has been the smartphone. The smartphone that comes with a caboodle of great specifications, the high-quality cameras, wifi, the umpteen applications that can be installed, all of them making the world so small to fit in our palm.

The smartphones keep upgrading with every passing day to offer the users with a better user experience every single time. The past few years have seen a rapid growth in the number of applications and also the different types of apps that are being developed ti facilitate users perform various tasks related to both their personal and professional lives. These purposive apps are being designed in various categories like Art & Design, Beauty, Books &Reference, Business, Communication, Education, Finance, Food &Drink, Games, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Music, Social, Shopping, Sports, Travel and many more. The applications that are made available for free or for purchase on the Android, iOS and Windows app stores are being downloaded by millions of users across the globe.

Of all these categories, we are interested in finding out the top 5 apps that are useful for students in helping them manage their work and help them in their education and skill development. So here are 5 utilitarian apps for students that are worth a download.

  1. Evernote: Evernote has long been one of the most popular note-taking apps. The recent updates are attracting more users and are offering even more to love it. The clean, uncomplicated interface makes it perfect for students to take notes, make to-do lists, set reminders, attach files, create agendas and access everything through any device. Evernote doesn’t have a storage limit, but free users are limited to an upload limit of 60 MB per month. The camera feature is especially helpful, letting you save any photo, document, Post-it note or business card.
  2. My Study Life: The free My Study Life app replaces any paper planner by keeping track of workload across multiple platforms and devices. It lets students manage and receive notification of their classes with timetables, schedule and keep track of their exams and tasks. A clean interface and the ability to color code your classes make the calendar easy to read.
  3. Tiny Scanner: Tiny Scanner is ideal for making sure your handwritten class notes are at least legible enough to send to a classmate. This app uses the camera on your phone or tablet to scan documents and export them into PDFs that you can email or save to your camera roll. You can also crop and color-correct your images before you export them into PDFs.
  4. Vocabulary Builder: Vocabulary Builder from Magoosh is the best vocabulary app to test yourself for the SAT, TOEFL or GRE. After all, vocabulary does make up a good third of these tests. You can quiz yourself at different levels of difficulty on 1,200 of the most important vocabulary words, picked by expert tutors. Choose the best definition for each word, and if you don’t get some right, the app repeats those until you master them. This free app also lets you choose to battle against a random user. 
  5. Sleep Time: Getting the right amount of sleep is essential for students. You won’t get a good grade on that test in zero period without going through at least a few decent REM cycles. Using sleep science research, Sleep Time analyzes your sleep stages and wakes you up during your lightest sleep phase, giving you a night of peaceful rest. You can set a 30-minute window for when the app can wake you up. The app analyzes how a stressful day or late-night caffeine affects your sleep cycle, and tracks your sleep quality over time and presents the data to you in graphs, which can then be exported to Excel. 

All the above apps are free for download on Android, iOS and Windows operating systems. With increasing workload, students look for apps that can help organize their work and notify them about the tasks and plans. These apps let you put in order the many different tasks and goals that you set up for your day.

 

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