We all know that iPhones are magical, wondrous devices useful for everything from snapchatting to getting the name of that song playing in Pi. Until this week though, I did not fully realize how much iPhones can help out with studying and time management. So, I come to this blog post to impart some wisdom about handy apps that can unlock the power of your iPhone…
This free app allows you to organize your schedule, with both a semester and daily calendar. It also helps you organize your notes within your courses and your daily schedule, record audio while taking notes, and share notes with others. So, your notes are organized for you within your courses and your daily schedule. This app is especially useful for students with learning disabilities.
This App, designed for an iPad and iPhone, isn’t free but it may just be worth the whopping $2.99. Noteability allows you to type notes directly into your phone and then replay your notes with audio recording that reads your notes back to you. You can also automatically backup all of your work to Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. Plus, it looks pretty awesome.
This free iPhone app is helpful in keeping track of all of your cousework, tests, and projects. It will notify you when an assignment coming up, and you can see all of your homework entries using the calendar view. It’s much harder to lose track of deadlines with this app at hand!
4. My Minutes
Do you ever find yourself browsing Facebook or BuzzFeed for an inordinate amount of time? This $2.99 app is based on the power of goal setting and keeping track of that time. You can set this app to allow you to spend “at most” 15 minutes on, say, checking your email, and will then give you a nudge when you’re out of time. Conversely, you can see how much time it takes you to do your coursework for certain classes, which will help you to realistically manage your time and set goals in the future.
For a longer list of these apps, including ones specifically designed for college students with disabilities, see this fantastic page from the University of New Hampshire.