Ever feel a little overwhelmed by how much you have on your plate? Everyone does but thankfully, there are a myriad of solutions to that problem! Whether you’re studying hard for next year’s classes, or dutifully tinkering away at your thesis, these productivity applications will help you to stay on track and use your time effectively:
This relatively simple app you might already have heard of. It syncs your documents in the cloud on all your devices, and is accessible on your phone, your tablet or your computer. All that accessibility means it’s perfect for holding notes, keeping to-do lists, or even just jotting down ideas to review a little later.
Everyone occasionally blanks on the way to spell a word, or what it means. Dictionary.com’s application is available for smartphones, making it completely accessible while you’re studying in the library, reading in a coffee shop, or working under candle-light.
Do you ever have trouble staying away from your facebook account, your email, or news sites while you’re studying? If so, then this application will allow you to block certain sites on your computer while you are working on something. You can always turn off your Internet entirely of course, but this application will allow you to continue your research without getting your daily fix of funny cat pictures.
The “Pomodoro Technique” is a productivity idea that revolves around the idea of doing a twenty-five minute “session” of work, then following it with a five minute break. You split your days into a number of “pomodoros” which enables you to work on small chunks of things. This may or may not work for you, but it might also be worth a shot!
Google Drive allows you to store a number of files in a folder on Google’s servers. That folder is then accessible from anywhere that has an Internet connection. This is incredibly useful if you want to pull up a specific set of notes on your phone, or if you are using a friend’s computer, or a Library computer. It’s incredibly easy to use and very reliable!
BrainMass believes that a more organized person uses their time more effectively and therefore gets better grades. Don’t hesitate to try some of these tools out and let us know how they work for you in the comments!Add Comment