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Helpful Apps for Students

Name of App Description Price
Asana (iPhone) (Android) Though Asana was made for businesses, it’s a great way to foster personal organization and management skills. You can create multiple projects, assign tasks, and set deadlines. The notification function keeps you abreast of important project phases, while the app also lets you comment on tasks and send notes to others involved in a project. Free
Epic Win (iPhone) Turn tasks into an adventure by setting goals or completing “quests” — much like a role-playing video game. Choose from five avatars (an in-app purchase) to destroy each task in front of you and earn loot. $1.99
Due (iPhone) Do you get overwhelmed with all the things you have to do that are… well, due? This sleek app allows you to set reminders so nothing falls through the cracks. It will keep pestering you until you mark off a task as completed or delete it. Customize alerts with a library of about 60 sounds. Another neat feature is that it automatically changes time zones for you and doesn’t require an internet connection. $4.99
Priority Matrix (iPhone) (Android) Get your priorities straight with Priority Matrix. This app will help you boost organization and prioritization skills. Users can work as a team to get on the same page about setting and accomplishing goals, or simply undertaking a project. Useful reminders and real-time task updates help keep you on track, and reports give you insight into how you’re managing your time. Free
RescueTime (Android) Most people get distracted by social media or computer time — this app helps you rescue your time and prioritize what you’re doing so you don’t lose an afternoon to social media or other interruptions. In addition to tracking offline activities, RescueTime allows you to track time spent on mobile apps and voice calls. Set goals for your digital life and view your habits to see how they change over time. Free
30/30 (iPhone) You’d be surprised how much you can get done in a certain amount of time. 30/30 is the app that lets you create tasks and assign a length of time to accomplish them. Just enter the task and deadline, and start the timer. You can add tasks so the timer prompts you to move on to the next task at the right time. Control all of this task-jumping with gestures, like swiping left or right, for a more natural way to use the app. Multi-tasker? Enjoy using it with multiple lists. Plus, you can sync everything over iCloud. Free
Brain Focus (iPhone) (Android) Start and stop work or project sessions, get a better feel for your daily productivity, and find out ways to best manage your time with Brain Focus. You can reward yourself with breaks during the session or at the end. This app features a simple, clean interface, plus reports that can help you focus on the tasks at hand. Free
Any.do (iPhone) (Android) This application is perfect for students who need to create a to-do list. It also synchronize all tasks with other devices so that the list can be accessed from anywhere. Add new entries to the list with the help of touch-based interface, or use your voice to create tasks. You can change the priority of your entry, mark a task as completed, or even shake your device to remove all completed tasks from it. Free
Studious (Android) How often do you forget about the date and time of your test? Do you always know the deadline of your homework, the time of your next lecture, and the subject of your next class? Thanks to Studious, this problem will be solved once and forever. All you need to do is to enter all information about your class, time, professor, location, etc., and this cool application will remind you about it just in time! Free
SelfControl (Mac) SelfControl is a free and open-source application for macOS that lets you block your own access to distracting websites, your mail servers, or anything else on the Internet. Just set a period of time to block for, add sites to your blacklist, and click "Start." Until that timer expires, you will be unable to access those sites—even if you restart your computer or delete the application. Free
Jumpcut (Mac) Jumpcut is an application that provides "clipboard buffering" — that is, access to text that you've cut or copied, even if you've subsequently cut or copied something else. The goal of Jumpcut's interface is to provide quick, natural, intuitive access to your clipboard's history. Free