Top-Six’s Used and Abused: Apps
Disclaimer: I own an Iphone, so all of these are available for ios devices- not sure about android.
What it does: It basically plays coffee shop sounds, which are proven to increase creativity because it’s just enough noise to work. There are three options; University Undertones, Morning Murmurs and Lunchtime Lounge. There is also the option to play music in the background, if you so desire.
How I use it:
I play this when I am studying, writing, brainstorming or reading anything academic-related.
Why I love it:
I don’t know how I survived without this app before I found it. It sounds out other noises without becoming distracting and making you lose focus. I used it all the time. Even when I am at coffee shops! If some their old ladies are speaking to loudly or a couple is sharing too much about what happened last night, I just pop it in and can instantly focus.
Use this if:
You have trouble focusing with background music or get distracted very easily.
What it does: Has a crazy-large assortment of already made flashcard decks on a variety of topics. It is super awesome because you can make your own deck or download one someone else made.
How I use it: I use this for Latin vocab and when I was studying for my G1.
Why I love it: You can download a deck and test yourself literally anywhere plus most of the time you don’t even have to make your own deck.
Use this if: You have a long commute to class, enjoy studying on the go or dislike physically making flashcards
What it does: Basically you make a list, put in your tasks and how long you have to complete each, and it puts it on a countdown loop.
How I use it: I usually use this for making sure I do 40 minutes of work and 10 minutes of break. I also found it helpful when I was doing a timed test online, because I had aprox. 10 minutes/question, so it helped me know how much time I had left.
Why I love it: Helps me know how much time I have left of whatever I am doing. I’ll look over and see I’ve got 14 minutes until a break and my task seems a lot less daunting.
Use this if: You want to try out the 40(or 50?)/10 work routine. If you get discouraged easily or have a habit of either taking too much time during your work blocks/breaks, try this out!
*note- none of these are calendar/planner type apps not because I haven’t found any good ones simply because I like having things written down and colour-coordinated check out this post if you’re interested in how I do that.
If you guys have any studyblr apps feel free to share!
marabytanguay shared that
Coffitivity is available for Android, but 30/30 and Flashcards are not.
The closest Android match for 30/30 is Stopwatch All in 1, available HERE. As for flashcards, I like StudyBlue. It is available for both Android and iOS, as well as on the web (at studyblue.com). I love it because I can view other people’s flashcard collections and my flashcards are available anywhere I go and on any of my devices. If you don’t like it, Google Play has hundreds of alternate options.