With the warm sun, green grass and perfect weather tempting, nothing sounds less appealing than sitting in the library studying. Luckily, with the help of these five apps, your studying can become more productive, allowing you more time for summer fun.
1. Get up early with Alarmy
Alarmy prides itself on being “the world’s most annoying alarm app,” and it is a sure to get spring-term students out of bed. Before setting an alarm, the user must take and register a picture of anything from their microwave to bathroom. Once the alarm goes off, the only way to stop it from ringing is to get out of bed and take the registered picture again with the phone. Alarmy is annoying but ensures that you not only wake up on time but also get out of bed.
“Half the battle for me is getting out of that warm, cozy bed,” said Ryan Sommerfeldt, an economics major from Cardston, Alberta. “This app has saved me from the destructive evil of laziness.”
2. Learn material on the go with Flashcardlet
Students have been using flashcards to study for decades, but Flashcardlet brings the age-old study tool into the 21st century. Flashcardlet can be downloaded as an app to handheld devices but also can be accessed online. The app runs through Brainscape, which allows users to easily make new decks on devices or online as well as import previously made decks off of Quizlet. Having flashcards directly on a handheld device makes it easy to study when time is short.
3. Make to-do lists, and keep track of group members’ progress with Trello
4. Force yourself to stay away from distractions with SelfControl