9 Useful Apps to Help You Stay Productive at University

Stay productive and try out these apps to improve your study sessions

By Bsyn Support

Featured 1 Oct 2021

Are you a student? Have you ever felt like your productivity levels are not where they should be? There’s no need to worry! We have the perfect 9 Apps to help you stay on top of things. Apps can help with everything from studying to planning events, so there is something for everyone in this list. Check it out and see which Apps will work best for you!

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9 Useful Apps to Help You Stay Productive at University 1


App 1

1. Evernote

Platform: Windows, macOS, Android, iOS

Cost: Free with optional paid plans

Evernote is an app that is designed to help you take notes and manage and organise your tasks on the cloud. Digitally write your notes and compile them into organised searchable notebooks. Scan your handwritten notes and documents and go paperless. Manage your tasks with to-do lists and set reminders and due dates.

App 2

2. Grammarly

Platform: Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Web

Cost: Free with optional paid plans

Grammarly is an online writing assistant that helps with your writing skills. The app will review spelling, grammar, plagiarism and tone to make sure you achieve the best results in your assignments.

App 3

3. Cite This For Me

Platform: Web

Cost: Free with an optional premium plan

Cite This For Me is an app that can do all of your referencing and formatting, too. You just need to scan/enter the ISBN from your source into Cite This For Me and it will automatically create a reference list in APA or MLA format! It’s as easy as that.

App 4

4. Forest

Platform: Android, iOS

Cost: Free with in-app purchases

Forest is an app designed to prevent you from procrastinating on your phone. Set a timer on the app and it will plant a tree on the app. The tree will grow as long as you leave your phone on the app whilst studying. If you swipe away to another app during the study time, the tree will die and all your progress will be lost! It’s a great way to stay focused on studying when you need motivation.

App 5

5. Google Drive

Platform: Android, iOS, Web

Cost: Free with optional paid plans

Google Drive is a cloud-based file storage service. Store files and documents onto the Drive and then share and synchronize files across multiple devices. Google Drive also integrates seamlessly into Google’s editing suite which is great for collaborative editing of documents, perfect for group projects!

App 6

6. Noisli

Platform: Android, iOS, Web

Cost: £1.99 with optional paid plans

Noisli is an app for those of you who can’t study in silence. Select from a variety of background noise to study to such as rain sounds or coffee shops – whatever helps you relax and get in the zone!

App 7

7. Trello

Platform: Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Web

Cost: Free with optional paid plans

Trello is a great project management tool which can help you stay organized. You can create your own personal board for whatever needs organizing- from tasks related to university, through to work or even just general life admin!

App 8

8. Quizlet

Platform: Android, iOS, Web

Cost: Free with an optional paid plan

Quizlet helps students to create quizzes, flashcards and other revision tools. You can create your own decks or choose from other people’s, so there will always be something which suits what you need to learn! 

App 9

9. Office Lens

Platform: Android, iOS

Cost: Free

Office Lens might seem slightly boring at first – but they are actually extremely useful! Office Lens allows users to take pictures of any documents, whiteboards or even blackboards and convert them into editable files. This means you won’t have to worry about getting notes home or printing out pages from books ever again as this app will save all the relevant information onto your device.

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