5 Apps That Help Students Meet Their Deadlines
If there is any universal truth about education, it’s that it keeps you busy. Whether you are a middle school or high school student or even an adult pursuing a college degree, there are plenty of deadlines for assignments and dates for tests and quizzes to keep in mind.
All in all, it can be challenging to keep track of everything. You can, of course, write it down but then you risk losing that piece of paper. Luckily, there are plenty of apps for education that can help you keep track of your busy life. Here, we will take a look at five apps that will help students meet their deadlines.
The first academically helpful app on our list is an app called SimpleMind. It is a cross-platform app, meaning that you can use it on your iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, or Windows computer. It is especially convenient for most students since it works on multiple platforms.
In this app, you make what is called a Mind Map. To do this, you start with a central theme like an event such as an exam. From there you can draw associations to the event. For example, you might have your exam as a central event with attached associations such as what you need to study.
Next up is a free app called Remember the Milk. This app also goes a little further with its cross-platform design as you can be reminded of your tasks via a mobile app - both iOS and Android - or even by email, text, IM, or Twitter.
With Remember the Milk, you get the chance to make a more traditional to-do list. The real difference between using an app like this and just writing it down, though, is the level of organization and the notifications. You can even make an event and then break it down into subtasks.
Evernote is also a popular choice among students. There are three different plans that you can get with this app, it all depends on the features you want and how much you’re willing to spend on it.
The most popular plan is the basic plan which is free. It allows you 60 MB of uploads a month, and you can sync your data across two devices. With this app, you can take notes and clip web pages, PDF files, and images. It makes it an excellent tool for keeping up with assignments and classes.
If you are looking for extra features such as more space or syncable devices, you can always try their Premium and Business plans as well.
Trello is a free app that works on almost any device you own from iOS to Android to your laptop or desktop. This app is another free option for students so you can keep track of everything you need to without a price.
With Trello, you can easily keep track of your tasks. Like the other apps we’ve looked at, you will be notified if one of the tasks you’ve uploaded is coming up soon. You can also upload attachments and create checklists to help you out. All the information you put on Trello is also efficiently organized thanks to tags, labels, and categories.
Our final app is the MyHomework app which is also a cross-platform option. There are two separate versions that you can get of the MyHomework app.
The basic version of the app is free, and if all you want to do is to track your assignments, it’s probably all that you’ll need. You can keep your class schedule, use upcoming homework widgets, and set due date reminders all on this app. Additionally, you can even sync it between devices.
For $4.99 a year, though, you can get some extra features. Examples include the app being ad-free, allowing file attachments, and external calendar access.
There is plenty to stress about in school but remember when you have to do assignments, and other tasks don’t have to be among your stresses. With these apps, you can keep track of your classes, get reminders about appointments, and more!
Jennifer Lockman is a student at UCLA majoring in Journalism and blogger at EssayPro.com. Her expertise includes general education, e-learning, business, writing and lifestyle.