I‘m back! School is taking all of my personnal time these past few weeks like i feel i’ve been working 24/7. And because i felt overhelmed i thought i could find some apps to help me having my shit together and i actually found some good ones that i’ll share with you right now!!
So first of all, succeeding in school means being organized (for me) and knowing your limit. For example, spending the whole night working for an history test because you didn’t learned it before is a waste of sleep, energy and a proof you weren’t organized (even if sometimes you just need to procrastinate). For the apps, i discovered a lot of them by reading studyblr and watching some ‘study with me’ videos (Jusuf‘s videos are just SO MOTIVATING).
LOFFEE – I talked about this app in my ‘study playlist’ post and this is a must -in my opinion- for people who like to work with music but can’t stay focused when the music has lyrics. This app has five music vibes: Morning Coffee, Early Summer, Heal, Late Night Vibe and Rainy Days and all the songs are lo fi hip hop. It really helps me to relax and focus on my homework. I also listen to it while i’m on my computer, working on some projects, writing post… My favorite playlists are definitly Late Night Vibes and Rainy Days! Or you can just go listen to my study playlist on youtube 🙂 Similar app – Study Aide
FOREST – This app is so famous among studyblr and youtubers, like i heard about it sooo many times so i had to download and try it. This app helps you to stay focused and off line for a moment. You can choose how long you want to work and just start the timer (i recommand 35mins of work and 15mins of pause but just try what’s good for you!). Everytime you are doing a ‘working session’ you plant a virtual tree through the app and it grows while you are working but if you stop the timer (by using your phone and going to another app for example) it will kill the tree. So basically, the goal is to grow as much trees as you can and create a forest that represents your ability to stay focused. The more you plant trees, the more you can unlock new features (like different tree species, etc). Similar app – FLIP, Study Timer, Study Buddy
QUIZLET – This one is a M-U-S-T (especially for languages and definitions)!! If you haven’t heard of it yet, this app allows you to create your own flashcards and helps you memorize them with some interactive games/exercises. You can also search for a particular subject and access to others’ flashcards (and you can obviously share your own flashcards with everyone, your class, your friends or just keep it to yourself!). I actually use quizlet for learning all my lanuages (english, german, korean and maybe spanish soon aha). Similar app – Cartes Mémoire (french)
NOTEBLOC – Another app I just can’t live without and that I also use for other purposes than school. Notebloc is basically a scanner in your phone. You can numerise EVERYTHING, from your notes to your drawings and with a very good quality (as long as you take a good picture and the brightness isn’t bad). It makes everything simplier for me!
MIMIND – MiMind is an app for creating mind maps. I recently downloaded it and i’m already happy with the results, it really helps you to have an overview on your subject and creating the mind map is just SO EASY like everyone can do it. You have different templates to help you, you can choose different colors, forms… and you can also share it in different formats (jpeg, png, pdf, tga, bmp…). Maybe some people will be disappointed by the ‘aesthetic’ of the app and the mind maps (really 2008, not so pretty) but you know sometimes you have to put utility before beauty.
And that’s it for today’s post, i hope i somehow managed to help you if you are struggling like me with school and that i’m not just intertaining myself here lmao ^^