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Best apps for studying

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Best apps

These days, people are never without their smartphones – and who can blame them? These devices have become essential in day-to-day life, so why not use your smartphone to get the most out of your studies?

We have compiled a list of the best apps for students. From keeping track of notes and resources to maintaining motivation, there is something on the app store for you.

Forest – Stay Focused

If you are finding it difficult to stay off social media while you study, this the app for you. Forest works by planting a seed and, the longer the app stays open, the more your tree will grow, eventually spreading out and become a forest. If for any reason you close the app, your forest will start to wither. Seeing your forest grow while you study is certainly a satisfying experience.

Available free on iOS and Android.


Referencing is one of the most important aspects of assignment writing and could be the difference between a lower or higher grade. RefME offers one-click referencing in any style you require – simply scan the barcode of the book or journal you wish to reference, with all citations stored within the cloud and synced seamlessly across all of your devices.

Available free on Android, iOS and Web.


This handy app allows you to manage all of your homework, projects, quizzes and tests, and it provides reminders for assignment due dates. Egenda can also allow you to add notes to your assignments, ensuring you do not forget any crucial details, and sort your assignments by class, due date and completion.

Available free on iOS and Android.


Quizlet offers the perfect way to prepare for exams. This app will allow you to create your own flashcards and study sets, which you can tailor to whatever course or unit you are studying.

Available free on iOS and Android


Speaking of exams, Todait will help you to take your exam preparation even further. The app will automatically plan and divide your study materials and determine how much time you should be dedicating to your studies. It also provides feedback on your study habits and will help you to improve your productivity and time management skills.

Available free on iOS and Android


Last but not least, Evernote provides the perfect tool for taking and storing notes, whether you are working on assignments or preparing for an exam. Evernote’s functions include searchable notes so that you will never lose track of an important piece of information, checklists and to-do lists, all synched automatically on any computer, phone or tablet.

Available free on iOS, Android and Web.

At Swinburne Online, we dedicate ourselves to ensure you are supported through all aspects of your studies. If you find yourself struggling, get in touch with one of our Student Advisors.