Boost your productivity and manage your time better with these helpful phone applications.
Tis’ the season for exams!
As the end-of-year examinations near, you might be looking for ways to study on the go and prepare yourselves fully for your papers.
Since we spend a good amount of time on our mobile devices, what better way than to utilise technology to aid your studies. Here are five types of mobile applications you need for studying.
Instead of mugging for hours on end and feeling burnt out at the end of the day, improve your study experience with apps such as Forest.
Forest takes on a fun twist on the Pomodoro Technique. It is an app that gets users to “plant” a tree that grows during the time that you stay away from your devices. By leaving the app during a cycle, users will only have a minute to return before your little animated tree “dies”.
The sight of your cute little tree withering away stings, but it does the job to keep your eyes away from other distracting apps.
Forest is available for $2.98 on iOS and free on Android.
Carrying a bulky stack of revision notes or textbooks is not convenient, especially if you would like to study on the go.
Flashcards are a great complementary tool for revisions as it is known to promote active recall when you try to remember a particular subject without much contextual clues.
Create online flashcards using apps such as Quizlet for easy on-the-go learning that is both interactive and customisable within your mobile devices.
Quizlet allows users to create ‘study sets’ that are shareable within the platform. Aside from viewing decks of flashcards, its interactive features also include a guided learning function and assessment feature to test your knowledge.
Quizlet is free on iOS and Android.
Mastering a language is something that does not happen overnight. It requires constant practice and review to grasp even just a handful of vocabulary fluently.
Learning a language is a practical skill that can go a long way though, whether it is to prepare for your exams or just to understand your K-dramas better.
While it might seem intimidating to pick up a new language at first, apps like Memrise are here to make your learning experience fun and stress free.
Memrise offers free language courses of various difficulty levels. The platform utilises visual learning with the use of picture associations and has an audio feature to boost your listening and speaking skills.
Memrise is free on iOS and Android.
With every exam season, you could either be counting down the days to your next paper or just awaiting your holidays to arrive. Either ways, the light at the end of the tunnel is always a great motivational boost to signal the coming end of a stressful exam journey.
Countdown applications such as Countdowns are convenient as they can be viewed easily as widgets on your homescreen while providing a hassle-free summary without flipping through pages of your calendar.
Countdowns is free on iOS.
Educational games may not necessarily be a tool to help with your studies, but it is an engaging way of destressing while having some fun.
If you are feeling restless between your study sessions, reward yourself with some time away from the books and try out these fun brain games!
Geist Memorado: Brain & Mind is an engaging memory game to sharpen your mind through its various activities and difficulty levels. Play games for improving concentration, memory, logic, reaction and more, or learn to meditate with their guided features.
Geist Memorado: Brain & Mind is free on iOS.
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