4 Apps to Keep You Organised This Study Session
2016 is well and truly in full swing now, and no doubt assignments and work commitments are ramping up. Hopefully you’re not suffering too much from post-holiday depression or overwhelm, but if you are, these four great apps are sure to keep you organised during your next study session.
Trello is a great free organisation tool that helps you to organise your life using ‘Trello boards’. You have the ability to set up your Trello boards as a simple ‘to do list’ or as a complex project management hub of information. Users are able to add comments, file attachments, checklists, labels, due dates and more. Adding team members for a group or work assignment is easy, and it’s a real time tool that will notify you of any updates as soon as they occur. Trello can be accessed on all of your devices and changes are automatically saved across all platforms. Create a board for work, a board for study and a board for home to keep focused on your deadlines and keep on track to achieve your goals this year.
Evernote is a great repository for all manner of information, from lengthy research to simple ‘to do lists’. It also has the capacity to store notes, photographs or articles found on the Internet. You can even use your smartphone to record voice memos to remind you about important things to do, project outlines or just those random amazing ideas that occur in the middle of the night or on your way to work in the morning. One of the great things about Evernote is its ability to transform your collection of information into an attractive presentation-style layout. Collating information is easy and there’s absolutely no need to create a separate PowerPoint presentation to collate your notes. Evernote is free to trial, but to access all features, there is a cost involved.
Pocket is another way to keep your research stored and organised all in one place. The idea is that you can save documents, articles, images, videos, and pretty much anything ‘in your pocket’. Items can be saved directly from your Internet browser, from your email or from a huge range of apps including Twitter, HubSpot and Flipboard. Pocket is great if you do research on the run, and it offers a more flexible solution than simply saving it in your bookmarks. Pocket is a free app.
Dropbox is a great tool if you’re looking for a cloud storage option which enables you to easily organise and share your files. It’s perfect if, like many of us, you’re not proactive at backing up your files, because if something unfortunate ever does happen to your computer, you can log into Dropbox from anywhere and retrieve a copy of all of your important documents. Using the cloud for storage also means you won’t be clogging up your computer memory with large and cumbersome files. Dropbox is extremely useful for storing or sharing high resolution photographs and presentations, as these tend to take up valuable space on your devices. Your very own Dropbox can be accessed via the app or on a desktop. It is a free tool, but if you require a large amount of storage there is Dropbox Pro and Dropbox Business, which are paid subscription options.
What do you think?
Are there any apps that you can’t live without? What apps and tools do you use to help keep you productive and organised?
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This article was written by Ellenor Day-Lutz on behalf of the Australian Institute of Business. All opinions are that of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of AIB.