Hi Roxy Readers – Final exam time is here again and you know what that means… I'm sharing information about apps that will help you study and avoid procrastination. I've added a couple of new apps, so give them a try. Also, read Goconqr’s blog How to Beat Exam Stress in 10 Easy Ways for some great stress-relieving tips.
This is an App that lets you block apps that you know are distracting to you. For example: Facebook, Instagram, games, or Twitter. You can also set aside blocks of time for family, work, or “you" time. It even gives you statistics on how you use your phone so you can finally see that you spend five hours a day on Facebook. That’s a wake-up call. This app is available on iOS and Android.
This app also allows you to block certain apps and view what your usage is like. However, this app lets you know when you break the rules. Sometimes we need a visual reminder that we need to change our ways. Only available on Android.
This Chrome extension is really serious about keeping you on track. If it notices that you’ve been spending too much time on frivolous websites, the Productivity Owl flies in and closes your tabs. Of course, you can control what the owl thinks are frivolous websites and regulate how much time you’re allowed to spend on the sites. If you start to get addicted to watching the Owl fly in, you may need to move on to a different extension.
This free Android app temporarily blocks programs on your mobile device. You set the date and length of time to block. Once that time is up, you'll have access to the apps again.
This app will randomly check that you are doing what you've said you would do. Again, you set the parameters, and the app will pop in to see if you're on task. StayOnTask is a free app in Google Play.
Study using digital flashcards that you create, or search the millions of sets available. Free to use for tablet, mobile device, or desktop.
This is another free app that will let you scan and upload your information to one spot. Never worry about misplacing your class notes again.
That's it for now, Roxy Fans! This is my last entry for the semester. Good luck on your finals!
See you next time the sun is up, the breeze is cool, and the waves roll into view. ‘Til then, hang ten!