LIFE HACK

Tools for back-to-school success

Level up your academic life.

That’s it. Holiday’s over. It’s time to face the real world again.

But instead of settling into the same study rut, start this semester off with an efficiency boost. Try some of the following apps designed to help you get the most out of your time and student career.

Stay on schedule

Stay on course with the practical (and pretty) iStudiez Pro. Just link its widget to your Today View to easily keep track of your class schedule. More than a schedule organiser, the app includes clear and clean management tools for assignments, homework and holidays. This way you know when to hit the books hard, and when you’re clear to play hard. You can try the free Lite version first, which comes with all the crucial functions of the app minus widget, sync and backup features.

    iStudiez Pro Legendary Planner

    Win your school battle

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Still have a to-do list?

A student’s life isn’t just about the books. There are clubs, hobbies and online classes out there waiting to expand your horizons. But the more you pile on, the more you need proper time management. Sorted³ is a no-hassle app that keeps all your light tasks in one tidy place. Plus, the intuitive gesture control makes inputting your plans a breeze.

Mind the memory gap

As the old proverb goes – the palest ink is better than the best memory. Effective note taking is an essential study skill. Find help in the all-in-one Evernote, the utilitarian Bear or handwritten elegance of Paper. Each makes a great study partner.

    Evernote

    Notes Organizer & Planner

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    Bear

    Private Markdown Notes

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    Paper by WeTransfer

    Sketch with confidence

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For the record

Those piles of paper notes and school documents are not only inconvenient – they’re a pain to search through. Instead, quickly convert them to digital with CamScanner. Its features allow you to enhance, organise and annotate your records to make tracking down important info easy. Then, register for an account to sync backups to the cloud and never lose track of a single page again.

    CamScanner-Scanner to scan PDF

    OCR, Translator & PDF Creator

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When it comes to doing actual assignments, it’s hard to avoid the big three: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. WPS Office supports this essential trio along with more than 20 different common formats, as well as an expansive template library and other features for more freedom to work on docs away from the computer.

    Microsoft Word

    Create and edit documents

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    Microsoft Excel

    Spreadsheets and data analysis

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    Microsoft PowerPoint

    Create effective presentations

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