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Your Back-To-School Survival Guide

The ABCs of getting As, not Cs.

Summer break has been blissful, but it's time to return to the daily grind of classes, homework, and exam timetables. It's not all dorm and gloom though. What better excuse to explore this array of cool educational apps?

Wunderlist

Organization. That’s the key to tackling your mounting school load, and Wunderlist is the way to stay organized. It lets you dive into your to-do list, adding due dates and reminders; plus you can sync with others if you need to collaborate on a task. So, unless you’ve got a particularly hungry dog, there’s no excuse not to submit your homework on time.

Memorado Brain Training

Learning doesn't have to be boring. We all remember that one teacher who truly inspired us by making learning fun, and Memorado is that, in app form. The app is filled with mini-games designed to tax your grey matter. Play it at lunch or on the bus ride home and you’ll stand a better chance of retaining all that information thrown at you during the day. You’re learning, but it won’t feel like it.

    GEIST (Memorado): Brain & Mind

    Get smart: games & meditation

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Class Timetable

On day one of a new school term you’ll be given a printout with your class timetable for the next several months. That piece of paper will last, on average, about 52 minutes before it's torn, lost, or consigned to a soon-forgotten jacket pocket. Class Timetable lets you create a digital copy. Just input your schedule, assign colours to certain subjects, and never again be left wandering the halls, confused as to whether you should be in Math or Science.

    Class Timetable - Schedule App

    School and college organizer

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Thoughts

We all think in different ways. For some, it’s easier to vocalize our inner workings; for others, visualization can help develop an idea. That’s where Thoughts comes in. A doodling app on overdrive, it gives you an infinite canvas on which to make notes, drop mind maps, and dump your doodles. There are no limits to what you can create, and with instant share and print options, you’ll be able to spread the learning love too.

We’ll stop acting like your parent now. Go. Enjoy school.

Just don’t forget your lunch!