Dayyan Smith
Dayyan SmithMachine Learning @ SAP

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    Grammarly

    Clear, effective, mistake-free writing.

    Writing a good essay or coursework just got so much easier with Grammarly. The spell- and grammar checks are handy and if you have an important piece of writing, you might even consider upgrading to Premium to get vocabulary suggestions and improve your overall writing. Personally, I am never handing in a coursework again without running a Grammarly-check beforehand. Highly recommended to all students.
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    George
    GeorgeSF author, ML enthusiast, Pythonista. · Written
    I don't know any other product in the market that does what Grammarly does. Combined with Hemingway App, this has been my 1-2 combo for well-written emails, reports & fiction. (I wrote this, and then I checked it with Grammarly).
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    There is also Language Tool, which is all free and works with more languages than English. https://languagetool.org/
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    • Robert Melkonyan
      Robert MelkonyanCo Founder - Profunders Club

      When you use grammarly, they put some kind of advert for youtube, so when you watch youtube videos, it will stop and their advert will start. Note, this is not a youtube ad, this is an ad directly from them.

    • Philip V. Ariel
      Philip V. ArielFounder and Owner, Philipscom

      No doubt this is a wonderful and useful tool to the online writers and bloggers.

      I appreciate the team for making this possible for millions of users around the world.

      Thanks

      Philip

      #pvariel

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    Evernote

    Note taking gets even simpler

    Despite its flaws, Evernote is still one of the better note apps out there.
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    Travis Martin
    Travis MartinOwner of FBA Coaching · Written
    Evernote was my "go to" app when I was in both college and law school; it can handle everything thrown its way! Moreover, it goes everywhere you do, so your notes are always at hand.
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    nyakreal
    nyakrealLoves Tech, Founder, CEO · Written
    This is one of the most underrated app
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    • Emily Kellert
      Emily Kellerttech lover & travel freak & tractive PM

      Absolutely love Evernote. Use it for work and personal use and that is easy with the ability to make notebooks. Tags are super helpful as is annotating a document or editing a picture with Skitch. Makes my life easier and more organized!

    • David Neira
      David NeiraChape Fitness - Online Personal Training

      Evernote is a platform that allows you to organize, store, share and then search your information. Evernote impacts a business's productivity by streamlining the collection and distribution of critical information by enhancing its retrieval. Evernote's gives your business enhanced control of the information you own or information already collected by your employees. It's your business. It's your information.

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    Helium

    A floating browser window for your Mac

    Nick Abouzeid
    Nick Abouzeid37Only the hottest Twitter takes · Written
    Now you can float a tiny Netflix window above your notes in class. Perfect for those lectures that just can't seem to end.
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  4. Ilya Azovtsev 💌+🤖=🚀
    Ilya Azovtsev 💌+🤖=🚀5Help sales team close more in less time · Written
    Think it might help students. You save all that you need in one place and you may read it later even if you're offline.
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    nyakreal
    nyakrealLoves Tech, Founder, CEO · Written
    Good when doing research and you want to save sources
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  5. When I was in college, I used Zip Disks to transfer my files between home and school. *shakes cane* Dropbox is useful for storing, and ensuring safe storage especially, of important working files, class syllabus, and anything else important to a student.
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  6. Dustin Daniels
    Dustin DanielsChildren's Book Author/App Developer · Written
    Great studying tool. Tons of flashcards already created based on specific classes, schools. Why reinvent the wheel when most likely the flashcards have already been created by another student that had the class before. Allows users to create and share flashcards.
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    I completely agree! It's fantastic and I love that you can choose several methods for quizzes (multiple choice, fill in the blanks, etc.) which is perfect when reading/studying and quizzing yourself every few minutes to see if you retained the material.
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  7. Mathias Elmose
    Mathias ElmoseThe Chewbacca of EdTech · Written
    Easily scan paper hand-outs and transform it to PDF with searchable text. You can also annotate on documents in the app. A very much have utility app for students.
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    Todoist

    Organize your life. Then go enjoy it.

    Great way to get an overview about your tasks.
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    George
    GeorgeSF author, ML enthusiast, Pythonista. · Written
    Once Wunderlist is gone (R.I.P.), this will be the app to use for to-do lists.
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    There's a 50% discount for students, teachers and organisations: todoist.com/education
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    • haabe
      haabeDeveloper @ Snopp Designbyrå

      We were looking for a tool to replace Asana, and after initially testing Todoist, became certain it could be the tool for us. But sharing projects is a PITA. There's no easy way to let your team have access to all newly created projects. Also, the projects structure isn't shared, so sharing a new subproject causes havoc in the teammate's projects structure, and the teammate needs to manually configure the projects structure according to it's intended layout.

    • Marta
      MartaFront-end, UI and UX designer

      Organize your life with pleasure. Add due date to tasks, tasks inside projects, subprojects and subtasks. Call your friends to join your project and assign tasks for them. Comment and add images on tasks. Have your tasks everywhere with nice apps. Love it.

  9. I always work in Google Drive for my school work. Google documents are auto-saved and safely stored in the Google cloud.
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    Stefan Steinbauer
    Stefan SteinbauerEverybody can understand devs! · Written
    Collaboration and versioning. What do you want more?
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    Zenkit

    The project management tool that grows with you

    Zenkit can be used by students, startup teams, freelancers, businesses and everyone, that wants to be productive. Features include different data views for data visualization and collaboration features for teams.
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    • Using Zenkit for a few months now and can't see myself going back to my old tool. The team has done a phenominal job of building an application that addresses the need of power users, light users, and everything in between.

    • Edited my review to reflect the awesome response time to problem I encountered. Incredible, hard working team and their app reflects the care and dedication they have put into Zenkit. Keep up the great work, Zenkit!

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    PomoDoneApp for Mac, Windows, Linux & Android

    Pomodoro timer for your productivity tool

    We all know what the Pomodoro Technique is and how good it is for the learning. Why I think the PomoDone is a "must have" app? 1. Integrations: whatever you use for your workflow, Evernote, Trello, Todoist, Wunderlist, Nozbe, Google Tasks, GCalendar - keep using it! Connect the account to the PomoDone App, sync the projects, lists or notebooks, and you're all set. Pick the task, run the countdown timer and focus on the task execution. Favorite your recurrent tasks from different sources, if you need some quick way to access it. 2. Distractions & Interruptions shield: turn on website blocking in PomoDone Chrome Extension options, and while the timer is running, your Facebook, Twitter or YouTube will remind you about the task on your desk instead of letting you slip out to the endless browsing and procrastination. If you use Slack, configure PomoDone/Slack integration to notify your team what you're on, and turn on DND mode to silence it up while you're getting things done. 3. Analysis: as long as it's all about the time, get the bigger picture what tasks, assignments, papers you spend the time on using the PomoDone Log. Export it, filter it out, and use it to report, invoice, analyze and enjoy how great you are. I use it for my workflow, for learning, and even home errands.
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    • There are so few good solutions for juggling tasks in multiple trackers, because it's surprisingly difficult to get right. Many of us dream of having a single task aggregator to manage our stuff, but we also tend to be very picky about the features and how they're presented.

      In my limited experience so far, the PomoDone team seem like the right people to do it. Not only are they brave enough to take on a project with so many hidden complexities, but they're also giving it loads of attention in many different areas. I have several little niggles about details in PomoDone but, given what I've seen, this is a team that knows how to prioritise. No wonder they're showing the rest of us how to Get Stuff Done. Kudos!

    • PomoDone is definitely the best Pomodoro technique app around there. I've been using it since the first versions, a couple of years ago, and had tried several other options before.

      Two points I can highlight are:

      1. The ability to sync the tasks with dozens of to-do list apps (I use Todois), project managing apps (I like Trello) and any kind of tool that allows you to create lists. If you don't use any, you may simple add tasks directly into the app.

      2. The availability in all major platforms you can imagine. So doesn't matter if I'm on Windows or Linux PC or even can't install the app (using the web version or phone), I can just open the app and start tracking and managing my working hours.

      3. When a timer is finished, be it a working timer or break timer, it has the option to change the focus of the window to the app, reminding me that I need to stop or should get back to work.

      Besides that, it is so customizable (timers, sounds, shortcuts, etc.) that can fit to nearly any use-case, all up to the user! Finally, it keeps track of all your working time and breaks (which you can add notes to), so you may review them later and check out how you may improve on using your time.

      PomoDone really helps me getting things done, keeps me focused and helps me improving the way I use my time. I'm relly grateful for all the team and the creator, as there is simply no other app with the all the mentioned functionalties!! Thank you!

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    Hemingway Editor 3.0

    Make your writing bold and clear, send to Medium/Wordpress

    sam
    sam3Assistant Principal. Father of twins. · Written
    Speaks for itself. Clear writing that's bold. On a side note, students who may have deficits or challenges with organization Hemingway is a blessing. Revision and editing is clean and clear helping students improve their writing.
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    George
    GeorgeSF author, ML enthusiast, Pythonista. · Written
    Hemingway teaches you to write clear sentences. It's not what you may need all the time; maybe only 95% of the time.
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    • Kesava Mandiga
      Kesava MandigaCurious cat. Writer. Explorer.

      Simple, unambiguous, clutter-free writing made easy for anyone. Hemingway is a godsend for people like me that, completely unintentionally, wax poetic about stuff that can be said in a few words.

    • Cornelius H Do
      Cornelius H DoGraduate @ CommBank

      I started using Hemingway from it's first iteration. First for my uni assignments and since then I've used it for almost everything. Slide decks, presentations, social posts, campaign copy, you name it. I even used it for this review! haha

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    Notability

    Powerful cross-platform note-taking platform

    Notability is a pretty powerful notes app, especially for those who prefer or have a need to have handwritten aspects to their note taking. Useful for including hand drawn charts and tables and other things.
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    o1xhack
    o1xhackcs Student, iOS Developer · Written
    Best app especially you have iPad, Apple pencil. And now it scans all writing to word to search. So powerful when you audio while writing. and then when you listen, the writing track is displaying
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  14. Real-time collaboration makes group assignments so much easier to manage
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    Things 3.0

    Complete revamp of the original, award-winning task manager

    Justin Mabee
    Justin MabeeDesigner. East Nashville. · Written
    While it took a long time for Things 3 to get released, I wouldn't trust my tasks or to-do lists to anyone else. I tried several other list apps and nothing syncs or stays consistent the way Things does. It's a little pricey for students, but it's worth it. My university actually paid for Things 2 for me, so I got all the updates throughout 4 years of college.
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    • Chad Whitaker
      Chad WhitakerProduct Designer at AngelList ✌️

      I've been a Things user since 2007. Within the last couple of years Things 2.0 started to feel stale, and I found myself exploring other alternatives. Yet I could never end up replacing it.

      Thankfully, Things 3.0 comes out of nowhere with a completely redesigned experience that is fast, beautiful and it allows you to do everything with speed — the perfect recipe for a todo app.

      This app feels like it belongs on iOS 11 even though it was launched weeks before the iOS 11 beta was announced. It's that good!

      You still can't share tasks with others, but the great experience easily out weights that need.

    • lucas morales
      lucas moralesDesigner @Bontouch Stockholm

      It took me a while to finally bite the bullet and buy Things3, but one week in I already knew this app would be the best to-do list I've ever used. I really like to-do apps and I've tried most of them, but Things is by far the best, I highly recommend it. The "Today" feature makes the whole difference!

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    Google Calendar

    Spend less time managing your day, now on iOS

    Nirant Kasliwal
    Nirant KasliwalMaker, Engineer, <3 from India · Written
    This is probably the most common tool which is not used well. To me the formula is simple now: Better you manage your calendars the more you can have fun!
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    • I use Google Calendar to schedule my day and to plan all the events and meetings. There is one great option for - Google Calendar integration with TMetric, this allows me to track time spent on various activities

    • Theo Osborn
      Theo OsbornTechnology enthusiast.

      Holding out until the end of the year when the new desktop design should be appearing

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    Niftio

    Complete presentation platform for professionals

    Roxana Eftene
    Roxana Eftene14Marketing & Business Analysis · Written
    Roxana Eftene made this product
    Create presentations for free
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    • Alice Taylor
      Alice TaylorSocial Media Specialist

      The templates help me create my slides easily and in no-time. I like the big preview of the templates which makes it easy to decide which one fits my needs best.

    • Dragos Campean
      Dragos CampeanQA Engineer at Niftio

      it's my app of choice when it comes to creating presentations

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    Google Keep

    Save your thoughts, wherever you are

    Sumit Hegde
    Sumit HegdeDesign Lead @Spocket · Written
    A highly underrated note taking app that's been a life saver for me. Auto sync across all my devices and availability on all platforms is a superb feature.
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    Paperspade

    Type math easily through just English text!

    Nick Abouzeid
    Nick Abouzeid37Only the hottest Twitter takes · Written
    Now you can type your math homework! Super cool - was just hunted yesterday.
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  20. Daylen
    DaylenStudent and Wikipedian in Vancouver · Written
    OneNote is the best thing ever for school! It's cross-platform, free, and easy to use.
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