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What are the best productivity tools for university students?

We all want to start fresh next semester. What are some of your recommended tools?
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    Trello

    Organize anything, together

    Antoine Frédéricproductivity expert · Written
    Trello is awesome, and here is why : - it's a "sandbox" (you can create whatever you want with Trello) - very simple to use - tons of ways to automatize your boards (Zapier, IFTTT, Power-Ups ...) - you can stock ideas, tasks or goals easily
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    FerminRP3Growth Hacker at #Lookea · Written
    Most simple project management app.
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    Zenkit

    The project management tool that grows with you

    Jessi Lu6Change the future. · Written
    Zenkit is great for projects, collaboration and working with data. You can switch between different view to work with the best one for each of your tasks. If you want to make an overview of your course I would recommend starting with the mind map but you can also use an easy listview, kanban board or table view. It´s free for up to 5 people but we may have some arrangements with your university;)
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    Shelly

    A smart notes app made for your calendar 🗓️

    Frank FeustelFounder and CEO Shelly · Written
    If you want to take notes for your lectures try Shelly. If allows you to directly add your notes to your timetable, once connected with your Google or Outlook class schedule. Perfect!
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    Notion 2.0

    The all-in-one workspace - notes, tasks, wikis, & databases

    Felipe EstevesDesigner, FGVE, Co. · Written
    Once you get how Notion works, it really excels in project management, research and database. It's a pleasure to use and super customizable.
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    I only started using it a couple of days ago, but I swear my university, work, and private life make much more sense to me now. The UI is minimal and bright, but doesn't get boring because of emojis and cover images. The templates are a-plenty and very useful, and if a template is missing – you can just create your own page from scratch, using one of Notion's many block elements!
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    Shohini Guptamanaging partner at dorm room fund SF · Written
    Just has every functionality - organizing classes taking notes personal project management... I run everything on Notion
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  5. 10
    Todoist

    Organize your life. Then go enjoy it.

    The BEST todo-list app on the market IMO. I have folders for each of my classes and clubs and can organize all of my assignments within. I also use IFTTT to integrate it with my Trello tasks and Google Calendar. Oh yeah, and it's FREE!
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    Brenna LHead of Marketing @ Doist- Todoist/Twist · Written
    Brenna L made this product
    In addition to being ranked by The Verge & Engadet as the #1 to-do list app, Todoist has a 50% discount for students/educators: https://todoist.com/education.
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    Antoine Frédéricproductivity expert · Written
    Todoist is a beast. You can combine it with Trello for a powerful organization. Trello in the background, Todoist for your everyday life !
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    Grammarly

    Clear, effective, mistake-free writing.

    Amazing program for correcting your work before you turn it in. I also paste my essays and emails in this app when I finish them just to double check for errors. Free version available, but paid is better obviously.
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  7. Andrei ȚițCustomer Success Manager · Edited
    Andrei Țiț made this product
    It helps all the university parties involved - students, professors, and departments - in the following way: • Students keep all their lecture notes in one place and collaborate easily with their colleagues, even when not in the classroom • Professors schedule their courses in advance (even for the whole semester), as well as add resources, notes, and assignments to create the course curricula, then share them with their students • The marketing and other departments have a tunnel-like view on what's top priority, and can track their time for future job estimations. Plus it's free for one year, all features included, without any limitations whatsoever.
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  8. EcemDirector of Product Design, @JotForm · Written
    Jotform is an online form-creating tool with thousands of free templates and layouts. There are lots of educational surveys and forms for university students. I think this tool will help them at their research projects. Most importantly it is free :)
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  9. 4
    Evernote

    Note taking gets even simpler

    Great way to store notes
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    Make notes easy and set then to look like whatever you want, keep then sync on multiple devices (only 2 in the free version), share files, take pictures, record audio, quick search everything you throw in the app. It's wonderful, it's essential.
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  10. 4
    Whaller

    Create your own private social networks

    Amokrane TamineMarketing Student · Written
    You can communicate, share files, assign tasks with this all-in-one tool
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    TimeCamp

    Automatic time tracking made easy

    Ola RybackaSocial media freak, blogger · Written
    A time tracking software perfect for recording time spent on learning each subject. Delivers reports on we spent time productive or non-productive.
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    RealtimeBoard 3.0

    Enhanced whiteboard. Your guide to the future of teamwork

    FerminRP3Growth Hacker at #Lookea · Written
    If you are a visual learner this is the ultimate tool.
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    Newton by CloudMagic

    Supercharged emailing with space-age features

    I use Newton for my email client and I couldn't live without it. It is one of the only (possibly the only) email clients that gives you a notification when your emails get opened. Great for when you email your professors. I think it's about $4/month if I recall.
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    Airtable 2.0

    Beyond the spreadsheet

    Sumangal VinjamuriGrowth Manager, Granular Insights · Written
    Can replace all of the Kanban boards, personal organizers, et al and also double up as a database, spreadsheet and more. If I was back in college, this is one app that I would've used everyday!
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  15. 2
    Tame

    A beautiful all-in-one planning tool for modern event teams

    Jasenko Hadzic made this product
    For all the events that students are collaboration on. Tame gathers all your event planning in one place and allows the student organisations to improve year by year, instead of losing the knowledge year by year and starting from scratch due to spreadsheet chaos.
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  16. 2
    Taskade

    A minimal and sharable task list.

    Ethan👨‍💻👨‍🎤 making KanbanMail & Code The Web · Written
    The best todo list app out there, really nice UI! Can also be used for note taking, which is a bonus. It is very flexible - it can be used as a vertical Kanban, weekly planner, simple todo list or bullet journal! It can even be used for collaboration with a built in chat. TRY IT 😻
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    Officehours

    Connects you with amazing people, for one on one advice

    Eric Karjaluoto made this product
    You can use Officehours as a way to reach your instructors when you’re remote. And, it’s a handy resource for connecting with off-campus and industry mentors.
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  18. Awesome way to organize your research (with pdf editing tools) and increase your productivity by saving time grooming your research database and integrations with e.g. MS Word.
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  19. Gary FungCreator of isoHunt & WonderSwipe · Written
    Gary Fung made this product
    Dig into any topic on the Web fast, on the go.
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  20. The first app comes to mind is AppLock. I am sure many people are worried about their phone privacy, but they don’t know how to deal with it. There are some apps that you can use to prevent people from snooping around your phone or even look through it without your permission. AppLock is one of them. But that’s not why I recommend it. The most interesting feature in this app is intruder selfie, which takes picture of the people who input the wrong password. I like this feature because on day I left my phone at home, when I got back, there are several selfies taken by AppLock shows that my kids are trying to use my phone. You really need to try this feature, it’s really funny to see these unexpected selfies. You will laugh, trust me!
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    Mobile security is more and more important nowadays, that’s why I think no matter who you are, what you do. You will need an app to protect your phone! I am using this app called ‘AppLock’, which is amazing because it can lock all of my apps, images even videos. This app is always on my list when it comes to app recommendation. The one thing that I like the most about this app is that it can take photos of the person who’s trying to unlock your phone! This feature is really funny because I always got the intruder selfie notification from my kids. They are trying really hard to unlock my phone for video games. If you are a cautious people, you really do need one of this app.
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