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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

    FerminRPGrowth Hacker at #Lookea · Written
    Most simple project management app.
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    Zenkit

    The project management tool that grows with you

    Jessi Lu4Change 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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  3. 8
    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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  4. 5
    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 GuptaDorm Room Fund · Written
    Just has every functionality - organizing classes taking notes personal project management... I run everything on Notion
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  5. 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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  6. 3
    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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    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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  8. 1
    RealtimeBoard 3.0

    Enhanced whiteboard. Your guide to the future of teamwork

    FerminRPGrowth Hacker at #Lookea · Written
    If you are a visual learner this is the ultimate tool.
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  9. 1
    Evernote

    Note taking gets even simpler

    ShradhaConsultant · Written
    Great way to store notes
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  10. 1
    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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    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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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    Amazing Marvin

    Customizable task manager and day planner

    Christina WillnerFounder of Amazing Marvin · Written
    Christina Willner made this product
    It's a great task manager for procrastinators (~90% of students) as it's designed to actually help you get things done.
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  16. 1
    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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  17. Crystal ChenCommunity Manager, Quire · Written
    It has got a clear hierarchy: tasks, projects and organization. You can add "semesters" as organizations, "courses" as projects and "assignments" as tasks. Each task comes with its own description, start and due date and time, priority, etc. You can also use sort and/or filter to help you stay focused, so never miss out on anything!
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  18. 1
    Outplanr

    Turn your to-do list into a real work plan

    Filipa Nascimento made this product
    With Outplanr you can add your classmates to your projects, assign them tasks or invite them your events. It’s an easy way to work together, because you can also comment on each one of those tasks and events, and keep things progressing.
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  19. MikeCreator, Lanes · Written
    Mike made this product
    Lanes is big with the studyblr community and has built lots of features just for them! Pomodoro timer, notes, squads (so you can compare productivity with friends) and more neat features to keep you productive. Can't promise you an A+ in your finals, but Lanes will definitely keep you focused.
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  20. 1
    Tame - Event Planner

    The world most beautiful software for Event Managers

    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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