Smartphones have changed the way we communicate and the way we manage our lives, and there is now a whole range of applications out there that can help you manage your study and work routine to best effect. Savvy mothers who are keen to resume their studies should stock up on these smart study apps to help them manage their hectic schedule.


Instapaper is a fantastic app that allows you to download web pages and save them offline for later use. It’s a great option for mums who opt for online study – you can download your class notes and other resources and save them for access later. The app lets you save the notes in text-only format as well and is a great option if you are ever out of Wi-Fi range.

Availability: iPhone, $4.49


Any.DO is an app designed to help you get organised. The simple design allows you to add things you need to do, or remember, and the app will categorise your to-do list into sections for today, tomorrow, this week and later. The app also allows you to add reminders for any or all tasks, easily edit items, and even share them with others via social media and email.

Availability: Free for Apple iOS and Android.

Astrid Tasks/To-do List

Astrid is a widely popular app that helps you keep on top of your to-do list. It features voice recognition and allows you to add and edit lists, set reminders and then sync your to-do list across email, Facebook and Twitter. You can also access it anywhere via Astrid.com.

Availability: Free for Android.

iStudiez Pro

This handy and simple-to-use app allows you to create streamlined daily schedules for your classes, holiday periods, staff contacts and keep track of – and set alarms for – your upcoming assignments.

Availability: iPhone, $2.99

Flashcards with Mental Case

If exams stress you out, this nifty Mental Case app will ensure you’re well-prepared to tackle any test. The app allows you to create your own flashcards for your phone and even record audio and add images from your photo library. No matter where you are or what time of day, your flashcards will be at the ready.

Availability: iPhone, $5.49


Homeworkr is a fantastic app for staying on top of all your course work. It helps you manage information about everything you have due – assignments, tests, quizzes, and organise your class information as well. The simple design offers you an at-a-glance list view of everything you have due.

Availability: iPhone, $1.19

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  • Awesome! Brilliant! An eye opener for me! I was unaware there are so many apps out there to help mums with study. When your returning to study after a very long break to raise children, we can use all the help we can get. Thank you


  • Great! Its very good knowledge to know! Thanks for sharing this article!


  • i had never heard of these app. but then again they are mainly iphone apps


  • Glad I saw this post. Didn’t know about these apps : )


  • I’ll have to check these out. Never heard of most of them but they sound great.


  • i wish i had anderiod. they all look nice. gotta love apps


  • There are so many great apps around its hard to keep up with them all. THank you for these suggested apps for studying.


  • cool apps. thanks for sharing this


  • Oh I wish I’d read this a couple of years ago. How much easier my life would have been.


  • I love Instapaper although I did have to pay for it.

    • Astrid Tasks/To-do List is the one I need, thanks for sharing.


  • A great list there. I will keep these noted.


  • a great list of apps to use


  • Good read thanks for the information


  • gotta try some of them soon


  • thank you sharing this article good read


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