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 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.
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
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