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11 Best Websites And Apps For Students

11 Best Websites And Apps For Students

Being a college student can be hard, especially when it comes to studying and actually retaining the information with all these distractions on our phones and laptops like Twitter, Snapchat, and CandyCrush. Luckily, there are apps to help us study and stay on track through out our procrastinated study times. These are the best websites and apps for students to use when studying!

1. Wakerupper

This one isn’t necessarily an app but rather a phone call to wake you up on a big exam day or if you need a reminder for your study group. I like it because I tend to push snore on my snooze button but if I get a phone call, I’m more willing to look at it and answer. You even have the option to put in a reminder of what you’re suppose to be doing.

2. Lighthead

A lot of students don’t buy the reading material because we can find it online. Instead of printing it out (to save trees, not because we’re lazy), we’ll read it on our computers. But if you spend too long with out touching any keys or moving the mouse, your laptop will fall asleep. This app prevents your laptop from doing that while you read.

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*This is for Mac only.

3. Self-Control

This will help you stray away from distracting websites during your study time. It’s basically sets a block on certain websites or apps like Twitter, Facebook or anything else that could be distracting while you’re studying. It helps you get more done, instead of you wasting your time.

*This is for Mac only.

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4. ColdTurkey

This is basically Self Control but for Windows. It temporarily blocks social media and games while you study to keep you from procrastinating. They also just came out with a new feature where you can have certain groups of websites you want to block.

*This is for Windows only.

5. Focusbar

This app reminds you what you’re suppose to be doing when you start straying to other things. It helps keep you on task to a certain thing until you’re done.

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*This is for Mac only.

6. Positive Reinforcement

This app allows you to type your paper or essay and for every one hundred words it give you a positive reinforcement. By positive reinforcement, I mean it’ll show you a picture of a kitten, bunny or puppy. And how could you hate that?

7. Negative Reinforcement

This does the opposite of the Positive Reinforcement. This one times you for the amount of time you wanted to be writing. If you don’t make it to the number of words you wanted within that time then it shows you a scary image.

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8. Another Writing App

This doesn’t let you see what you’re writing until you’ve hit your word goal. It lets all your thoughts flow instead of you constantly seeing what you’re writing and going back and changing it.

9. Hemingway Editor

This will clean up your paper for you. It highlights things that you need to fix or change so you can go back and do that. I don’t mean grammar errors. It literally tells you which sentences are too long and need to be split up and which words need to be changed from an adverb to a verb.

Also, they just came out with a desktop version!

10. Squirt

This lets you read one word at time. It’s really useful if you have trouble reading and focusing in on things. It’s basically like speed reading anything on the web. So if you have to read large amounts of articles at a time for research, then this is good for you.

11. Final Grade Calculator

This is just a final grade calculator, just input some test scores and homework grades and it will calculate what you could possibly make as a final grade depending on what you have left to do. Some of us need that little beam of hope and others will just need a fire lit under their ass to really motivate them.

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Last Updated on January 13, 2020

11 Brain Training Apps to Train Your Mind and Improve Memory

11 Brain Training Apps to Train Your Mind and Improve Memory

Whether at work or at school, people these days are under tremendous pressure to perform, perform and perform! Stress and pressure can have adverse affects on the well-being of a person, and need to be controlled.

Now, this doesn’t mean you make a dash to your nearest therapist. There are a number of wonderful and smart apps that you can use on your phone. These brain training apps have been scientifically designed to target specific areas of the human mind and control harmful emotions such as anxiety, as well as to improve memory and sharpness of the brain.

Here are 11 iPhone apps that you will not only enjoy but also find useful in keeping your mental health balanced at all times.

1. Lumosity

This app consists of games that focus on improving the user’s memory, problem-solving capability, attention span, and thinking. There are three games in each session, and they challenge the brain by changing every time. The user has to complete the games while playing against a clock.

Free of trial. $15 per month for the full version.

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    2. Fit Brains Trainer

    This brain training app has 10 sets of games that work on different areas of the brain and improve memory as well as concentration. A user is required to finish a particular task from each category on a daily basis and the app tracks the progress by a color coded graph.

    Free.

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      3. CogniFit Brain Fitness

      Developed with the help of neuroscientists, this fun app improves a person’s cognitive abilities, which includes memory and concentration. The progress made by the user over a period of time can be tracked. Users can also play challenge rounds with their friends. The app also modifies the difficulty level to suit the profile of the user and provide recommendations based on the results. Spending 20–30 minutes a few times every week can give measurable improvement in the performance of a user.

      First four games free, then $13 a month.

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        4. Brain Fitness Pro

        The makers of this app claim that it can improve the IQ of a user, and improve intelligence and memory. The app is fun and is user friendly, and 30 minutes a day can fetch you results in less than three weeks.

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        Buy for $3.99.

        5. Happify

        If nothing else makes you happy in life, this app will. Well, this is what the developers claim at least. This app comes loaded with lots of quizzes, polls and gratitude journals, which work on the fundamentals of positive psychology. The app also helps to control stress and emotions to make you feel better.

        Free to use.

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          6. Clockwork Brain

          You will like the little gold robot that comes in every time to explain the next game you are going to play. While the games are not much different to those offered in apps such as Luminosity, the look and feel reminds me of a workshop from old times.

          Free.

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            7. ReliefLink

            Initially created as an app for suicide prevention, it has found its use as a great app for tracking the mood of the user by taking measure of all things relevant to the user’s mental health. In case the user experiences high emotional stress, the app has a coping mechanism that includes voice-recorded mindfulness, exercises and music for relaxation. There is also a map that informs the user of the nearest therapist and medical facilities for mental health treatment.

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              8. Eidetic

              Eidetic is a memory enhancement app and uses a ‘spaced repetition’ technique to help users memorize information such as important phone numbers, words, credit card details or passwords. It also notifies you when it’s time to take a test to see what you remember, so that you retain information in your long-term memory.

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                9. Braingle

                Braingle helps to maintain the sharpness of the brain and improve the reasoning ability of a person through riddles and optical illusions. It is different from other brain training apps that employ memory and reaction based tests. You can also compete with your friends and family members in figuring out the fun riddles.

                Free.

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                  10. Not The Hole Story

                  If you have a penchant for solving hard riddles, then this app is a must-have for you. Filled with exclusive riddles along with a simple-to-use interface, the app gives you riddles that you have to solve through a book. You will be given hints along the way, and when you give up, the answers will be revealed. This app will encourage you to broaden your thinking and put your mind to a challenging test.

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                  Free.

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                    11. Personal Zen

                    This fun brain training app follows the journey of two animated characters who travel through a field of grass. Personal Zen is a nice app meant for reducing anxiety and trains the brain to focus on the positive aspects. The developer’s advice is to use the app for 10 minutes a day to see the best results.

                    Free.

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