Best Free Apps To Help Organise your Revision

We hunted down some of the best free educational apps out there to help keep you on top of your revision this term.

Revising has never been easy and for anyone trying to revise in this day and age with all the technological distractions floating around, we understand how hard it can be to rip away from procrastinating your study time away. However, you can in fact use technology to your advantage and rather have it as your ultimate study partner.

Stay on the right track: Stick to using relevant apps that will help you progress with your revision, hopefully by the end of this article, your phone will at least have one productive page, and will look less like the one on the left and more like the one on the right.

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Adobe Acrobat Reader

Save every PDF your lecturer sends you, directly into Adobe Acrobat Reader, allowing you to view them from the app anywhere even without Internet connection. Allowing you to brush up your revision slides anywhere from the bus to the bathroom.

Additionally the app allows users to annotate the PDF they are viewing as well as highlight sections for later. Finally with Adobe’s Acrobat Reader you can export a PDF to Word, PowerPoint or Excel.

Why we like it: Because of the offline functionality of the app as well as the flexibility with modifying existing PDF files.

Get it from: iTunes


Dropbox

There has probably been a time in every person’s life where the platform they have just completed their work on has failed to save the file. That, or the horrific scenario of accidentally deleting your work and discovering you don’t have a backup. Contrary to every teacher’s belief it does happen; Toy Story 2’s completely rendered file accidently got deleted and was luckily eventually recovered from the technical director’s personal computer.

Thankfully you can avoid those situations with the help of Dropbox. Not only is it available offline, you also get 2 GB free with Dropbox’s standard account (this can be upgraded to more with a subscription fee). Dropbox also supports 55 different file formats, so you can backup everything.

Why we like it: Peace of mind of having your work backed up, and the convenience of always having access to your precious files, even if you forget your USB.

Get it from: iTunes


Google Drive

Google Drive does exactly what Dropbox does but works seamlessly well with Google Documents. Plus, you get 15 GB of free storage rather than 2 GB. However we recommend both apps, as having two backups never hurt anyone.

Why we like it: Peace of mind of having your work backed up, and the convenience of always having access to your precious files, even if you forget your USB and the large amount of free space provided with the standard account.

Get it from: iTunes


Google Docs

Available offline, and for a range of devices, Google Docs enables you to make any last minute changes needed to any assignment regardless of where you are. Alternatively you can use the offline feature to simply flip through notes.

Additionally you can chose from an array of templates when creating your document so you can effortlessly design anything from your CV to your dissertation cover to a project proposal. Finally, once done you are given the option of saving directly to Google Drive or sharing the file.

Why we like it: Works across all devices seamlessly, allowing you to efficiently work between  your mobile, desktop or tablet.

Get it from: iTunes


Google Slides

Similar to Google Docs, Google Slides is also available across most platforms and devices, for free. Google Slides also has a variation of templates to choose from. Alternatively however, you can design and create your own slides.

Again, once done you are given the option of saving directly to Google Drive or sharing.

Why we like it: Works across all devices seamlessly, allowing you to efficiently work between  your mobile, desktop or tablet. As well as having a large variation in pre set themes to choose from.

Get it from: iTunes


Google Sheets

Google Sheet’s set templates are possibly the most useful of them all, with templates allowing you to create anything from a 2016 calendar to a to do list.

Finally, once done you are given the option of saving directly to Google Drive or sharing.

Why we like it: Works across all devices seamlessly, allowing you to efficiently work between  your mobile, desktop or tablet. As well as having a large variation in pre set themes to choose from.

Get it from: iTunes


Eidetic

Is an app that uses ‘Spaced Repetition’ to help you remember anything. You enter what exactly you need to remember then set how often you would like the app to test you.

Instead of trying to force yourself into memorizing something immediately, the app will help you remember over a set period of time. This is a relatively stress free technique of remembering something so you are more inclined to remember it in the long run.

Why we like it: A unique approach to aiding in recalling information.

Get it from: iTunes


Gero Time Management Companion

The app that will end the hour-long study sessions that in reality is ten minutes and put an end to the two-minute study breaks that are actually half an hour. You can choose your ‘sprint’ length as well as your break length and the app will notify you exactly when you are due a break.

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Why we like it: An effective time management app 

Get it from: iTunes


Spotify

For those who find revising with music on in the background Spotify has a wide range of ‘Revision Playlists’ so you don’t end up procrastinating while creating the ‘perfect’ playlist.

Why we like it: The perfect app for those who find listening to music helpful when revising. Plus with plenty of ‘Revision Playlists’ already available you won’t end up spending hours creating the ‘perfect’ playlist.

Get it from: iTunes


LinkedIn

A good social platform to establish yourself on before you graduate.

Why we like it: The app to give you an understanding of what industry professionals are doing and how they got there.

Get it from: iTunes

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