The best apps for organising your study time at university

Sometimes university life can get the better of you and you could end up missing important deadlines and events.

That is, of course, if you don't keep track of all your deadlines and the things you are planning to do. Most devices have some kind of in-built calendar, but there are plenty more useful apps available to keep you on track, both for term time and during the revision period alike. By downloading some of these, you’ll be turning up to every lecture and exam full of knowledge and confidence.


Managing dates, tasks and events hasn't got to be hard if you download Todoist, an app that lets you schedule and organise reminders and notes.

The app excels in allowing you to place tasks into 'projects', so you can break up parts of a essay into sections and give yourself suitable chunks of time to complete each part in.

You can also organise your weeks into tasks, so you'll never lose track of what you need to do next.

Google Calendar

If you're using an Apple or Android device, you should download Google Calendar. The app lets you sync events and deadlines between devices, and you set reminders for them too, so you will never miss a lecture or deadline again.

It's been updated to be both stylish and simple to use, so it has never been easier to organise your time.

If your university lets you download calendar data for your lecture timetable, you can import these into Google Calendar too, putting all your events inside one app without hassle.


If you struggle to effectively break up your revision into chunks, then you might be intrigued by apps that play on the ‘Pomodoro technique’.

These apps lets you set a timer in a fairly simple app, and it counts down 25 minute (or a custom time) chunks for you to revise in, whilst giving you space for breaks too.

You might find downloading this app is incredibly useful for trying to improve your exam performances if you aren't usually good at planning your revision time, or if you usually tend to procrastinate heavily.


The TSR app

Your list of study apps wouldn't be complete without TSR! Whether you're stuck on a question, need a bit of motivation or just generally want to chat with other students, TSR can help keep you get organised and on-track.

You can get homework advice from A* students, find new friends with similar interests and experiences and get confidential and anonymous advice on a wide variety of topics from education and jobs to relationships and health.

Got any other suggestions for apps to help organise your time? Join in with the conversation below.

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