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Looking for Study Help? Try These Apps for Organization and Productivity

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Posted on February 19, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

When you're in college, finding the right studying or organization techniques for you can take some trial and error. Fortunately, with all of the technology that exists today, there are lots of apps readily available at your fingertips that could help you manage your time at Delaware Valley University. Whether you need help with note-taking, studying, long- or short-term projects or scheduling, there's an app for that!

Check out some of these apps below that could help you get work completed more efficiently.

Google Docs

One of the greatest functions of Google Docs is that you can access it from any device. It works like Microsoft Word so you can type in it and take notes, but it's a web app. Even if you don't have an internet connection, you can still take notes, then have Google sync them with your account when you are connected.

Another benefit of Google Docs is the ability to share it with others. Within a few clicks, classmates can be looking at your screen and editing and commenting within the same document. This is perfect for collaborating together without actually being in the same place.

There's even a Table of Contents feature to keep your lengthy assignments organized. 

Evernote and OneNote

Evernote and OneNote are apps designed for note taking, and they allow you to keep your notes and information in organized sections to make for easier review and study. 

Evernote lets you create a section called Notes which can be anything from text to pictures to videos. You can also create To-Do lists to make sure you stay on track. Another really cool, and useful, feature of Evernote is the search capability. You can type something into the search box and Evernote will scan every note that matches up.

Both apps also allow you to section your notes into notebooks and even divide them by pages. You can share notebooks and pages with others for further collaboration.

Wunderlist

We all have a little trouble staying on task and prioritizing our assignments every now and then. To help with that, there's Wunderlist. Wunderlist is a project management system that lets you keep everything that's piled up in your head organized into a clean schedule, between your social life, school work, and any extracurricular activities you may be involved in. 

You can separate various projects and prioritize tasks based on the level of importance. You can even assign a due date to each project to make sure you stay on track and don't fall behind in anything. 

Wunderlist is another tool that can be shared among others which makes delegating tasks to others easy. It also allows you to check in on the progress that others have made on the project so you'll always be on the same page.

With these tools, you can manage your classes, note-taking, group projects and daily life just a little better.

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