7 Apps for the Productive Business Student

Any business student likely knows the ability to succeed depends on how well you manage your time. But in a world of distractions — many of which are found on the smartphones we carry everywhere we go — that’s easier said than done.

The good news?  We can also use our phones for good. The app market is brimming with ways to help you manage your time, tasks and study sessions. Here are some of our favorites.



EvernoteOne of the most widely used productivity apps, Evernote is a handy — and aesthetically pleasing — tool for almost any project on your “to do” list. Documents on Evernote accept almost any media, which means you can easily insert photos, videos and even music. It’s the perfect place to store your brainstorming ideas for that big semester-long research project or consolidate all your study notes in one place.
iOS | Android


Exam Countdown

Exam CountdownThis app provides an alternative to pulling out your planner each time you forget the date of your next exam. All you have to do is input the names and dates of all your tests this semester, and this app will provide a virtual countdown you can check anytime you’re on your phone. It’s a simple way to keep track of your study plans and motivate you not to cram the night before that big exam.
iOS | Android



WunderlistThis app is perfect for the list lover but simple enough for the novice. Categorize your lists into folders and check off each item when it’s done. It’s great for keeping track of short-term projects — like to-do lists or shopping must-haves — as well as long-term goals, like applying for jobs or grad school.
iOS | Android



pocket181Attention-grabbing articles are everywhere these days (what did we even use Facebook for before then?), and it’s a tempting distraction to read each one you come across as soon as it pops up on your news feed. This app makes it easy to save them for later reading without keeping 20 tabs open on your phone. All you have to do is hit the share button on your internet browser, and the article will instantly download onto the app, making it easy to access during your next study break.
iOS | Android



StreaksThis app goes beyond a basic to-do list, keeping you motivated and on track with your goals. List up to six tasks you want to complete every day throughout your week, and Streaks will help you keep track of your progress. It’s the perfect app to help you create better habits and can be used for anything from study plans to fitness gains.
iOS only



chegg181The perfect tool for study sessions, this app eliminates the need to buy new note cards every time you want to study with flashcards. Simply create your flashcards virtually and shuffle them when you’re ready to review. The best part is you’ll never have to worry about misplacing (or forgetting them in your dorm the day of the exam) again.
iOS | Android



Freedom AppIf you can’t stay away from social media while studying or writing an essay, this app is for you. Freedom will block the internet from all your social media apps and websites while you study, meaning you’ll have no choice but to stay focused on the task at hand. Because desperate times call for desperate measures.
iOS | Android

By Priscilla Aceves

One thought on “7 Apps for the Productive Business Student

  1. Annette Varughese says:

    Studyblue is also a great flashcard study tool! But great app ideas 🙂

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