Study Blue

Studyblue is an online study and revision tool, based around the idea of using "index cards" to make new information memorable. You may have tried the "index card" system before - writing questions or prompts on one side of a card, and then writing the answer on the other so that you can systematically work through your deck to revise.

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RefME

RefME is a free referencing tool designed to take the frustration out of keeping track of your research and creating bibliographies. RefME allows you to quickly gather reference information from a variety of sources, and then export these as a fully formatted bibliography using the referencing style of your choice.

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Scanner Apps

It's really handy to be able to scan documents when you're away from your computer - e.g. in a library, lecture, or meeting. Taking a photo is fine but scanner apps do even more!

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DropBox

Dropbox is a service that lets you back up files so they are safe and on hand when you need them!

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Google Calendar

Google Calendar and Google Tasks are free, Internet based, calendar and task management tools. You can never lose your calendar or diary as it is stored online!

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Google Docs

Google Docs is a free word processing and document management program that features many of the tools you might expect to find in Microsoft Word - as well as some extra tools that Word doesn't have!

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Google Drive

Google Drive is a free cloud storage application, similar to Dropbox or Microsoft OneDrive. The basic principle behind having your files stored in "the cloud" is that you can easily back up documents, photos and other files just by saving them to a specific folder on your computer - your Google Drive folder.

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Google Keep

Google Keep is a free cloud-based notetaking app which is excellent for capturing ideas, setting yourself reminders, and making checklists. It's similar to Evernote, in the sense that any notes you capture on your phone are immediately available to you on a PC or Mac when you log in with a Google account.

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Habitica

When you have academic deadlines looming, the Xbox or PS4 can certainly seem like an unwelcome distraction! However, the science behind why games are so engaging can be turned to our benefit. Yes, you read that correctly; playing a game can help you get more done!

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Boxifier

Boxifier is a free service the backs up your My Documents folder to keep work safe!

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Calm.com

Calm.com is a website and app that helps you practise mindfulness. There are now lots of apps that help you practice mindfulness; what makes Calm stand out is its visual presentation (especially when viewed via the website).

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Care Your Eyes

Care Your Eyes is a free plugin for the Google Chrome web browser that makes it easier to read text from websites. It lets you quickly change the colour of the background and text in web pages.

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