“This semester I am going to be totally organised, attend every one of my lectures, have all my assignments done on time and handed in early, sufficient filing for all my extra study and get four HD’s on my transcript”.
Yep. I say that to myself at the beginning of every semester too. Hilarious I know.
It’s around this time, week 4-5 that these levels of motivation really start to die. Hardcore. I’m talking like Game-of-Thrones-execution-style die. Never to be seen or heard of again. It’s conveniently around the time all my first assignments are due, and just really throws my whole ‘Be a good student’ thing right off balance. Screw you motivation levels.
But then I remember, that’s why the internet was created. To help lazy individuals like me get our shit sorted and appear as organised and capable.
So instead of researching the journal articles I need for that assignment due this week, I researched apps to keep me organised.
Guys I think I’ve struck gold. These apps help you get heaps of stuff done with very little effort. And that’s really what we want isn’t it.
Ok. Let’s get organised!
This is a frikkin godsend. Remember all those times you looked like a looser emailing documents to yourself, only to have it never leave your outbox, followed by having to explain to your tutor that your printer didn’t work, then the internet didn’t work, but can you please still have an extension?
Well no more!
Dropbox acts as a storage folder that you can access anywhere. Essentially you save any document to your Dropbox folder and you can open it and edit it anywhere you please!
What’s even better is that you can share this folder with your friends or family so that you can all access documents, saving you from waiting for your email to send that incredibly large file.
And yes, this is free. You’re sold aren’t you.
This is like a notebook, diary, shopping list, checklist, photo album, and the back of your hand all in one convenient location! Evernote is your ultimate pocket organiser but on your phone/laptop/ipad or all of the above if you choose to sync it!
You can create to-do lists and check them off, you can take photos of handwritten notes and provided you don’t scribble like a 3 yr old, Evernote will interpret the text and you can search it! (I know right! Amazzzzzing!)
Also, it’s Free!!
3. Last Pass
Never forget a password again (unless you’re really stupid and forget the one password you need to access this app, then yea, you won’t ever remember a password again).
This little beauty allows you to store all your passwords in one handy dandy safe little place so that you will never lose them again. It’s your own little portable safe. Much better than all those little pieces of paper you’ve thrown everywhere with very important login details on them.
What’s that? It’s free? You know it.