These are the top three apps that are helping me stay organised, focused and on top of my university deadlines. Which ones do you use?
Notability is a note-taking app developed by Ginger Labs that is available for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS devices. It is designed to help users take notes, annotate documents, sketch ideas, and record audio within one app. One of the main features of Notability is its ability to sync across multiple devices using iCloud. This allows users to access their notes from anywhere and at any time. In addition, Notability supports a variety of input methods, including typing, handwriting, and drawing with the Apple Pencil.
Notability also includes several tools to help users organise their notes. Users can create and manage notes by subject, date, or category. They can also search for specific notes using keywords. Another helpful feature of Notability is its ability to import and annotate PDFs, PowerPoint presentations, and other documents. Users can also record audio while taking notes, which can be synced with written notes. Overall, Notability is a powerful note-taking app that offers a wide range of features and is a popular choice among students, professionals, and anyone who needs to take and organise notes.
Countdown Timer Plus is a mobile app for iOS and Android devices that allows users to create and customise countdown timers. It is designed to help users keep track of time for events, tasks, or activities.
With Countdown Timer Plus, users can create multiple timers simultaneously and customise each with different labels, colours, sounds, and styles. They can also set a start and end time for each timer, choose from a range of pre-set timers, or create custom timers based on specific dates or times. The best way I would describe Countdown Timer Plus is like having virtual sticky notes with a timer indicating how much time you have until the assessment or task is due. It's the wake-up call or slap in the face I need to avoid being "surprised" by unanticipated deadlines throughout the semester.
EndNote is a reference management software that helps users to collect, organise, and format citations for research papers, articles, and other academic documents. It is widely used in the academic and research community, including legal reference taking.
EndNote allows users to create a personal database of references that they can access from anywhere. Users can import references from library catalogues, online databases, and other reference management software. They can manually add references to their database by typing the information into the EndNote interface.
Once references are added to the EndNote database, users can organise them into groups and add notes or tags to make it easier to find them later. EndNote also includes a search feature that allows users to quickly locate specific references within their database. A word of caution, though, if you're going to use EndNote, I would recommend setting up at the start of the semester or when you have more time, like during the semester break. That's because the software isn't immediately intuitive enough that you can dive right in, as such, watching Youtube tutorials on how to get started and add AGLC4 to the software will demand your time.