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Notes, Studying & Organization


  • Write, type, or annotate using highlighters your notes using the all in one notetaking app
  • Ability to take pictures and audio record with sound being linked to your notes
  • Use Google Drive, Dropbox and Box to import, export and share documents such as PowerPoints and take notes direction on them
  • Organize all your notes in one place
  • Cost: $8.99
  • Compatibility: Mac; iOS: iPad, iPhone
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  • Type or write out your notes while the audio recording is synced to each word or pen stroke
  • Tap on the word and then the play button to playback what was being said at that moment in the audio recording
  • Share your audio recording and notes via email, Dropbox, or transfer directly to your computer
  • Cost: $4.99
  • Compatibility:  Mac: iOS, iPad
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  • Synchronize your notes with the audio recording of your lecture
  • Take hand-written
  • Import lecture slides as the background to your notes
  • Cost: $12.99
  • Compatibility: Windows; Mac: iOS, iPad; Android
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Microsoft OneNote

  • Take all your notes in OneNote by typing, writing with a touchscreen, importing pictures, video, web links and other resources
  • Ability to record your lecture with this program
  • Divide up your classes and work by notebook, section, and pages
  • Using OneDrive online, share your OneNote document for others to work on and interact with
  • Search your notes for the ability to easily find what you need
  • Cost: Free with 5GB of storage, price increases with more storage
  • Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS: iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone
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  • Take notes with your stylus or finger while handwriting recognition turns these notes into typed text
  • Recognition adapts, adjusts, and learns your style of writing over time
  • Built in spell check with custom dictionary, context analyzer, autocorrect, and Shorthand feature
  • Synchronize documents with Evernote, Dropbox, iTunes, Google Docs, Email and more!
  • Cost: $4.99 iOS, $9.99 Android
  • Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone: Android
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  • A one-stop place to collect notes, files, web clippings, and images with the ability to access them on virtually any device
  • Collect and find your information easily
  • Great tool for researching, planning events and everyday organizational use
  • Collaborate with others on projects using the sharing features
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Windows; Mac; iOS: iPad, iPhone; Android; Windows Phone; Blackberry; hp WebOS
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  • Write, sketch, draw or doodle notes and information on your iPad
  • Lifelike paper in app imitate writing on real paper
  • Sync with your Evernote account for access anywhere, anytime using your computer or mobile devices
  • Search your notes using the search feature in your Evernote Account
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: iPad
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  • Annotate PDF, Word Doc, PowerPoint, and image files with this app
  • Use the typewriter, pen, highlighter, stamp, note, underline, photo, voice and other tools to annotate your document
  • Import PDFs or compress and export for secured sharing with others
  • Cost:  $9.99
  • Compatibility: iOS: iPhone, iPad, iPad Pro
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  • Online resource of study tools and game of virtually any educational subject
  • 7 modes including traditional flash cards allow students to study in varied ways to help master material
  • Generate your own content or use content other users have created
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Online Resource; iOS: iPad, iPhone; Android
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Study Blue

  • Study virtually any topic with this on-the-go flashcard study aid
  • Create your own flash cards or use one of the over 150 million notes and cards already created by other uses
  • Test yourself and get your score of how many right and wrong, with the option to focus more on the items you don’t know
  • Study on the go using your mobile device
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Web: iOS, iPad, iPhone; Android
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Evernote Skitch

  • Using annotation and markup tools, make your point more easily with shapes, arrows and quick sketches
  • Use on your desktop, tablet or phone
  • Share your ideas and get your point across more clearly with ability to annotate
  • Use annotation tools to collaborate and better study course materials
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Windows; Mac OS; iOS: iPad, iPhone
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  • Virtual flash-card program built specifically for Mac OS X with app for iOS devices
  • Record audio, attach images, use categories to create custom cards
  • Download decks of cards already created
  • Study using your iOS device or print them out for studying on the go
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Mac OS X, iPad, iPhone
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  • Sub tasks, notifications, prioritization, reminders, notes, and filters in this all-in-one to-do list
  • Access tasks from anywhere and collaborate on share tasks
  • Streamlined, intuitive design
  • Cost: Free; Premium $29/year
  • Compatibility: Windows, MAC OS, Online Resource; iPhone, Android
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Google Keep

  • A visual bulletin board of post-it notes with reminders and tasks lists
  • Ability to color code your notes, add reminders, and add photos and pictures to your notes
  • Use your Google account to sync this on your computer, tablet and phone
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Online Resource, Android
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Priority Matrix

  • Simple interface task management app using methods of time management to help manage priorities
  • Divide your tasks into one of four categories: Critical – Do Now; Critical but Not Urgent; Urgent but Can Be Delegated; Uncategorized
  • App includes visual icons, email reports, master list of daily or weekly action items and more
  • Ability to sync between devices and track your progress
  • Cost: Free - basic; $8/month Personal App
  • Compatibility: Windows; Mac; Online Resource
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Remember the Milk

  • Never forget the milk, or any other task using this task/to-do-list
  • Organize your tasks with priorities, due date, time estimates, tags, repeating tasks and more
  • Sync tasks on multiple devices and with calendars such as Gmail, Google Calendar, Outlook, iCal, and more!
  • Get email, text or Instant Message Reminders to yourself using their website reminder feature
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Windows, Microsoft, MAC, iPhone, Android
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  • Manage your life in a simple, clever, and fun way using this to-do list app
  • Synch your tasks on your mobile device and computer or use the Chrome extension to sync with Gmail
  • Use the reminder feature so you never forget what you need to do or where you need to be
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: iPhone; Android; Chrome Extension; Chrome App
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  • Track your homework, tests, projects, and lessons
  • Set and receive reminders when assignments are due or tests are coming up
  • Set up your class schedule within the app
  • Synch your information with any of the available devices
  • Integrates and works with
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Windows; Chrome Extension; iOS: iPad, iPhone; Android
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iStudiez Pro

  • Stay organized and on top of all your school work and your schedule with this app
  • Using the built-in planner with alerts and reminders, track tasks, homework, deadlines, meetings, and your grades
  • Sync on all your devices so you’re never without this tool
  • Cost: $2.99; Windows - $9.99
  • Compatibility: Mac; Windows; iOS; Android
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  • Organizational tool used to help manage to-do lists, collaborate on projects, take notes, and write research papers, journal, even plan and more!
  • Free version allows for 500 items per month
  • Nested layouts, lists, bullets, ability to add #dates and other format and layout options
  • Sync between phone, tablet, and computer
  • Cost:  Free
  • Compatibility: Microsoft, MAC, Linux
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Cold Turkey

  • Block distracting websites
  • Set the websites you want blocked and for how long and go “cold turkey” from them
  • If the timer is still going, you won’t be able to access your blocked websites
  • Pro version provides blocking of Applications, White Listing, Break Intervals, and Frozen Turkey features
  • Cost: Free for Basic: $29.00 for Pro
  • Compatibility: Windows
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  • Block your own access to distracting websites, mail servers, or anything on the internet using this downloadable program to your computer
  • Set a timer for the amount of time to block websites
  • If the timer is still going, you won’t be able to view or access these websites
  • Cost: Free (open source)
  • Compatibility: Mac OS
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Time Timer

  • Visual timer great for people of any age
  • Visually structure your time or break time up into segments using this timer program
  • Easy to use app interface with up to four visual timers
  • Time seconds, minutes or hours with this timer
  • Cost: $2.99
  • Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone; Android
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  • Create a task list and add a length of time to each task
  • Start the timer and when it’s time to move on to the next task it will alert you
  • Customize with colors, icons and labels
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Android
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  • Pomodoro Timer to help you stay on task when completing work
  • Using the Pomodoro Method of 25 minutes of work and 5 minute break, maximize your work session
  • Track your time more efficiently within your account
  • Productivity reports on your dashboard
  • Different visual themes for your flexibility
  • Cost: Trial: Free; Individual: $2.99/month; Professional: 4.99/month
  • Compatibility: Online Resource; Windows; Mac
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Strict Workflow

  • Use this Chrome Extension to enforce a 25 minute work and 5 minute break distraction-free work zone
  • Uses the Pomodoro Technique
  • Blocks you from distracting websites you have set in your customizable list
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Chrome Extension
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  • Increase your productivity by limiting the amount of time you spend on websites that waste your time
  • Pre-program distracting and time wasting websites
  • When your time limit is up, these sites will be inaccessible for the rest of the day
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Chrome Extension
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  • Use MyTomato to time and track your progress using the Pomodoro technique
  • Start the timer and work for 25 minutes and then take a 5 minute break
  • At the end of each work sitting, write what you did to track your progress
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Online Resource
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Tomato Timer

  • Using the Pomodoro Time method, break up your work or school tasks into manageable worktimes
  • Use the 25 minutes of worktime and 5 minutes of break time pattern to maximize workflow
  • After a set number of short Pomodoros, take a longer Pomodoro break
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Online Resource
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RescueTime Dashboard

  • Personal-Analytic service to track how you spend your time on your computer, smartphone or tablet
  • Get a customized report of what sites you visit and what you do on your devices
  • No manual date-entry, it tracks as you work
  • Cost:  Free
  • Compatibility: Online Resource, Windows, MAC, Android, iPhone
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  • Full screen, distraction free writing environment
  • Get your computer distractions out of the way with just you, and the text on your computer screen
  • Limits layout ability, including limiting the ability to add graphs, and tables
  • Auto save and word count are available features
  • Cost:  $9.99
  • Compatibility: Mac OS
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Son of Citation Machine

  • Use this tool to create citations, works cited, and bibliographies
  • Formatting options for MLA, APA, Chicago and Turabian
  • Fill in the web form with the information from your resource and click “Make Citation”
  • Citation will show up on your screen to copy into you document
  • Cost: FREE
  • Compatibility: Online Resource
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  • Annotate, highlight and type right into your web browser
  • Capture thoughts and share your comments in the web page
  • Share your annotation with others via email or social media
  • Bookmark and save your webpages in the cloud for access from anywhere
  • Cost: Free; $35/year for Student Pro
  • Compatibility: Online Resource
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Evernote Web Clipper

  • With a single click, clip part of any webpage including images, text, or links
  • Clippings get saved to your Evernote account for access later
  • Collect research or items of interest in one place for easy organized information collection
  • Read and access your research from any computer or device​
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Web add-on for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera
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Sweet Search

  • Search engine for students
  • Provides trustworthy site search results from the most relevant, pre-evaluated and approved sites on the internet
  • Find better information, faster from credible sources, such as primary sources while avoiding spam and marginal information sites​
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Online Resource
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  • Save articles, videos, webpages, photos or anything you find online to read later using this app
  • Content syncs across all devices for easy access, anywhere, anytime
  • Simple, easy-to-use interface for great viewing
  • Share your clippings with others
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Mac; iOS: iPad, iPhone; Android; Extension for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari; Windows Mobile; Kindle Fire
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  • Organize, explore and share resources using this app
  • Add files, web pages, photos and organize them according to project, assignment or collection
  • Sync across computer, tablet and mobile device​
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone; Android; Extension for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
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Note Anywhere

  • Add post-it notes to any of your web pages while researching
  • Post-Its are saved so the next time you open the webpage, the post its will be there​
  • Cost:  Free
  • Compatibility: Chrome Extension
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