It’s safe to say that technology has changed the way we organize our lives, academia included. Apps have created a new, organized way of studying that has increased the ways we can use our time. Here are a few of our favorites:
Without a doubt, our favorite study app is Brainscape. Not only can you create your own study deck, but the app has a large amount of free pre-made decks to choose from. There is also a hefty selection of pay-per-download decks, which can be helpful if you’re not in the mood to create your own.
What we love most is its intelligent study system that tracks your mastery of subjects. After revealing the answer, the app asks you to rate how well you knew the question on a scale of 1 to 5. The program uses this information to determine how often and in what order to integrate the cards. You can log-in online for computer use too, where making study cards is much easier.
Plus, it’s easy to use, free to download, and makes studying less complicated and overwhelming.
Study Blue has a database for users to search for specific subject decks. You can make your own decks for free, which are automatically saved to the database for other users. Like Brainscape, the app is available for use on computer for easy deck creation. Study Blue is completely free to download and use, and its simplicity deconstructs the usual clutter of studying multiple subjects. You can even check off answers you got correct (which are then removed from your study time), and there are options for multiple choice and short answer tests.
It’s free to download and use, and works online similarly to Study Blue. They have an unparalleled amount of study material available for users, and options to make your own study decks. Like the others, you have the option to check off questions you’ve gotten correct. It’s also associated with Quizlet.com, so users that want to utilize the online aspect of the app will find all of their saved progress there.