1. An app that encourages you to knock out your to-do list...and yells at you when you don't.
"It’s a to-do list that starts out very basic, but as you complete your tasks, it gets more advanced. It will get mad at you for not completing your tasks, which is a good incentive to get them done. And on top of that, you get a virtual cat to care for when you level up." —Abby Isabel
Get it from the App Store for $2.99.
4. An app that tracks your assignments and grades in one place.
5. A dotted notebook to help you start a bullet journal.
"I’d already been using notebooks to jot down anything: separate ones for household notes/to-dos/budgeting, one for my writing, and another for notes on readings. The bullet notebook kicks it up a few organizational notches by indexing notes and numbering pages, as well as formatting lists in ways that make them more easily read AND accomplished." —Sarah S.
Get this Leuchtturm journal (with extra features and indexes that help with bullet journaling) from Amazon for $19.50. Available in five colors.
Check out a handy guide on how to start a bullet journal here.
7. An app that keeps you from wasting time on your phone when you should be working.
"I set it to discourage myself from messing with my phone. If you don't use your phone, you can grow forests and get some in-game tokens. It feels nice to see a small, albeit digital, evidence of my productivity. After earning 2,500 tokens, you can trade them in to plant a real tree, AND you can link with social media and compete with friends!" —Kate Swain, Facebook
10. A word processor and app that keeps writers of anything (from papers to theses to novels) on track.
"Worth the money for me. I can keep my writing, notes, and outline all in the same place, as well as keep track of my deadlines and how much I need to be writing to keep those deadlines. It's really kept me on track for writing my thesis." —Kelsey Lauder, Facebook
Get it from the App Store for $19.99.
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