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Planning and Motivation Apps

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Apps for your smartphone or tablet

Clockwork Tomato

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A timer and activity logger which aims to boost productivity by breaking down work periods into 25-minute slices, separated by short breaks. The idea is to move away from your desk and do something completely different, perhaps fun, active or relaxing. After four Pomodoros, you get a longer break of 15-25 minutes but you can set work slots and breaks times in whatever way you want.

Click this link for more information on Clockwork tomato to download

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Cold Turkey - Distraction blocker

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Cold Turkey lets you temporarily block these distractions so you can focus and finish your work sooner. Fewer distractions, more free time.

Click this link for more information & to download Cold Turkey

Worry Time - Reach Out

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Worry Time: This app allows you to note concerns and schedule a time later in the day to think about them so that you can continue with the task/activity you’re engaged in at that time. When it’s time to think about the concern the app will remind you and prompt you through coming up with solutions or actions you can take to resolve the worry. Once you have resolved the worry it crumples the paper it’s written on and you can flick it away on the screen!

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Daylio - Diary, Journal, Mood Tracker

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This is a mood tracker that also records daily activities. It shows really clearly the link between mood and occupation and allows the user to identify patterns and trends in how their daily activities impact their mood. This is used to support a student in gaining an understanding of occupational balance and to explore strategies for engaging and highlight warning signs.

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HabitBull - Habit breaker

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HabitBull helps you organize your life. Easily keep track of all your habits, routines and repeated to-dos

  • Smash Through Your Goals
  • Cut Bad Habits From Your Life
  • Add Some Positive Habits

Click this link for more information & to download HabitBull

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Academic Support help

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For further help and gaining strategies to help you take effective notes please view are academic support page which give you information on:

  • How to use your lecture note effectively
  • Strategies for taking notes in a lecture
  • Introduction to the Cornell method of note-taking