Planning and Motivation Apps
Apps for your smartphone or tablet
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.
Cold Turkey - Distraction blocker
Cold Turkey lets you temporarily block these distractions so you can focus and finish your work sooner. Fewer distractions, more free time.
Worry Time - Reach Out
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!
Daylio - Diary, Journal, Mood Tracker
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 highlighting warning signs.
Trello - Task management tool
Trello is a brilliant task management app with 'to-do' lists, reminders, task completion status, and several other project planning functions. The shared workflow features make it particularly great for group work.
To download view: https://trello.com/
HabitBull - Habit breaker
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
You can also download HabitBull for your mobile by clicking or scanning the QR code.
ADHD in Adults
Note: This app is not a treatment programme or a replacement for medical advice and care.
This app was developed by the HSE's ADHD in Adults National Clinical Programme in partnership with ADHD Ireland with the goal of giving people who may have ADHD more information without the need for a formal diagnosis. It contains self-care, self-help, and signposting information regarding ADHD.
You can get the ADHD in Adults app by tapping or scanning the QR code on your smart device.
Academic Support help
For further help and gaining strategies to help you take effective notes please view our academic support page which gives 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