Planning and Motivation Apps

Student planning

 

Apps for your smartphone or tablet

 


 

Clockwork Tomato LogoClockwork Tomato

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

Clockwork Tomato presentation

Clockwork Tomato is a time management application, based on the Pomodoro technique, a method that boosts productivity by breaking down work periods into 25-minute slices, separated by short breaks.

 

Cold Turkey app logoCold 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. 

 

Cold Turkey Writer: A Distraction-Free App That Forces You to Write

If you get distracted when you're writing, join the club. It's one of the biggest struggles I deal with in my work. However, I recently discovered an app that can help put an end to those distractions. It's called Cold Turkey Writer, and it completely locks down your computer until you write the number of words that you specify.

 

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!

Click this link for more information about Worry Time

Worry Time App QR code

WorryTime for Mobile

 

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.

Daylio Main Site

Daylio App QR code

Daylio for Mobile

 

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/

Trello QR code

Trello for Mobile

Getting Started With Trello (Demo)

If you get distracted when you're writing, join the club. It's one of the biggest struggles I deal with in my work. However, I recently discovered an app that can help put an end to those distractions. It's called Cold Turkey Writer, and it completely locks down your computer until you write the number of words that you specify.

 

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

Click this link for more information & to download HabitBull

You can also download HabitBull for your mobile by clicking or scanning the QR code.

Habitbull App QR code

Habitbull Mobile

HabitBull Habit Tracker - Productivity Tool

HabitBull is a productivity tool to change your habits. It is available for iOS and Android.


 

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