Today I’m here to share five apps that have changed my habits as of this summer and the past two weeks of starting school. These apps are really useful and easy to use, though I’m not sure if they sell it in both Android and Apple but I do know that the apps I’m showing you guys are all accessible through Apple.
The first app I want to talk about is Forest. It costs $0.99 but if I think of all the apps worth buying, I think of this app. It helps me stay productive during school and I find that whenever it’s on, I’m ten times more focused on my work. I’m not tempted to use my phone because I know I have the Forest app running and the moment I close the app page, my tree dies. And, to make things better, if you reach 2500 points, you can plant a real tree. Here’s a little Instagram story that I posted on:
So not only does this app make you more productive, it even allows you to plant real-life trees. This is the first app that I recommend because not only can you use this for school, you can use it so you’re focused on your dinner, your work meetings or assignments, during the movies, etc.
The second app is Goodreads. Many of you guys know this app as I post it on some of my other blog posts for you guys to check out whenever I post a book related post. I love this app because it’s great for sharing the types of books you read and it also lets you see book recommendations from friends. I find that I’m always on Goodreads continuously looking for a good book to read next. What’s good about Goodreads is that if you see a book you can even see the ratings and reviews other people give. I know that’s like judging a book by its cover but I think it’s really useful. But most of the time I’m looking at the 4-5 star ratings on the book. Maybe I should just do a post on why Goodreads is such a good app.
The third app I like is called Relax Melodies. Although I can sleep through tornadoes and can sleep in five minutes, sometimes on one of those days, I have the hardest times sleeping. Here you can create as many sounds as you want using the free version and it’s great because you don’t really need the premium account in order to access a lot of sounds. I usually set a timer for 20 minutes for the sounds to go off and it works great. I fall asleep really easily with it on when I find that I’m having trouble sleeping or some sorts. I find I’m having a much better night when I sleep with this on.
Many of you guys already know Quizlet so I’m not going to go into full detail on why it’s a great app. Over the summer, I used Quizlet to make a set for my Chemistry class, a way to memorize the periodic table. I found out in Open House that I didn’t even need to memorize it, nonetheless, I used almost all the features Quizlet has to give when studying a set and I find it has really helped me memorize the periodic table even when I don’t need to memorize it. If you’re in need of a periodic table study set, I created a Quizlet with all 118 elements for you to study. Click here to access the study set.
This last one is also a pretty common app, Duolingo. I’m currently learning French in school so I don’t really study French that often on Duolingo, but, I do use this app for learning Spanish. When I study with Duolingo, I make sure that the speaking, listening, and typing setting is on because I feel like I can fully benefit from those features when learning Spanish. But why is it that I’m learning Spanish on Duolingo and French at school? To be frank, my parents sort of pushed me to learn French because no one in my family knows French. I chose to learn Spanish on Duolingo because so many of my family members know Spanish and I find that whenever I’m with my cousins, aunts, and uncles, even my grandparents, I’m always having to ask my mom what they’re saying because they’re talking in Spanish. That’s one reason I’m learning Spanish. And because it’s a little tough taking to language courses in my school.
I most likely didn’t have to rant on why I desperately wanted to learn Spanish but truthfully, I’m really learning a lot on Duolingo when I’m learning Spanish. It’s probably the best free learning app because it’s got a lot of languages you can learn on the go.
All these apps have really helped me be more productive in terms of studying as well as concentrating on the task at hand. I’m not steering off course by going on social media often. I realize that you can access all these apps on the computer, but for me, I only really go on social media on my phone. All these apps help me study and learn more without being too stressed about it. I’m feeling ten times more relaxed by using background noises when sleeping and on a daily basis, I feel lighter in my head and I’m not feeling too stressed.
Though the Forest app isn’t free, I recommend getting it to really help you stay on task and help lessen your time on social media.
I hope these apps were helpful in knowing, though I notice that most of you probably already know these apps, all the five apps that I mentioned I love to use. I don’t use them a lot on the weekends but during the weekdays, those apps are open when I need them.
Thanks so much for reading and I hope you enjoy what my favorite apps are that have really changed my studying and lifestyle habits!