What are the best resources to study and understand faster?

asked by Pratiwi Rahardja
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    #1Stay Focused | study help

    Stay Focused | study help

    This app will block those apps that might distract you while you are studying: set an amount of time and you wont be able to use Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook or any of your favorite apps during that time, so you have no other chance but to study,

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Helen Salazar
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "This free app is for students who get distracted by their smartphone. Set the amount of time you will be studying and you will not be distracted by your smartphone for phone call’s, sms and all app’s"
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    #2StudyBlue

    StudyBlue

    StudyBlue is a powerful app for students. With this app, you can memorize your syllabus easily. The app allows you create your own digital flashcards, customize it and track your study. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Daniel Castro
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "This is a study app that is basically a digitized set of flashcards. If you are having issues with studying, the best thing might be to put down the smartphone and read your textbooks. This is a paid app that can cost up to $84. "
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    #3iStudiez Pro

    iStudiez Pro

    iStudiez Pro allows students to organize their schedules in a very easy way. It´s also a really useful tool for tracking their projects and assignments.


    Apps

    iOS, Android, Windows

    $2.99

    Scott Baker
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "This isn't a bad app, but it lacks a few options I'd like to see be added along the way. Sub tasks for one and just a little better organization. But for what it is, it'll suit the needs of most people."
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    #4My Study Life

    My Study Life
    My Study Life is a free cross-platform study planner for students and teachers. The app integrates all areas of your academic life, allowing the user to store and track their classes, homework, and exams. It's available for iOS and Android.
    Apps

    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Chrome Extension

    Free

    Carl Gray
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "My Study Life can be helpful when it comes to planning life on campus but when it comes to studying, it fails itself. My Study Life is only a planner, not a study guide. It can remind you to study but it won't help you learn anything."
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    #5Todait

    Todait

    Todait is a study planner that will help you to organize your study time in a better way. Set your goals and the app will automatically tell you how much you should study each day to achieve them.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Anthony Vargas
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "This app is basically a planner geared towards students. It helps to keep track of your study tasks, classes, and other school-related tasks. It sounds generic but it's been really useful to me for making sure I don't have a lot of excess downtime during the day."
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    #6Focus Lock

    Focus Lock
    Focus Lock is a free app that will help you to stay focused and avoid distractions. Just select the apps you want to lock out and set a timer to unlock them. Work for a set time and use again all the apps during the break.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Matthew Burns
    Written on January 19, 2018
    "This app looks to have mixed reviews. Apparently there are lots of glitches/flaws that need to be corrected."
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    #7AnkiDroid Flashcards

    AnkiDroid Flashcards
    AnkiDroid Flashcards is a mobile app that lets you create memorization flashcards of any kind. You can sincronize it with your PC.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    David Hernandez
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "A fantastic tool for learning, studying and internalizing knowledge of all sorts. I've been using it every day for months and its been a really great study aid. It's not flashy or pretty, but it is very effective!"
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    #8Forest: Stay focused

    Forest: Stay focused

    Forest is the best app for those who suffer from phone addiction. This application provides you with a fun solution to knock this addiction. All you have to do is to plant a seed and take care of it in order to forget the temptation to check your Facebook account.


    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Shirley Pierce
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "Who hasn't been so enthralled with social media that you forget to live in real life sometimes? It is today's predicament, to look at the small screen or to pay attention to the big picture. I think "Forest: Stay Focused" does a good job of peeling you away from your phone so you can attend to bigger and better things. And it is deliciously ironic! To use an app to coax you away from your phone and be more productive, and you get your small-screen fix at the same time. With "Forest" you get to watch a seed grow into a tree but only if you stay away from other time-consuming apps, cute idea for one of today's problems I love it and I love my tree!"
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    #9Flashcard Hero

    Flashcard Hero

    With this tool, you will able to create cards that will help you to study, prepare a presentation, show your homework and remember and clarify things you have studied. You cand add notes, images, videos, and animations in any card to help you in your days at school

    Software

    Mac

    Hemant Malhotra
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "Flash cards have always been extremely useful for me to learn difficult subject matter. The Flashcard Hero program is extremely useful in creating your own custom flash cards giving you the freedom to set the cards up anyway you see fit. I have found it to be well designed and easy to use."
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    #10iTunes U

    iTunes U

    iTunes U is a tool designed to help instructors create a learning platform on your iOS devices. With this app, any teacher can build lessons and share materials with all of their students. It´s almost like having a classroom on an iPad!


    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Melissa Taylor
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "iTunes U helped me learn more about chemistry when I was taking a course and needed help. My instructor set up materials for us to study. It really helped."
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    #11Evernote

    Evernote

    Evernote is an app that allows users to create all kinds of notes and keep all their ideas organized and collected in the same spot. The app also offers a lot of tools to share ideas and even create agendas for their teammates.   

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Dorothy Ramos
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "Evernote is a great app if you're trying to get more organized. You can keep your ideas together and create different types of notes depending on what you're working on."
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    #12Dictionary.com

    Dictionary.com

    Dictionary.com is an app and website that serves as an online source for English definitions, word origins, synonyms, audio pronunciations, slang phrases, and much more. It works both online and offline.


    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Ruth Little
    Written on January 24, 2018
    "Dictionary.com is an effective online source for English definitions. It may be useful for studying, but there are better resources available."
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    #13 White Noise Free

     White Noise Free
    White Noise Free is a relaxing music app for Android devices, featuring over 20 looped sounds with free downloads that will help you reduce stress and sleep well.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Alexander Cook
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "I downloaded the White Noise Free app for my Android device for studying and working on my final paper. I found it really helpful. It does get the noise out from my roommates' work. Overall I'm really happy."
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    #14[TUTORIAL] How to Get Organized and Stay Focused in a Modern World

    [TUTORIAL] How to Get Organized and Stay Focused in a Modern World
    Mark Sisson provides you some tips to survive of this modern and messy world where is so complicate to be organized sometimes.
    Articles

    Free

    Benjamin Richards
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "I have been diagnosed with learning disabilities. I have difficulties in the class room and it makes my life very difficult. I found a resource called How to Get Organized and Stay Focused in a Modern World. This has helped me a lot with my thinking and how I approach things. I have learned to become a little more effective at my academics. I am glad I got read this material. "
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    #15TED

    TED

    The TED app lets you see all the talks from the media organization and bookmark them for later viewing. You can also listen to podcasts and download videos or audio files for offline playback. There are subtitles in 100 languages available.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Ruth Chavez
    Written on January 21, 2018
    "The app gives quick access to a variety of talks that come handy for studying or just learning new topics."

Summary

Best What are the best resources to study and understand faster
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Stay Focused | study helpApps 34 Free
2StudyBlueApps 29 Free
3iStudiez ProApps 28 Paid
4My Study LifeApps 26 Free
5TodaitApps 24 Free
6Focus LockApps 20 Free
7AnkiDroid FlashcardsApps 20 Free
8Forest: Stay focusedApps 17 Free
9Flashcard HeroSoftware 13 Paid
10iTunes UApps 12 Free
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