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Six exam apps that will help you study smarter (not harder)

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A swift run-through of useful apps that will help you get organised and focused: from Quizlet that gives you a more interactive way of learning, to our Student Planner app that offers you a taste of ACCA student life.

  1. My Study Life [free; Android, iOS, Windows, Chrome]
    My Study Life is an all-in-one student organiser, with scheduling and class timetabling that can sync with your calendar. The reminders notify you of incomplete tasks and upcoming classes and exams. It provides a task manager that goes beyond the simple to-do list, with functionality specific to student lifestyles. It’s also syncs across all devices, saves everything to the cloud and is available offline. So you can work on a paper offline, then save it to the cloud and have it linked to a task and timetable.

  2. Exam Countdown [free; Android, iOS]
    If you need even more help organising your exam dates and keeping yourself motivated, Exam Countdown is for you. It keeps the study focus up with a daily countdown to all your exams. You can colour code all your upcoming exams and add symbols, such as an abacus for maths or a book for English. You can also share on social media whereabouts you are in your countdown, which means you can help classmates stay on track too.

  3. Quizlet [free, Android, iOS]
    Quizlet is popular with teachers and students alike. The app allows you to create your own study materials across a wide range of subjects or use a vast library of materials created by other Quizlet users. Teachers use it to set their students challenges and tests by creating specific materials and then sharing it online, in or out of the classroom. Quizlet is a fun way to learn, as it uses videos and audio, so you can make your own dynamic flashcards and play learning games, especially useful for learning languages.

  4. Pocket [Android, iOS, Chrome]
    Spending as much time as we do on our phones and computers, surfing web pages with so much content, it’s hard to read everything we come across, which can be a shame when it could be something useful for your studies. If only there was a way to save things for later without it getting lost. Say hello to Pocket. It allows you to save articles, videos and other web content in a vibrant and easy to read experience on your phone, computer or tablet. It has powerful search and tagging tools, which means you can organise web pages by subject. It also works really well with apps like Twitter, Flipboard, Facebook and Evernote, among others.

  5. Google Translate [free; Android, iOS]
    With over 90 languages and more than 200 million people using Google Translate, there’s no reason not to be understood these days, no matter where you are or who you’re trying to communicate with: a Welsh speaking Argentinian in Patagonia or a reindeer herder in Siberia. Quite simply Google Translate is essential if you’re studying in a new language, or you’re a language student. It can also help you feel more comfortable in new countries and situations.

  6. ACCA Student Planner
    We may be biased, but we think our student planner app is rather magnificent. Designed for ACCA students and those interested in doing our qualifications, it provides advice on how to get started and pass exams, with a global map showing the locations of all Approved Learning Providers. There’s an exam countdown with event alerts you can sync with your calendar, while an interactive tool works out when you might become an ACCA member, helping you stay on track. You can also find all the contact details for ACCA HQ and your local office.

    You can visit the app stores and download the ACCA Student Planner app for free on Android and iOS devices. 
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