Smart study is the demand of the hour to secure more marks and absorb more information nowadays especially for the students. With the advent of technology, the way we study and organize our study materials is also changing rapidly.
Back in when I was in college, I used some applications or software to increase the productivity of my study. So, without talking too much nonsense let’s dig into those applications.
Free Mind: This application is a super mind mapping software allowing users to create nodes and connection among different ideas topics. This software is very helpful if you want to save time in organizing your data or study materials digitally without needing to learn any specific skill. Another feature is the ability to export the mind map to many printable formats including pdf and flash format.
Price: $ 0.00 (Open Source)
Requirements: the requirements are basic. You need a pc with java runtime installed. Without java runtime installed Freemind is not going to work. Download Freemind from this link.
Evernote: It’s not a mind mapping software but a note taking which is quite helpful in increasing the productivity by taking effective notes. Yes, there are lots of other software like this one. But, the UI of Evernote is far better than other such note-taking applications available out there. It has both free and premium version. The free version lets the users to uploads documents up to 50 MB per month. This quota resets in every month, but you won’t lose your documents.
Price: $ 15.00 (Premium)
Camscanner: This is particularly not meant for studying. But did you ever been in a situation when you did not have enough time to read lessons on the book? In such situations, it comes to be handy as far as you can keep a scanned copy of the lessons on your phone and read the same on the go. Camscanner has both a free and a premium version. For me, the free version was sufficient.
Price: $0.00 (In-app purchase available)
Requirement: No special requirement. A smartphone with a working camera is all required. Grab camscanner here.
Onenote: This is the best alternative to Evernote. The main highlight of OneNote is that it is totally free with around 10 GB of free storage, the handwriting feature which is very responsive and much more precise than Evernote. With respect to the UI and ease of use, it is not on par with Evernote but should suffice a general need of taking notes by students.
Price: $0.00 (Freemium)
Requirements: No special requirement. Available for both smartphones and laptops or PCs. Grab it here.