Pomodoro – Allows you to allot time to focus on studying, projects, etc. in productive increments. Allows you to manage your tasks, track your progress, and maximize productivity by letting you customize how long you want to work and how many breaks to take.
Evernote – Unlike the “Notes” app on the iPhone, Evernote allows you to log in from any device so that you can add to your notes wherever you have WiFi. You can also organize them, set reminders, add check-lists, etc.
Google Drive – Google drive offers free and unlimited storage and connects to your Gmail address. It’s a good idea to save all your files online rather than to your computer so that if your computer crashes, you can still retrieve all your files from your storage like Google Drive.
Duolingo – Duolingo is a language-learning site that is free and encouraging! You can track your progress and see how far you have to go before become fluent.
Cram – This is a free flashcard app that allows you to customize your cards, read them front to back or back to front, have them read allowed, tracks which you got right and wrong, and can be used on your phone right before your test!
Hemingway – This app brings the Writing Center on the go by highlighting long, dense, confusing sentences or instances of passive voice or adverbs. It also rates the grade level you are writing on as well as the readability. While it doesn’t have a phone app, it does have a desktop app so that you can copy and paste your work without opening an Internet browser.
Khan Academy – Khan Academy is especially good with math training but has a range of subjects from organic chemistry to art history. It tracks your progress and is always free.
Rainymood – Gives you the comforting feeling of rain to help you focus.
Mynoise.net – A more customizable soundscape app. You can feel like you’re at the beach, a coffeeshop, in front of a crackling fire, camping in the rain, or you can create your own.