Get Your Life Together With These Apps

Keeping track of class, papers and tests can be difficult when you’re juggling all of life’s duties. And sometimes a paper planner can get lost in the black hole known as your backpack.

So, I asked two Florida Atlantic University students about the apps they used to stay on top of their to-do lists. Here’s what they told me:

Calendar Layout:

Planner Plus

Photo by Planner Plus
Photo by Planner Plus

“It combines my notes, reminders and calendar into one. If you have more than one event on a day, it changes the shade of the circle. And, I like the app icon; it looks like a real planner.” – Brandon Jadotte, Senior, Computer science

Daily, weekly and monthly views allow you to see your responsibilities at a glance. You can keep track of everything and anything, such as, school, work, daily responsibilities and chores.

Download it on Android or iOS.

Homework Planner

Photo by Homework Planner
Photo by Homework Planner

“It’s cool because I can categorize my assignments by subject and date, and it let’s me write notes too. Plus, it’s pretty simple to use. It let’s me color code subjects which makes things easier to differentiate.” – Ahmed Awada, Senior, Computer science

If you tend to lose track of your school assignments, this app is for you. Separating things by subject let’s you isolate work from pleasure by making you finish your school assignments before play.

Download it on Android or a similar one on iOS.

To-Do Layout:

Wunderlist

Photo by Wunderlist
Photo by Wunderlist

Available on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, Android, Kindle Fire and on the Wunderlist website, you can have your lists on any and all devices — so no excuses. You can organize and share your lists with friends or coworkers without mixing the two and even set reminders on specific times.

Separating things by hashtags adds some context into your to-dos, and you can even add things from the web to a to-do — i.e. buy a specific pair of shoes.

Download it on Android or iOS.

Habitica

Photo by Habitica
Photo by Habitica

Need some encouragement or competition to get your chores accomplished? Habitica is based on some of your favorite RPGs — think WoW, Skyrim and, my favorite, Runescape. This app lets you rank your tasks as easy, medium or hard, which then gives you points based on those tasks.

When you get enough points you can unlock rewards: capes and staffs, even pets and mounts! You can also redeem the gold you collect for some well-deserved, self-administered relief, like watching your favorite TV show, or a venti latte macchiato.

You also have health and experience points that you get by finishing tasks, and competing with friends keeps each other accountable.

Download it on Android or iOS.

 

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