Recommended Apps

Top Picks

Anki is a flashcard app the uses spaced repetition to help you memorize information and keep it memorized. You can read my article on the basics of how and why to use Anki here.

Quizlet is a go-to flashcard app. It’s easy use and makes studying a bit less tedious offering multiple games and techniques to help you memorize information in a fun and efficient way. Quizlet also makes it easy to organize your flashcards with folders and classes.

Todoist is one of the best to-do list apps available. It’s simple design makes it powerful yet easy to use. It’s Karma system also provides some motivation to keep hacking away at your task list every day.

Hemmingway is a great app for editing your writing. It’s designed to help you eliminate wordiness and “fluff” by showing you where you could be more concise with your sentences and word choices.

OneNote is a great app for keeping all your notes in one place and accessible from all your devices. It has a simple user interface that makes it easy to organize your notes by subjects and chapters, and it also has a lot of powerful editing options to include a variety of content.

Office Lens makes it easy to scan documents, notes, and even whiteboards to make them available and shareable digitally and cut down on all the random papers you have to keep track of. Scan your notes and other important documents to save and share them in multiple formats. You can even send them straight to OneNote.

Other Useful Options

To Do is similar to Todist. It’s a little simpler, less customizable, and lacks the Karma incentive system. It has all the important features you need for a clean and organized to-do list on all your devices without any extra frills.

Not for the faint of heart, Notion is a powerful database app with lots of features for organizing notes, projects, and other information. You can use it as a simple note taking and organization app or dive into its more complex capabilities and templates to make databases of interconnected tables and pages.

Obsidian is a unique note taking app designed for brainstorming and building mental maps. It’s great for creating a visual representation of how thoughts branch out from each other and how ideas interconnect.