Five apps to help you take the 'work' out of homework

Five apps to help you take the 'work' out of homework

These five handy apps will help make that massive pile of assignments and projects a bit less daunting

Homework? Snooooore. When there are movies to see and friends to hang out with, studying doesn't seem like an appealing option. But you have to do it. When tedium strikes, get on one of these apps to get that assignment done and dusted asap.

iHomework

Students in Hong Kong get a lot of homework. When assignments and projects are piling up, this simple app can help you through. It lets you keep track of upcoming work, your grades, your class schedule, your to-do list, your teachers' contact details, and everything else you might need to remember during the school year.

Available: iOS - HK$15 (Try MyHomework for Android - Free)


EasyBib

 Creating a bibliography is one of the most annoying parts of essay-writing. EasyBib lets you automatically cite texts and create a reference list within seconds. You use your phone's camera to scan book barcodes to create citations without having to go hunting for all the relevant authors, dates, and publishers. Download it now to prepare for those lengthy university essays.

Available: iOS/Android - Free


English Grammar Book

What's the difference between a preposition and a pronoun, or an adjective and an adverb? Learning the ins and outs of English grammar is tricky, but you can give yourself the edge in essays by following the rules correctly. This app contains detailed explanations and plenty of practice exercises to polish your skills.

Available: Android - Free (Try English Grammar Ultimate on iOS - Free)


National Geographic World Atlas

 The world is now at our fingertips, but is this making us lazier when it comes to knowing where places are? Smash that next geography assignment and stun your friends with your navigational know-how by downloading National Geographic's detailed and easy-to-use app. Whether you're curious about a place you've seen in the news, looking for info for a school project, or just want to explore our wondrous world instead of seeing what your friends are eating, this app is a winner.

Available: iOS - HK$15 (World Atlas on Android is good, too - Free)


Freedom

 "Sorry dudes, I'm going offline." Sometimes you just have to log off Facebook, hide your phone under a pillow, and unplug your laptop. But when your resolve fails to last longer than the time it takes to choose a pen, you know you have serious procrastination issues. This app blocks social media sites to keep you focused. It only works on computers so far - there are no phone app versions for any OS yet - but you can keep yourself off distracting websites while you hammer away at that essay.

Available: https://freedom.to/ - the seven-day trial is free, then it's US$10

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Taking the 'work' out of homework

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Anonymous

12:22pm

there's actually an app called SelfControl on computers (it definitely works on Mac) and it's completely free and you can choose to block websites for as long as a day! So you can block websites until 11pm and still be able to tweet at night

Anonymous

12:22pm

there's actually an app called SelfControl on computers (it definitely works on Mac) and it's completely free and you can choose to block websites for as long as a day! So you can block websites until 11pm and still be able to tweet at night