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10 free apps to get you through Year 12


You probably have your phone, tablet or laptop with you at most times, so why not take advantage of the many apps out there? Here are 10 free ones that can help you through Year 12.

1. Evernote

Your phone probably already has an inbuilt note-taking function, but Evernote provides much more. You can attach images and audio to your notes, add your location and search through your notes for keywords at the click of a button (including text that appears in images). This means you can take photos of class handouts, search for keywords in the handout image, write your own summaries, carry your notes on your phone for viewing at any time and sync them with your computer — the possibilities are endless. Learn more about Evernote. 

2. SimpleMind+ (mind mapping)

Mind maps are a great study tool if you’re a visual learner. They allow you to brainstorm ideas for essays and projects, create a broad overview of a subject when studying for exams and help you make connections between different ideas that you may not have thought of before. Learn more about SimpleMind+. 

3. iStudiez Lite

This app displays your schedule in a way that’s easy on the eye for a quick glance at your day. It lets you keep track of your marks and create colour-coded lists of your assignments and various subjects. Learn more about iStudiez Lite. 

4. Flashcards+

Exams fast approaching? Get prepared with this app, which allows you to create your own flashcards for your phone. You can even add images from your photo library. Learn more about Flashcards+. 

5. Dictionary.com Dictionary & Thesaurus

Provides millions of English definitions, spellings, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and word origins. Also offers a translation service, a Word of the Day, a crossword solver, and more for students and non-students alike. Learn more. 

6. Wi-Fi Finder

If you like to get out of the house to study (or you’re on a tight budget with your phone plan), Wi-Fi Finder allows you to scout out nearby hotspots offering free Wi-Fi access. You can also filter results by location type (such as cafés and libraries), bookmark your favourite locations and look up contact details. Learn more.

7. TED

Need a break from studying? Brilliant doctors, artists, game designers, writers and scientists are changing the world with ideas. Install the TED app and see what they have to say. New videos are added weekly. Learn more about TED. 

8. Coach.me

This goal and habit tracking app helps you set targets, get high-fives and review trends. The design is based on behavioral psychology in order to help you achieve mastery. You can set yourself up as your own coach, get community coaching, or hire a coach with the app for a fee. Learn more about Coach.me.

9. Trixie

Trixie is a new generation meditation app. It has a collection of guided meditations crafted by the mindfulness experts. On top of that, there is a virtual AI meditation assistant that analyses your routine, mood and meditation patterns to find the most suitable guided meditation for any particular moment in your life. Learn more about Trixie. 

10. RunKeeper

It’s important to take care of your body as well as your mind. RunKeeper tracks walks, runs, and any other physical activity.  You can join challenges to push yourself, win rewards for your workouts, and share your progress with friends. Learn more about RunKeeper. 

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Impact brings you compelling stories, inspiring research, and big ideas from ACU. It's about the impact we’re having on our communities, and our Mission in action. It’s a practical resource for career, life and study.

At ACU it’s education, but not as you know it. We stand up for people in need, and causes that matter.

If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, do contact us.

Copyright @ Australian Catholic University 1998-2018 | ABN 15 050 192 660 CRICOS Reg: 00004G