Online business courses can get very demanding, especially if you have to fulfil professional obligations on top of it. But there are tons of tools out there that can help make the whole process much easier. There are android apps for virtually everything, and if you need something that will help you manage your time better, take notes more efficiently, or concentrate on tasks better, you should have no trouble finding an app for it. Let’s take a look at a few android apps all online business students should consider getting.
Google Drive/Google Apps
Most of the people you’ll be working with will have a Google account and having Google Drive and Google apps installed on your Android devices is a must. Not only will it allow you to share documents and work on them in real-time easily, but it is perfect for storing work, study materials, and even whole lectures if you want to.
Marinara Pomodoro Productivity App
If you’re having trouble staying on track when writing essays, then we strongly suggest that you check out the Marinara Pomodoro app for Android. This app uses the Pomodoro technique which has been proven to be one of the most powerful methods for productivity.
With the Pomodoro technique, you will be working in short sprints followed by breaks. Your sprints could be anywhere from 25 minutes to an hour. You should then follow with a break that is the equivalent of about a third of that sprint. After the fourth cycle, you can take a long break that would be roughly the equivalent of a complete sprint.
The Marinara app will notify you when you should take breaks and when you should focus. It will also gather information on your work habits and show you when you’re the most productive.
This would be a particularly great tool for people who are studying a DBA programme at Aston University, for instance, since they do a lot of research and have to do a lot of writing.
White Noise App
Another app we suggest you install if you need better concentration is the White Noise app. White noise has been shown to increase focus, and this app will provide you with the perfect backdrop for getting things done. You could also get an app like Focus@Will that will provide curated music for motivation and concentration.
Plagiarism is a major issue in universities around the country and schools are taking very strong measures to make sure that it doesn’t happen. The sad part about plagiarism is that many people don’t even know that they’re plagiarising or don’t really understand what constitutes plagiarism.
If you want to make sure that your essays don’t get accused of plagiarism, you should check out the Copyleaks app. This is a cloud-based app that can analyse papers for plagiarism in seconds. You can upload a copy of any document in DOC, RTF, or PDF format or send a scanned picture of a paper and check how unique it is.
Dragon Anywhere Dictation
You absolutely need to have a good dictation app if you want to make life easier for you as a business student. Using a dictation tool will make you a much more efficient note-taker. You can also use the dictation tool to set reminders and help you manage assignments better. This is a must for anyone who has to take copious amounts of notes and wants to streamline things like sharing notes or sending emails. We recommend Dragon Anywhere since it can be downloaded onto any mobile device, and there are no limits on the length or time of dictation.
All students should be using Evernote, but online business students can stand to benefit from it even more. This is the tool for people who want to stay on top of their work and always be aware of assignments and deadlines.
Evernote is also great for remote collaboration, which is a major component of online business classes. Evernote works as a repository for notes in any form and allows you to store notes in different formats and give access to anyone you like.
Screen Shader App for Android
Tablets and other electronic devices emit a lot of blue light and if you use your tablet a lot for research or to watch lectures, you’re going to suffer from eye strain at a certain point because of it. This is why we suggest that you look at a blue light blocking app like Screen Shader if you routinely find yourself being tired or having difficulty paying attention to what’s going on via the screen. Not only will it improve concentration and preserve eye health, but it will also allow you to be more productive and enjoy better sleep if you like to study late in the evenings.
Accounting and business students should all consider installing the QuickBooks app on their phones. It can be a great tool for organising your finances as a student, but also so you can get practice if you happen to be studying accounting or finance. You can use QuickBooks with data on small group projects and get a nice visual representation of where the money is going. This will also allow you to learn about different tax deductions and how to calculate tax rates based on different business structures.
One major part of studying for a business degree is knowing how to make business plans. The Elevatr app is a note-taking app that was made specifically for that purpose. It breaks down notes into different categories such as distribution channels, brand identity, target market, and many more. This is a great tool for anyone looking for an easy way to make business plans and share them with collaborators.
All of these apps can greatly assist you during your online business programme. Consider getting one, a few, or all of these apps if you want your programme to go as smoothly as possible.