Top Apps for University Students
Algor Education: Personalized Concept Maps
Algor Education is the web app that uses Artificial Intelligence to provide concrete help to thousands of students. This tool allows you to create personalized concept maps easily and quickly. And thanks to the possibility of adding multimedia elements and listening to texts with speech synthesis, users will be able to enrich their projects, stimulating memory and productivity.
Example of a concept map on the Constitution created with Algor Education, click here to open it.
But what makes this app truly innovative and unique is the new "Text-to-Map" function that automatically creates a complete concept map from a text. This way you can save precious time and optimize the planning and preparation of your exams. To use this feature, simply access your account, click on "Text-to-Map" in the personal area, enter the chosen text, and select "Create Map". In a few seconds, the map will be ready to be edited, saved, and shared.
Inclusivity is one of the strong points of Algor Education, which chooses to meet the needs of everyone, especially students with learning disabilities. This new platform provides a selection of highly readable fonts, an accessible and intuitive interface, and the ability to change language, voice, and highlighted speech synthesis speed.
The web app can be accessed via a browser from any device with internet access and is available in a free version. To enjoy all its features, Algor Education offers two paid solutions (basic subscription and PRO subscription). Click here to discover the subscriptions.
Writing, planning, and organizing: Notion
The amount and different types of materials that accumulate during semesters can be overwhelming. Notion, by providing various tools and templates, represents a valuable aid in creating and organizing university materials. With this software, you can take notes optimally and gather your resources in one place according to your needs.
Notion allows you to create a multi-level content system: each element can become a page, and each page can contain others. This makes categorizing handouts, notes, and maps extremely easy and fully customizable. Its versatility lies in the ability to arrange your documents in the way you prefer. For example, we suggest using the table function to organize individual subjects and their materials based on semesters or exam sessions.
Notion is available in both desktop and mobile versions. It can be accessed through a browser on Mac and Windows systems and can be downloaded from the Play Store and the App Store. This way, you can have your university materials always at hand. To access the features of this powerful tool, you need to create an account and choose between a free version and various paid plans.
Keeping track of your progress: UniWhere
UniWhere is an application that allows you to keep track of your university progress. By entering the credentials of your university's portal, you can access a complete overview of your academic career. This tool offers a range of features to monitor your progress and performance without having to manually enter all the data.
UniWhere enriches the information taken from the university's website with statistics and charts that describe the progress of your studies. This allows for a clearer and more detailed view of the path taken. But not only that: the app also offers the possibility to obtain projections on weighted average and final grade taking into account future grades and students' goals.
The option to consult evaluations from users who have already taken a specific exam is one of the most useful among those proposed by this university app, especially in preparation for a subject. Users can read reviews submitted by other students and view the average grade obtained and the level of difficulty.
UniWhere is only available for smartphones, so in order to take advantage of its functions, it will be necessary to download the app from the Play Store for Android systems and from the App Store for iOS devices. Once the installation is complete, you will need to create an account and authenticate with the data from your university portal. In a few seconds, the information will be visible and ready to be consulted.
Simplify learning with flashcards and tests: Quizlet
If you are looking for a versatile and original alternative to traditional learning methods, Quizlet is the most suitable app. This tool allows you to memorize and consolidate the knowledge learned, stimulating active study and speeding up the review phase before an exam. All thanks to the variety of functions it offers.
Users can create personalized flashcards (digital cards based on a question and answer mechanism) or use those already available in the app. Quizlet allows access to content provided by other students and teachers, facilitating the exchange of materials and information. The app also allows you to create quizzes to test your level of learning. Putting yourself to the test will help you improve and develop more confidence in your abilities.
The app, ideal for university, can be downloaded for free from the Play Store or the App Store, but it is also available in a web version. You can access it directly from your preferred browser or alternatively download it to your iOS or Android mobile device. This way, you will always have your materials available wherever you are. Quizlet offers both a free basic version and a paid version that provides access to additional features.
Organize your study with individual tasks: Things 3
Having clear goals is essential for setting up a good plan. Things 3 allows you to manage and maximize your study days and increase productivity. With this app, you can divide your work into Tasks - for smaller tasks - or Projects - more demanding tasks to be divided into multiple Tasks. Organizing your time dedicated to university will be easy and enjoyable, thanks to the intuitive and appealing interface.
Things 3 also offers many other features, such as the ability to integrate your work with the Calendar or create labels to categorize various activities.
The app is only available for purchase for Apple users, so only those who have devices such as iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac can download it.