6 Awesome Apps You NEED to Start Your University Year With…

6 Apps, I Would Use at University Today, What Are Your Recommendations?

Dom Kwolczak
8 min readSep 10


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University life can be a stressful experience, especially if you are in your first or final year of study. Trust me I’ve been there, I know!

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be stressful!

There are several ways to make your student experience less stressful and one of these ways is to become more organised.

During my time at university, I discovered several apps which not only helped me become more organised but also helped me with research and writing my dissertation. I also have a few apps that I discovered after graduating, but think they will be extremely useful and beneficial to student life.

I decided to share 6 of my favourite apps, but please add yours in the comments section! I want to make this blog post into a resource that students and not only can use to discover new productivity apps!

But without any further ado, here are 6 apps that I think you need to start your university year with…

1. Notion

Yep, I know many of my long-term readers may be surprised to see on this list after the blog post I wrote a while back. But here’s the thing, Notion proved to be an excellent tool for managing university life as well as taking notes and research.

I didn’t start using Notion until my second year at university, but I honestly regret not using it from the very beginning.

Not only was I able to organise all my work and research material into a pretty cool library, but I was also able to manage my student finances, schedule as well as a reading list.

It was just so incredibly useful, and I was able to influence many other students to start using it themselves after they saw my workspace.

That’s the thing with Notion, it allows you to make some beautiful notes which are easy on the eye, making it easier to learn. You can also create some really cool databases that do some pretty cool stuff for you.

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