Digital Flashcards

Studying on the go is one of many activities students are forced to do because they’re too busy, or too busy procrastinating. Today, we’re going to look at a few of the best tools, and discuss some ways to optimise your learning in a crowded place, such as public transport.

iOS Apps

Whether you’re an Apple Fan-Boi, or a casual user of technology, it’s highly likely you have some sort of iDevice. There are a multitude of apps available in the Store for you. Here are a few of my favourites.

  • Flashcards Touch

    The thing that makes Flashcard Touch stick out is its great interface, combined with over-the-air syncing, through Quizlet.com and Wi-Fi. It’s also great for learning vocabulary, as it provides an in-built definition-finder.
  • Flashcards Deluxe

    It really is deluxe. There aren’t many other flashcard apps that allow you to add text, images, and audio to both sides of the card. While it’s not the greatest looking app, its functionality certainly prevails.
  • Study Buddy

    This isn’t really a single app, but a collection. They come in two varieties, free and paid, but the free editions work fine. The subjects range from state capitals, to Spanish idioms, to Morse Code, to Latin, and everything in between. Admit it, the owl catches your eye, doesn’t it?

Android

It’s really catching on, isn’t it? Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any decent study apps for you guys.  I think it has something to do with my location: some apps don’t show in the market. So, if you have any awesome apps lying around in your drawer, why don’t you share them with the world? Let us know your favourites in the comments.

Tips for Studying in Cramped Spaces

As a student, it’s likely that you will be studying on the go in very cramped, noisy and possibly smelly places. How are you supposed to study with all this surrounding you? By following these tips.

  1. Take Headphones
    You don’t have to be listening to music, either. A pair of sounding reducing headphones, or at least a set of in-earphones like these. The great thing is, you don’t need to spend an arm-and-a-leg. You can’t often find a fairly good pair for $20. You might also want to try a white noise sound track, or even app.
  2. Water
    It’s going to get hot in there, so make sure you pack some water. Just be careful to keep it away from anything digital!
  3. Be Prepared to go Analog
    Using your tech may not be practical on a cramped bus, or in a dodgy coffee-house. Be prepared with a notepad and pen. Besides, you might need the change to help you deal with that difficult assignment.

That’s it from me, now it’s up to you. Do you have any tips for public transport users, coffee-house studiers, or on-the-go students? Are you using an awesome app, and want to share it with the world? Let us know in the comments.

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About Katie Walker

Hey, I'm a student. I'm into web development, so currently I'm working on my blog, a few Tumblr themes, and a few web apps for various purposes. It's exciting stuff.

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