9 apps that will change your revision life

Technology has made revision life a lot easier... but also a lot more distracting. Here are 9 apps you need to get back on course for your exams.



RefMe is an awesome app for collecting and creating references. You search by book or journal article title, DOI, ISBN, ISSN or URL to automatically create a reference in over 6,500 different styles from Harvard to IEEE. A must when essay writing.



Quizlet is a great app available online and on mobile that provides simple tools that let you study anything, anywhere. You can use the app to create your own interactive revision flashcards or search millions created by others.

> Get Quizlet on iOS
> Get Quizlet on Android


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SelfControl (for Mac) and ColdTurkey (for Windows) are apps that will stop your procrastination when on your computer in its tracks by blocking you from visiting certain websites. No longer get distracted again.



MyWater helps you easily track your daily water consumption and lets you see your progress over time. Set your personal water intake goal and stay hydrated.

> Get MyWater on iOS


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Pocket app

Pocket is great for revision and also when researching, allowing you to collate articles, videos or "pretty much anything". You can view them all from the website or the app, even offline.

> Get Pocket


Exam Countdown

Exam Countdown is a free and simple app to keep track of exam dates. A must have app for students of GCSEs, A Levels, University or studying for any upcoming test.

> Get Exam Countdown on iOS




iMindMap is a great app for those who prefer to learn visually, allowing you to create mind maps / brainstorm diagrams. Also great for note taking and presentations.

> Get iMindMap on iOS



Flashcards+ is a fast, fun, free flashcard maker designed to help you learn things more quickly and ace your toughest classes. You can create flashcards with text, images, diagrams and more, as well as downloading those made by other students.

> Get Flashcards+ on iOS


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Gojimo revision app

The Gojimo revision app is stuffed full of free content for GCSE, AS Level, A level and University exams with over 150,000 questions to test yourself, including exam board specific revision guides.

> Get Gojimo on iOS

About the author: Thomas Brella

Thomas Brella is the founder of Student Hacks, starting the website in 2013 while studying at the University of Brighton to share tips and tricks on life as a cash-strapped student. He's now spent over 10 years scoping out the best ways to live on a budget

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