‘Productivity’ Posts

Why You Should: Use FreeOffice

Why You Should: Use FreeOffice

SoftMaker has a free lineup of office suite modules containing a word processor, slide presentation program and spreadsheet program that rival the Microsoft Office suite. Called FreeOffice 2016, this product line includes near identical performance for Windows and Linux operating systems as well as Android mobile devices. SoftMaker is based in Germany and also offers ...

Alternative Study Methods: Caricature Flash Cards

Alternative Study Methods: Caricature Flash Cards

Traditional flash cards are ubiquitous, but not exactly fun. If you need to memorize complex information in a short amount of time, try caricature flash cards instead. What They Are A caricature flash card is exactly what it sounds like: a caricature drawn on one side of a card, with the information you’re supposed to ...

Alternative Study Methods: Memory Palace

Alternative Study Methods: Memory Palace

You need to remember something without using Google, your textbook, or ink pen scrawled across the back of your left hand. You’ve tried mnemonics, you’ve chanted the information to yourself (a method my art history professor swears by) and you’ve made flash cards, but it’s still not sticking as well as you’d like. It’s time ...

Why You Should: Use Adler Notes

Why You Should: Use Adler Notes

Adler Notes is about as close as students can get to having the a digital Swiss Army Knife for taking notes. It’s a free Android note-taking app that handles your lectures notes, assignment reminders or diary entries. This app does all things related to note-taking, and it does them very well. The range of features ...

Six Productivity Tools Better Than a Planner

Six Productivity Tools Better Than a Planner

Three exams, four essays, three group meetings, one final project, five classes and 30 hours spent crying. Welcome to the typical week of a college student. No matter what year you’re in, all college students have one problem in common – productivity. You quickly figure out that there are only so many hours in a ...

Why You Should: Use the Brave Browser

Why You Should: Use the Brave Browser

If you spend a lot of time on your mobile device researching school assignments, you should switch to the new, free Brave browser. Brave Software aims to stop online ads from invading your privacy and slowing down the Web. This mission is not the same as trying to blocking all ads. The growing use of ...

Side Jobs for Students

Side Jobs for Students

Money: everyone wants more of it. If you’d like to make some dough without committing to a full-time job, try out some of the suggestions below. Fiverr One of the most well-known online side hustles, fiverr.com, is a hub for simple tasks (from web design to business consulting) that people are willing to pay a ...

Why You Should: Use AirDroid Or Pushbullet

Why You Should: Use AirDroid Or Pushbullet

Using the tiny, on-screen keyboards on smart-phones and tablets can be difficult and counter-productive. Most portable keyboards for mobile devices require crunching your fingers together to type, which doesn’t fix the problem. Typing on a full keyboard is more productive and much easier. AirDroid and Pushbullet close the convenience gap for getting notes, text documents ...

Next-Level Ways to Manage Your To-Do List

Next-Level Ways to Manage Your To-Do List

Everyone has their own way of managing tasks on that dreaded to-do list. Some keep a mental register, others use apps, many scrawl on their planners, and some even jot it on their arm with a Sharpie, a la Andy from “Parks & Rec.” For productivity’s sake (especially for those of you in the latter ...

Job Hunting Meets Artificial Intelligence

Job Hunting Meets Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is transforming the job board space. Increasingly, AI is being used to process online applications and categorize applicants into priority rankings. One example of how the process of applying for jobs is changing can be seen in innovations recently put into place on the icrunchdata job posting platform. The company uses AI to ...

Books That Will Make You Better: The Richest Man in Babylon

Books That Will Make You Better: The Richest Man in Babylon

College students are notoriously bad with money. Many of us find ourselves provided for in the way of food and housing and without the responsibilities of a career. With this freedom comes a false sense of security; when we have cash, we spend it. Meanwhile, we’re racking up massive amounts of debt. What’s a young ...

Why You Should: Use Virtual Private Networks

Why You Should: Use Virtual Private Networks

Virtual private networks (VPNs) are a critical lifeline to protecting your security online. Whether you connect to the Internet using your mobile carrier’s service, through public Wi-Fi, or through a cable connection, your data is at risk and your online activities can be tracked without a VPN service. VPN connections encrypt your data and block ...