Habit setting, one day at a time
It’s hard to get into good habits if you don’t know what you’re doing each day. Creating a study schedule is important to ensure you can balance work, study, and family life. You can use paper diaries or computerized calendars that usually come pre-installed on your hardware, however if you want to take your planning up a notch check out these apps.
My Study Life is a fairly complex, free free app for timetabling and organizing your studies, available for PC, iOS, and Android. This app takes a bit of work to learn how and where to input everything (following the inbuilt guide is highly suggested) but once the hard work is done, it is easy to use. The app syncs with other devices, and has a fair amount of customization, however it’s visual appeal is limited by its simple user interface.
A simple and free timetabling app for Android and PC. Once you've inputted all of your important dates/class timetables, it will automatically update you on your schedule for the day. There are issues with syncing the timetable to shared devices, and it takes some effort to put in all of the little dates. However, when it is set up it will keep you constantly notified and has a decent amount of customization in terms of how it looks featuring themes, timetable cycles and resizable widgets.
Two free, interlocked apps available for PC and Android. While technically two separate apps, they provide much crossover with each other, which allows for a smooth flow of information. CloudCal can be synced with various other calendars (such as Google and Outlook) and provides a simple overview of how busy your schedule is by displaying the days in rings (the more complete the ring, the busier you are on a certain day). CloudTasks, on the other hand, allows you to set goals and to-do lists which can be synced with CloudCal's calendar.
A free app for iOS, Fantastical 2 offers a large amount of flexibility and choice as to how you want your schedule to be set out. What's more this app offers the ability to use one's native language to create notifications and timetables, possibly making it very helpful for those who would prefer to not use English (full localization only available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese). It allows you to search via keywords for certain events in your calendar and has the bonus of accepting dictation if you would prefer to orally note down important dates.
This simple and free app is available for Mac, PC, iPhone and Android. While not as complex as the others, this simple app provides everything that is essential for maintaining a calendar. It can be synced with other devices or Google Calendar, has a few simple gimmicks such as the ability to create recurring events and reminder systems, and it is also usable offline which can be very helpful in emergencies when data is unavailable.