Helpful Websites

Helpful Websites

  • Keep Me Out
    If you struggle to stay away from social media when you’re meant to be studying, use KeepMeOut to block certain distracting websites.
  • SelfControl
    Another website to help you keep away from other websites that are distracting. I’m looking at you Twitter.
  • UReddit
    You’ve probably heard of Reddit, but there is also UReddit. This website hosts courses and lessons created by the public. These courses range from Flash Animation to Clinical Neurology.
  • EdX
    This website is one of the world’s leading MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platforms. These courses are offered for free to anyone who wishes to learn.
  • Studious (App)
    Everyone has had that embarrassing moment where you forget to turn your phone off during class. This app will help you avoid interrupting class and getting that look from the professor.
  • WhatTheFont!
    When you are trying to figure out what font is on a poster or in a magazine.
  • AccountKiller
    Shows you exactly how to close any social media account forever, not just disable them. This is important right before you graduate and apply for jobs because you want to make sure there’s nothing online that will take away that
  • LucyPhone
    Instead of waiting on hold for customer service, this website does the queuing for you, and they get the company to call YOU back, with a representative on the line.
  • Start.Me
    Get a personalized start page for your browser so that you can get to where you need to a lot faster.
  • ManualsLib
    Lost that manual to your vacuum cleaner? Look no further!
  • AnyList (App)
    Grocery lists that can be shared and synced with your roommate(s) so that you don’t have any trouble coordinating groceries.​

Education

  • Audible
    You can use this website to listen to your books while driving, working out or walking. This website does have a fee that comes with it but it could help if you really need it.
  • StudyBlue
    Make flashcards and take notes everywhere. This website makes it easier around exam time!
  • Hemingway Editor
    This website makes your writing “bold and clear”. It highlights long, complex sentences and common errors. This is a great website for essays.
  • Cite This For Me
    This website helps you create bibliographies in 60 seconds or less.
  • Google Scholar
    This provides a “simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature”.
  • Desmos Graphing Calculator
    Forgot your graphing calculator at home? Do not fret because you can just use this website instead!
  • Mathway
    Solve any kind of math problem (basic math all the way to chemical equations). This is a great website to make sure you’re getting the right answers. Don’t depend on this too much because it can’t help you in your tests.
  • Online Etymology Dictionary
    Gives you the history and derivation of any word.
  • Word Frequency Counter
    This is a great resource for finding all the words and phrases you overuse in your writing.​

Cooking

  • SuperCook
    This website tells you what to cook based on the ingredients that you already have.
  • RipeTrack
    Find out when your favourite produce is at its peak ripeness.

Health

  • WaterIn (App)
    This helps track your water intake throughout the day to improve your hydration!
    Sworkit (App)
    This app will remind you about the importance of exercising. It also has personalized workout videos.
  • SleepCycle (App)
    This app calculates the length and frequency of your REM cycles to make sure that when you do get some sleep it is valuable!
  • MyFitnessPal (App)
    This app tracks your calorie intake to help you fight the urge to eat Kraft Dinner by the crate.​

Financial Assistance

  • Pocket Points (App]
    This app gives students rewards for not using their phone during class.
  • StudentRate
    Budgeting is extremely important and this website is where you can find great discounts and get deals on items such as textbooks, travel and technology.
  • Half
    Sell your books, music, movies and games in easy steps. No listing charges!
  • CheapestTextbooks
    This website will help you locate the cheapest textbooks and direct you to where you can find them.
  • Camel Camel Camel
    This website is a free Amazon price tracker that monitors items that you want to buy eventually and lets you know when the price has dropped. Great for Christmas time and birthdays.​

Organization

  • Trello
    This website has everything you need to organize projects, lists, and deadlines. You can make lists with boards that you can share with your roommates, group partners or friends.
  • Productive (App)
    This app separates your goals into three categories and helps you get into a routine. This app is only for iPhone but the Android version Rewire (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rstudioz.habits) is available.

Music

  • 8tracks
    This lets you listen to millions of playlists for free. You can also make your own playlists and share them with your friends!
  • Noizio (App)
    Turn on the sound and “allow yourself to become engulfed in the tranquil sounds of nature.
  • RainyMood
    Listening to soothing rain sounds as you work is as great as it sounds!

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