The Best Productivity Apps for Students (2019)

In this video, I’m joined by Francesco from the YouTube channel Keep Productive. We discuss 6 categories of apps that we used (and still use) for productivity and studying. Enjoy xx

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00:34 – Flashcards – Anki, Quizlet
02:06 – Note-taking – Evernote, OneNote, Notion
04:37 – Handwritten note-taking – Notability
07:02 – To-do lists – Todoist, Google Sheets
09:12 – Pomodoro Timers – Forest
10:52 – Journalling – Day One, physical journal
12:51 – Closing remarks

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I’m Ali, a junior doctor working in Cambridge, UK. I make videos about medicine, technology, productivity and lifestyle design. I also have a weekly podcast with my brother (, and I write a weekly email newsletter that contains some quick thoughts + links to interesting things (

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