Google Keep

What does it do? Organisation tool, you can add notes, photos and audio to keep. Includes a post it note system.

What can I use it for? Useful for tracking and keeping on top of all tasks, from personal to academic life. You can create lists to tick off when completed as well as adding details about times, dates and places where needed. These can also be shared with others which can help with accountability. There is a tagging and colour coding system to enable distinction between personal and academic tasks and you can archive lists when completed but they are not completely lost in case you need to go back to them. Google Keep can be synced across devices to enable on the go editing.

Cost? It’s free!

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store and Google Play. For further information on the app you can take a look here:  https://www.google.com/keep/

Habit Minder

What does it do? Aims to help you form healthy habits and keep you accountable through useful tools. It can be beneficial for time management, productivity and increasing general well being.

What can I use it for? Helps you to build positive habits and set and reach your goals. Enables you to track your progress and add a reward system when you meet your targets.

Cost? It’s free! Premium subscriptions available to purchase.

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store and Google Play. For further information on the app you can take a look here: https://habitminder.com/

Focus at Will

What does it do? Offers music that is aimed to help you focus better through timed intervals. It creates a personal concentration playlist, can reduce distraction and increase productivity.

What can I use it for? You can build a personal playlist of music which helps you with productivity and it enables you to track what works to help build this up. The music is lyric free and is designed to change at certain intervals to keep you focussed.

Cost? Free trial (1 week), subscriptions start at $30 per year.

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store and Google Play. For further information on the app you can take a look here: https://www.focusatwill.com/

Headspace

What does it do? Provides access to mindfulness and meditations guides led by experts on various categories including managing stress, anxiety, sleep, focus, mind-body health.

What can I use it for? To learn mindfulness and meditation skills and to help you build a routine that integrates this within your schedule.

Cost? It’s free! Premium subscriptions available to purchase. Students can access more within the Headspace app with Spotify Premium, at £4.99 per month for both services! https://www.spotify.com/uk/headspace/student/

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store and Google Play. For further information on the app you can take a look here: https://www.headspace.com/

Noisli

What does it do? Plays natural background noises such as a forest, river, rainfall, cafe buzz etc. You can mix different sounds and change the volume.

What can I use it for? Helpful in masking your environmental noise to improve focus and boost productivity. It can also be used for relaxation and for providing a soothing background noise to help fall asleep.

Cost? It’s free! Premium subscriptions available to purchase.

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store and Google Play. For further information on the app you can take a look here: https://www.noisli.com/

Insight Timer

What does it do? A guided meditation app aimed to help sleep and reduce anxiety. Includes meditation and music tracks, courses aimed to calm the mind and meditation teachers to follow.

What can I use it for? This app may help you learn about meditation, increase your ability to meditate and relax

Cost? It’s free! Premium subscriptions available to purchase.

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store and Google Play. For further information on the app you can take a look here: https://insighttimer.com/

Calm

What does it do? Reviewed highly for sleep, meditation and relaxation. Includes guided meditation as well as sleep stories, nature sounds and mindfulness topics.

What can I use it for? This app may help you with relaxation, sleep and meditation.

Cost? It’s free! Premium subscriptions available to purchase.

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store and Google Play. For further information on the app you can take a look here: https://www.calm.com/

Sleep

What does it do? An app with a collection of soothing stories, meditations, white noise and sounds from different environments.

What can I use it for? This app may help improve your quality of sleep, reduce insomnia and aims to make  the ‘morning wake up’ easier for you

Cost? It’s free! Premium subscription  available to purchase.

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store. For further information on the app you can take a look here: https://www.instagram.com/sleepapp/

Slumber: Fall Asleep, Insomnia

What does it do? This app has a collection of stories and meditations aimed to induce sleep and beat insomnia. Includes soothing sounds and ASMR stories.

What can I use it for? This app may help you feel relaxed and fall asleep quicker.

Cost? It’s free! Premium subscription available to purchase.

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store and is coming to Android soon. For further information on the app you can take a look here: https://slumber.fm/about

Gratitude Journal

What does it do? An app aimed to promote personal growth and happiness through journaling with a focus on gratitude. Includes space for daily expressions of gratitude and appreciation with helpful prompts, encourages you to write daily self-affirmations and includes ‘daily zen’ thoughts.

What can I use it for? You may use this app to help you maintain your wellbeing, raise self awareness, encourage self affirmation and increase positive thoughts.

Cost? Basic app free, with in-app purchases, premium subscription packages available to purchase.

Where can I find it? It’s available to download from the App Store and Google Play. For further information on the app you can take a look here: https://gratefulness.me/