This article was written by the Great British Mag content team on 6 January 2021
Revising for exams can be stressful and time-consuming. Organising old notes, conducting research and memorising huge amounts of information, all while trying to stay focused and avoid distractions, sure isn’t easy.
That’s why we’ve hunted down some of the best revision apps that are designed to make exam preparation easier for students. From ones that allow you to create quizzes to test yourself with, to those that will sort and store notes and even encourage focus, there’s something to help you with your revision among our list.
You can also check out our list of best free software and apps every student needs.
Best for testing your knowledge: Quizlet
One of the most popular apps for revision out there, Quizlet gets around 50 million users each month. It allows you to create flashcards (as well as browse those made by others), test your knowledge with quizzes and listen to audio of your study material in several different languages – and that’s just for starters. It’s great for squeezing in revision while you’re on the go and making studying a little mote fun. Nine out of 10 users say it’s helped them improve their marks.
Best for organising your notes: Evernote
This app is a must for those who take down endless notes but find it difficult to store and organise them. Your notes can be in the form of text, images, audio and other document types, meaning you can capture them quickly and easily, and create the type of notes that you find it easiest to learn from. The search function makes it easy to locate your work, too.Best for capturing and converting text
Microsoft Office Lens
Take images of lectures’ notes from whiteboards or snap your own scribblings and convert them into text documents that you can edit and revise with. This app is also great for converting copy from print publications and other documents, meaning you can capture information from pretty much any source.
Best for creating a revision strategy: GoConqr
Among its many functions, this revision app helps you improve your time management and set out a strategy for revision that’s tailored to your needs. You can allocate specific time periods to different subjects, create and manage tasks, time, and maintain a routine by using the calendar. It also has lots of tools for creating revision notes, from mind maps to slides and quizzes, so you can revise in whichever way suits you best.
Best for improving focus: Focus Booster
It might seem counter-intuitive, but taking regular breaks has been proven to aid concentration. This app is a great tool for improving focus and upping productivity, helping you to get more revision done each day. As well as reminding you to take breaks at specific intervals, it has a timer so you can see how long you have left on your current session, allows you to customise your session lengths and offers reports so you can find out what’s working best for you.