When it comes to studying at university, students now have access to lots of helpful apps to keep you on track - all at the touch of a button. 

best study planner apps for students at newcastle university

There are many apps designed to keep students connected, organised and on top of the demands of university life. Here’s a closer look at five popular apps for today’s students.


  1. myHomework Student Planner 
  2. Trello 
  3. Evernote
  4. Google Keep
  5. Exam countdown

1. myHomework Student Planner - for planning assignments

myHomework Student Planner gives you a calendar where you can track your upcoming assignments, exams, projects and other important events. 

There’s also a helpful homework widget where you can sync your assignments and receive reminders for when they’re due. 

myHomework also integrates with Teachers.io, a free website where teachers can share their class due dates, files, links and announcements. If your teacher or lecturer uses Teachers.io, with just a few clicks in myHomework, you can join their class and automatically get their assignments and updates.

2. Trello - for planning and prioritising projects

Trello is a free visual schedule app that allows you to organise any projects you’re working on through easy to read boards. It’s flexible and you can customise it for your own use or collaboration. 

Trello’s boards, lists and cards enable you to prioritise your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way.

No matter where you are, whether you’re at a lecture or in your accommodation, Trello stays in sync across all of your devices. This app is ideal for delegating tasks for a group assignment and making sure everybody is doing their part. 

3. Evernote - for organising notes

This is a great app for keeping your thoughts as well as your assignments organised. Evernote allows you to sync personal checklists and notes across devices, meaning you can work on a task on one device and later switch to another without losing anything.

Evernote Premium is available to eligible university students at 50% off the regular price. It's an affordable way to track, keep and find everything you'll need for your degree and beyond.

Evernote also has a digital handwriting app called Penultimate, which is a great education app for writing notes.

4. Google Keep - for storing documents

Available for both iOS and Android, Google Keep is a note-keeping app that uses a pinboard format, allowing you to keep notes, lists, photos and voice memos accessible. 

You can easily search for previous pins, share your list with others and receive location-based reminders. One of the greatest benefits of Keep is that it works with the rest of the Google platform and everything can be backed up on Google Drive.

5. Exam countdown - for tracking exam dates

If you need even more help to organise your exam dates and to keep yourself motivated, Exam Countdown is for you. A daily countdown to all your exams will help you stay focused. 

You can colour code all your upcoming exams and add symbols for each subject. The app also allows you to share on social media where you are in your countdown, which means you can help classmates stay on track too.

Being disciplined about your revision and being focused on your exams will help you graduate with a good degree from a highly-ranked UK university. With an undergraduate degree, you can start your future career path in the right way or continue with higher education. 

The level of education in the UK is often highly regarded thanks to our excellent standard of teaching, so you’ll be in a strong position to start your career back home too. 


Are you after advice about your studies? The Student Advice Centre offers support in all areas of academia & studying and a SAC advisor can point you in the right direction.