Saturday, 20 May 2017

Win Forest for iOS - Stop Getting Distracted!

Forest is a great app for iPhone, Android and Chrome that allows you to stop getting distracted. Be one of five people to win a code for Forest!

Check out my Forest review here.


This giveaway is only for the iOS app.

If you find yourself always getting distracted by your phone or websites, Forest can help you out. Start growing a tree, and if you leave the app, your tree gets killed. It's a great way to stay on task and focus!

You can enter via the form below, and get higher chances by completing more things such as commenting, retweeting and so on.

The winners will be contacted on the 3rd of June, 2017 by the email address they added. You must reply within 24 hours of the email being sent to you, or the code will be given to someone else.

Good luck!

Forest iOS giveaway

Newton Mail - Supercharged Email

Email's are a large part of people's lives, and there are so many choices for an email app out there. I manage three email accounts on a regular basis, two of which have many emails incoming at all hours of the day. Newton Mail is an iOS, Android, Mac and Windows email application that aims to help you tackle your email, with some powerful features that are under a simple interface, such as read receipts and app integrations.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

PDF Expert 6 - Edit PDFs Like Word Documents, New Design & Much More!

I reviewed PDF Expert 5 around a year ago, and I was really impressed with it. The Readdle team have released a new major update for it, PDF Expert 6, which boasts a new design, better search, and the ability to edit PDF text, images and links as if they were a Word document - something that I haven't found on any other program, whether that is on desktop or mobile.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Track Planets & Stars in Real Time with Cosmic Watch

Cosmic Watch is a great looking real time world-clock, which shows you positions of planets in the solar system, star charts and so much more. It shows these above the beautifully rendered earth, and allows you to select and view times in various places in the world.

If you are a fan of astronomy and stars, Cosmic Watch may be of interest to you.


Saturday, 6 May 2017

Getting the Most out of Todoist Filters

Todoist has many powerful features, and filters are one of them. Filters allow you to create custom filters that filter down tasks according to what you set. You can set filters to only show tasks with labels, or to show tasks with a certain date. You could think of them as saved searches - if you use a certain search over and over again, you could save it as a filter.

I’ll give an introduction on filters, then go into some examples and how I use them in this post.


Thursday, 4 May 2017

Evernote for Students: Sharing Notes for Revision

All my notes are taken in Evernote, and many of my friends also take their notes in Evernote. Evernote is great - you can share notes, and discuss them in work chat. A great way for students to use Evernote is to share revision notes in a shared notebook, which you share with your other classmates and allow them to view and edit your revision notes.

In this post, I'll go through how I share revision notes, and how I make it easy to navigate and for others to find and use them.

The Nerdy Student is now on Apple News!

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Thanks for reading, and I hope you like it!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

A few minor changes to The Nerdy Student

I've been making a few minor changes to The Nerdy Student here and there, and wanted to share with you what these are.

Read on to find out what has changed!

Saturday, 29 April 2017

LiquidText: Powerful PDF Annotation

PDFs are one of the most used file types, and they often come with limitations. They are difficult to annotate, to change and to highlight, and generally to work on. However, LiquidText solves those problems.

LiquidText is an iOS app that allows you to annotate and work on a PDF alongside a 'workspace', a dedicated area where you can drag in excerpts, comment on them, and much more. You can also comment directly on the PDF itself, highlight it, link between pages and many more features.

If you find yourself working with PDFs a lot, LiquidText may be the app for you.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Trello for Students

Trello is a very well known tool that lets you organise todo lists and projects into visual boards. With flexible features, Trello is a powerful app that allows you to organise many aspects of your life, including personal and education aspects. It also integrates with many other services such as Evernote and GitHub, and has collaborative features that allows you to work with other people on a large group project. I’ll outline how to use Trello for managing schoolwork in this post.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Transmit - Access Your Servers on the go

Transmit is an app for iOS that allows you to upload files and images to FTP servers, Amazon S3, WebDAV and multiple other servers across the internet.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Using Todoist Labels

If you have a lot of items on your todo list, you may be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of things you need to do. However, if you use Todoist, you may find a premium feature handy - labels. Labels allow you to assign tasks a specific label, and you can assign tasks with as many as these labels as you want. Labels allow you to see only the tasks that you want to see, and filter out the tasks you don't.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

ProTube - YouTube for Power Users

ProTube is a highly customisable YouTube app for iOS. It puts you in control of the app, and has multiple features that you won’t find in the YouTube app. Some of these are picture in picture viewing, no ads, custom playlists, audio playback whilst working in other apps and more. If you watch a lot of YouTube videos on your iPad and iPhone, you may want to check it out.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

DevonTHINK Go: Your Knowledge at Your Fingertips

DevonTHINK Go is a powerful tool for managing large text databases made up of text files, images, web clippings and PDFs. Think of it as a mix between file manager and research database, allowing you to save your images, web clippings and PDFs in the same place you have written up your essay draft.


Saturday, 18 March 2017

Evernote for Students

Evernote is a great tool for note taking, and students are some of the people that take the most notes. I've written a post about how I use Evernote in general, and this post is about how I use Evernote to take notes.