Student life can be a hectic affair, what with classes scattered throughout the campus and a wide variety of coursework, readings and homework that can all easily swamp an unprepared student. Thankfully, homework planners and class schedulers are here to help, replacing bulky planner notebooks and organizers with streamlined apps that you can take anywhere you go in your smartphone. Check out eight helpful homework planning apps for Android and iOS devices.
For a to-do list and calendar that's built with the student in mind, check out My Study Life (Android, iOS), a cross-platform digital planner that helps you keep track of your daily schedule, as well as important dates such as exams, tests, submission deadlines and other important occasions. My Study Life includes numerous academic-oriented features, such as a homework tracker for due and overdue assignments, a calendar with color-coded events, a class schedule manager, notifications and more.
myHomework Student Planner (Android, iOS) is another popular cross-platform student aid that provides a wealth of tools to assist the modern student. A planner and calendar allows you to easily keep track of class schedules, assignments and due dates. Creating a free account gives you Facebook logins, multi-device syncing and Teachers.io integration. Premium accounts ($4.99 per year) removes ads, includes themes for customizations, and provides additional personalization, with options for bulk discounts and school purchases.
The Homework App is an iOS class scheduler and homework tracker app with a nice dashboard view and Apple Watch support for some very good at a glance summaries of your schedule and upcoming tasks. From the app dashboard, users can quickly get to upcoming tasks, view class schedules and plan out and prioritize their upcoming assignments. A pro upgrade removes advertising and adds additional neat features such as subtasks for assignments and projects and the ability to add teacher details so you can stay in the loop.
Okay, so maybe iStudiez doesn't do spelling all that well in its title, but the iOS app is a solid class scheduler and homework tracker. The app has clean agenda and monthly views for tracking your classes, and entering in new pieces of homework and projects is simple enough. Users can quickly view upcoming submissions, sort by subject, priority, course or date, and track the grade received in a completed items tab. Multi-device syncing lets you take your work between your iPhone, iPad or Mac, and also features two-way syncing with the iOS calendar app.
It wasn't necessarily designed for this purpose but it still provides useful functionality for planning your homework and class schedules. Any.do (Android, iOS) is one of our favorite mobile task organizing and to-do list apps. Any.do features a clean, no-nonsense interface, easy creation of tasks, lists, events and checklists. It includes notifications based on time or location, and easy sharing for any collaborative work you need to do with fellow students.
Another multi-purpose app that's just as handy at planning your student life as it is taking notes is Evernote (Android, iOS), the cloud note taking juggernaut. In fact, Evernote's rich note keeping functions is probably the main reason a student would want to use Evernote, but you shouldn't ignore its other features, such as to-do list and checklist creation, and collaboration features make it a nice extra tool to have in your app drawer.
While it may not have some of the multi-device syncing of other options, Class Manager provides iPhone users with a solid class organizer and homework planner with clean List, Week and Month views for your classes and assignments. The app supports Time, Period or Block scheduling for classes, and allows users to input room, building and tutor details. There's also support for multiple class schedules. Users can log assignments, set priorities and associate homework with particular classes for easy reference, with multiple search options for viewing by priority, class or completed projects.