Thursday, October 27, 2016

College Journey: Apps for School

I bet you were expecting to see the title Dorm and School tour, since I've been promising it for ages, but, alas, I didn't have time to record or edit it. So, yes, if you were looking forward to it, please feel free to suggest a "punishment" in the comments and I'll make sure to get to it next month.

Recently, though, I've found some apps that help keep me both motivated and healthy, and I thought I'd share them with you. If you have other apps that you love please share in the comments!

Forest. Forest is an app that you set as a timer for a certain amount of time, and during that time a tree grows in the app. If you exit the app on your phone the tree dies, so it keeps your phone from being a distraction. Of course, my computer can still be a distraction, but I actually feel pretty bad about it if I get distracted while the tree is growing, so it's worked to keep me on track. And if you grow enough trees and get enough points, an actual tree is planted!

Plant Nanny. This is one to remind me to drink water, because I've been having an issue with dehydration lately. If I don't drink enough I feel pretty terrible throughout the rest of the day. This app not only reminds me to drink water but when I drink water and log it in, the plants I plant get bigger and stay healthy! You may have noticed I like digital plants (perhaps because I can't grow them in real life).

Those are just the two apps that have really been helping me along. Only recently have I thought to use my phone as a tool for school, and it's been wonderful!


  1. I haven't even heard of either of these two apps, but they sound pretty good especially Forest.

    1. Forest is fantastic! I'll set it up and be doing homework and think I need to check Facebook because I'm bored, but then I remember it would kill my digital tree so I don't.


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