If there is one great thing about the technologically advanced world we live in today, it is the fact that we have the ability to do just about anything we want, at any time, with just a few clicks of the mouse, or with a few buttons on a smartphone. If you want to learn a language, you can download a program and learn at your own pace, on your own time. If you want to book travel plans, well you can do that while riding the bus home from school. The possibilities are nearly endless. But, there are some negative sides to this as well, and one of them has to do with how productive we are. With technology, has also come the fact that we are often way too busy all the time, and thus we forget to do the small things, or we ignore out other responsibilities. We become procrastinators that can not get anything done on time. But, ironically enough, technology can help with that as well, as long as you do it right. There are tons of internet applications and websites dedicated to helping students stay productive and on top of their lives, here are a few of them:
1. Remember the Milk (http://www.rememberthemilk.com)
This website is pretty much like having a to-do list at your beck and call at all times. If you are someone that always forgets to do the small tasks (taking out the cat litter, buying some milk and eggs on the way home, calling your mom, etc.) then this is the perfect app for you. Sure, you do not need this web app in order to keep a to-do list, but the way the site organizes it and allows you to customize it, does make it quite a nifty thing to have at your fingertips all the time.
2. EverNote (http://www.evernote.com)
Much like Remember the Milk, Ever Note is also perfect for the people that always forget something. But, in contrast to Remember the Milk, Ever Note is specifically designed for those people that have post-it notes all over the house and all over their fridge. This is like having a program which keeps track of all your post-it notes, makes digital copies of them and them organizes them according to priority. If that does not sound like a dream to you, then I do not know what else to tell you. Ever Note also allows you to keep pictures along with the notes, which makes it perfect for things like inventories and shopping lists.
3. DropBox (http://www.dropbox.com)
For many students, Drop Box is in fact a god send. This free web app (which even offers more space for students) is the best way to transfer files via sharing computer networks and cloud software. With Drop Box, you no longer have to send a bunch of files via e-mail and hope that you did not forget anything. Instead, you can just drag and drop files into the Drop Box folder and then they are automatically available to whoever you want them to be. Its is really easy to use and operate, and in the end, will save any student quite a bit of time in the process.