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My last article was about how I use Notability to take notes in my classes. Now I will focus on how I keep track of assignments and exams. My app-based solution is called MyHomework. The MyHomework app is incredibly easy to use. To set up the app you add your classes. Then you add your homework and tests, MyHomework automatically lists your assignments and tests by their due date. In the calendar view, you can see your classes, assignments, and tests in an agenda view.
I use this app instead of a traditional planner because it is great for people (like me) who don’t remember to check their planner when they begin studying. MyHomework can provide reminders to do your assignment or study for your test. If you are someone who color-codes the items in your planner, MyHomework automatically will do that for you. I also struggle with prioritization of my work; In the MyHomework app, you are able to indicate the priority of an assignment or test.
There is an option to get the premium version for $4.99 annually, which adds:
However, the free version has everything that I need, so I do not recommend paying for the app unless you absolutely need the premium features.
This app also has benefits for those in the workplace, you can add projects, events, meetings, etc. You can create “classes” to provide color to your tasks. The prime reason to use this app in the workplace is the due date and prioritization features; I know as a student how useful these features are, and I would imagine they would be practical in a workplace environment.
I have experimented with apps to replace my planner, and nothing has really worked for me until now. MyHomework has enabled me to focus solely on completing my work rather than wasting time prioritizing my work. Do you have any experience using app-based planners or do you prefer to write things down in a traditional planner? I would really find it interesting to know if any of the features would help you out in your office or in your career.