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The Virtual Planner that Organizes my Assignments and Tests

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.

I have attached a photo of the MyHomework app to show you the interface:image of planner

There is an option to get the premium version for $4.99 annually, which adds:

  • No advertisements
  • Themes
  • File attachments
  • “Enhanced App Widgets”
  • “External Calendar Access”

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.


  • MyHomework is available on Mac, IOS, and Android for free
  • To download MyHomework for iOS devices: Here
  • To download MyHomework for Android devices: Here
  • To download MyHomework for Mac: Here
  • To use MyHomework online: Here

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Comment by Katie Burger on October 23, 2018 at 3:39pm
Thanks for sharing this, Sammy. I love how you described how you use the features and why they have been so helpful to you in organizing classes and assignments. I can definitely see this as being useful in the workplace, as well, when working on multiple projects with different deadlines and tasks. Great article!
Comment by Adrienne Kleinman on October 16, 2018 at 5:12am

Sammy, this is fantastic! I definitely would have benefited from this while in school--and even now with my work! I have a tendency to make lists rather than put things in defined categories of dates and priorities. Thanks for sharing!   

Comment by Erika J. Kluge on October 4, 2018 at 11:34am

Sammy, I like how you shared about this app for school and work. So many programs and apps "name" their product which allows people searching to zone in on concepts but sometimes the name can also be limiting. I know so many people who would not consider looking at this because of the name has homework in it. However, like you mentioned- you can use it for so much more than homework. Thanks for sharing!

Comment by Janet - Great Lakes ADA Center on October 4, 2018 at 11:21am

Sammy, thanks for sharing.  I like that this app works on multiple platforms, so should be able to be used in schools no matter what technology they use or provide.

Comment by Nikki Abramson on October 3, 2018 at 5:42pm

Interesting. Thanks for sharing. I wish I knew about this when I was I in school. Great insight. 

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