20 mar 2023
Being a student in the modern day can be overwhelming at times. Between classes, complex assignments, exams, extracurricular activities, social life, and all imaginable distractions that technology puts at your fingertips, it’s not surprising burnout is such a common problem. Fortunately, thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, we have some amazing tools that can help you stay on top of your game, improve motivation and productivity, and manage your time more efficiently. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the most effective AI tools for students, which can help them streamline daily tasks and achieve academic and personal goals with greater ease.
It’s not uncommon to find yourself procrastinating or distracted by your phone or social media, especially if you’re not interested in the subject or find it difficult. Given a choice between finishing a tedious paper and binge-watching your favorite show, it’s pretty obvious which one you’d choose even if it means pulling an all-nighter later (we’ve all been there). Most students struggle with motivation at some point. The good news is that there are some fantastic apps that can help you stay motivated even when completing tasks you don’t enjoy.
Habitica is an AI-powered app that takes the human need for instant gratification and uses it to your advantage. The app turns routine tasks into a game. Just like in a video game, you create a character, gain experience, complete quests, and level up. Daily chores and good habits you aim to develop are represented as monsters you need to tackle. If you’re being consistent and hardworking, you get rewards and ammunition you can show off to other users.
And it gets better—you can join communities of users who share your ambition. For example, you’ve been promising yourself that you’ll get a gym membership and start exercising regularly. You can go ahead and join a group. The group’s success in tackling the “gym monster” requires consolidated effort. So the monster wins every time you or any other group member skips a gym session. This way the app is holding you accountable and therefore boosting your motivation.
If you notice that background music helps you focus, you will love this one, which also happens to be the most unusual of our collection of AI tools for students. Brain.fm is a unique piece of software created by the mixed effort of talented composers, neuroscientists, and AI. The team has put together a collection of AI-generated soundtracks that promise to guide your brain into focus, relaxation, or sleep within 5 to 15 minutes.
It sounds like science fiction, but there’s actually serious research behind it. The team used fMRI and EEG to see how their soundtracks interact with the human brain and got terrific results. Their music has been designed to stimulate certain neural pathways associated with deep focus, relaxation, and sleep.
It’s no secret that the best productivity tip is to enjoy what you do. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. There are things you can do, however, and apps you can use to boost your productivity even when doing something mind-numbing.
Wolfram Alfa is a treasure trove of information somewhat like Google. Unlike Google, though, it gives you a direct answer to your question and not just a list of websites where you might find one. It offers dozens of knowledge categories to choose from and even has a “Math input” option, meaning you can just copy and paste a math equation.
Moreover, you can upload a file with your data, and Wolfram Alfa will draw a diagram or a graph based on it or even put together a report or a presentation. The cherry on top is that you can talk to it! Wolfram Alfa understands human speech, so you don’t even have to type your question and can use voice search instead. All in all, it’s a great tool that can help you learn much faster and ace even those subjects that you find extremely difficult.
ChatGPT is a mind-blowing tool that can complete almost any task you give it. Translations, a concise summary of a long article, an essay on any topic from scratch—you name it. There’s almost nothing ChatGPT can’t do. But did you know that there’s a ChatGPT-powered mobile app that can do all that and more?
Now, this one is probably the most powerful on our list of amazing AI tools for students. ChatON is a mobile app that works on both iOS and Android, and we’d need a separate blog post to list everything it can do. But just to name a few, it can help you with:
Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it? Don’t hesitate to try it and see how much of a difference it can make!
One of the best productivity tips of all time is to make menial chores as easy and quick as they can possibly be. Is it in any way character-building to photocopy a hundred pages? Can you learn anything valuable from a scanner machine? Probably not. It’s a waste of time and resources, and it makes perfect sense to avoid activities like that.
iScanner is a mobile app that can replace a printer-scanner and has an extensive (and very importantly, free) document editor. You can add page numbers and footers, merge and split PDFs, and sign documents all on your mobile phone. No subscription required, no pop-up ads, no annoying watermarks added to your documents.
It also has a bunch of awesome AI-powered features that take scan quality up a notch, like smart color filters that remove shadows and make the doc crisp and a scan straightener that removes creases and warps, which makes scanning a thick textbook quick and easy. Plus an OCR feature that’s accurate even with handwriting and in poor lighting conditions and recognizes 23 languages! Icing on the cake, it comes with a cloud sync feature, which means that all your documents will be available on all your devices (works on iOS, Android, and all browsers).
Balancing coursework, extracurricular activities, and personal commitments can be challenging, especially when deadlines pile up. People (not all of them students) often get caught up in a web of over-commitment, procrastination, and distractions. There are some awesome apps that can help you manage your time more efficiently, though.
When we know we’re wasting valuable resources (works for both time and money), step number one is to track down where it’s going. RescueTime is an AI-based app that can help you do exactly that. This app helps you track how much time you spend on different apps and websites throughout the day and provides detailed reports.
According to users, RescueTime reports can sometimes be eye-opening, as in “I thought it was no big deal to scroll through my Instagram feed every now and then, but how the hell could it add up to four hours a day?” It’s also one of those “set it and forget it” apps that don’t require a lot of input from you, which is a great feature for a time-tracking app.
College can be an exciting experience in so many ways. However, for most, it comes with severe financial stress. Given the cost of tuition and textbooks, living expenses, and limited income, it’s no surprise that students often struggle to make ends meet. But AI can be of help with this too!
Mint is yet another great app on our list of helpful AI tools for students. It’s a personal finance management app that tracks your transactions and automatically categorizes them. It uses AI to make personalized suggestions based on your financial situation and goals. It can identify areas where you can cut back on spending. The app can also send you alerts when you exceed your limits, which can come in handy if you get carried away (which happens to all of us sometimes).
What’s more, it can send you reminders when it’s time to pay your bills, which may help you avoid late fees and penalties. Mint also has a great goal-setting feature. You can set various financial goals, such as paying off your credit card debt or saving for a down payment on a house, and the app will work out a detailed, actionable plan for you! All in all, it’s a great tool to try.
There you have it—a list of amazing AI tools for students. College is a truly fascinating time in your life. Don’t hesitate to try these helpful tools that can make this time even better! We’d be thrilled if you shared your experience with AI-powered apps you discovered with us on social media!