Students must have Productivity Improvement Apps and Books

“Do the hard jobs first.The easy jobs will takecare of themselves”.

-Dale carnegie

Have you ever wondered how some students get good scores and still have time to hangout and play.Its all because of their productivity.

Below listed are students must have productivity apps and books.



Lumosity is a brain training app that can help students stay sharp without even feeling like they’re studying. It was designed by neuroscientists to train memory, attention and other cognitive skills with over 40 scientific games, brain tests and personalised training, and students can use it anywhere on any device.

2.Howcast videos

With its collection of step-by-step instructional videos on a wide variety of educational topics, How cast is a great resource for students at any level. It covers everything from tips for improving memory and reducing stress to practical advice on using programs like Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.

3.TED app

With the official TED app, students can supplement their learning by listening to educational talks on a wide variety of topics. The app also gives students to access the TED library when they’re not online, making it perfect for on-the-go learning.

4. Vocabla

Vocabla is a useful tool for students whose second language is English, but even native speakers can benefit from some of its features. The app lets students add new words, phrases or sentences to their vocabulary each month and practice them for a few minutes each day using flashcards and word games or even interacting with other learners from around the world.

5. CueBrain

Students who are learning a new language will appreciate this application which uses interactive flashcards and quiz sessions to teach foreign language vocabulary on-the-go. It can be used for many different languages including French, Portuguese, German and Italian, and allows students to track their progress in the cloud.


No matter what courses a student may be taking, Knowledge can be a good tool to have. It provides information on a wide variety of topics from culture and sports to nutrition, math and chemistry, and lets students store it away for later reference.

7.Writing Prompts

Whether students are tackling a creative writing task or need ideas for an upcoming project, this app can get their creative juices flowing. It generates words, phrases, images and other things to help spark fresh ideas.

Online students don’t have the same peer-to-peer interaction they’d have in a regular classroom, so can come in handy. It’s a social learning platform that lets students ask and answer questions, and thanks to its more than 300 moderators comprised of teachers, PhDs, professors and specialists, any content published there is sure to meet high standards.

9. Evernote

One of the most versatile note-taking and storage apps available, Evernote is accessible from any device. The cloud-based app allows you to store, edit and tag documents for effortless organization.

10. Box

Box is a cloud storage system that helps you track your projects in real-time — an essential feature if you work with a remote team. Even better, the program’s responsive design allows Box to be effective no matter what device you use.


Personal development books are just that: books that help you to develop into the person you want to be. There’s no better time to start reading books that help you become the best, happiest, most successful version of yourself than while still at school.

1. Small Move, Big Change
by Caroline Arnold

Caroline Arnold dives into this question in her book, Small Move, Big Change, discovering that most of us fail at keeping our resolutions because they are too vague and too big.

By incorporating ‘microresolutions,’ tiny behavioural modifications, into our daily habits, we can achieve lasting change in virtually any area of our lives. It all comes down to identifying our habits and external cues that can be linked to tiny resolutions that stick because they are so easy to achieve. This is an essential read for anyone wanting to change their habits.

2. The Last Lecture
by Randy Pausch

This booked is based on his now iconic lecture, called “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” and challenges his students and readers to think back to their own childhood dreams, and what their biggest hopes and desires for their life were then.

The book complements the lecture with added stories from Pausch’s own childhood that he wanted to pass on to his children.

3. The Happiness Project
by Gretchen Rubin

This is essential reading for everyone who wants to actively understand what makes them happy and how they can improve their life according to their values of happiness.

4. Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success
by John C. Maxwell

We are taught early on to avoid failure at all costs. You don’t want to be a loser, right? But the truth is that everyone fails at some point in their life. The question isn’t whether we will fail, but how we will deal with our failures? John C. Maxwell writes: “When achievers fail, they see it as a momentary event, not a lifelong epidemic.”

5. The Attention Revolution: Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind
by Alan Wallace

In The Attention Revolution, Wallace shares some techniques to attain the highest form of Shamatha, a Buddhist meditation state of mind. While it’s near impossible to achieve in just one lifetime, using some of the lessons shared, you will be able to take control of your attention again, to focus on anything you set your mind to, whether you’re studying for an exam, or practicing a hobby or sport.

6. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
by David Allen

The basic principle behind the Getting Things Done, or GTD method, is the idea that you should get all your thoughts and tasks out of your mind so they don’t clutter your headspace. First, apply the 2-minute rule. If a task takes less than 2 minutes to complete, do it now. If it takes longer, follow a simple five-step workflow: capture, clarify, organise, reflect, and engage. By following these two principles you can virtually take control of all projects and tasks in your life. Sound simple? That’s because it is. You can start applying it to school work, hobbies, and any other projects right away.

7. The 4-Hour Workweek
by Tim Ferriss

While the title can be somewhat misleading, there are many valuable lessons to be learned. Ferriss shares how he managed to reduce his working hours to just 4 per week by automating and outsourcing large chunks of his business, while increasing his income from $40,000 per year to $40,000 per month.

Even if you’re not interested in becoming an entrepreneur, you’ll learn about productivity, time management, and learning techniques—and most importantly, the concept of lifestyle design and how you can take control over what your life looks like.

8. Lean In
by Sheryl Sandberg

The chief operating officer at Facebook and former Google executive shares her own experiences as well as those of other women in high corporate positions, encouraging women to “lean in” and claim their seat at the table. Instead of simply bemoaning the current state of affairs, she gives concrete advice on how women can break the limiting patterns they face in the working world. Both men and women will find invaluable lessons in leadership that will help you manoeuvre your future career.

9. How to Win Friends and Influence People
by Dale Carnegie

Originally published in 1936, the lessons of Dale Carnegie’s classic self-help book still ring true to this day. No matter if you’re in high school, college or at any stage of your career, understanding how to connect with other people is one of the greatest lessons you can learn. This book will teach you how to navigate relationships, have meaningful conversations with anyone you talk to, and win over people who think differently to you. Especially in today’s world of online influencers and social media, it’s more important than ever to learn how to be influential in your career and social life.

10. Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
by Robert T. Kiyosaki

One of the most neglected areas in the traditional schooling system is financial education. In Rich Dad, Poor Dad Kiyosaki shares his experience growing up with two father figures who had virtually opposing views on finances and money. Although both dads earned well, one managed to invest well and leave an inheritance for his kids, while the other struggled with money his whole life. Kiyosaki narrows down what he learned from his “rich dad” to six fundamental lessons about money that everybody should know.

This book will transform the way you think about and handle money for the rest of your life.

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I am Rashmi Vishwakarma, working at careerhunt , Before this I worked as an Assistant professor and Academic project guide at Gyan Ganga Institute of Technology and Sciences ,Jabalpur for 5 years. I also strive to provide individual attention to each student, get to know them well, as I feel the learners should be more comfortable and confident about their teacher first. Looking at, my academic profile I have completed my MCA in 2008 with Hon’s degree and also held bachelor degree in Computer Science from Rani Durgawati University, Jabalpur.