Posted by: bluesyemre | August 21, 2022

14 free tools to crush this semester #BenMeer @SystemSunday

1. Grammarly An AI-powered editor to write concisely and mistake-free. • Integrates with your favorite apps (Google Docs, Gmail, etc.) • Fix ‘their/there’ and other common errors missed by autocorrect • Submit your work with confidence

2. Quillbot A free paraphrasing website (popular among students). • Input text and hit ‘Rephrase’ • Get AI-inspiration on how to rewrite • Scan text for plagiarism (built-in feature) • Credit sources

3. Adblock YouTube is a powerful learning supplement. Yet it can quickly become TV with all the ads. Stop annoying video ads you can’t skip with Adblock (Chrome extension). You’ll also eliminate pop-ups and banners.

4. Focus To-Do A beautiful Pomodoro timer. Set a timer in the app for 25 mins on, 5 mins off. 25 mins of pure focus is science-backed: It’s cognitively challenging but feels attainable. Stay motivated.

5. Notion Organize your work and life in a single dashboard. • Take class notes • Integrate your class schedule • Add assignments as to-do’s • Save and review research • Customize the look and feel

6. Smallpdf A simple but mighty PDF editing tool. • Edit PDFs without expensive Adobe • Access 21 editing tools (merge, split, etc.) • eSign PDFs

7. Power Thesaurus A Chrome extension to replace weak words. • Tap into the power of synonyms • Grab attention and evoke emotion in your reader

8. freeCodeCamp The mission of freeCodeCamp: Learn to code for free. • Find thousands of videos, articles, and interactive coding lessons. • Start building a high-income skill.

9. Noun Project Want to spruce up your next presentation? Check out Noun Project. It’s a diverse collection of free + premium icons. But they’re not your typical stale business ones… You’ll find trendy icons from top creatives.

10. MyBib Free: Citation Generator A Chrome extension that generates citations automatically. • Works great for academic assignments and papers • Click the button on any webpage • Create accurate citations (in APA, Chicago, etc.)

11. Coursera Browse an extensive list of free courses from top companies and universities. World-class instruction = master the material

12. Brainscape Create flashcards that accelerate your learning. • Attack your weaknesses • Repeat concepts at optimal intervals for retention • Upgrade to the paid version for pre-made flashcard sets (made by top students and professors)

13. Khan Academy Khan Academy is a nonprofit focused on free educational tools. It’s especially popular for learning math + science. The material covers skills taught in K-12 (saved me countless times preparing for tests).

14. UNiDAYS Get free access to exclusive student discounts. • Discover student deals in one place • Browse categories: Fashion, food, tech, and more. • Stress less about money

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