Online Tools

There are so many apps and websites designed to help you improve your productivity and studying skills! Here is a compilation of tools that some students find helpful. (Last updated April 2015.)


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Time management

Google Calendar

  • Online scheduling system
  • Allows you to set reminders for scheduled events
  • Calendar can be shared
  • Free

Remember the Milk

  • Task management/Project management/Procrastination
  • Online to-do list & store notes
  • Set due dates & reminders
  • Locate tasks using map
  • Share to-do lists with others
  • Free


Focus and concentration

See dedicated page.



  • Note making/Exam Prep
  • Similar to Microsoft OneNote
  • Allows you to capture information, organize it, and search it
  • Creates ‘word clouds’ based on your notes
  • Mind mapping, voice transcription, PDF annotation tools are all available as extensions
  • Free for download


  • Exam Prep/Memory
  • Program allows you to create your own cue cards or download sets that others have made in the past
  • Helpful for studying languages and for test preparation
  • Free for download


  • Exam Prep/Essay Writing/Note making
  • For mind-mapping on your computer
  • Edit and make large mind-maps that wouldn’t be possible on paper
  • Free for download


  • Quantitative problem-solving
  • Tool for studying or extra help in mathematics
  • Gives step-by-step instructions on how to solve equations
  • Free


  • Exam Prep/Memory
  • Online flashcards with spaced repetition
  • Free with account creation


  • Exam Prep/Memory
  • Find and study online flashcards and class notes at home or on your phone
  • Free with account creation

Group work

Google Docs

  • Upload your files from your desktop
  • Access anywhere: Edit and view your docs from any computer or smart phone.
  • Share your work: Real-time collaboration
  • Good for team projects
  • Free


  • Group work/Time management
  • Helpful for scheduling meetings
  • Good for team projects
  • Free


  • Helpful for working on team projects involving documents, spreadsheets, etc.
  • Keeps all computers synced and you can access files from anywhere with an internet connection, including smart phones

OneDrive for Business

  • Upload your files from your computer and share with other Queen’s students and staff
  • Good for team projects
  • Free and Queen’s-specific (need a netID)


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