5 Useful Apps to improve your English

  • Word Hippo

Word hippo is a useful app for students, especially in writing academic papers and other assignments. Using Word Hippo application, you can find similar words, opposite words, definitions, translations, sentence examples and rhymes. Cool! Isn’t it? This app is also popular for word game lovers as it helps finding words, starting with, ending with, scrabble, crossword etc. Apart from these, Word Hippo also has an excellent feature called word forms where it shows all the forms of a word that you are looking for, such as plural, singular, past tense, present tense, verb, adjective, adverb, and noun. You can also find word hippo on the web.

  • Grammarly

Grammarly is an online writing tool offered mainly with grammar checkers. This application can be synced with browsers with its add-on extension, Microsoft word, and google sheets as well. While the free version of Grammarly checks spelling and grammar only, it’s premium version has a lot to offer such as the style of the sentence, vocabulary suggestions and plagiarism checker. Most importantly, Grammarly’s feedback assistant has cool features helping writers to set their goals before writing, check the correctness of the sentences such as punctuation marks, and spellings etc. Furthermore, Grammarly checks the clarity and the engagement of a sentence along with the style of delivery, based on the goals that you set. You can also check your overall writing score as and when you edit your draft in the end.

  • Microsoft OneNote

OneNote by Microsoft is designed for note-taking and multi-user collaboration. It has all the features required for writing such as fonts, styles, formatting and so on. You can create as many notebook sections you want and share with multiple users. OneNote is recommended especially to the students as they can share their notes among each other in the class. You can also use this application for your to-do items as it has a ‘to-do’ checkbox feature as well. In addition to this, you can also add drawings or insert pictures to your notes.

  • Google Calendar

Google Calendar is one of the most widely used calendars digitally as it has the benefit of its availability on Android, iOS and web platforms. Google Calendar keeps you organized when you plan your day on your calendar. You can create events for yourself or other meetings where you can invite others to join your meetings. One of it’s greatest benefits is, it works across all the time zones and gets synced with the respective time zone automatically.

  • Focus keeper

Have you heard about the Pomodoro technique of time management? Pomodoro is a time management technique developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. This technique breaks down the work into 25 mins intervals, separated by short breaks. The Focus keeper is an application; basically, a timer designed based on Pomodoro technique which keeps you away from any distractions while you are focused working on anything. You can keep this timer on when you work on anything you want, and it keeps you focused on what you are working. You can do whatever you want during those short breaks after every 25 mins. However, it gets you back on track once your short break is over.

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