App directory

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SOS Emergency app – a free android only app which can be used in a similar way to an emergency cord, but from any location. When activated an alert can be sent via an email and text message to designated contact or contacts, which includes a pre-written message and the precise location of where the person is. There is also an identity card feature which can be used to give details of medications and what to do in an emergency which can be accessed from the phone locked screen.


Meditation and mindfulness:

Oak Meditation – a free IOS app which offers quick and simple breathing exercises as well as longer guided and DIY meditations.

Headspace – a personal meditation guide providing a wide range of meditations, from bite-sized minis for when you’re short on time, singles to add some extra mindfulness to your day, and hundreds of meditations for everything from stress to sleep. Students with a student subscription to Spotify can access the full Headspace experience for free – for more information click here.

Stop, Breathe & Think – check in with how you’re feeling and try short activities and then leads you through guided meditations.


Organisation and time management:

Trello – a Trello board is a list of lists, filled with cards, providing everything you need to organise projects of any size. Add to-do lists, labels and due dates to keep on top of tasks, and move cards from one list to the another to track your progress.

Clockwork Tomato – a time management application, based on the Pomodoro technique, a method that boosts productivity by breaking down work periods into 25-minute slices, separated by short breaks.


BeeLine Reader – makes reading faster and easier by using a colour gradient that guides your eyes from the end of one line to the beginning of the next.

Pocket – save reading material from a range of sources into one place to then organise with tags, display in a reader-friendly format, or use the built-in text-to-speech feature of the Pocket app to listen to the text being read to you. Use with Read Ruler to sort all the articles that you save by how long it takes to read them, so you can plan your time accordingly.

Readsy – a tool to help you skim large amounts of text by focusing your eyes on one word at a time without having to move them.



Studies – IOS flashcard app