3 apps, created by women, to help you study
Today is International Women’s Rights Day! It’s an opportunity for us to highlight 3 apps created by women that are ideal for studying.
Still a minority in the technology field, these 3 women have created useful applications for learning and revision.
Whether you want to learn how to code, revise more efficiently or learn how to manage your stress better during exams, these apps can help you with all aspects of your revision.
1) HopScotch 🤖
Have you always dreamed of learning to code but don’t know where to start as it seems insurmountable? HopScotch is there to help 😊
Co-founded by Samantha John & Jocelyn Leavit, this fun app will introduce you to coding. Designed for both children and adults, it teaches you how to program in a simple way and can be used from the age of 9. How did they come up with this idea? The duo started from the observation that it was very difficult to start learning to code, this world can be rather opaque and difficult to understand for novices. They created HopScotch, an application that can be used by anyone, without any special equipment or technical knowledge. Today, they have more than 200,000 users per month who:
- Create programs or games that they would never have imagined they could create with their own hands,
- Work on their creativity without even realising it by creating stories and characters,
- Develop problem-solving skills while having fun.
What are you waiting for?
The app is available in English on Google Play Store and App Store.
2) Forest 🌳
As students, we’ve all had unproductive revision days because of our phones. While we meant to use it for 5 minutes before starting a new chapter, we end up spending 2 hours on social media. So how do we manage to disconnect from our screens? Forest can help you! 👇
Launched in May 2014, the Forest app, co-founded by Amy Jeng was created in light of the following observation: We are all increasingly addicted to our phones and all the entertaining apps on them. And unfortunately, this addiction has a negative impact on our concentration levels, which is particularly annoying during revision periods. Amy Jeng and Shaokan Pi have based their work on the Pomodoro technique, which consists of working in limited time slots, creating a timer to make you more productive. So how does it work in practice?
- 1) Define the time you want to work for without being distracted
- 2) A timer starts, and a virtual tree starts growing
- 3) Stay focused on your task until the end. Your tree will finish growing and you can add it to your collection. Be careful, if you don’t manage to keep going until the end of the timer, your tree will die…
A simple and yet very motivating solution to avoid consulting your phone before the end of the chosen time! What’s more, beyond the virtual, more than 1 million real trees have been planted thanks to Forest in recent years!
Nothing like it to motivate you to work efficiently during dedicated time slots! And to reward yourself for sticking to your guns without checking your smartphone for the time you set out, give yourself a well-deserved break 😊
3) Wysa 🐧
During exam periods, the pressure is on, and the stress can make you feel out of sorts… You may also feel very alone, not knowing where to turn for help. Wysa is there for you.
This chatbot, represented by an adorable penguin, helps users manage their stress themselves. Behind this little character is a team of psychologists and life coaches who have developed artificial intelligence capable of listening to you and helping you with various techniques to help you feel better. Jo Aggarwal, the co-founder, drew on her own story to come up with the app and provide mental health support to anyone who needs it.
The big plus is that the Wysa app is:
- Clinically validated. It has been proven to be effective in reducing stress and anxiety. So, there’s no need to worry. Safety and research are key to Wysa.
- Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will never again be alone with your unhappiness. Wysa is there to listen and help you.
- Your identity remains secret. There is no risk that anyone will know that you have used this service.
Wysa has already helped over 3 million users. So don’t hesitate. If you feel the need, Wysa will be there.
These 3 apps, founded by women, have proven their worth. Whether you want to be more productive, more serene, or even learn to code, these apps can help you learn.