Five FREE Time Management Tools for Adult Students


office supplies on deskIf you’re an adult student, odds are you have a lot of plates spinning right now. Between work, school, family, and other obligations, it may feel like keeping track of everything is an insurmountable challenge. We gathered some of our favorite online time management tools you may find useful during your journey as an adult student and beyond.


This task management tool is a great for keeping track of assignments and other to-dos. It gives the ability to sort tasks into projects and assign deadlines so you can keep your school and personal life on track. You can get the basic version for free here.

Google Calendars

If you haven’t taken the time to explore Google Calendars, you are missing out. Set appointments, recurring deadlines, and more, using your google or SNU email account. You can also sync the calendar with your phone to get updates on the go.


This is a timer tool that allows you to track the amount of time you spend on each task. If you’re wanting to see how you distribute your time throughout the week, try it out. You may find you can improve the way you distribute your time!

Focus Booster

If you struggle with procrastination, this tool may be your new secret weapon. Using the Pomodoro technique, which challenges you to complete work in short bursts, the app will help you kick procrastination to the curb.


Keep all of your projects, lists, and to-dos in one place using Evernote. This free tool is perfect for the student who doesn’t like the structure of a daily or weekly planner but still needs to write things down and save documents, PDFs, or small notes in one place. Get it for free here.

Consider adding one or more of these tools to your routine to make the most of your time. You may discover a new favorite or a way of doing and scheduling tasks that boosts your productivity and focuses your efforts!

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