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PabloPablo N., second-year graduate student, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador 

myHomework
By Instin, LLC

myHomework is a time-management app designed specifically for students, from high school to graduate. On the surface, it seems like a scheduling app, but it’s much more. myHomework integrates homework, classes, and personal calendar information, but it also helps work out timelines for projects, gives reminders and warnings, and integrates teacher information (through Teachers.io). The app helps students with not only time management but also stress management. The app has a lot of directly relevant features and hardly any irrelevant or unnecessary features.”

Useful?
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
myHomework is incredibly useful for procrastination-prone students who find it difficult to be organized or who get anxious about tests and papers. It’s also really good for students, like myself, who have a lot of extracurricular demands, whether that’s having a job, being an athlete, or having a family, because it lets you work in those time commitments, too.

Fun?
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
This app is rewarding mainly because it helps me feel in control of my life. It pretty much takes away the fear that I’m going to forget a big assignment and only remember it the night before. That relief means that I can put more energy into doing the work instead of worrying about it. For someone who gets anxious about having too many commitments, that kind of relief is the best.

Effective?
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The myHomework app is effective as is, but this category would earn a 5/5 rating if my university and teachers were integrated directly with the Teachers.io platform. That would make getting set up much faster and easier. Once the information is in myHomework, it really helps to plan out your time and avoid crunch periods (as much as possible, anyway).

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