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10 must-have apps to support students with ADHD in their education

Navigating the challenges of study can be even more demanding for students with ADHD. From maintaining focus to staying organised. The struggle to manage time and tasks can..
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10 must-have apps to support students with ADHD in their education


Navigating the challenges of study can be even more demanding for students with ADHD.

From maintaining focus to staying organised. The struggle to manage time and tasks can be overwhelming.

Students with ADHD often face unique challenges when studying and staying organised. However, with advancements in technology, a wide array of apps have emerged to lend a helping hand.

We look at 10 apps designed to assist students with ADHD. Helping improve focus, enhance organisation, and maximise productivity.



Free trial then £5.90 per month or £41.50 per year Android/IOS

Neuroscientists have discovered that most people can only concentrate for a maximum of 20 minutes before needing to take a break.

They found that certain types of personalised music can help you focus. By reducing distractions, and maintaining productivity when studying.

The app’s music library prevents your mind from avoiding distraction and habituation. Distraction can be anything in day-to-day life, while habituation stems from boredom with your surroundings or the task at hand.

The music balances your mind between distraction and habituation, keeping you focused on your work.


£3.99 Android/IOS

Forest uses gaming techniques to help with focus and avoid distractions. With users growing virtual trees.

Whenever you want to stay focused, plant a tree. Your tree will grow while you focus on your work. If you become distracted and leave the app it will cause your tree to wither and die.

It helps you stay focused and present in tasks that you are working on.


Evernote: Notes organiser

Free on Android/IOS

Evernote is a versatile note-taking app that helps students with ADHD stay organised. Students capture ideas, create to-do lists, and sync across many devices.

As the app syncs across all your devices, you can stay productive on the move. You can even connect your Google Calendar to stay on top of your schedule.

Capture ideas, tame distractions, and conquer your tasks.


Free on Android/IOS

Trello is a project management app that uses visual boards to help students organise tasks, set deadlines, and track progress.

Trade in your post-it notes for digital boards to help keep you organised. You can even add a calendar view showing checklists, due dates, or locations.

It’s customisable so make it your own.


My Study Life

Free on Android/IOS

This app helps students manage schedules, track assignments, and set reminders for classes, exams, and deadlines.

You can store your classes, homework, and exams in the cloud making it available on any device.

Receive reminders for unfinished tasks, upcoming exams, and classes before they start.

Everything you need to keep your studies on track.

Todoist: To-do list and planner

Free on Android/IOS

Todoist is a task management app that allows students to organise workloads. Create to-do lists, set reminders, and collaborate with others.

Type in a task, pick a reminder time, and hashtag it with the right list category. The app does all the organising for you. No more scrambling to keep everything in order.

There’s also a progress summary that gives you a clear view of how many tasks you’ve conquered and how many are still waiting for your attention. It’s like a personal productivity coach.


Time Timer

Free on Android/IOS

Time Timer is a visual timer app that helps students manage their time effectively by displaying a countdown timer in an easy-to-understand format.

It helps students see and understand the passage of time and manage transitions.

Break big tasks down into smaller, more manageable pieces and manage your workload more effectively.


Free on Android/IOS

A mind-mapping app that enables students to brainstorm, organise thoughts, and create visual representations of ideas.

With the free version, you can create up to three free mind maps which synch with an online account.

Personalise by adding icons, colours, styles, and map themes. Play presentations and share maps from the device. Study management has never been easier!



Free on Android/IOS

A popular flashcard app that helps students with ADHD study and memorise information. It uses various study modes and interactive features.

Revise for exams, summarise your notes, and test yourself with this app. You can create a set of flashcards for an exam or browse more than 30 million free and public sets created by UK students and teachers.

Take a practice test so you’re prepared for tests, there is study material relevant for courses from GCSE upwards.


Free on Android/IOS

Pocket allows students to save articles, web pages, and other digital content. Helping avoid distractions and stay focused on important tasks.

Discover and save the latest stories, articles, news, and videos from any device, publisher, or app.

Tap the Pocket button while in any app to save the latest articles straight into your saves.


These apps can provide invaluable support to students with ADHD.

Whether it’s managing schedules, setting reminders, creating to-do lists, or improving time management skills. Apps offer practical solutions that can make a significant difference in academic success.

The journey of learning is unique for every individual. It’s essential to find apps that resonate with your specific needs and preferences.

Experiment with different tools and explore other resources. Don’t hesitate to seek professional guidance to discover the strategies that work best for you.

Embrace technology, stay determined, and let these apps become your allies.

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Don’t be afraid to ask for help or talk to a doctor if you feel overwhelmed or think you may have ADHD. Remember, there is support available.

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