It was this summer, after a couple of years in university, that I realized that if I wanted to do more with my life than just going to class and doing exams, I needed to have a productivity system in place to handle everything. And so I started to search for apps and other tools to help me with it. I finally settled for Todoist for task management, Notion for file referencing and Google Calendar for my calendar.
These apps have nothing special, what really helped was reading Getting Things Done, by David Allen. If you are not familiar with the methodology, here is a good summary of the book, although I still recommend reading it. After implementing it to the best of my ability with these apps, and a couple of months of using this system, the main benefits I got were:
To round this post up, it might be useful to know that Notion is freely available for students, you just have to change your email to the one your university gives you. Also, you can get a couple of months for free on Todoist if you import task from a Wunderlist account.
I hope you enjoyed reading the post and got inspired to read the book, it's really worth the time.