With so many social platforms available, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube, it’s easy to spend hours on the internet, without actually accomplishing anything. We all have lazy days, so don’t worry if this happens occasionally. But there are also various online tools that can actually boost your productivity and assist you with your studies and career.


Our team decided to search the web and found these cool tools – just to make your life a little bit easier:


Tool #1: Remember the Milk

Yes, that’s really what it’s called. It’s a free electronic to-do list that will send reminders to your Gmail account and will even allow you to sync with Outlook (and for our Mac lovers, with iCal). Don’t forget anything again!

Find this tool here – http://www.rememberthemilk.com/


Tool #2: Mind tools

There are a lot of useful online tools, and some of them can be highly useful for building your skills. Mind Tools helps you with practical career skills that you can apply to your job. It also covers topics from communication skills to stress management, and it offers awesome advice for newcomers to the working world.

Learn how to make a great first impression! Visit – http://www.mindtools.com


Tool #3: FocusBooster – making every minute count

Does it feel like you always have a to-do list as long as your arm, and not enough hours in the day? We found an app that will help you focus and be more productive – 25 minutes at a time. How? Well, it allows you to list your daily tasks and then tracks your time as you work through them. When your time is up, an alarm will sound and you will be able to take a break. You can either download the app or use the desktop version. Next time you feel overwhelmed, try this first!

Get it here – https://www.focusboosterapp.com/


Ever wondered whether your career path matches your underlying values? MyPlan offers a variety of career assessment tests, and their free Career Values Assessment helps you to establish your underlying needs and motivations, comparing them to your chosen career.
View this and other assessments at http://www.myplan.com/assess/index.php


GoConqr is an extremely well-created and useful tool for students. You create a profile based on your fields of study, which then gives you access to a library of millions of useful resources, including videos, quizzes and articles. You can also create your own CV or join a collaborative study group.

Get started at https://www.goconqr.com/en/


Know of any other useful online tools? Share them with us in the comments box below!


Note: This article was originally published on 23 October 2014, and has been updated for completeness and accuracy.