5 Free Websites to Help Organize your Life


1.  Schedule Courses

Schedule Courses is an amazing resource for UVic students when creating their class schedules. It’s easier to use than the scheduler on the UVic website, and has up to date information on courses including time slots, sections, CRNs, and course instructors. The program was created by a UVic student, it’s free to use, and even saves your information with your account so you don’t have to worry about losing your schedule.


2. MyHomework 

There are lots of different organizational tools and schedulers you can use and MyHomework is just one of them, but it offers a lot of great features that I have found really help organize my school life. You can input your class schedule and opt to receive notifications if you find it hard to remember when classes are. When you add assignments, presentations, or readings you can organize them by due date, class, assignment type, or priority. In addition to these features is a calendar where you can add any events or field trips to keep everything school-related in one place. MyHomework is not only a website, but also an app for phones and computers and can sync the information on your account between all devices so you’ll never lose track of anything.


3. Rate My Professor

It can be hard enough choosing which classes you are going to take, let alone which section you should choose. If you are unsure which section you should select, a great way to narrow down your decision is Rate My Professor. Here you can get opinions of professors from students, and learn more about professors and their teaching styles, and who might be a good fit for you.



4. The Skimm

It’s important to stay updated on what’s going on in the world, but if sometimes life just gets a bit too much and you don’t have time to read all the news stories that have come out that week, The Skimm is here for you. The Skimm takes the top stories and condenses them into easy-to-read tidbits that are sent straight to your email inbox for free. If you like the sound of that, and want a little more, they also have an app that gives a little extra as well like calendar alerts when there are big things going on that you won’t want to miss (the app is $2.99/month after your first 30 day trial – but the Daily Skimm emails are free!).


5. Cold Turkey

We all know what it’s like to procrastinate, and sometimes you just need a little help to get rid of some of the distractions keeping you from what you should be doing. Cold Turkey is a program you can download on your computer that allows you to block websites for a custom amount of time to help increase your productivity and decrease the amount of time you spend tagging your friends in memes on Facebook.