Organisational tools

There are many tools to help you organise your timetable, plan your workload and manage your projects and tasks. 

Looking for help with your assignment?

Calendars and planners

Tool Useful features and limitations In-person training Online training Cost
My Study Life My Study Life is a free web and app-based timetable organiser designed for students. Enter your course or rotation timetable, and add tasks like assignments, revision periods and exams. No An introduction to My Study Life

Free

Google Calendar Google Calendar is a free calendar app for Google Account holders that can be accessed online or via a mobile app. You can easily add appointments or meetings. Organise your events by colour coded calendars, and easily add other people's calendars and share your own. No

Google Calendar Essential Training (Lynda.com, 1h21m)

Google Calendar Advanced Tips and Trips (Lynda.com, 52m1s)

Free

Outlook calendar Outlook Calendar is one of the most common calendars in the workplace. The calendar function is closely integrated with email, contacts, and tasks. You can easily make appointments, request meetings, and check other people's calendars. Outlook is available online, or via desktop or mobile app. No Outlook 2016: Time management with calendar and tasks (Lynda.com, 2h54m)

Free

UQ Timetable Planner Plan your semester timetable with UQ's official course timetable planner. It's important to remember that Timetable Planner is just a planning tool. You aren't guaranteed a spot in any class until you officially enrol and sign-on. Check your mySI-net timetable regularly for changes to course times and room allocations, particularly during the first two weeks of semester. No No

Free

 

Project management tools

Tool Useful features and limitations In-person training Online training Cost
Asana Asana is a web and mobile-based app used for project management. The free version of Asana allows for unlimited projects with up to 15 members. No Asana demo and product tour (YouTube, 8m16s)

Freeware

Bitrix24 Bitrix24 offers a free, online project management tool. You can add up to 12 users to each project. The free version includes a range of in-built communication tools.   No Bitrix24 Introduction New (YouTube, 2m15)

Freeware

Trello Trello is a project management tool. You can use the free, basic version of Trello to create projects and assign tasks. You can attach files, checklists and assign due dates to items. No Getting started with Trello

Freeware

To-do lists

Tool Useful features and limitations In-person training Online training Cost
Todoist Todoist allows you to create to-do lists and manage your tasks. It is available on a desktop or mobile app, or on a web-based interface. The free version of Todoist allows you to have up to 80 projects at a time, an add 5 other users to each project. No How Todoist works (YouTube, 1m38s)

Freeware

Reminders Reminders is available on Apple desktop computers, via mobile app or the iCloud website. You can easily add colour-coded lists. In order to sync your notes or share them with others, you will need to have an iCloud account. No Reminders from macOS High Sierra (Lynda.com, 5m58s)

Free

Wunderlist Wunderlist is a free to-do list available via mobile or desktop app. You can sync reminders and lists across devices, share your lists with others. No Wunderlist (YouTube, 1m16)

Freeware

 

Icon key

 Free tools are completely free to use with all features.

 Freeware tools include basic functionality for free. Additional features may need to be paid for.

 Open source tools are developed in a collaborative manner and can be used, modified or shared openly. This software can be used for free and often includes a lot of support documentation.

 Paid tools can only be used after purchasing, and agreeing to, a product licence.