Favorite pro-student apps when social distancing


[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ]

I love it when companies are pro-student, especially during this time. Like Notion giving free access to students with a .edu email, and Headspace offering their entire library for $9.99 a year! Here are my favorite pro-student apps that are helping me get through the Spring Semester and social distancing.

Headspace – $9.99/year

I am a HUGE fan of mindfulness and meditation to keep my stress-levels in check. Headspace is great for days when I don’t have the energy to keep myself in the zone. You can also login on the website if you are sitting and working at your computer and just need a break. Also, just look at how cute the animation is. It’s great.



New York Times Crossword

I waste a lot of time on the crossword. I often sit in my morning chair and tap furiously through while I wait for my coffee to kick in. I LOVE starting my morning with a little “aha” moment. It makes me feel like I can take on the rest of my day.






Habitica is a to-do list and habit tracker, with the added bonus of being designed like an 8-bit video game. You get points for completing tasks and can even join a party and go on quests. Such fun.







Kindle + Libby

I have been trying to read more non-law related books, but on a law student budget. So I’ve been taking full advantage of the Kindle daily deals and checking out e-books from the library. It’s been way better than scrolling through social media. I have a VERY long reading list, but that’s ok because Libby keeps everything all organized for me.







Duolingo loves education and is always free! I am trying to get my Spanish back on track before the summer, so I’ve been spending a lot of quality time with Duo the owl.




Spotify – $4.99/month

Spotify has a student discount for premium, which means I can listen to This Podcast Will Kill You for as many hours a day as I want without ads.

Stay healthy out there, folks. Don’t forget to wash your hands, sanitize your phone, and then shoot me a message on Instagram or Twitter @the1lLife and let me know what apps are getting you through law school and with online learning!

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