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A Timeboxing Study Planner for Getting Better Grades

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Drag & drop your tasks into your calendar to eliminate procrastination.
Melt away your stress by knowing you’ll complete each task on time.
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A tool built for students

Drag and drop tasks into your Shovel calendar

Better than a calendar

Calendars were not build for students because they don’t let you plan when you’ll get each task done. Shovel does.

To-do lists are broken

Powerful Task List in Shovel

More than a to-do list

To-Do lists have a big flaw — they don’t consider how much time you need to get things done. Shovel does.

A new productivity tool

Timeboxing task in Shovel Study Planner

Timeboxing Specialist

Shovel combines your To-Do list and Calendar to let you plan when you’ll work on each task and for how long.

Get more done in less time.

Drag and drop tasks into your Shovel calendar

BUILT FOR STUDENTS

Better than a calendar

Calendars were not build for students because they don’t let you plan when you’ll get each task done. Shovel does.

To-do lists are broken

More than a to-do list

To-Do lists have a big flaw — they don’t consider how much time you need to get things done. Shovel does.

Powerful Task List in Shovel
Timeboxing task in Shovel Study Planner

A new productivity tool

Timeboxing specialist

Shovel combines your To-Do list and Calendar to let you plan when you’ll work on each task and for how long.

What is Timeboxing?

Timeboxing time blocking tasks
In a recent study, timeboxing was named the most useful productivity “hack” and it is how Bill Gates and Elon Musk organize their busy schedules.
Simply put, it means assigning individual tasks into your calendar for specific durations of time.

Benefits of Timeboxing

  • Single-Tasking: Opposite of Multi-Tasking will help you focus on one task at a time to ultimately accomplish more.
  • Prioritizing: By timeboxing when you’ll do each task, you naturally need to prioritize what you’ll do first.
  • Accountability: If something is on your calendar, you’re making an obligation to yourself that you’ll work on it at that time.

Calendar + Task-List as ONE

In Shovel, you have all your tasks organized right next to your calendar, and you can plan exactly what task you will work on, when, and for how long.

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Seamless Connection to Brightspace

Shovel to Brighspace

Sync Shovel with your Brightspace and import all of your events and assignments. If things change, Shovel will update automatically.

Study smarter. Not harder.

See into the future

The Cushion Graph

Your Cushion

The Cushion graph will tell you if you can get everything done on time, even before you start timeboxing! 

Learn more about the Cushion

Visualize your semester

The Timeline Graph

Your timeline

See how your start dates and deadlines overlap and quickly adjust your study plan.

Learn from experience

Analytics Graph

Useful data

Knowledge is power. Glance at your analytics to see what you can improve.

Study smarter. Not harder.

The Cushion Graph

The Cushion

See into the future

The Cushion graph will tell you if you can get everything done on time, even before you start timeboxing! 

Learn more about the Cushion

TIMELINE

Visualize your entire semester

See how your start dates and deadlines overlap and quickly adjust your study plan.

The Timeline Graph
Analytics Graph

ANALYTICS

Learn from experience

Knowledge is power. Glance at your analytics to see what you can improve.

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