A Timeboxing Study Planner for Getting Better Grades
Transform the Way You
Shovel was inspired by the most productive people in the world.
Drag & drop your tasks into your calendar to eliminate procrastination.
Melt away your stress by knowing you’ll complete each task on time.
Become a stress-free student with Shovel
Stop Feeling Overwhelmed
Manage your daily schedule and all your tasks in one place. Sync with Google calendar and share tasks with friends.
Time-block Your Tasks
Be more efficient by using a productivity technique few students know about called “timeboxing” and have more time for fun.
Never Miss a Deadline
Shovel compares your available time to your required workload to let you know if you can get everything done on time.
The Swiss-Army Knife of Study Planners
Shovel is a Calendar, a To-Do list, a Time Calculator, and a Planner all in ONE!
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Study Smarter. Not Harder.
More Than a Calendar
Calendars are great, but they don’t let you plan when you’ll get each task done.
More Than a To-Do List
To-Do lists aren’t helpful – they don’t consider how much time you need to get things done.
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?
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.
Eliminates Distraction: If something is on your calendar, you are way less likely to be doing other things.
Gives you confidence to get things done: If you estimate a task and plan when you’ll work on it, you know you’ll have enough time to get it done
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.
You can plan each task into multiple study times, and if you don’t work on a task when you planned to, Shovel will remind you to re-plan!
Stay Focused and Get More Done
See Into the Future!
The Cushion graph will tell you if you can get everything done on time, even before you start timeboxing!
Visualize Your Semester
See how your start dates and deadlines overlap and quickly adjust your study plan.
Track Your Progress and Learn from Experience
Knowledge is power. Glance at your analytics to see what you can improve.
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Shovel is the best time management tool for students. It even helps students with ADHD and Bipolar Disorder.
The best school planner out there. I have horrible ADHD, and simply cannot filter, prioritize, and plan the way Shovel’s algorithm does. My brain crashes just looking at a todo list. Shovel is the brain I wish I had. It guides me through planning based on how much time I have vs how many hours each task will need to be completed by the due date. I just select study time slots and fill them with task time.
I have exams next year and Shovel will save my life and help me get good grades. I have tried many study planners but they just make me angry because they are so bad. However, Shovel has made me happier than ever. Thank you, Shovel team!!!
If you suffer from bipolar or depression this app is a life-saver. It takes off some pressure when you are in an episode. You can schedule “my brain is not helping me at the moment” time.
The discovery of Shovel was a godsend. Thanks to Shovel, I can control every moment of my day and the planning of the studio has never been so perfect and fun. All my study material is organized precisely day by day, and my mind also benefits from this: I am more focused and motivated in studying.
Best planner everr. Simply put, the best planner I have ever used in my life.
So helpful and efficient. I love this planner. It is almost a combination of google calendar & calendar on your iPhone, but it is specifically for college. It helps me plan out and balance studying, work, and classes, as well as helping me see if I have time to go out.
I must say that Shovel is worth every penny. I like the ease of use and simple, clean design. This app should be mandatory for every college student.
Excellent app. This app is helping me a lot for time planner and concentration. Wow.
I found the best planner ever!
I cannot remember how I came across this but I am so glad I did! The layout is awesome and all my tasks are getting done because of it! It’s fantastic for college students like myself!
Every “how to do well in college” book tells you steps to setup everything Shovel does but on paper/calendar but that does not come close to giving you the information you gain from Shovel. If you have trouble with time management get this app.
Amazing idea and amazingly helpful.
Thank you so much for making the perfect app for college.
I’m so excited to kick off my new semester with the best planner for college. It takes into account how long an assignment will take which is what sets it apart for me. You can easily plan out your time more effectively so you can have more time for other things.
This app is really great it takes a while to set up but once set up, this app creates miracles. Can’t wait to start Spring Semester!
Hello, just so you know, I don’t really like to do feedback on apps but this one is different. Since I started college one year ago, I downloaded almost every planner on the Apple store but when I came across the shovel planner a few weeks ago, I found the best planner ever.
This is the greatest application planner.
It is ammazzinng. You can plan for the future, what you have to study, when and organize it. Loved this app! Great. Great!
This app is more like a system than just a regular app! It has become a crucial part of my school life. It is by far the best digital academic planner I have tried and used. It is most definitely a favorite and chart-topper for myself!
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