The Pile: So much more than a to do list for students | Shovel

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Student holding a shovel on a pile of homework
Step 1

So much more than a to-do list!

Always know:

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How much time you have

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How much time you need

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If you have enough time to get it done

…All in real time!

Shovel Study Planner view of The Pile

Most complete view of your tasks.

Shovel knows when you can study and for how long (Study Timetable). It also knows how much time you need for every task (Workload). All that’s left to do, is to put those two metrics together. Simple, yet magical!

What you see above is the most complete representation of your pile of homework. It includes:

  1. What tasks are next (ordered by their due date and due time).
  2. The time you HAVE available to finish each task within the time period you set. (Taking other tasks into account).
  3. The time you NEED for each task.
  4. And the CUSHION time (difference between HAVE and NEED).

For example, if you HAVE 10 hours of available study time to get something done and you NEED 6 hours of Study Time to finish it, your CUSHION time is 10 – 6 = 4 hours. Which means that you can waste 4 hours of your available Study Time before that task is due.

More on this on the Cushion page.

Step 2

Track your progress on each task

From one place

Track Progress in the pile with Shovel Study Planner
Step 3

Next level time management

Set a time mindset

Students set a time mindset with Shovel Study Planner
Tracking time spent studying with Shovel Study Planner

Use time to track your tests and assignments

Know if you can get everything done

Shovel always knows how much time you’ve spent on a task and how much time you still need. Then it compares it with the time you still have available.

Example…


Shovel calculates your average time per page for every reading you complete and gives you the option to apply that time to all the readings from that same reading source going forward.

If you choose to use your new average as your new estimate, Shovel will automatically recalculate everything. Magic with one push of a button.

And that is what we call ‘next level’ time management!

Tracking pages read with Shovel Study Planner

Track how many pages you’ve read. And time it!

Update your Pile with current data

Did you get a part of a reading done? Great! Put it in. Then Shovel calculates how many pages you have left and how much time you still need to finish the reading. And again, it will tell you if you have enough time to get the rest done.

Tracking pages read with Shovel Study Planner
Adjusting time per page of a reading with Shovel Study Planner

Adjust your time per page

The Pile automatically recalculates

If a reading took you longer or shorter than expected, then your average time per page was different than your estimated time per page. Which means that your data in the pile was not accurate.

Easy fix!


Shovel calculates your average time per page for every reading you complete and gives you the option to apply that time to all the readings from that same reading source going forward.

If you choose to use your new average as your new estimate, Shovel will automatically recalculate everything. Magic with one push of a button.

And that is what we call ‘next level’ time management!

And that’s why Shovel is the best Time and Workload management app for students!

Shovel knows how much Study Time you HAVE available for every task, how much time you NEED for every task, and if you have ENOUGH time to get it all done.

Then you can interact with each task to track your progress or to adjust your estimates. Every change you make ripples through the entire app and you are always precisely informed about your time.

That ain’t bad for a Shovel!

Nope, not done yet!

Since Shovel knows all your tasks, where all your Study Time is and how long it is, you can plan out what tasks you’ll do and when. You can even plan how long you’ll spend on each task during a specific Study TIme.

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