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Improve your study efficiency

Tools to improve study efficiency

Tools to improve study efficiency
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From mind mapping technology to spell checkers, Imperial provides multiple tools that can help you study and work better, faster and smarter. 

Use these pages to learn how technology can help you with the following activities:

Both Microsoft and Apple operating systems offer a wide range of accessibility functionality features so that no one is limited by the technology they use. Visit the Microsoft Accessibility Features web page or the Apple Accessibility web page for more information. 

How to access this technology?

Most of these study tools are available on PCs across College and for download from the Software Hub (licence permitting). Log in to the Software Hub and select 'Categories' from the menu bar, from here choose 'Inclusive Technology' which brings up a list of all available tools, technology and software.


  • We have a dedicated Inclusive Technology YouTube playlist with videos on how to best use the software
  • For hands-on training with our Inclusive Technology tools, attend one of our training sessions for students.
  • If you require technical support then contact the ICT Service Desk who can help you download and install the software.
  • Diversity and Ability Ltd (D&A) is an external company who have extensive experience and knowledge on the use of study tools.  If you need advice or training on how to use any of the tools on these pages, then contact D&A directly and they will be happy to help all Imperial College London students and staff.

Device compatibility

Study tool

Available on College Windows device

Available on personal Windows device

Available on personal Mac

Available on iOS

Organisation and time management

Outlook Yes Yes Yes Yes
OneNote Yes Yes Yes Yes
Strict Workflow Yes Yes Yes No

Writing planning and proofreading

MindView Yes Yes No No
CamScanner No (mobile app) No No Yes
Grammarly Yes  Yes Yes (no MS Word add on)  Yes
Spellex Yes  No No No
Global Autocorrect Yes Yes No No Yes (mic required) Yes Yes No
MyScript Maths Sample Yes Yes Yes No
Photo Maths iOS No (mobile app)  No  No Yes
EquatIO Yes (Chrome add on)  Yes Yes (Chrome add on) No


ClaroRead Yes No No No
AT Bar Yes (Chrome add on) Yes Yes (Chrome add on) No

Note taking

Audio Notetaker Yes No No Yes (Sonnocent link)

Research and referencing

Zotero Yes Yes Yes No
Quizlet Yes Yes Yes Yes

Procrastination and stress management

Mind Shift No (mobile app) No No Yes