A Time-Blocking Study Planner For Crushing College
The most powerful tool to manage your study life!
stop wasting time
Ditch the paper planners, spreadsheets, and to-do lists!
Shovel combines all your favorite tools into one powerful app with unmatched functionalities and infinite flexibility.
1. Build Your Schedule & Uncover Study Time
Shovel calculates your available study time for every day of the semester.
2. Plan Your Tasks Into Your Calendar
Your tasks are more likely to get done when you “time-block” them into your study times.
3. Know You Can Meet Every Deadline
Shovel compares your study time with your workload to make sure you can meet every deadline.
Become a stress-free student
Say goodbye to anxiety and stress
Most students don’t have a good system to stay organized. They overestimate the study time they HAVE and underestimate the time they NEED to get things done. They start late and get behind. This causes stress and anxiety. Shovel helps you fix it!
Have time for everything
Say hello to good grades and friends
Work hard. Play hard. That’s our motto. We don’t want you to sacrifice anything when it comes to college. You can get good grades and still have an amazing college experience… if you manage your time and tasks well.
Your Study Life In One Place
More than a Calendar
Create your ideal schedule
Use our drag-and-drop builder to quickly build your schedule and uncover your available study time. When things change, adjust things on-the-go in our mobile app. Always know when you can study and for how long.
More than a to-do list
Organize your tasks for getting them done
Have every task from every class in one place and always know how long each task will take – even readings! With our powerful, student-optimized task list, you’ll meet every deadline.
Time-Block tasks into available study times
Drag and drop your tasks into your calendar to plan when you’ll get them done. Don’t let anything distract you. Always know WHAT you’ll be working on, WHEN, and for HOW LONG.
See Into The Future… Seriously!
Know if you can meet every deadline
Shovel knows if you can get everything done on time, or if you need to change your schedule, way before you run into trouble! It literarily allows you to see into the future.
Become a stress-free student with Shovel
See what you’ve done and what’s coming up
Shovel shows you the past and the future. You’ll be encouraged by what you’ve accomplished and always see what’s to come.
THE POWER OF TIME-BLOCKING
In a recent study, timeboxing was named the most useful productivity “hack” and it is how Bill Gates and Elon Musk plan their busy days.
Simply put, it means assigning individual tasks into a calendar for specific durations of time.
And Shovel makes time-blocking EASY!
Benefits of Time-Blocking
Accountability: Same as with having a meeting in your schedule, when a task is on your calendar, you are making an obligation to yourself that you’ll work on it at that time.
Knowing what’s possible: Students who don’t plan their day often overestimate how much they can get done. Timeboxing will help you match tasks with time in your calendar.
Prioritizing: By time-blocking when they’ll work on each task, you’ll naturally need to prioritize what you’ll do first.
Sync your school system and calendars
Import your tasks from Canvas, Brightspace, and Moodle into Shovel where they are much more useful. When things change, Shovel updates automatically.
Among others, Shovel is helping students who have ADHD and bipolar disorder
See our reviews:
I actually don't know what I would do without this app! I have ADHD and planners have NEVER worked for me. I end up forgetting about them and they don't help. The only thing I've EVER found that...Read More
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...Read More
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.
Get Shovel for your entire college career, for less than you’d spend on paper planners!
Word’s most powerful study planner
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Better Grades. Less Stress. More Fun.
For serious students only!
Why No Free Trial?
Shovel is not an app where it is useful to just click around. The true power and value of Shovel can only be appreciated when you take the time to use it as intended.
It combines time and task management with time-blocking to create a powerful and unique study system that is unlike anything you’ve used before.
You will always know what you have to do next, how long it will take, and if you can get it done. You’ll know that continuously, in real-time.
Shovel isn’t difficult. It can be used by anyone, but it requires commitment to changing your habits.
The result will be better grades, less stress, and more time to enjoy your college experience.
Need more info?
Learn how to become a successful student by reading our free eBook.
After years of teaching students how to study on our website, we decided to summarize all of our knowledge into one short book that will take you one evening to read, but may change your life forever.
we know the struggle
Our founder was a student-athlete who got overwhelmed
Petr got injured and the more time he spent trying to get healthy, the less time he had for school. Soon enough he had bad grades and declining mental health.
BUILT FOR STUDENTS
So he built the tool he wished he'd had as a student
There was no tool to help Petr manage his tasks, classes, and practices at the same time, so he decided to help the next generation of students by building it for them.
A TOOL THAT CALLS TO ACTION
Why the name Shovel?
Shovel is a tool for getting things done. Simple and effective.
Shovel is an action. It's about doing hard work, some of which may not be pleasant.
Shovel is a beginning. It's groundbreaking. Starting something new and finishing something big, one scoop at a time.