A Timeboxing Study Planner for Students Who Want to Succeed

Excel in school and have a blast doing it!
Shovel Study Planner App
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

Students Juggling Time and Workload

Stop Feeling Overwhelmed

Manage your daily schedule and all your tasks in one place. Sync with Google calendar and share tasks with friends.
Clock Time-Blocking Tasks

Time-block Your Tasks

Be more efficient by using a productivity technique few students know about called “timeboxing” and have more time for fun.
Clock Time-Blocking Tasks
Time is compared to workload in Shovel

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.

Study Smarter. Not Harder.

Drag and drop tasks into your Shovel calendar

More Than a Calendar

Calendars are great, but they don’t let you plan when you’ll get each task done.
Drag and drop tasks into your Shovel calendar
Powerful task list in shovel study planner

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.
Time-Blocking Tasks 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.
Time-Blocking Tasks in Shovel Study Planner

What is Timeboxing?

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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.
  • 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!

Get set up in seconds

Shovel connects to your LMS and Calendar
Import your events and tasks from the platforms you’re already using. When things change, Shovel updates automatically.

Stay Focused and Get More Done

The Cushion Graph In Shovel Study Planner

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.
The Cushion Graph In Shovel Study Planner
Timeline Graph in Shovel Study Planner

Visualize Your Semester

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

Track Your Progress and Learn from Experience

Knowledge is power. Glance at your analytics to see what you can improve.
Analytics Graph
Student jumping over homework

Get Shovel and Boost Your Productivity!

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.

- Joanna

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!!!

- Shivam

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.

- Verified App Store Review

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.

- Pietro, Med student

Best planner everr. Simply put, the best planner I have ever used in my life.

- Verified App Store Review

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.

- Verified App Store Review

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.

- Verified App Store Review

Excellent app. This app is helping me a lot for time planner and concentration. Wow.

- Pietro

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!

- Verified App Store Review

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.

- Verified App Store Review

Amazing idea and amazingly helpful.

- Verified App Store Review

Thank you so much for making the perfect app for college.

- Verified App Store Review

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.

- Verified App Store Review

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!

- Verified App Store Review

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.

- Verified App Store Review

This is the greatest application planner.

- Wongtawan

It is ammazzinng. You can plan for the future, what you have to study, when and organize it. Loved this app! Great. Great!

- Ridhima

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!

- Genesis

Dig out of that pile of homework!

Shovel Study Planner Hand Sticking Out Of Pile Of Homework