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15 Amazing Student Apps

15 Amazing Student Apps

Smartphones and other devices have so much to offer students in terms of expanding and assisting with their education.

Elizabeth Hoyt

June 27, 2013

9. CliffsNotesmobile

Who can keep all those characters straight, anyway? Now you don’t need to.

Find any study help you require via CliffsNotesmobile, quickly and conveniently from your iOS devices.

The app allows you to download literary guides, test prep, digital flash cards for review and, for those in a time crunch, get CramCasts (podcasts that summarize story lines but don’t leave out important details you should know).

This app is available on iOS devices. Learn more.

10. Vocabology

Build and enhance your vocabulary easily and efficiently with Vocabology.

A better vocabulary equals better essays, speeches and exam scores.

Vocabology even allows words in multiple languages, so you can learn in whatever tongue suits your style.

This app is available on iOS devices. Learn more.

11. Trello

Unless you’re from another universe, group assignments can be brutal. It’s often difficult to get everyone on the same page – and the same workload.

Trello is an app that combats group assignment woes by allowing organization and collaboration.

Sure, you can use Trello as a task manager, but it’s capable of so much more. Create cards, which you can organize in lists or categories– then share them with others who can make notes and vote for your ideas.

You can even track progress, plus updates are in real time, so you’re never wondering what group members are up to.

This app is available on iOS devices, Android, Windows 8 and web browsers. Learn more.

12. Brain Tutor 3D

If you’re a science geek, this app allows you to learn about what’s in everyone’s head – literally.

The app allows you to explore 3D models of the head and brain through models created from MRI scans, while learning about where brain structures are located.

You can even slice the brain across three different axes to learn more about what’s inside, complete with text information.

An actual brain to dissect is hard to come by; an app version of the process is much easier.

This app is available on iPhone and iPad. Learn more.

13. StudySets – Psychology, Spanish and French

Dive into these topically-focused apps. You can explore key topics, vocabulary and people quickly with the psychology version, which also includes psychology concepts for high-schoolers looking to study up for college-entrance exams.

The Spanish and French StudySets allow you to delve into the world of language arts, with vocabulary, verb conjunctions, translation tools and explanations of difficult concepts you may stumble upon through learning.

This app is available on iPhone and iTouch. Learn more.

14. iStudiez Pro

Easily navigate the overwhelming aspects of student life like tracking your schedule, daily tasks and keep track of upcoming assignments and deadlines.

You can also track your grades and calculate your projected GPA for current and past semesters using a variety of grading scales.

In addition, you can back up any data you enter by sending it directly to your email or by syncing to your other iOS devices.

This app is available on iOS devices. Learn more.

15. gWhiz for Students

The complete line of gWhiz apps spans pretty much any topic or study tool you’ll ever need from an app.

Download whichever apps pertain: from task-specific apps like test prep or gFlash to create and edit your own note cards, integrate them into Google Docs or, if you don’t feel like creating them, download pre-made cards from the gWhiz catalog.

You can also search and download apps by subject, like architecture, history, science, math and more!

These apps are available on iOS devices, Android, Blackerry, Netbook, Nook and Kindle. Learn more.



Which apps do you use to help you stay on top of your schoolwork?