20 Best Apps for Students

Intro

An increasing number of students are adding the iPhone and iPad to their list of essential school supplies. With apps that can take the place of a graphing calculator, or help busy minds keep track of a hoard of homework, it’s no wonder that students are helping to drive a large sector of the iTunes App market. This week, we’ll take a look at the best apps to help students succeed in education.


iStudiez Pro – Homework, Schedule, Grades

iStudiez Pro – Homework, Schedule, Grades

Price: $2.99

by 7,223 iTunes' users.

Designed to help keep track of class schedules, iStudiez Pro also allows users to organize homework assignments, track grades and set reminders for upcoming assignments. Whether you’re a student,  teacher or parent, this app has enough features to be  useful addition to your library.

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Price: FREE

by 54,680 iTunes' users.

Wikipedia mobile provides full access to the most popular free online encyclopedia. Just like the online version, Wikipedia’s mobile app provides comprehensive information about everything from historical landmarks to pop culture icons.

BIGWORDS.com

BIGWORDS.com

Price: FREE

by 868 iTunes' users.

The BIGWORDS.com app offers a quick way to search for low cost textbooks at sites across the web. College students can spend hundreds on text books each semester, but BIGWORDS helps students find the cheapest text books based on their personal standards for condition of the text.

myHomework Student Planner

myHomework Student Planner

Price: FREE

by 53,072 iTunes' users.

A fun, easy-to-navigate interface allows users to organize their homework assignments by class and due date in no time at all. The app even offers reminders for upcoming and past due assignments to help keep students on track.

Vocabulary Builder Games FREE! Learn English Vocabs for SAT, GRE & PSAT!

Vocabulary Builder Games FREE! Learn English Vocabs for SAT, GRE & PSAT!

Price: FREE

by 85 iTunes' users.

Vocabulary flashcards contained in the Vocabolistic app give users the opportunity to master thousands of vocab words that may be found on standardized tests such as the SAT. Different modes can be set to allow simple browsing of words and their definitions or set up a quiz to exercise the wordy mind.

gFlash+ — Fun, Free, Custom Flashcards

gFlash+ — Fun, Free, Custom Flashcards

Price: FREE

by 20,920 iTunes' users.

gFlash offers users the chance to download sets of pre-made flashcards covering topics from spelling to chemistry, while also giving students the ability to create their own cards. The best part is that flashcards creating using Google spreadsheets can be shared between friends also using the gFlash app!

Quick Graph: Your Scientific Graphing Calculator

Quick Graph: Your Scientific Graphing Calculator

Price: FREE

by 10,698 iTunes' users.

Students know that graphing calculators can be a big investment. Quick Graph: Your Scientific Graphing Calculator turns your iPhone into a fully functioning graphing calculator that can lend a hand with statistics, algebra, complex numbers and trigonometry.

Awesome Note 2 (Tasks/Calendar/To-do List/Journal)

Awesome Note 2 (Tasks/Calendar/To-do List/Journal)

Price: $3.99

by 13,513 iTunes' users.

As a stellar note taking & ToDo app, Awesome note helps students organize their thoughts and tasks with an intuitive interface. Notes and tasks can be arranged into folder, viewed as lists or calendars and set with reminder alarms so nothing gets overlooked at home or school.

Mathemagics - Mental Math Tricks

Mathemagics - Mental Math Tricks

Price: $2.99

by 3,702 iTunes' users.

Individuals who struggle with math, or find it fascinating will be engaged by the tips and tricks within the Mathemagics app. Informative tricks and quizzes will help users learn quick ways to divide, multiply and solve equations with ease.

Dictionary.com Dictionary & Thesaurus

Dictionary.com Dictionary & Thesaurus

Price: FREE

by 198,294 iTunes' users.

There’s no need to carry around a dictionary with access to the free Dictionary.com app. Over 1,000,000 words and definitions, along with example sentences are contained within the app, as well as a full thesaurus. This is a must-have for anybody writing papers!

Math Ref Free

Math Ref Free

Price: FREE

by 10,683 iTunes' users.

Formulas are the key to understanding high level math equations. Math Ref, short for reference, gives users access to nearly 600 formulas that will help make homework a breeze. Categories include Algebra, Trigonometry, Finances, Algorithms and more.

Evernote - stay organized

Evernote - stay organized

Price: FREE

by 158,898 iTunes' users.

When typing notes isn’t enough, Evernote is a comprehensive note taking application that allows notes to be recorded in text, voice, video and photos. Notes can be organized by date and automatically synced to a computer and online interface.

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No matter where you need to know about, AlltheCountries offers basic information including population, capital, literacy and more about…You guessed it: All the Countries of the world.

Rate My Professors – Find the Right Professor

Rate My Professors – Find the Right Professor

Price: FREE

by 2,845 iTunes' users.

Based on the online Rate My Professors resource, this app gives students the chance to sound off about their college professors. Search by state, city and school to browse what other students have to say about professors or add your own reviews.

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A variety of test questions covering the five areas of the GMAT test: problem solving, data sufficiency, sentence correction, critical thinking, and reading comprehension are contained within this mobile practice quiz. Users can take times quizzes, or focus on a particular subject giving them trouble.

Flashcards+ by Chegg — FREE Custom Flashcard Maker

Flashcards+ by Chegg — FREE Custom Flashcard Maker

Price: FREE

by 51,572 iTunes' users.

Students can create their own flashcards to study for upcoming tests, or choose to rack their brain based on thousands of pre-made tests in all sorts of subjects. This app has been highly rated by users due to its ability to incorporate photos and sync to your Mac computer.

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Using the power of Google and BabelFish, iTranslator offers a quick portal for the translation of text from one language to another. Simply enter the text to translate, choose a language and wait for the conversion within the app.

Wikipanion

Wikipanion

Price: FREE

by 55,812 iTunes' users.

Wikipanion is the ideal mobile interface for easy access to Wikipedia on the go. More than just the standard Wikipedia, Wikipanion allows users to bookmark pages, notable sections within a page, and have access to audio pronunciations of unfamiliar words.

Word A Day Pictures & Audios by VocabAhead

Word A Day Pictures & Audios by VocabAhead

Price: $1.99

by 1,586 iTunes' users.

Enhance your vocabulary with Word of the Day. Each day, a new word and its definition are provided by the Word of the Day app. As users check it, they’ll be able to commit new words to memory, work them into papers and impress the professors!

WolframAlpha

WolframAlpha

Price: $2.99

by 7,315 iTunes' users.

WolframAlpha can answer most of your questions about math, physics, chemistry, words, demographics, conversions, dates for important events, and much more. Seriously, just check out the company’s “examples” page. And with the Wolfram Alpha app, it’s all in your pocket. There’s a learning curve for figuring out how best to input questions, but once you’ve figured it out, this app can solve just about anything you throw at it.