As a student’s workload becomes more cumbersome, students will have to turn to tools and resources that are built to help increase the efficiency and productivity of the student life. Some of these tools will be apps installed directly onto your iPhone.
Fortunately, with the success of the AppStore there’s no shortage of apps available for students to choose from, which at times can make it difficult to determine the best applications for you educational needs. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 education apps for the iPhone that can help with everything a student needs from apps that help you take notes to apps that help you prepare for tests.
- Dictionary.com – Dictionary.com is a basically a dictionary app that provides access to the definitions of thousands of words on your iPhone. With Dictionary.com’s iPhone app you can also hear the correct pronunciation of the words you search for, the word’s alternate meanings, and words that have similar meanings with it’s built-in Thesaurus feature.
- Coursesmart – Coursesmart is an app that allows you to directly download textbooks to your iPhone. Coursesmart will help students that have to buy textbooks for class save money as the textbooks available through the Coursesmart app are usually free or are cheaper compared to their paperback counterparts.
- Cram – Cram is an app that helps students prepare for tests with flashcards and practice multiple-choice tests. Students can create their own custom tests or can download tests from the thousands available in the Cram and Quizlet portal. Cram also features an automatic grading feature, multiple study modes, a test history that details every practice test attempt to track your progress, and a Mac software counterpart.
- PI83 Graphing Calculator – PI83 Graphing Calculator is a graphing calculator app that can easily replace those expensive handheld calculators you buy from the store. PI83 features over 100 math functions, multi-colored graphs for easy viewing, and handles more advance math principles like matrices, statistics, vectors, and more.
- Grades – Grades is an app that helps students achieve their goals in class. With Grades students can enter the weight of their tests, quizzes, and assignments and Grades compute the grade required to achieve the student’s goal grade in each class.
- iStudiez Pro – iStudiez Pro is a student-centric planner that has features focused on organizing a student’s life. iStudiez Pro includes calendars to track class times, test date reminders, and class assignment tracking.
- Articles – Articles is an app that helps you research on-the-go using Wikipedia. Articles provides full access to Wikipedia articles on all topics and includes translations and maps of nearby places based on your search.
- Evernote – Evernote is a notetaking application that allows you to save your notes in one place, in various formates. Evernote helps student’s store notes as images from the web, sound bites which are ideal for saving class lectures, and text notes. All notes saved in Evernote on the iPhone are also accessible from Evernote’s website and various other devices.
- EleMints – EleMints is an app that provides information on all the elements of the periodic table. EleMints features important information on the element’s properties and also includes a molar mass calculator and plot graph, all helpful when completing any assignment that focuses on elements in the periodic table.
- Kindle – Kindle is an app that allows you to read eBooks on your iPhone. This app is perfect for reading those novels and summer reading assignments given in class, as most of the books are available free within Kindle are classic titles commonly assigned in class. Kindle has plenty of features that include page bookmarking and syncing from multiple devices so you can catch up where you left off on your computer or iPod Touch.