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Best Apps for 14- and 17-Year Olds

The best mobile apps for 14 to 17 year olds can provide an engaging world of entertainment and enrichment. Our app reviews cover a wide range of interests, from arcade games and digital-creation apps to music and social networking. Talk with students of ages 14 and older about a price limit on their mobile apps and keep an eye on their multiplayer activities. They also need to know what your expectations are for responsible, respectful online behavior. Check out our 10 Great Apps for Teens for even more top-rated titles to share with others.

Browse Best Apps for Kids Age 14–17

    Bublup is one of the best app for 14-17 year olds. Bublup is a versatile and powerful app for organising any kind of content visually. The application is rich with features that enables you to save links, documents, notes, videos, photos, GIFs, and music within visual folders with pictures, titles, and descriptions.

    Age: 13+

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Evernote is a productivity enhancer, multi-functional tool for 14-17 year olds that come handy in any situation. Whether taking notes or running to the grocer-Evernote is your secret keeper. The tool facilitates the creation of lists, notes, and checkboxes. Evernote enables projects by providing options to store information like sounds, links and almost anything that a kid needs.

    Age: 14+

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    FunEasyLearn app was an interactive, language-learning app gradually guides the user through the study of a language – be it new or limited to a specific topic for focus.  The variety of languages on offer is hugely impressive, ranging from Spanish, French, Italian, German, English, Chinese, up to 34 languages in total. The app is geared at regular interval learning, whereby little and often’ will reap the greatest rewards, with each language to be studied broken down into various, easy-to-navigate topics and sub topics.

    Age: 14+

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    MentalUP Educational Games are suitable for all children of any age, and also it is really fun for 14 to 17 year olds. It contains dozens of games and different difficulty levels for each game. It’s among the learning games for 14 to 17 year olds and improves visual recognition, and visual attention.

    Age: 14+

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    ARC Maths is an easy to use, student-friendly app that helps you remember all of the key skills you need to be successful at secondary Maths. Arc Maths app covers maths content taught between the ages 14-17 and includes all content within the GCSE syllabus across most exam boards. ARC Maths works closely with the user identifying gaps in mathematical knowledge resulting in a bespoke effective learning programme.

    Age: 14+

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Words Master is a fun learning game for 14 year olds that encourages them to compete against themselves to get as high a score as is possible. Technically there is not limit to high a score that a user could get meaning that someone using the app could continually use it and keep improving on their best score. This word game helps children focus on sounds and letters, and develop skills they need for reading, writing, and spelling.

    Age: 14+

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Words With Friends is a word-building game that challenges the player to earn more points than his opponent through the strategic spelling of words. The player is given seven letter blocks, which must be placed on a large grid in order to create words. Once the first word is built, all other words must build upon it, expanding either horizontally or vertically on the grid.

    Age: 14+

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Photomath is a resource that kids can use to solve mathematical problems. Photomath Camera Calculator uses augmented reality, which means that you can simply point your camera at any piece of paper with an equation or an arithmetic problem and it will find a solution.

    Age: 15+

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Piano Marvel helps students engage with and learn how to play the piano. There are video lessons on the app, that help teach you the basics of piano method and technique. There is an excellent library of music covering a wide repertoire in several genres. Each piece is categorised at a level – beginner, intermediate, advanced and professional with many pieces available in several levels of difficulty.

    Age: 15+

    Devices: iPad


    Parents and teachers should have an awareness of each learner's mindset and how they are coping mentally.  If your child or your student could use direction, guidance, and strategies for handling stress and anxiety, you should take a look at Student Success.

    Age: 15+

    Devices: Android


    National Geographic app dives deep into over 3,000 captivating videos, groundbreaking stories, and unlimited access to award-winning photography. For the first time, access to rich National Geographic content is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

    Age: 15+

    Devices:iPhone, iPad


    Science really is fun, and this game can help you prove that to your students. It has all the trappings of popular third-person shooter games but also makes the player solve chemistry-related challenges. They’ll definitely be learning as they play.

    Age: 15+

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    PicsArt is one of my most favorite mobile photo apps because it has a ton of features. PicsArt has been downloaded over 300 million times thus far and it can be used for editing photos, making collages and drawing. It also has a built-in social network for sharing your photos. Some of the tools it has include crop, perspective, stretch, tilt shift, artistic filters, borders, masks, text, lens flare and speech bubbles.

    Age: 16+

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


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