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Best Apps for College Students

Here are our top Android and iOS apps for students in colleges or university that will help you stay on track, save time, be more creative in your presentation and help you work more efficiently.

New apps for your phone and laptop make it easy to access your notes across platforms at any time. Below, we've assorted the best apps for studying, money management, time management, health and exercise, job hunting and finding cheap textbooks.

We put together a list of the best smartphone apps for college students to help add some efficiency in your life so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff.

    Mathway is one of the most useful free calculator app in the App Store that offers instant answers to the users most complex math equations. The app practically solves anything from basic math problems, geometry,algebra to more complex calculus equations and trigonometry. Developed by Mathway LLC, this app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The free version only gives the answers, but a subscription will give step-by-step solutions to problems in a wide variety of math types. It is a highly recommended app for all students who are struggling with math problems. An excellent topic glossary and intuitive interface make for straightforward use.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Photomath is one of the best math solver app for solving math problems. It 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.

    Devices: Android iPhone 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.

    Devices: Android


    Piano Marvel is an app available for download on PC’s or Macs as well as for 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. The range of pieces, alongside the variety of method and technical exercises allows the user to identify strengths and be awarded virtual trophies for this. The midi input to your keyboard helps identify what you have played correctly or incorrectly. You are tracked as you play each note, which turns red if you make a mistake enabling you to clearly see the areas that require further practice. A particular highlight of the app is the unique sight reading practice section which accurately tests your current level and helps you work through exercises to improve. As well as the tutorial videos that cover all features of the app, there are also easy online or phone contact details on the website if you require any assistance.

    Devices: iPhone iPad , Windows , Mac


    The title of this app certainly emphasises its purpose.  Expand the initialism and it is called Optical Character Recognition Text Detection Tool.  This is precisely what it does and it does it well.

    Devices: Windows


    Ella Spanish Verbs Conjugation is an independent-learning, Spanish-language learning app that comprehensively enables learners to see, practise, interact with and, subsequently, understand a wide variety of verbs across all tenses and moods. The verbal content can be customised to complement the extent of the user’s understanding of Spanish verbs: by refining the tenses, moods, verb forms, and indeed the verbs to be studied themselves. It allows personalised quizzing and progress tracking as a means to facilitate and refine learning.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Skoove is a great piano learning app that will help students engage and learn how to play the piano. There are video lessons on the app, that help you move from basic understanding of piano, into more advanced skills. With a wide range of music, songs and exercises to study with, the app identifies where you are performing well, and what is going wrong, so that you get individual feedback. This is because the app uses your microphone and a range of inputs of keyboards to help identify what you have played correctly or incorrectly. At every step, there is a contact button to hand so that if you are stuck, you can send a simple question for a piano teacher to help you out. On the website you can also use PC’s or Macs, but on the App, you can use for iPad and iPhone. Android is not available at the current time, but this is currently being developed and released soon. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Skoove are making some of their premium content available for free to help those who may be struggling during these difficult times.  Start Learning

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    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.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Even in a world where software and apps are being increasingly used, printed material still plays a major role.  Not everyone can easily access text in books, worksheets, newspapers, journals, and magazines.  Prizmo Go captures printed text from saved photographs or a device's camera so that it can  process them and make them accessible to its built-in text reader as well as to other software.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Students today do not want to carry boxes of flashcards with them but they can still use this traditional and effective revision and learning method by downloading and using Memocard.  This is a flexible and powerful app for using and creating virtual flashcards.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Become a master at identifying countries on a map, matching capitals to countries, and identifying flags with StudyGE.  With crystal-clear maps, excellent reporting features, and some reference content, Study GE is a superb tool to have in a Geography teacher's app collection. Future expansions are expected too.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    SumW0rdZ is an interactive educational app for children age 9 and above and improves your general knowledge, word and maths skills all in a single game format. This fun, interactive game has three supporting levels; easy, medium and hard and combines wordplay, mathematical skills such as addition, subtraction, division, multiplication and powers. The basic application is free but additional Word Themes and Dice Combinations can be obtained via in-app purchases. There are also in-app adverts which promote these in-app purchases. 

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Yousician is an interactive music app that’s designed to really provide a fully-formed experience for just about everyone to better their instrument playing. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Univoice is a multi-language learning app (French, Spanish, German, and English) that teaches you the language solely through music.  The app gamifies language learning by prioritising relevant vocabulary, authentic language and slang, and promoting long-term retention through regular and repetitive listening to songs and music genres that appeal to the user.  The Univoice app allows users to sing along to songs in a target language of their choosing with an immediate feedback loop as a way to accelerate and complement their overall learning program.  

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    PhysicsProf is an app consisting of a large library of Physics equations and allows users to input values and solve these equations at the click of a button. PhysicsProf supports users in solving tricky Physics equations by identifying and rearranging correct equations based on inputted data. Once solved, users are shown the correct step by step method to help understand how to get to the solution which enables individuals to build confidence in eventually solving these unaided. An additional feature of this app is the ability to alter the units of each value, providing a further level of challenge. There are five topic areas within the app, each with a large variety of possible equations ranging from GCSE to post 16 level of difficulty. 

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Dyslexic students (and adults) use Omoguru to make the text more readable and decode words with ease. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Fact Mountain — 19th-Century British Literature is an app designed to broaden readers' knowledge about classic works of literature. It covers both the content and the background to the book in a series of clues that begin in the obscure and gradually move towards the precise.  How many clues will it take you to identify the book in question?

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    This is a free app whose aim is to make reading text as simple as it can possibly be. The app has been been developed by a Japanese company however it is based solely in the English language. To use the app you copy text from any website/webpage onto your phone or ipad and then the open the app. Once you have done so you are able to then read the text as it moves across the screen at whatever pace you chose. Although this is the sole purpose of the app it does allow the user to read text quicker and also helps them to improve their reading speed as they become use to the speed that it travels across the screen.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Brili Routines-Visual Timer is a dynamic visual scheduling app that takes the chaos and stress out of daily routines. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Promising 10,000 word cards featuring English language words and definitions, Wonscard offers a lot of content for students to use in their practise as they progress in learning a new language. It offers modes that suit revision and a few games to make learning less of a chore.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Virtuali-Tee by Curiscope is an augmented reality app that works in conjunction with an augmented reality T-shirt. This multi-award winning app is suitable for ages 6 and above and is available in 10 languages. This app is ideal for supporting STEM activities, for younger students wishing to explore the human body as well as GCSE wishing to revise Science/Biology.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The software application ‘Uniconverter’ by Wondershare is a unique application for converting, downloading, burning and transferring videos in an easy to use dashboard user interface. The application has in-app purchases relating to subscription levels for Individuals, Business and Education from 1 year to Lifetime license agreements. There is also a family license for families to share over multiple computers with free lifetime updates. The application is suitable (we believe) for teenagers and above and requires some 100MB of disk space using some 256MB of RAM when in use. The application is available in over 10 different languages.

    Devices: Mac Web


    The software application ‘Animotica - Video Editor & Movie Maker’ is an easy to use Video Editor, Movie Maker and Slideshow Video Maker for Windows 10. This application encompasses all the traditional tools you would expect from a high-quality piece of Video Editing software such as video trim, split, combine video and photos, add music, add voiceovers, scale, rotate, colour adjustment and so much more. The application is free but has some restrictions on the video content and presentation. A full purchase gives the user access to all of the features the software has to offer.  The application is free from in-app adverts and is suitable for all age groups with a PEGI 3 rating (3 and upwards). The application is available in several different languages. Animotica is one of the best animation apps recommended by the Educational App Store.

    Devices: Windows


    Otsimo is an educational game application developed for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or learning difficulties. Children with autism are intended to be taught the basic knowledge through assistive games designed under the guidance of child psychologists and educators to providing them homeschool education. Otsimo provides the necessary ABA education through games designed for kids with attention deficit and speech problems. Let’s discuss a little more about this wonderful solution.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The software application ‘Grade Point – GPA & Homework’ is a student tool ideal for tracking grades, homework, assignments and classes. The application can track and calculate your GPA (Grade Point Average) score using the versatile GPA grade calculator and grade weight your assignments accordingly. The application is free with for a trial period where further subscriptions can be purchased. The app is free form in-app adverts.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


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