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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.

    Mathematical Run app is a beautifully crafted app that challenges players to improve their maths skills in simple quizzes that include an option for two players on the same device.  It quizzes players of all ages on a wide range of maths topics including a section for those taking their first steps in numeracy. Mathematical Run app is available on iOS and Android devices as a free download that is very playable.  In-app purchases unlock extra options and topics.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad , Mac


    Memorize Slowly is designed to help people of all ages memorize word lists linked to categories. It animates the words to make concentrating on them more interesting. A fully functional version of Memorize Slowly is available on the iOS store. An in-app purchase adds extra options for users to match the app's use to their preferences.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Mindoo is a general knowledge quiz app that covers a variety of categories including geography, politics and economy, people, and sport. The app is aimed at older students and adults who want to learn some new facts or test their memories. Mindoo is available on iOS and Android devices as a free download. In-app purchases fully unlock the categories.  The app is primarily designed for phone-sized screens but can be scaled up for use on tablet devices.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    SumQuest is maths-based brain training game that focuses on Mathematical addition to boost your mental math ability. The application is suitable for various abilities and has a PEGI 3 rating making the content suitable for all age groups. There are various levels of difficulty to choose from as well as various gameplay modes. SumQuest is ideal for individual learning and ideal for playing with family and friends. Solve each game with quick thinking strategic moves to receive rewards or use one of the many in-play features to help you improve your time.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Vocabulary Upgrade is an app to help students broaden their vocabulary to a level that will assist them in passing the ACT or SAT tests.  It works to associate words with images and so help students remember the words and know when to use them.  The app is available on iOS devices as a single purchase.  While there is nothing inappropriate for children in the app, it is aimed at students old enough to be preparing for college admissions.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Readlax: Brain Games is a versatile and powerful app for people who want to learn faster and more effectively. The application is rich with features that enable you to improve concentration, boost memory, reduce stress, enhance learning capacity, improve empathy and expand upon your current vocabulary using the apps unique games and teaching style. Readlax: Brain Games is free initially on a trial basis and offers further plans as a monthly or lifetime subscription. Readlax: Brain Games is free from in-app adverts and is suitable for ages 4 and above according to the Appstore and is rated PEGI 3 via Google Play.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    StoryPlanet English is for students and teachers of English as an additional language.  Its content is suitable for students aged 8 and older who are ready for text aimed at A2/B1 (Intermediate) to C1/C2 (Superior). The app is on both iOS and Android stores as a free download containing one full story and all of the app's features unlocked.  A low-cost monthly subscription brings more stories and brand new content each weekday to the users of StoryPlanet English.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    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. The application is suitable for all ages and is available on the iOS and Android platforms as well as a Google extension. Bublup is free on the standard plan and offers advanced plans as a monthly subscription. Bublup is also from in-app adverts.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    gohenry gives kids a taste of financial control and education without many of the risks.  Parents can transfer pocket money and gifts to children using the gohenry app and monitor how the money is used.  Children watch and save their money using the gohenry app and spend it using the gohenry prepaid debit card. gohenry accounts are administered using iOS or Android apps and the service costs £2.99 per month in the UK with other optional fees.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Google Classroom is a free application which enables teachers to collaborate and communicate with students. Google Classroom serves as a hub for student work and classroom resources. Google Classroom can be utilized by any eLearning professionals and online educators who have already created a Google Apps for Education account for free. In essence, Google Classroom is designed to give online facilitators, content creators and educators the ability to go paperless and centralize their eLearning materials in one cloud-based location.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


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    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    LogicLike app helps kids and adults develop thinking and problem-solving skills. It features over 2,500 riddles, puzzles, brainteasers, logic tasks, memory training games, and math problems. You can select different difficulty levels in every age group. No matter where you start, the game will help you gradually increase your skills to get to the next level. The app has leader boards to motivate the most competitive learners and it makes brain training engaging. Become smarter, have fun, and enjoy the LogicLike challenge! Available on Apple and Android devices.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    PictureThis - Plant Identifier does as you might expect - it identifies plants by photo.  It covers a huge variety of plants from across the world and is available by subscription after a free trial. PictureThis - Plant Identifier is not designed for any particular classroom subject but would be useful for children studying any subject of which plants are a part or for general interest.  Any person, child or adult, who can use an app and safely explore an outside space can use this app to add to their knowledge of the natural world using their iOS or Android device.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    This app offers an interactive environment for students and teacher to share their learning. Socrative is easy-to-use and fun to implement. Teachers can ask questions, conduct polls, and conduct assessments with real-time data displaying during the session. Gauging student understanding and ideas has never been so easy! Teachers begin by setting up their classroom and receiving a room number. Students can then use their devices to enter the room and interact. Predesigned questions can be open for students, or the teacher can ask questions and conduct polls right on the spot. The variety of questions include true/false, multiple choice, short answer, and more. Graphs displaying student answers will be generated for the teacher during the session, and results can be emailed afterwards. This takes the routine process of assessment and makes it more engaging for students. Showing comprehension of their reading can occur straight through their handheld device, and they are able to receive feedback quickly. Students will love the workflow with this app.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Learnie is a unique learning app that enables students and teachers to learn in a fun, fast and engaging way. The application provides micro-learning sessions on a variety of topics in short 30 second bursts including questions, dedicated subject specialists and high-quality video. The application is suitable for students 12 years and above and is free to download through the App Store and Google Play. The application is compatible with mobile and tablets devices and also has a wonderful dedicated web version.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Unacademy is an online learning site that have over 2,400 video courses and lessons on a wide range of topics. Unacademy currently offers the largest most diverse collection of online courses in India.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    At the time of this FunEasyLearn review the 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. FunEasyLearn is available to download for iOS (iPad and iPhone) and Android devices from the App Store and Play Store. 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


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    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Looking for the best camera calculator? Then you need to check out Photomath. One of the best math solving apps, 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. Photomath Camera Calculator is free to download for iOS and Android devices.

    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 online piano teaching and assessment software. It can be used with a private piano teacher or on your own. It is an interactive teaching tool combining cutting-edge technology with a solid platform that has been designed with the help of real music teachers. It lets you learn through songs and exercises designed to challenge all ages and ability levels. 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.

    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


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