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Best ACT Prep Apps

There’s no doubt about it – the ACT are incredibly important tests. With so much riding on your score – college admittance, scholarships, potential jobs or internships, etc.– you’ll want to be as ready as possible when test day comes. There are several ACT prep apps available. With every lesson at the palm of your hands, you can track your test prep progress and prepare for the test wherever you go.

The best Test Prep apps will offer hundreds of practice questions for you to hone your skills. The questions should be presented in the same format as the questions that appear on the ACT/SAT, and they should be roughly as difficult as the questions on the official practice tests. Each question should provide a thorough explanation, so you’re able to understand how to correctly answer all of the practice questions.

Here are the best ACT prep apps to help students prepare for the ACT exams.

SMART Vocabulary

( iPhone, iPad )

Smart Vocabulary is an app aimed at growing and refining a student's range of vocabulary in preparation for college entrance tests, but anybody who would like to expand their knowledge of lesser-used words could also learn a lot from it.

Smart Vocabulary is designed to prepare students for the language component of the SAT/ACT. To this end, it covers 440 words selected by their likelihood of appearing on these tests. It is a good selection not only for the purposes of the tests, but because they are also useful words to know how to use correctly.

Magoosh ACT Practice Flashcards

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

For quicker and easier ACT prep on the go, Magoosh offers 216 ACT key concept flashcards. Magoosh uses the academically reputable “spaced repetition system” to solidify your knowledge of a word. This app can be a helpful addition to your test prep app rotation. Your progress is synced across devices so you can switch between phone, iPad, and web for convenient studying wherever you are. 

Set aside your books and download SAT Up, the world's most widely-used mobile application for SAT prep, featuring personalized daily workouts, midterm and full length practice tests, vocabulary games, on-demand tutoring and continuous coach support.

SAT Up offers thousands of practice questions for both the current and the redesigned SAT, equivalent of ten books! Our questions and step-by-step solutions cover all the mastery areas of the SAT. Play SAT Up’s vocabulary games to learn over 1,000 SAT vocabulary words in a fun and effective way.

ACT: Practice,Prep,Flashcards

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

This app includes practice tests, single-section diagnostic tests, questions of the day, and flashcards with practice questions and explanations. You can also make your own flashcards and find a tutor via the app. You’ll have to pay for the tutor, though. 

The app's major benefit is its wealth of practice questions, and since they're divided by topic, you can drill your specific weaknesses.

ACT Test Prep - Math Practice

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

The app is well-designed, with step by step instructions for its use. It begins with the basics and moves on to smaller and smaller units of study. This would make a great study tool before taking the ACT, but is more useful for those who are unhappy with their score and want to better it, especially if one section is significantly lower.

The app covers all the question types and prompts you’ll encounter in the English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing tests. 

USATestprep is a web-based app that works on all computers and devices with a modern web browser. It is designed to help to prepare children for tests in a variety of subjects. It contains monitoring and assessment tools for teachers as well as learning resources such as a videos and games for students.

USATestprep helps teachers to administer and track students' use of the included resources. The benefits for teaching staff are a reduction in administration time and a reduction in resource location and creation time.

Khan Academy

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

The Khan Academy App is a treasure trove of free academic resources, offering high quality tutoring videos, practice questions, quizzes, tests, and articles designed for a huge selection of subjects, from pre-algebra to civics. The Khan Academy app is personalized, tracking your individual progress and syncing the information from the app with your account on the website. Unfortunately, there's currently no official Khan Academy ACT prep; however, students can still use Khan Academy’s resources to help them prepare for the ACT.