Educational Apps Gone Free

There are now more than 350,000 education apps available to download on the app store. Most of them cost money, however, and if you laid all that end-to-end, you’d have several million pounds in a long line. Not everyone wants to pay for their apps, so we’re having a look at our favourite free ones currently available. We can’t pretend in any objective way that these apps are the ‘best’ free apps, but they’re all interesting and fun in their own ways.

Want to try great apps without hurting your wallet? We've selected apps that are now free. Remember, prices can change quickly and without notice, these apps may not be free anymore when you read this post.

MamaLingua Premium
MamaLingua Premium

MamaLingua is a language app designed for parents and children who want to learn a second language Spanish or English. The app focuses on language parents use every day with their kids like vocabulary and phrases to use at mealtime, bath time, and during a long list of other everyday routines. It includes audio, text translations, and phonetics for more than 900 words in Spanish and English.
Platform
iPhone/iPad
Category
Languages
Intro to Letters, by Montessorium
Intro to Letters, by Montessorium

Designed to help kids learn letters and letter sounds, Intro to Letters, by Montessorium is focused and clean, without animation, rewards, or other gimmicks. Kids trace letters with their fingers and hear the letter names and sounds in an activity that mimics Montessori sandpaper letters. The app includes upper and lower case letters, as well as 15 two-letter phonograms. Kids can also record the letter sounds and names if their devices are equipped with microphones.
Platform
iPhone/iPad
Category
English
ScanBee - Scanner & copier
ScanBee - Scanner & copier

ScanBee’s interface is clutter-free, making it easy to get the job done quickly. Just tap the “New Scan” button at the bottom of the screen and snap a photo of your document. You’re then able to manually adjust the borders and crop it down. Multiple scans can be included in a single PDF file, and you’re able to share them via email or open them within other apps. Scans can also be stored within ScanBee for later use.
Platform
iPhone/iPad
Category
Productivity
Preposition Master
Preposition Master

Preposition Master allows you to improve your language skills in an entertaining way. In each level you’re presented with an incomplete sentence and a collection of prepositions. Tap on the preposition that best fits into the sentence before time expires to complete it. Each mistake will cost you precious seconds, so move quickly but efficiently. The game also includes an online multiplayer mode, and achievements and leaderboards.
Platform
iPhone/iPad
Category
English
SmartCards+ Flashcards System
ScanBee - Scanner & copier

SmartCards is more than a flashcard system. It’s able to learn what you know and remember what you forget. You’re able to create your own set of flashcards with text images and sound, or import pre-made decks from flashcard programs like Anki and Quizlet. Then review your cards to commit them to longterm memory. SmartCards learns from your mistakes and suggests daily reviews based on your performance. The app includes real-time cloud syncing, smart keyboard switching for language learners, and iPad split screen support.
Platform
iPhone/iPad
Category
Reference
Preposition Master
Boo Articulation Helper

Boo Articulation Helper is an app that helps children to practice speech sounds that they need to improve. The app encourages children to imitate articulated sounds and raise phonological awareness.
Platform
iPhone/iPad
Category
Special Education
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