15 Apps to Help Get You Through College

Special Guest Blogger, Sarah Rutherford, Vol State student

Khan Academy app logoKhan Academy

Available to: Apple, Android, Microsoft

Cost/Upgrades: None! Major donors like Microsoft and Google take care of that part!

  • Personalized account profile
  • Discussion boards
  • Achievements and projects displayed
  • Brief 10 minute overviews and exercises
  • Lots of information, as broad as applying for college and major test preps to K-12 and school reinforcement courses

Evernote LogoEvernote

Available to: Apple, Android, Microsoft

Cost/Upgrades: The app itself is free. There are three different upgrades that range in cost from $2.99/mo-$5.99/mo.

  • Virtual notebook
  • Check list feature
  • Chat rooms for students
  • Reminders for test/homework
  • Ability to add recordings and pictures into notes

Branscaoe Logo

BrainScape

Available to: Apple, Android

Cost/Upgrades: The app is free. There are 4 upgrades that range in cost from $2.99-$79.99/ mo.

  • Create a profile
  • Create ulimited flashcards to study
  • Share with others
  • Sync with multiple devices
  • Rank each card on how well you know it, then the app determines the proper timing to repeat each flashcard to make it the perfect way to grasp concepts

Ted LogoTED

Available to: Apple, Android, Microsoft

Cost/Upgrades: The app itself is free; includes free downloads to view offline.

  • Create profile
  • View the entire TED talks library
  • Choose from hundreds of educational lectures
  • Help students see multiple points of view on a variety of subjects
  • Stream anytime (with Internet connection)

Fit Brains LogoFit Brains

Available to: Apple, Android, Microsoft

Cost/Upgrades: App is free; There are 4 payment plans ranging in cost from $19.99/mo.-$400/lifetime.

  • Create profile
  • Choose from numerous entertaining games
  • Improve brain strength
  • Improve learning skills
  • Improve good habits

MyScript LogoMyScript Calculator

Available to: Apple, Android, Microsoft

Cost/Upgrades: App is free; $0.99 for a “Power Pack”.

  • Calculate equations written legibly
  • Easily erase whole problems
  • Save equations in history folder after erasing
  • Change numbers after calculation for similar problems

iStudiez LogoiStudiez

Available to: Apple, Android, Microsoft

Costs/Upgrades: iStudiez lite is free; Upgrades include $2.99 on iPads and $9.99 on MacBooks.

  • Create profile
  • Setup a virtual planner
  • Receive reminders
  • Color-code items, if you choose
  • Schedule classes each week or one-at-a-time
  • Keep track of class locations and what professor is teaching

Quizlet LogoQuizlet

Available to: Apple, Android, Microsoft

Cost/Upgrades: App is free.

  • Create profile
  • Sync with all your devices
  • Create study cards for any subject
  • Study with flashcards of your own and from others
  • Study and share your knowledge with users
  • Search for professor’s username or the deck’s title

inClass LogoinClass

Available to: Apple, Android, Microsoft

Cost/Upgrades: App is free.

  • Create profile
  • Condense all your class notes, schedules, and assignments
  • Keep track of everything virtually

This app looks like a real notebook and has a dark complexion to the app. If you don’t like lugging around multiple notebooks and you easily forget notebooks at home, this app is for you!

Screen Chomp LogoScreen Chomp

Available to: Apple, Android, Microsoft

Cost/Upgrades: App is free.

  • Take notes by drawing or writing them out
  • Choose from different utensils
  • Record your screen and sound
  • Upload pictures
  • Share and save recordings

Eye/ Foot/ Hand/ Etc. LogoEye/Hand/Foot (Etc.) Decide

Available to: Apple, Android, Microsoft

Cost/Upgrades: App is free.

  • Study visually
  • Add notes
  • See different conditions
  • View every part of the body interactively
  • View exercises and procedures for some muscles
  • See each and every part of the body the teacher is lecturing on

Lumosity LogoLumosity

Available to: Apple, Android, Microsoft

Cost/Upgrades: App is free; Upgrades range from $11.99/mo. – $59.99/year.

  • Play short and fun scientific games
  • Strengthen your brain/study skills
  • Personalize your experience with performance tracking
  • Test to find out where you are at the beginning
  • View your score compared to other members your age

Chegg LogoChegg

Available to: Apple, Android, Microsoft

Cost/Upgrades: App is free; Free trial is available, but long term use of extras (i.e. Tutors, test prep, etc.) varies in cost.

  • Get both eBooks and textbooks, virtually
  • Take advantage of awesome prices on books
  • Use online tutors that are available
  • Sell your textbooks on this app
  • Look up any book by title, ISBN, author or field of study

Oxford Wordflex LogoWordflex

Available to: Apple, Android, Microsoft

Cost/Upgrades: App is free; Full Version is $4.99.

  • Build vocabulary
  • Search any word
  • Listen to words in 2 different accents
  • View different forms of the word and phrases
  • View a web of related words once you click on a word

Wordflex is fun and unique, and the graphics are great!

Easybib LogoEasybib

Available to: Apple, Android, Microsoft

Cost/Upgrades: App is free.

  • Generate citations
  • Cite books, journal, magazines, and newspapers
  • Use hundreds of different formats (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago)
  • Look up books by title, author, or ISBN numbers
  • Email citations to yourself; from there you can copy and paste
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