Five Useful Apps for Studying

by frank-stuart

If you’re a high-school student, you can probably benefit from learning how to be more effective in your studies. Study apps are great tools that can help you work smarter, and enhance your learning experience. These smartphone and computer applications are designed to improve your study techniques, from making and organising notes, to remembering what you’ve learnt. To get you started, here are five of the best free study apps around.

1. Evernote

Evernote is one of the most popular note-taking apps. It comes with syncing capacity for your smartphone, tablet, and computer, so you can access your notes everywhere. You can take graphical, voice, video, and text notes. It’s easy to use, and you can configure the layout in the computer and tablet versions of the app to your liking.

Other useful features that enhance research and brainstorming include:

  • Web bookmarking
  • Web clipping
  • Multiple notebooks, so you can keep separate notebooks for each subject
  • Tagging, allowing access to different categories of notes with a click
  • Note-search feature
  • Note-sharing feature, enabling you to share research and notes with classmates

2. Snapguide

Snapguide is an excellent app for students taking subjects such as engineering, science, design, and hospitality. This app allows you to take photos (or a short video) of any process, and to quickly turn it into a guide by adding text to each step. You can then edit and rearrange the guide.

You can capture the results of experiments and design projects, upload them to the Snapguide website, and share your guide via social media. Snapguide can support note taking for experiments or any subjects that benefit from visual notes.

3. Wikipanion

How many times have you checked an entry on Wikipedia for a quick overview of some obscure subject? Wikipanion is an app that allows you to access Wikipedia on your iPhone at lightning fast speed.

You don’t have worry about having a slow connection on your phone. Wikipanion makes Wikipedia pages easy to read and fast to load. Wikipanion is free, and it’s compatible with the iPhone and the iPad.

4. StudyBlue Flashcards

With the StudyBlue Flashcards app, you can make your own digital flashcards for studying and easy storage. Whether it’s a complex maths formula, historical dates, graphics, audio, or other vital exam information, you can make thousands of digital flashcards and store them on your Android or Apple smartphone or tablet.

Once you’ve made your flashcards, you can take a quiz to study using the flashcards. The app will tell you with each answer whether you’re right or wrong, and keep track of your quiz results.

You can also load your flashcards on to the website, and share and access millions of other flashcards through a search function on the website.

5. CalcMadeEasy

CalcMadeEasy is an app that turns your phone into a scientific calculator. You can use it to calculate complex science and maths problems. The app has a note-taking feature, which automatically makes notes with each calculation you make. You can also add your own notes as you make a calculation.

No matter your learning style, these clever apps can help you streamline the learning and study process, and allow you the flexibility to hit the books anywhere, anytime.

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