Wednesday, June 29, 2011

12 Apps to Assist Students to Study

Many students struggle with the skills of organising homework and studying for exams. There are a number of apps that have been designed specifically for these situation. Some are flashcard apps that work really well for dates and facts, others are apps that attempt to create some organisation around assignments and upcoming examinations. I must admit I tend to lean towards those apps that use a bit of fun to help students learn. So if you have a students needing that bit of extra help what apps could you suggest.

Stick Pick  $2.99
Teachers can randomly choose a students's name and select a stick that is tied to a node and level of difficulty for each learner. You will be shown a series of over a dozen Bloom's Taxonomy related questions that are linked to the learner's individual ability level.
Student Tools $1.99
Student Tools is an all-in-one utility software package, aiming to turn iPad into a useful device for your work & studying. It is suitable for anyone who need an integrated solution to increase your productivity with iPad.

Student Pad $5.99
All-in-one office suite designed specifically for iPad. It is created for students to make use of iPad for their everyday tasks: reading books (and taking note at the same time), writing and drawing, managing classroom related document and information, and doing maths stuff.

iStudiez Pro: $3.99
Take charge of your schedule and put iStudiez Pro to work for you! Take advantage of iStudiez Pro easy navigation and never miss another course, lecture and lab, track tasks and deadlines, plan homework, arrange assignments and much more!

Evernote Peek: Free
Evernote Peek is the first app designed for the iPad 2 Smart Cover! Studying with an iPad has never been more natural. Simply peek under the cover to prepare for a quiz, practice a language or strengthen your memory.

Flashcards Deluxe: $4.99
Flashcards Deluxe is an easy to use, yet powerful flashcard app which you can use to study just about anything you want. I use this app for my own Chinese studies, and am constantly improving it to make it better for myself and others.

AnkiMobile Flashcards: $29.99
Anki is a powerful flashcard program. Designed for studiers who need to memorize information efficiently. Synchronize all decks with the touch of a button, and if your Apple device is ever lost or broken, you can continue reviewing with the desktop until it is replaced.
Assignments: $2.49
Assignments, unlike other task management programs, is built from the ground up to manage schoolwork. View all of your work, or view it organized by class. Search your assignments and view those that are soon due. Quickly add classes and each assignment.
iHomework: $2.49
Keep up-to-date with your school work, grades, to-do's, teacher's information, and almost everything else you need during the school year. iHomework is the only school organizer that can be with you anywhere you go, whether that be on your iPhone/iPod touch, iPad, or Mac!
StudentLife: Free
StudentLife has a simple interface for quick intuitive operation. This app will quickly become one of your indispensable Apps as it is a easy display of all your classes, lectures, homework, projects, essays, sports, social events, holiday and other important events.
MyHomework: Free
With myHomework you can easily know what's due and when's due so you will never forget a homework assignment again. myHomework is now available on the web so you can quickly sync and access your homework online from your computer through

Homeworkr: $1.19
Homeworkr is a course management application that helps students track information about their course work. Students can keep track of their assignments, tests, quizzes, and finals. Homeworkr provides the student with an at-a-glance view of all their course work that is due.


  1. Maths Challenger allows students to test their knowledge in many areas. It can be found on the app store here I hope you find it as useful as I did. :)

  2. You might also want to take a look at (desktop app)
    It’s a free app that helps you search contents within any given web page. You just have to install it, press CTRL-F and type in your search query.
    Browseye will suggest wich web page contents are relevant and it will also highlight all links pointing to pages relevant to your query.


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