5 Back to School iPhone and Android Apps to Keep Students Organized
The school year is in full swing and students everywhere are settling in to their school and study routines. While previous generations of students used pen and paper for organizing their schedules, taking notes, and keeping track of due dates and tests, today’s students increasingly rely on technology; especially mobile technology like smartphones, tablets, and apps.
Whether attending an online school or brick and mortar, these five apps can help all students make sure they never miss a due date and stay prepared and organized for study sessions, tests, and essay writing all year long.
1. iStudiezPro and myHomework
For iOS users, iStudiezPro is a must for staying organized. The app lets you track your assignment due dates, grades, and GPA, and plan your schedule with an integrated calendar that syncs with your Mac, iPhone and/or iPad via the cloud.
For Android users, myHomework is your free alternative. Just like the Apple option, you can use the app on your phone, tablet, computer, or on the web from anywhere. Also available for iOS.
Does writer’s block have you stumped? Use Simplemind to get those creative juices flowing!
Mind maps are a great way to brainstorm and organize your ideas in a visual way and this free app makes it easy to create them on your phone, tablet, or desktop. Available for Android and iOS.
Study time! The familiar flashcard is still a great way to study for quizzes and tests, but now it’s gone digital with Quizlet.
Use this free app to create your own flashcards or search the database of 21+ million flashcard sets in every possible subject. Available for Android, iOS, and desktop.
A free app for iPad, Evernote Peek is an add-on to the must-have productivity app, Evernote. Designed for students, the app makes studying with Evernote more effective by turning your notes into study materials. Unfortunately, Peek is not yet available for Android users.
However, even without Peek, Evernote is a great tool for students and worth checking out. It’s a cloud-based note-taking tool that makes it easy to save and review anything and everything. The original Evernote app is available for iOS and Android as well as on the web and as an app for Windows and Mac.
Dropbox app saves users time and hard drive space by securely storing documents in the cloud so you can access them anywhere, anytime. The app is available for iOS, Android, and desktop, as well as on the web.
The free version gives you 2 GB of storage, which should be plenty if you just need to move files around, or share files with others, and you’re not planning to backup everything.
- For apps to help students learn specific subjects, be sure to check out our K12 mobile apps which focus on math, science, and language arts for grades K-8 and high school.
- Read our guides to Google Calendar and Google Drive, both of which are fantastic free tools, perfect for students and their families.
- Read this blog post for even more of our favorite apps and online tools for students.
- Try these 11 Awesome FREE Math Games for iPhone and Android
- Check out Nine Educational iPad Apps Your Kids Will Love
Do you have a favorite educational app? Share it with us in the comments!
Ashley MacQuarrie began writing professionally more than ten years ago and has covered education, technology, current events, pop culture, and other topics. A former homeschooler, she studied English and Film & New Media, graduating with a bachelor's degree from San Diego State University. Ashley has classroom experience working with children who have autism and other special needs. She has also tutored students from kindergarten through college and taught English to teens and adults at a language school in London.