Useful Apps for Students

School starts soon and students of all kinds will be getting back into studying. What are some useful apps they can use this year? Here are four: 


This flashcard app has been around a while, and for good reason. It has a very high star rating and thousands of users. Create, edit, and share flashcards, all from your phone, and customize cards with features like images or audio. Some teachers and college professors even put resources on the app. StudyBlue is available on iOs and Android for free. 


If math isn’t your favorite subject or you just need a little help, FastMath from Photomath is a great tool to check your answers. Just take a picture of the math problem (the app recognizes handwritten problems, too) and get a solution. On a free account, you can get step-by-step explanations for a certain number of problems, while a paid account unlocks unlimited solutions. Month-to-month is $9.99, a three-month package is $19.99, and a 6-month upgrade is $29.99. 


Mind-mapping, a specific way of taking notes, has been shown to boost memory and creativity more than traditional linear note-taking. Mindly is an easy-to-use app that has all the features of mind maps, like branches and layers, and the ability to add color, text, and images. You can also sync your map across devices, so it isn’t locked on your phone or tablet. For up to 200 elements per map, the app is free, while a one-time payment of $6.99 gets you unlimited features and access. If you want to use it on your Mac computer, it’s $29.99. Mindly is available on iOs and Android. 


Learning a new language is hard, but Duolingo, an editor’s choice app in the Apple store, makes it fun and simple. It’s colorful, streamlined, and contains over 30 languages like French, German, English, Swahili, Spanish, and more. The app (available on Android as well as iOs) and all the essentials you need are free, but for some extras and no ads, Duolingo Plus is $9.99 a month.