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These days there are thousands of apps devoted to students, but some are better than others. Here are ten of the best iOS apps to help you with learning.


1. Evernote – Free

Never forget anything, ever again! This app has won many awards and is one of the most downloaded titles of all time. You can take notes, photos, or voice recordings to remember important information. You can also sync up your notes with your computer so that you receive friendly reminders at a later time. Students will find this particularly useful for taking notes in class, recording research, and jotting down project ideas.

Evernote won many awards and is one of the most downloaded titles of all time
Evernote won many awards and is one of the most downloaded titles of all time
Evernote won many awards and is one of the most downloaded titles of all time
Evernote won many awards and is one of the most downloaded titles of all time

Evernote won many awards and is one of the most downloaded titles of all time



2. iStudiez Pro - $2.99

This organizational app is useful for both students and teachers. It helps you keep track of lecture and lab times and manage homework, projects, and other tasks. If you have trouble keeping your academic schedule in order, this app is perfect for you.

iStudiez Pro is useful for both students and teachers
iStudiez Pro is useful for both students and teachers
iStudiez Pro is useful for both students and teachers

iStudiez Pro is useful for both students and teachers



3. Genius Scan – Free

This app allows you to scan any document and turn it into a PDF to read for later. If you can’t get the angle right, Genius Scan will even adjust the perspective so that the document is readable. This is perfect for when you need to copy a page out of the huge reference book that can’t be removed from the library.

Genius Scan allows you to scan any document and turn it into a PDF to read for later
Genius Scan allows you to scan any document and turn it into a PDF to read for later
Genius Scan allows you to scan any document and turn it into a PDF to read for later
Genius Scan allows you to scan any document and turn it into a PDF to read for later

Genius Scan allows you to scan any document and turn it into a PDF to read for later



4. World Atlas by National Geographic - $1.99

Forget Google Maps. This app gives you high-res images of world maps as if you’re looking at a quality atlas. You can zoom in to see different countries and their capitals. Also included with this app is a database of “Flags and Facts” so that you can keep you up to date with global socio-economic data.

World Atlas by National Geographic gives you high-res images of world maps as if you’re looking at a quality atlas
World Atlas by National Geographic gives you high-res images of world maps as if you’re looking at a quality atlas
World Atlas by National Geographic gives you high-res images of world maps as if you’re looking at a quality atlas
World Atlas by National Geographic gives you high-res images of world maps as if you’re looking at a quality atlas

World Atlas by National Geographic gives you high-res images of world maps as if you’re looking at a quality atlas



5. Alegbra Touch - $2.99

If you need a refresher on algebra problems and formulas, this app will help you learn what you forgot – it’s also a great way for those just learning algebra to practice their skills. You can perform various levels of algebra problems simply by dragging and tapping the numbers.

Algebra Touch
Algebra Touch
Algebra Touch
Algebra Touch

Algebra Touch



6. myHomework – Free

Here is another organizational app that can help you keep track of all of your homework and projects. It includes a calendar display, scheduling tools, and deadline reminders help keep you on task and on time.

myHomework is another organizational app that can help you keep track of all of your homework and projects
myHomework is another organizational app that can help you keep track of all of your homework and projects
myHomework is another organizational app that can help you keep track of all of your homework and projects
myHomework is another organizational app that can help you keep track of all of your homework and projects

myHomework is another organizational app that can help you keep track of all of your homework and projects



7. Mental Case Flashcards - $4.99

Flashcards are a great way to study almost anything – this app helps you make flashcards for any subject. Whether it’s Spanish vocabulary, names and dates for history, or anatomy parts for science, this app will help you commit everything you need to know to memory.

Mental Case Flashcards helps you make flashcards for any subject
Mental Case Flashcards helps you make flashcards for any subject
Mental Case Flashcards helps you make flashcards for any subject
Mental Case Flashcards helps you make flashcards for any subject

Mental Case Flashcards helps you make flashcards for any subject



8. New Oxford American Dictionary - $29.99

This is the most expensive of our student app list, but it’s definitely worth the price. It includes over 350,000 words that you can look up anytime, even without a wireless connection. Even current terms in fields like technology, computing, and current affairs can be found in this amazing dictionary.

New Oxford American Dictionary includes over 350,000 words that you can look up anytime
New Oxford American Dictionary includes over 350,000 words that you can look up anytime
New Oxford American Dictionary includes over 350,000 words that you can look up anytime
New Oxford American Dictionary includes over 350,000 words that you can look up anytime

New Oxford American Dictionary includes over 350,000 words that you can look up anytime



9. Periodic - $0.99

The Periodic Table of Elements is an essential reference tool for any science student. You can even look up important facts about each element, including atomic weight, melting point, atomic radius, and electron configuration.

Periodic is an essential reference tool for any science student
Periodic is an essential reference tool for any science student
Periodic is an essential reference tool for any science student
Periodic is an essential reference tool for any science student

Periodic is an essential reference tool for any science student



10. Convert – $2.99

Conversions can be tricky and time-consuming to do. Now you can quickly convert measurements such as currency, distance, weight, force, and more in this simple app.

Convert can help convert measurements such as currency, distance, weight, force, and more
Convert can help convert measurements such as currency, distance, weight, force, and more
Convert can help convert measurements such as currency, distance, weight, force, and more
Convert can help convert measurements such as currency, distance, weight, force, and more

Convert can help convert measurements such as currency, distance, weight, force, and more



This content is brought to you by Dawn Lovett, who has been teaching engineering for over 20 years. She also owns the site Online Engineering Degrees for students interested in getting an online degree in engineering.

The opinions expressed in this story may not reflect the positions of PhoneArena.

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posted on 12 Dec 2011, 11:58 4

1. TechDroid (Posts: 37; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)


I would like an article similar to this one for Android.
Seeing that that might not be in your interests, I would like it if you said which of these apps that are available for Android :)

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 16:56 2

7. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Why, more students use iOS than Android. Unless you're students at one of the geeky tech schools, I don't see a purpose.

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 18:07 2

10. b.bob.b (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


android is becoming more widespread and an article like this for android would be helpful, not everyone can support jobs' afterlife like most iOS users

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 09:28

13. remixfa (Posts: 14200; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


miz. your joke-bot is broken

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 12:38 5

2. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


That genius scan app looks amazing, was excited to download it until i realized this was an iOS article :(

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 16:11

6. ghost__uwi (Posts: 175; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


yeah i must get that for the iphone

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 18:05

9. b.bob.b (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


CamScanner for android does the same thing

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 12:40 4

3. Skyrim (Posts: 36; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Tomorrow's article: top ten phones for everyone:
1. Iphone
2. Iphone
3. Iphone
4. Iphone
5. Iphone
6. Iphone
7. Iphone
8. Iphone
9. Iphone
10. Iphone

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 12:53 4

5. c.hack (Posts: 519; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Please let us know when you have something intelligent to say skyrim. In the mean time, go back to your video game.

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 12:52 3

4. c.hack (Posts: 519; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Yeah they should make it illegal to have any articles about iPhone or iOS. At least that would shut up the droid trolls.

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 16:56 2

8. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Oh yeah, that really helps things out.

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 18:11

11. b.bob.b (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


there will always be conflict with iOS and Android, the biggest thing most people forget is that iOS is going on 5 years old while Android is just passing the two year mark...i think everyone just needs to realize that oranges and pears are both fruit but should not be compaired to intensly.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 10:23 1

15. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Sorry b.bob.b but that IS NOT correct. Android the operating system PREDATES iOS since it was created in 2003! Recall Google claimed android predated the iPhone!

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 08:22

12. Ragazza (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


You may also want to checkhttp://12n.com. They have a numbers and currencies learning app in 120 languages for iPhone, iPad and Android. First language is free.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 09:33 1

14. remixfa (Posts: 14200; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


OK, now lets highlight the differences
And im a college student that uses tech to my advantage.. soo.

for android.

Google calendar- import your school calendar, important dates, set reminders for homework and classes, you can also make it public and allow your classmates to access and even adjust if you like. Does everything and more than 3 of those apps combined.. and its FREE. oh, and for your iphone toting classmates, you can export this wonderful calendar to iCal with the click of a button so they can pull it up on their phones as well.

Forget the atlas. Google earth is free.. more detailed, pulls up information on the fly, comes in 3d, 2d, map, and sattilite views, is constantly updated, and can see under the oceans.

there are DOZENS of free scientific calculators on android that work perfectly.

For flashcards -www.flashcardmachine.com. Not only can you store your flashcards there, you can search anyone elses, and it has a corresponding iphone AND android app for 1.99. you can download the flashcard sets to your device so u can use it with or without an internet connection.

so.. there, i just got all the same functionality + a heck of a lot more, and I only spent 2 bucks.
Android is the place to be.

PA,
we need a response article for android users. here is a great start. I'd happily write it if you dont mind waiting until after finals this week. lol

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 15:57

16. E.N. (Posts: 2367; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


reminders for work is pretty lame. I've tried that before, and a dedicated application for all of your work is much better. So no, it doesn't do everything with those three apps combined and more. I do use GOOGLE calendar though, if that makes you feel better.

Google Earth is great, but I don't see how its useful in a classroom setting (it's kinda a fun nifty little toy). I haven't really looked into the atlas application, but it seems like it displays a lot more relevant information on the world and more clearly too. So unless random wikipedia facts are what you're looking for, I'd support the author and say "Forget Google Earth" for class.

1. Convert isn't a scientific calculator. It's a converter........like the title suggests. There are free options for unit converters on iOS, but some people may choose to pay a little more and go with the better UI, attention to detail, and often more functionality.

2. I'm happy that you have free scientific calculators in android, but this isn't about android buddy!!! We all know that you're pretty android obsessed but no need to flaunt it.

Flashcard apps are whatever, there's a lot of different options

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