The popularity of mobile apps grows tremendously. For the past few years, their number increased significantly, and this process just keeps growing. The developers keep creating applications that serve different purposes, including the educational ones.

The matter is that school, college, and university students are the most active group that uses apps for mobile gadgets. According to statistics, they spend almost 94 hours per month on apps only. Of course, they need something more than just games. Therefore, there is a need to make them acquainted with applications that will help them improve their academic performance.

Here is a list of 7 best apps that any student will need in their education both in school and college. Some of these apps are suitable to all students, while other will be perfect to those who have some particular majors.

The Chemical Touch

Have you decided to study Chemistry as your major? You definitely need to install The Chemical Touch app to your gadget. If you have come across some element that you don’t know, just find it on the table, touch it, and you will get all the basic information that you need. Additionally, you can open Wikipedia directly from the app, especially if you need to know more details that have not been listed.


Duolingo has been one of the most popular platforms for studying languages for years, so if you want to improve your Spanish or French, this is the best choice for you. The biggest benefit of this app is that it is regularly supported and updated by developers so you will be able to keep studying languages without the need to switch to other applications. It can be installed on iOS and Android, which makes it accessible to everyone.

Google Drive

Most of the students keep their information on clouds, as this is safe and secure enough. However, they also need to share this information with other students, and of course, they need an easy access to it from any gadget. Google Drive is the app that suits these demands. You can easily synchronize files and documents on your phone, tablet, and laptop, you can also make use of Google Docs and Google Sheets to create necessary documents inClass

If you prefer to take notes about your educational activity on your gadget, this is one of the best apps for you. Here, you can list your tasks, use a checkbox to mark those that you have already done, and set the notifications not to forget something important. Another great thing is that you can share your notes with your classmates, as well as they can share them with you. The only drawback is this app is available for iOS users only.

The Homework App

If you use Android device, you should make use of The Homework App. It has a similar workflow to inClass, but it is available for Android platform. What we like about this app is that you may add here major tasks and subtasks. For example, if you have the main task writing a book report, you may add the following subtasks: get to know how to write a book report, read the book, find the quotes, define the message, create an outline, etc. Also, you can add different colors to the cells, which creates a perfect visual effect.


Do you have some problems with organization? Many students suffer from this problem, as they do not actually get used to organization. If you are one of them, you probably need some application that will help you control your activity. 30/30 is this app. It allows you to set the sprints for work and for having rest. It presupposes, that first you work for 30 minutes, and then you have 30 minutes for a rest.

Oxford Dictionary

Some may think that only those who study foreign languages need a dictionary, but that’s not true. If you regularly write essays and academic papers, you definitely sometimes come across spelling problems. With dictionary installed on your phone or tablet, this problem will no longer exist. You will just check the spelling of each single word that you hesitate how to write and will get rid of those annoying spelling mistakes. Moreover, you will be able to find the most appropriate synonyms and check the meaning of the words.

Of course, applications do not guarantee that you will become a straight A student when using them. But they will help you simplify studying process by improving your cognitive abilities, helping you to get more organized, keep all necessary data, and control your activity. If you still hesitate whether you need them, just install them to your phone. The apps are free so you will be able to enjoy all their benefits without paying extra costs.

Author’s Bio: Kevin is a professional educator and a private tutor with over 8 years of experience. He is also a content writer for various blogs about higher education, entertainment, social media & blogging.  During his off time, Kevin enjoys traveling and cooking. Feel free to connect with him on Twitter, Linkedin & Google+.