12 Best Study Apps For College & School Students (Android & iPhone)

Are you struggling to do your homework or you couldn’t concentrate on your studies?

Do you spend a lot of time on your smartphone that sucks up your entire time?

Well, you’re not alone.

I know it’s difficult to concentrate on your studies when you’re surrounded by such devices that distract you. Most of the time, it’s your smartphone.

So, why don’t you turn your smartphone into something that helps you to be productive and make your learning experience quite easy?

In this post, I will introduce 12 best study apps for students you can install right off the bat.

Whether it is about relaxing your mind, solving your Math questions, stopping your phone addiction, or exploring free learning resources. I got everything covered. So, wasting no time, let’s get into it.

Best Apps For Students

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12 Best Study Apps For Students

1. School Planner

School Planner App

The first app on my list is the School planner, which is an online planner designed for students. 

With this app, you can organize your school activities like writing homework, reminders, assignments, designing your timetable, recording lectures, and keeping track of your class schedule.

It also has a grades tab where you can input your grades and monitor your progress in every class.

This is a must-have app for busy students that go off track from their school activities.

If somehow you forget your schedule, it also has a built-in notification that will remind you.

2. MathwayMathway App

Mathway helps to solve math problems from basic algebra to complex calculus. It is especially great for students who want to solve Math problems, but don’t know exactly how?

All you need to do is type in the problem or take a snap using the camera to get the final solution.

If you want a step-by-step explanation, Mathway has your back as it shows all the solving steps required. 

So whether you are a school, high school, or university student that considers themselves weak in Math, I will definitely recommend this app. 

3. Quizlet

Quizlet App

If you like flashcards, you will definitely like this app which can help with your homework.

With Quizlet, you can explore millions of flashcards created by other students. These flashcards are very helpful in studying Science, Maths, Coding, and much more.

If you like to create your own cards that can help other students, you can easily do with this app.

The best thing I like about this application is that it provides a learning program that helps students to get prepared for their tests.

All you have to do is set a date for when you’ll be having a test on a particular topic to receive a learning program.

This program will let you know everything about that topic by the time you’re having the test. Isn’t it cool?

4. Khan Academy

Khan Academy App

Khan Academy is a free learning resource that gives access to lots of video lectures, articles, quizzes, college entrance exam test materials.

You get access to study materials for subjects like Maths, Science, Economics, Humanities, and many more.

It is accessible to both PC and smartphone, and you can even download the learning materials on your device.

Whether you are a class one student or a college student, Khan Academy won’t disappoint you because it is the best app for studying on the go.

5. Study Music

Study Music App

Sometimes it is nice to have some music or light music in the background while you’re studying, relaxing, or concentrating. 

I found that the Study music app has a great selection of music for different tasks such as focus, study, creating memorization, and much more. You can also add nature sounds or alpha waves to the music if you need it.

Study music lets you listen to music in the offline mode best for those people who don’t want to spend their internet data.

Overall, I use this app quite often whenever I want to clear my mind, get things done, or want to have a chilled atmosphere for better concentration.

All I need to do is just plug in the headphones and use this app.

6. LingoDeer

LingoDeer App

If you want to learn new languages specifically Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese & Vietnamese, LingoDeer is a must-have app.

Not only the app has a pleasant interface, but it also has very well-structured lessons hard to find in other language learning apps.

You get to learn alphabets, vocabulary, grammar, travel phrases, pronunciations, and much more. It will also train you in reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

I have been learning Korean (Big fan of KDrama and KMovies) using this app and have made quite good progress in less than a month. 

LingoDeer can also be used in the offline mode best if you are off the grid. Overall, if you are already learning a language or want to learn, then you better have LingoDeer on your smartphone app list.

7. Mindly

Mindly App

Mindly is a mind mapping app that helps you to organize your thoughts and ideas into a visual map. 

It is an easy, yet productive app helping you to organize your thoughts and ideas in one place. 

The only downside of Mindly is that in the free version, you’re limited to three mind maps, but it is more than sufficient to get you started.

Being a student, you can use Mindly for brainstorming ideas in a structured manner, writing a quick summary, preparing for a speech, and much more.

8. Goal Meter

Goal Meter App

Goal meter is a planning app that allows you to set a goal and track your progress towards achieving it. 

With this app, you can create a to-do list for your goals, schedule your day in advance, improve your daily routine, improve your productivity, and much more.

The app comes with a preset goal and habit templates for a variety of topics such as studying, exercising, working, health-related, and so on.

If you don’t like any of the templates, you can always create your own with Goal Meter. 

9. Adobe Scan

Adobe Scan App

Adobe Scan is a mobile document scanner that can turn – receipts, notes, documents – into an Adobe pdf file.

It works on the advanced image technology that automatically detects the documents for borders & sharpens the scanned content.

This app is best for students who can quickly scan notes from textbooks and convert them into a pdf file.

Whenever I have to take notes, I always use this app instead of my default camera. That’s because, with cameras, you have to do a lot of manual adjusting to avoid additional background.

However, with Adobe Scan, you just have to make sure that all the four sides of the page are captured. The additional background apart from the page will get trimmed out automatically.

Thus, this leaves only the photo of your page and it looks like a scanned page.

10. Cold Turkey

Cold Turkey App

Cold Turkey App

I just want to let you know that this app should be used with caution as it blocks you from your phone for a fixed period.

If you have a phone addiction that distracts you a lot from your study or work schedules, give you a panic attack because you don’t have control over your device? Then Cold Turkey can really help you.

All you have to do is set the time (maximum 60 minutes) you want to block your phone. Once it’s activated, you can’t access anything until the timer runs out.

The only way to stop the block before the timer runs out is by restarting your device.

I am a fan of Cold Turkey because I have a serious phone addiction that wastes a lot of my productive time. So, using Cold Turkey has always helped me to stay productive.

11. Forest

Forest App

Forest is just like Cold Turkey, but it does the same job in a very different way.

This app lets you set the time you want to be off your phone followed by planting a virtual seed.

This seed will grow out to become a tree only if you stay off your phone for the entire time. 

However, if you exit the app before the time is up, the cute tree will die.

For growing trees successfully, you will receive coins as rewards that can be used to buy new species of virtual trees and plants. Apart from this, you can also use them to finance the planting of a real tree.

This is really a fun way to avoid & stop getting distracted by your phone while working, and I really love this concept. I mean, who wants to kill a cute tree?

12. Headspace

Headspace App

The final app on my list out of the top 12 free study apps is Headspace created by a former monk. 

It is a meditation app that guides you through the essentials of meditation and mindfulness. 

The guided sessions range from only three minutes to ten minutes which focus on everything from managing anxiety, stress to breathing, sleep, happiness, calm, and focus.

Headspace helps to train your mind & body for a healthier, stress-free life, which is a common problem among students.

If you are feeling stressed or tired and just can’t find a way to relax, Headspace can help you. 

This concludes my list of best study apps for students that I personally like and use. If you know any other apps apart from these, let me know in the comment section.

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