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Must-have apps for mastering HW, studying and life in general

Your backpack is loaded up with notebooks, folders, pencils and pens, but that doesn’t mean you exit the digital world when you hit the halls. We’ve compiled a list of must-have apps to download ASAP, whether you’re an iPad or iPod lover or an Android diehard. Check out the goods below…



Not into the whole index card thing? Go digital with Quizlet’s long-awaited app. You can download sets from the website, or input your own flashcards before quizzing away.

Price: Free

Available for: Android and iOS

Forget toting around Webster’s and Roget’s when you need to look something up or find a better word. This app has it all at your fingertips.

Price: Free

Available for: Android and iOS


Math Ref

If you blanked while Teach was explaining that new math formula or simply need a refresher on chem, this one’s for you—and well worth the price tag. Math Ref has more than 1,400 formulas, figures and illustrated examples to help ya with class, plus tons of tools (like a triangle solver and unit converter).

Price: $0.99 / $1.99

Available for: Android and iOS



Need to practice your foreign language but a little shy about partnering up? Download Duolingo for free and boost your grade in Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese.

Price: Free

Available for: Android and iOS



Have a block of free time? Browse through the TED app and see if one of the hundreds of presentations appeals to you. They’re all educational and thought-provoking, and who knows? You might just discover the career of your dreams…or an interesting side note for your next biology class.

Price: Free

Available for: Android and iOS


My GradeBook

You’ll never forget another assignment—or worry about your final grade—with this app. You can see all your assignments in a calendar or list by class, and input all of the grades for each paper, project, quiz—you name it—and the app will figure out your grade.

Price: $0.99

Available for: Android and iOS



Yes, we love our spiral-bounds, but we’ve gotta hand it to this nifty little app: Everything you do on it is accessible on all your devices, even your computer. You can take notes and photos, make to-do lists and have everything be completely searchable. No more forgetting where ya wrote something down!

Price: Free

Available for: Android and iOS



Backing up your work is not just for the hoarders among us. It’s an important thing to do, essential when you’re working on a term paper or final project. And with DropBox, you can easily share your work with other people, making it great for groupwork.

Price: Free

Available for: Android and iOS


What app do you use for school? Share your favorites in the comments! 



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