Studying is a lot easier if you use the technology to help you memorize, understand and organize. Lots of people are not aware of all the apps that exist that can help you study for your exams and keep up in class, and that’s too bad, because using these apps can make the difference between passing and failing. People have been using the same tools for studying for a long times (notes, flash cards, etc), but now you can use the same tools, and more, with smartphone and tablet apps. Check out some of them below:
1. Evernote Peek
Of course you are already aware of the Evernote app, in which you can save all your important documents and of course your school work. Evernote Peek helps you studying and making flashcards in a personalized way: you can use notebooks from your Evernote account, or use a virtual notebook. If you connect Peek to your Evernote account, it will sync you notebooks. Evernote Peek then makes you flashcards that you can learn with the app. If you peek under your Smart Cover you can see a clue, and if you don’t know the answer you can peek further to see it.
Quizlet is originally a website with a lot of different learning materials for students. When you go to www.quizlet.com you can see on a world map what people are studying via the site at the moment. It varies from French vocabulary to physics to math. The official Quizlet app offers you over 10 million flash cards, and lets you study in other ways too, such as by competing with others. Quizlet offers audio in 18 different languages, and it works with offline support as well. If you already have a free Quizlet account you can sync it, or you can sign up for a new one and start putting your personal study set together.
3. Chegg Flashcards
The flashcard company released an official app for iOS that can be used with iOS 5 or later. With the app you can either create your own flashcards or access original flashcards that are made by experts. The pre-made flashcards are powered by Quizlet, the app that is listed above, and many subjects are being offered: Math, Physics, Chemistry, Science, History, Accounting, English and more. The flashcards work in a simple way: when you get a flashcard right you swipe up, and when you get it wrong you swipe down, so that you can review it again later. The app also allows users to add photos in order to study better, and users have the choice to record there speed.
4. Graphing Calculator
This app has a free version, and allows users to upgrade for $5.99, which is still a lot cheaper than buying an actually graphing calculator. Graphing Calculators are necessary for a variety of subjects, and if you invest in this app you will always have one in your pocket. The app has a lot of features including polar graphs, values and slopes, roots, extremes, intersections, and algebra tools including polynomials, polynomial equation solving, matrices, fractions, derivatives, and more. Many schools require students to purchase a graphic calculator, but if your school does not, this app will probably be a good substitute for you.
It can be hard to pay attention in class all the time, or to write down what the teacher is saying constantly. InClass solves that problem. It lets you take video notes, audio notes and photo notes so that you don’t have to write everything down anymore while in class. The app also helps you organize your schedule, by keeping track of all your courses. InClass then also sends you notification when your homework is due soon, or when an important test is coming up, so that you never forget to do your homework or to study for an exam.
The above apps are all examples of old tricks that can now be done a lot quicker and more efficiently with the technology that smartphones and tablets bring. If you know of any other great smartphone and tablet apps that help you study or organize your school work, please let us know.