Ever wondered how your phone, tablet, or smart device could help you study for school? In this blog we’ll take a look at 10 apps that can be helpful when it comes to you and your studies.

1. Citationsy

We’ve all been there. We need to make a bibliography to list the sources we used for a paper or project. Now we need to make sure all the formatting is correct for each source and that can be very tedious. Citationsy can cure those headaches by doing the work for you. All you need to do is find the barcode of the book you are trying to cite and scan it with the app then, voila! You may choose the preference of format (MLA, APA, Chicago) and store them onto your account on Citationsy. The app may want to charge you if you want to export your citations onto a Word document but a way around this is logging into your Citationsy account on your computer and copy/pasting your citations from there.

2. Desmos

Have you ever reached into your backpack looking for you graphing calculator to help you with your calculus work and find out you’ve forgotten it somewhere? Well Desmos is an app that allows you to have a graphing calculator right on your phone. It’s important to mention that the app is free and can serve as a viable backup on the go.

3. Notability

Notability is one of the premier apps when it comes to note-taking and marking-up PDF files. The app lets you to import your digital files and use your pen tablet or computer to write directly on it. Notability allows you to interact with text, graphs, and charts with ease to organize your notes how you want it. There is also a voice recording feature for when you are in class and want to record a lecture from your teacher for your future reference. The app costs $9.99 and can be used on your phone, tablet, or computer.

4. Photomath

Photomath is an app that can be used as a tool to check your work when it comes to algebraic equations. The app is able to scan textbooks and your own writing to give you solutions and graph functions for you. Please note that we do not advocate to use these apps to cheat but rather to check over your work.

5. Audible

Audible is Amazon’s audiobook platform where you can find all sorts of audiobooks you can listen to on the go or at the comfort of your home. Students can use Audible as a study hack — allowing you to multitask while listening to a reading you need to do for class or club. You can start your free trial and get two free audiobooks by clicking the link here (https://amzn.to/2UaoYxw).

6. Daily Practice for the SAT

This app is more than just SAT questions of the day. Daily Practice for the SAT can actually grade your Practice SAT exams for you. Students can upload their bubble sheets of their tests and the app will let you know your score on your Practice SAT.

7. Asana

Asana is an app that can help you get on top of your academic schedule. It aids you in organizing your priorities and can give you reminders on key dates and deadlines right on your phone. Students can use the built in calendar to create goals and tasks and monitor their progress to keep themselves accountable.

8. Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Who doesn’t need a dictionary on them at all times? Or how about finding other ways to articulate something? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary app can be home for all your vocabulary needs. The app even has games built-in to help you practice and improve your vocabulary.

9. Office Lens

Office Lens is a Microsoft app that lets you take photos and scan them into glare-free PDFs. Students can use the app for taking photos of whiteboards or PowerPoint presentations to store for personal use. The app will focus on the content being captured and trim away the unnecessary backgrounds.

10. Forest

How about an app that encourages you to stay off other apps for an allotted time? Forest can be a perfect tool for students who can’t stay off their phones and those who allow social media to interrupt valuable study time. Forest incentivizes students to stay off their phones until a digital tree fully grows. Giving up on the app prompts you to confirm that you are killing the plant before it can grow. Students have control of how much time they want the tree to grow and it is up to them to make sure both they, and the tree, reach their goal.

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