Aug 10th, 2021 publishUpdated   Aug 11th, 2021, 9:01 am

Some believe it’s not easy to be a student today: there is more and more information and tasks, and less time to finish them. However, there is also something good about being a learner in these busy times – and it’s technology.

Fall (and the beginning of the school year, of course) will be here soon, which means it’s time to install something useful on your mobile device. Google Play is packed with apps to help you solve any school problem, from planning to learning a new language. We’ve collected 12 of such apps – turn to them to improve your academic performance.

Brainly

This unique platform was created for students to help each other. Here, users resolve study issues and exchange knowledge. Those who are good at something share the solution algorithm and answers, receiving status upgrades and extra points. A convenient search engine allows you to find the information you need, or you can also ask a question online.

One of the best things about Brainly is that there are no paid features in the app, and most responses are given within a few minutes.

No doubt, it would be cool if we could rely on other users with all the tasks, but it’s simply impossible. Most school assignments require your individual approach. 

But what to do, if the subject is too hard or just boring? Outsourcing your paper to a paper writing service saves the day for many reasons. First, it frees you from devoting much time and effort to something you don’t enjoy. Second, it gives you a chance to get a high grade and hand in the paper before the deadline approaches. 

Duolingo

This is probably the most popular app for learning foreign languages. It is used by over 150 million people all over the world. Many students open up about being bored when learning vocabulary at school. Thus, the application is created for those who are tired in the classroom and hate cramming. The lessons on Duolingo are short and the tasks are interesting. As for the vocabulary, it’s made up of words that are used on a day-to-day basis.

In fact, lots of users enjoy Duolingo for its fun and simple approach to learning.

Photomath

Of all the maths applications, Photomath seems to be the most well-known. It helps you solve problems, check homework and prepare for upcoming exams despite the subject (it can be anything – from arithmetics to trigonometry). 

Photomath offers a step-by-step solution algorithm with several options. Interestingly, the app works even if your device is offline. It recognizes not only printed texts from books, but also handwritten ones. The app’s functions are many: it builds graphs, edits formulas, solves problems with integrals and fractions, etc.

Udemy

This is an educational platform with video courses on any topic: from personal growth to programming. Students will definitely appreciate the courses in blogging, design, self-development, or drawing. Go on Udemy and try learning something new – maybe this specific area turns out to be what you want to do in the future.

ABBYY Lingvo Live

ABBYY Lingvo Live is a dictionary with one of the largest databases. It offers full-text translations, as well as flashcards for memorizing new words. They are available in case you’ve got a paid subscription. 

The app gives access to 120 offline dictionaries for 17 languages. Moreover, you are free to create your own flashcards and use basic online dictionaries. In the built-in Q&A feed, users can get help from others.

Castle Quiz

This app is perfect for broadening your horizons in many fields. Here, you can learn theory for a driving test thanks to quizzes, or study history, psychology, and so on. Answers have a detailed explanation with a selection of video lectures and links.

Remember that subscriptions are automatically renewed in Castle Quiz, so be sure to cancel it if you decide to give it up.

Microsoft To Do

Students always have a lot to keep in mind. It is necessary to remember about extra classes, various activities, tutors and homework. This app allows you to create to-do lists, comment on them and set deadlines. Then, reminders help you keep track of time.

Microsoft To Do has a user-friendly interface. Moreover, the app is updated every two weeks.

Canva

Creative students will surely appreciate Canva, as it allows you to quickly edit photos, crop images, and add texts. Here, you can also make an outstanding presentation or postcard, write a letter, work on projects, collages, logos and animation.

Genius Scan

There are many situations when a digital scanner comes in handy. Genius Scan quickly converts lectures, notes and the content on a chalkboard into electronic form. The app also supports document search and tags. The only disadvantage is a poor set of tools for processing the pictures.

Timetable

Previously, many wrote down their schedule in a diary or on a piece of paper, forgetting it somewhere later. But now everything we need is successfully saved in a smartphone. The Timetable app is a great way to be organized. Here, you can share your plan for a day, provide information about teachers, subjects and homework.

Besides the Android version, there are options on other platforms that are synchronized with each other. Of course, for all your times tables to be displayed, you need to fill in all the data, and then enjoy how well everything is planned for you.

SpeechTexter

SpeechTexter is an app with an electronic voice recorder that translates speech into text. This is incredibly handy for lectures and lessons, as sometimes professors talk so quickly that we hardly manage to make notes. SpeechTexter works thanks to the artificial intelligence Cloud Speech API, which is also used in the Google Assistant.

The app is available in over 60 languages. If necessary, there’s an offline mode. To use it, download the required language pack in advance.

FBReader

Need to finish reading, but don’t know which app to choose?

Certainly, comfortable reading is the first criterion when choosing a suitable platform. But students have other requirements as well: the app has to offer quick search in content, save the page you read last, and, surely, open books of many formats. Luckily, FBReader meets all these requirements.

By default, the application supports such formats as fb2, ePub, mobi, txt, doc, rtf, html. To read PDF and DjVu files, download additional plugins.

FBReader has a huge number of settings from formatting the font, background and screen brightness to synchronizing the libraries and using translators. In addition, FBReader provides an online library with a variety of literature.

To Wrap Up

Some teachers used to say that when it comes to learning, you need to rely solely on your memory and knowledge. Is this still true? Well, it’s difficult to answer, as now everyone has a whole world of apps for various tasks. And by choosing virtual assistants, we not only improve grades, but also learn more willingly.

Before you download something, pay attention to the average rating and reviews. But don’t believe all negative comments are true. Why? Often, user problems are not related to the application itself but are caused by a misunderstanding of functions. More and more developers address the complaints and constantly update the applications.

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