The 6 best study apps

By Samantha Shank
11/18/2016
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With smartphones and devices always by our side, why not use them to study better? From time management to studying more efficiently, here are the six best study apps for high school and college students.

1. iStudiez

Ranked among the top college study apps, iStudiez tracks your progress throughout the semester and sends you homework notifications. It helps to minimize cramming and manage your time more efficiently. You can input professors’ names and contact information, priority of homework assignments, and keep on top of your GPA. You can also sync the app on all of your devices.

Price: Free for one semester, $1.99 for unlimited use
Devices: Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

2. Memrise

Co-founded by a top World Memory Championship competitor, Memrise helps create visual mnemonics for everything from foreign language vocabulary to the periodic table. With Memrise’s strategy of giving each periodic element an image, I was able to memorize the periodic table in a week by placing those images around my house. You can find a step-by-step guide here.

Price: Free
Devices: Android, iOS

3. Google Drive

Since I don’t have Word on my Mac, I use Google Drive to write papers and save them as Word docs. Drive lets you create and save Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and store just about any type of file. And you can access everything from any device. Thanks, Google!

Price: Free
Devices: Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

4. Quizlet

Create your own digital flash cards with Quizlet. You can add videos or images, and there are a variety of reviewing methods. You also get access to thousands of other high school and college students’ flashcards! You can use it on your desktop, mobile, or tablet.

Price: Free
Devices: Web browser

5. Exam Countdown

We’ve all been there — you have all semester to write a 30-page essay, but forget about it until a week before finals! Procrastination can be a beast. Exam Countdown is a simple way to keep track of exam and homework dates. You can color-code exams and create countdown timers ranging from minutes to days.

Price: Free
Devices: Android, iOS

6. Cold Turkey

With Cold Turkey, a free app for your computer, you can block selected sites for an extended period of time, from 15 minutes to 24 hours. I use it most during the afternoon or late evening when I’m on a time crunch, yet keep getting distracted by Facebook or Pinterest! You can also create a whitelist, which only allows you to visit selected sites (the ones you should be on). The best part is there is no way to turn the timer off until it runs out, so you can’t cheat!

Price: Free
Devices: Android, Windows, Mac

Apps are great, but when you have to go old-school, use our textbook search to find the lowest prices for your new textbooks and get the most money for your old ones.

About the author

Samantha ShankSamantha is a freshman at Bethel College studying business administration. When not blogging, she spends her time reading, trying to speak Hebrew, and wasting time on Pinterest.

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