A man is a student till his last breath.
The above quote clearly says the purpose of human life; to learn. Human is an eternal seeker. Humans learn from almost everything that is happening around them. We see, we analyze and we learn from it. To accomplish the purpose we start getting the education. Our schools, colleges, and universities are the main sources of education. But in this 21st century getting your education is no more limited to the schools and universities. The wealth of the Internet has so much to offer that we can learn almost anything from the web. From solving the complex problems in Algebra to even taking care of your plants, every information is just a click away. And what could be the best thing if we could just get this plethora of information at your fingertips? Yes, a mobile app full of all the information you need regardless the domain of the topic.
We have made a list of the 11 best study and learning apps for you guys. We have tried to give college and school perspective but even adults can use them. You can download these apps from iTunes or Google Play Store. Now let’s see them.
Photomath is the best study app example of using technology to learn maths. It allows you to scan the mathematical problem with your camera in real time and shows you a step by step solution for the problem. Isn’t it great? Now you can just scan the problem with your camera phone and Bammm!!! The solution is there. You can download the iOS app from iTunes and Android app from Playstore.
You must have heard this. Khan Academy started their journey from tutoring students and that created a buzz around the world. Their web application consists of video based tutorials from kindergarten to high-end programming languages including Android and iOS programming. Khan Academy has also collaborated with some reputed institutions and organizations such as NASA, Pixar, SAT, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and even MIT to flourish the learning experience among the students. It provides thorough knowledge about a vast spectrum of studies. It has covered almost 5000 topics of various study material. It is the best medium to gain basic as well as authentic knowledge. A must have for students who believe in self-learning. You can download the iOS app from iTunes and Android app from Playstore.
Scribd is a digital library and E-book, Audiobook and Comic-book subscription service. It has almost one million titles, where it hosts 60 million documents on its open publishing platform. You can read whatever you want from the contributions of 80 million users and you can also upload your work on it and can share your knowledge. You can download the iOS app from iTunes and Android app from Playstore.
Mathway is the best app for people who are keen to solve their mathematics problems. You are just one click away from getting a solution, you just have to enter the problem or you can just scan the problem with your camera and the solution is there in no time. With millions of users and billions of solved problems, you can browse through whatever topic you want to search. From basic mathematics to complex calculus you can solve almost everything on Mathway. You can download the app from iTunes or Google Play Store for free of cost. Upgrading to pro version might need few bucks but it’s worth.
Dictionary and Thesaurus.com
Dictionary is the best way to know the meaning of any word. Dictionaries have helped us every now and then, it can be while learning a new language or writing a research paper or writing an essay.
Dictionary.com along with Thesaurus.com provide best possible solutions for your needs. Their app provides all their functionalities from the web to your fingertips. Thesaurus.com has synonyms, antonyms, and definitions of almost every word. You can download the iOS app from iTunes and Android app from Google Play Store. The app features a “Word of the Day” to learn a new word every day. They also provide voice search, audio pronunciation, blogs, quizzes, translator, local search, spelling suggestion. The list of features goes on and on. One more good thing about this app is that it also works offline, so you don’t need to have the internet connectivity all the time.
EdX is a massive open online course provider created by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology to provide free of cost learning courses to students all around the world. EdX has 7 million students learning from more than 700 online courses. EdX is different from other Massive Open Online Course providers such as Coursera and Udacity . EdX is a non-profit organization and runs on open source software. The full courses from experts all around the world are available on the EdX. EdX also provides the certificates after a successful completion of the course and some courses are even credit-eligible. So If you cannot afford those courses with a huge amount of fees this is the thing for you. You can download the Android app from Google Play Store and iOS app from iTunes.
Coursera and Udacity are other two Massive Open Online Course Providers (MOCC) who provide online courses for the students all around the world. The courses are contributed by experts and from different prestigious educational institutes around the world.
iTunes is the collection of educational content in audio,video, and text-based format available free of cost. You can just download the material on your computer or mobile device. The content on the iTunes U is contributed by the individual experts, educational organizations and prestigious universities around the world such as Stanford, MIT, Yale, UC Berkeley, Texas A&M, Trinity College Dublin and more. In order to access the content on iTunes U, you need to download Apple’s iTunes Music app where the iTunes U has a dedicated section.
Quizlet is an interactive study platform consist of flashcard based learning where only a small amount of information about a particular topic is shown to make learning fast. Quizlet consists of multiple ways to learn such as flashcards, word spells, word games, trivia, fun facts, and much more. You can also create your own flashcards with text, audio, video, and animations and upload them on Quizlet. It has over 100 million user generated flashcards till now. There are also practice tests consisting multiple choice questions, fill the blank question, true or false questions, and pair matching under a specific set of study. You can download the app from iTunes or Google Play Store for free of cost.
Do you ever see the sky full of stars and wonder how far they are and what they are called. Are you really into astronomy? Then this is the time to revive the hidden Rajesh Koothrappali from you. (Only The Big Bang Theory fans will relate. 😛 ) What if told you, you can have the entire galaxy in your palms right away. Then straightaway visit the App store and download Starwalk 2.
Star Walk is the stargazing app for guiding you in astronomy. It combines astronomical date with cutting age technology to give you best possible stargazing experience. The app has augmented reality based space where you can see thousands of stars, comets, constellations, galaxies, planets, and their names, distance and other information. All you have to do is point your smartphone to the sky. You can download the app from iTunes or Google Play Store for free of cost.
Nothing can stop you if you have the hunger for knowledge.
These were some of the best study and learning apps around the market. Download the app and start your journey to seek the knowledge. All the best. 🙂