Apps for Learning.

READING

Alphabet Zoo

Alphabet Zoo – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

This app helps teach letter-sound association in a structured game-like setting.

AppWriter

AppWriter – $19.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

AppWriter is comprised of text-to-speech software, context based word suggestions, and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to help with reading and writing.

AudioBooks

AudioBooks – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

AudioBooks allows you to listen to books. Some features include high-quality human recordings and access to all types of reading material.

Blio

Blio – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Blio makes e-reading easy with text-to-speech, highlighting words as you read, looking up unknown words or phrases, and being visually friendly to suit your needs.

Bob Books #1

Bob Books #1 – $1.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.

This app introduces and teaches various literacy skills, such as the connection between letters and sounds, sounding out simple words, and spelling words you’ve read using a structured game format.

Bugsy Pre-K

Bugsy Pre-K – $0.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

Bugsy Pre-K teaches essential pre-k skills such as colors, shapes, letters, phonics, numbers, and counting.

Cool Reader

Cool Reader – Free

Compatible with Android devices 1.5 or later.

Cool Reader is an eBook reader that supports multiple eBook formats. The app has a text-to-speech function and other customizable features.

Dyslexic Like Me

Dyslexic Like Me – $1.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

This interactive children’s book helps you learn about dyslexia and how to overcome it. Join a dyslexic boy named Austin as he learns about his dyslexia, gains confidence by discovering new learning techniques, and learns about many successful dyslexics.

Find the Letters HD

Find the Letters HD – $4.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

This app aims to improve reading skills. Through coloring letters and numbers on a grid, you can uncover a fun illustration.

FirstWords Sampler

FirstWords Sampler – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

This app teaches about letters, how letters relate to sounds, and how to spell words.

Flashcards for iPad

Flashcards for iPad – $3.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

Flashcards for iPad is a great app for young children just learning basic words or kids learning a second language. Pictures and sounds accompany each word, making it easy for kids to learn both the spelling and sound!

Go Read (Bookshare)

Go Read (Bookshare) – Free

Compatible with Android devices 2.0 or later.

Go Read is a part of Bookshare, where you can access one of the largest online libraries. This app also has text-to-speech capabilities and is especially made for people with reading impairments.

GoodReader

GoodReader – $4.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

GoodReader is a PDF reader that can quickly open Microsoft Office files, images, audio, and video files. In addition to reading the files, you can mark up the text with text boxes, lines, arrows, and sticky notes.

iStoryTime Kids Books

iStoryTime Kids Books – $0.99 per book

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

iStoryTime allows you to hear text read out loud and view illustrations.

iWordQ

iWordQ – $24.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

iWordQ helps struggling readers and writers through text-to-speech capabilities, text highlighting, and much more.

iWriteWords

iWrite Words – $2.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Using a structured game format, iWriteWords teaches handwriting skills.

MeeGenius Kid's Book

MeeGenius! Kid’s Books – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

MeeGenius! contains a vast library of kids’ books, all of which are narrated by a human voice. The words are highlighted as they are read.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Merriam-Webster Dictionary – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

This app offers voice search to let you look up a word without having to spell it. It includes a thesaurus, example sentences, Word of the Day, and is a great reference tool.

Montessori Crosswords

Montessori Crosswords – $2.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Montessori Crosswords can help you develop reading, writing, and spelling skills. Build words from a set of 320 word-image-audio-phonics combinations using a phonics-enabled movable alphabet.

Prizmo

Prizmo – $9.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later.

Prizmo can read scanned documents to you; simply take a picture of the document with your phone, and Prizmo will read it aloud. You can also share the documents between devices or through cloud computing.

Read 2 Me

Read 2 Me – $4.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.

Read 2 Me lets you import .txt files and uses text-to-speech to read them aloud to you. You can easily bookmark important material, and there are many additional features for easy reading.

Read&Write

Read&Write – $1.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

Through lessons and easy tracing games, Read&Write helps you learn phonics, read, write, and pronounce different letters and letter combinations.

Read2Go

Read2Go – $19.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Read2Go uses text-to-speech to help you read and comprehend books. With a Bookshare membership, you can browse, download, and read books, and you can customize reading speed, font, font size, and more.

Reading Trainer

Reading Trainer – $4.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

Reading Trainer will help you improve your reading speed and mental capacity with fun exercises. The app uses multiple reading techniques, and you can easily record and track your progress.

See Read Say

See Read Say – $1.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later.

This app teaches grade appropriate Dolch words (the 220 words that appear most frequently in reading) by showing each word, speaking it aloud, and tracking your progress.

Sound Literacy

Sound Literacy – $24.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

Sound Literacy is an instructional tool and resource for teaching phonemic awareness, phonological processing, the alphabetic principle, and morphemic awareness.

Speak It!

Speak It! – $1.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Hear your emails, articles, and other online texts read aloud to you by simply copying and pasting the text into the app. Then, create audio files from the spoken text that you can save or email.

Stanza

Stanza – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Stanza contains over 100,000 free books available for download. You can change font size, line spacing, and color for easier reading.

Stories2Learn

Stories2Learn – $13.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later.

Stories2Learn allows you to create personalized stories using photos, text, and audio that can help improve literacy as well as social skills.

Storyrobe

Storyrobe – $.099

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later.

Storyrobe makes creating a story simple — in just three steps. You just choose the photos or videos to accompany your story, use the voice feature to record the story, and share it with your friends!

StoryTime

StoryTime – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Recorded by children, Storytime is an interactive storytelling app. Each story has original graphics and voice, and also includes a game to help with reading comprehension.

Talk To Me

Talk To Me – $1.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later.

Talk to Me speaks words as you type them, and the words appear on every screen, no matter what you’re doing! There are many customizable features, including size of text and speed of reading.

Vocab Builder

Vocab Builder – Free

Compatible with Android devices 1.6 or later.

Vocab Builder is a great way to learn new vocabulary words and is perfect for preparing for the SAT or GRE. You are quizzed on thousands of words, and a dictionary is included.

Voice Dream Reader

Voice Dream Reader – $2.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

This text-to-speech app imports content from various sources and reads it aloud (web pages, PDF files, Word documents, PowerPoints, and more). It integrates with Dropbox, Instapaper, and Pocket.

Web Reader

Web Reader – $1.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.

Web Reader uses text-to-speech to read web pages, blogs, and other online content aloud.

Weesay ABC

Weesay ABC – $0.99

Compatible with iPhone. Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later.

Weesay ABC comes preloaded with an album of talking pictures for each letter of the alphabet. The camera and microphone can be used to create custom albums of alphabetic sounds and images.

Word Magic

Word Magic – $0.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

This app teaches words and spelling. You are able to set initial, medial, or final position in words.

Words Words Words

Words Words Words – Free

Compatible with Android devices 2.1 or later.

This app can help you build communication skills. It can teach you new words, how the words are properly used in context, and it can pronounce the words for you. There is even a fun, challenging game included.

Writing Machine

Writing Machine – $0.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

Writing Machine shows how one picture and one word go together, how to read text from left to right, and how to tell words from letters.

WRITING

AlphaWriter

AlphaWriter – $2.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

AlphaWriter helps you learn to read, write, and spell phonetically. Learn language basics, build skills to help you write your own story, and share your story via email when you’re done.

AppWriter

AppWriter – $19.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

AppWriter is comprised of text-to-speech software, context based word suggestions, and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to help with reading and writing.

Dictionary

Dictionary.com – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android. Requires iOS 3.0 or later and Android devices 2.1 and later.

This app includes nearly 2 million easily accessible words. You can view definitions and synonyms with dictionary.com and thesaurus.com, with no internet connection required.

Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Dragon Dictation is a voice recognition app that allows the user to see the text generated through speaking instead of typing. It can be used with popular social networking applications.

iCardSort

iCardSort – $5.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

This app is a great brainstorming tool. It helps you visually organize ideas quickly and easily and allows you to share them with others.

Idea Sketch

Idea Sketch – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Idea Sketch lets you easily draw a diagram (mind map, concept map, or flow chart), convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. It can be used to brainstorm new ideas, illustrate concepts, make lists and outlines, plan presentations, create organizational charts, and more.

iWordQ

iWordQ – $24.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

iWordQ helps struggling readers and writers through text-to-speech capabilities, text highlighting, and much more.

Montessori Crosswords

Montessori Crosswords – $2.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Montessori Crosswords can help you develop reading, writing, and spelling skills. Build words from a set of 320 word-image-audio-phonics combinations using a phonics-enabled movable alphabet.

Note Taker HD

Note Taker HD – $4.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Notetaker HD handles all of your handwritten notes, diagrams, and drawings in one place. You can annotate PDF files, shrink text to fit on the screen, and customize how your notes are organized.

Pages

Pages – $9.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2.8 or later.

This app allows you to create, edit, and view documents. It automatically zooms in on text while you type and zooms back out when you’re done, so it makes writing and editing easy.

PaperPort Notes

PaperPort Notes – Free

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

PaperPort Notes uses Dragon Dictate power to act as a digital note-taking tool. You can use it to combine documents, web content, audio, and typed text as well as handwritten notes into a single document.

Read&Write

Read&Write – $1.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

Through lessons and easy tracing games, Read&Write helps you learn phonics, read, write, and pronounce different letters and letter combinations.

Sentence Builder

Sentence Builder – $5.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later.

Sentence Builder can help you learn how to build grammatically correct sentences. It includes 100 distinct pictures to build sentences around.

Speak It!

Speak It! – $1.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Hear your emails, articles, and other online texts read aloud to you by simply copying and pasting the text into this app. Then, create audio files from the spoken text that you can save or email.

Story Builder

Story Builder – $7.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Story Builder is designed to help you improve paragraph formation, integration of ideas, and higher level language such as inferences. The app aims to improve auditory processing by using audio clips.

StoryKit

StoryKit – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Create your very own electronic storybook with this fun app. Simply write some text, illustrate by drawing on the screen or upload photographs from existing albums, record sounds into your story, and lay out all the elements.

Typ-O HD

Typ-O HD – $14.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

This app uses word prediction and has a sophisticated spelling error model to help you focus on the content of your writing. Typ-O is able to identify the most common spelling mistakes and will often suggest words.

WordSort

WordSort – $1.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

WordSort is a fun game for learning and understanding the parts of speech. There are three levels of the game as well as different difficulty settings for every learner.

Writing Prompts

Writing Prompts – $1.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later.

Writing Prompts helps make writing more fun. It provides a variety of scene elements, words, sketches, colors, genres, and writing types, allowing you to make your writing more imaginative.

SPELLING

A1 Spelling App

A1 Spelling App – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

A1 Spelling App teaches kids to spell by letting them hear words aloud and by utilizing repetition to help them remember. Words are accompanied by kid-friendly pictures.

ACT Spell

ACT Spell – $2.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

ACT Spell allows you to create your own word base of spelling words, and keeping the spelling process simple!

American Speller

American Speller – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

This app allows you to type in a word phonetically (based on how it sounds) and it will come up with the actual spelling of the word. It also provides definitions to help you understand the meaning of the word.

American Wordspeller

American Wordspeller – $4.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

American Wordspeller is an app that allows you to find words that you may not know how to spell, but can sound out phonetically.

Bookworm

Bookworm – $2.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later.

This app allows you to link letters left, right, up, and down to build words in a game format. Bigger words return better bonuses.

iSpell Word

iSpell Word – $1.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

iSpell Word is an app designed to help kids learn simple English words. The app is in a game format, making it fun and interactive.

iSpellBetter

iSpellBetter – $1.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

iSpellBetter is a fun game with increasingly challenging levels and adjustable difficulty modes to help with spelling.

Jumbline

Jumbline – $1.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Jumbline is a word puzzle that challenges your speed, agility, pattern recognition, and spelling prowess as you try and find all the possible words within a set of letters. It includes a built-in dictionary.

Montessori Crosswords

Montessori Crosswords – $2.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Montessori Crosswords can help you develop reading, writing, and spelling skills. Build words from a set of 320 word-image-audio-phonics combinations using a phonics-enabled movable alphabet.

Simplex Spelling HD: Dolch Sight Words

Simplex Spelling HD: Dolch Sight Words – $4.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

This app helps children master basic sight words so they can build a solid foundation in spelling. The app focuses on word recognition rather than word memorization.

Simplex Spelling Phonics 1

Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 – $4.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 contains 450 words divided into 42 different lists based on patterns and difficulty. Each list builds on the previous one to ensure that students learn the words.

Simplex Spelling Phonics 2

Simplex Spelling Phonics 2 – $4.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

This app builds on Simplex Spelling Phonics 1, adding 650 more words in 54 different lists. Phonics 2 focuses on syllables and more difficult words.

Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee – $0.99

Compatible with Android devices 1.6 or later.

This app teaches you how to spell thousands of words with clear audio clips and increasing difficulty.

Spelling Bee Challenge

Spelling Bee Challenge – $0.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

This app contains over 13,000 words at 10 different difficulty levels and works just like the spelling bee! There are also options to practice spelling or take spelling tests before taking the challenge.

Word Fall

Word Fall – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Word Fall is a fun way to practice spelling. As the words rain down from the sky, you have to spell as many as you can. The app has a dictionary and awards bonus points for longer words, helping kids increase their vocabulary.

Word Wizard

Word Wizard – $2.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Word Wizard combines text-to-speech capabilities with spelling tasks to allow kids to hear each word and letter while spelling it. The app contains over 1,400 words but allows you to add more and create your own spelling list!

WordLadder

WordLadder – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later.

This word play app gives clues to help you complete a word ladder puzzle.

PHONICS

ABC Magic Phonics

ABC Magic Phonics – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.

ABC Magic Phonics teaches pronunciation of letters instead of letter names. This helps kids learn letter sounds and combinations, which can make them better readers. The app uses rhythm and repetition to help with memorization.

ABC Phonics Word Families

ABC Phonics Word Families – Free

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

This app focuses on the word families that make reading and word identification easier for young children. It aims to improve reading skills.

ABC Pocket Phonics

ABC Pocket Phonics – $2.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.

This phonics based application combines letter sounds, letter writing, and 170 first words to help teach reading.

Bats in the Cave

Bats in the Cave – $4.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Bats in the Cave is the second app in a series of apps that helps teachers, parents, and students grasp the importance of phonemic awareness and phonics.

Little Bats

Little Bats – $1.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Little Bats is the first app in a series of phonics apps, aimed at parents to help their kids, or used independently by children. The app is designed to teach phonics in a game format.

Montessori Letter Sounds HD

Montessori Letter Sounds HD – $2.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Based on the Montessori method, Montessori Letter Sounds HD helps kids get a jump start on learning to read. The app is formatted as a game to ensure fun, progressive learning.

Phonics Genius

Phonics Genius – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Phonics Genius is an easy way for children to learn to recognize, read, and speak words through letter sounds. The app contains over 6,000 words, grouped by phonics, in addition to the fun games for practice.

Preschool Adventure

Preschool Adventure – $1.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.

Preschool Adventure contains 18 educational activities that teach basic counting, rhythm, letters, shapes, and colors.

Read&Write

Read&Write – $1.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

Through lessons and easy tracing games, Read&Write helps you learn phonics, read, write, and pronounce different letters and letter combinations.

ARTICULATION

Articulate It!

Articulate It! – $38.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Designed by a speech-language pathologist, Articulate It! has over 1,000 different images covering all sounds of the English language to help children improve their speech.

Articulation Station Pro

Articulation Station Pro – $49.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Created by a speech-language pathologist, Articulation Station Pro contains 22 different sound programs targeting over 1,000 words for pronunciation. In addition, the app has several activities to practice.

ArtikPix

ArtikPix – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

This app has flashcard and matching activities for individuals with speech-sound delays.

iSpeech

iSpeech – $3.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

iSpeech is an excellent tool for teaching and practicing speech therapy at home. It organizes sounds by the ages at which they should have developed, providing benchmarks for where children should be developmentally.

Pocket Artic

Pocket Artic – $29.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Pocket Artic contains over 2,100 flashcards that target by phoneme and by position of occurrence.

Smarty Speech

Smarty Speech – $9.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

Smarty Speech contains hundreds of words with correlating pictures for practicing letter and word articulation. You can target specific IEP goals by sorting the words into different modes and processes.

ORGANIZATION & STUDY SKILLS

AnkiDroid

AnkiDroid – Free

Compatible with Android devices 1.5 or later.

With this app, you can learn just about anything. There are thousands of free flashcard decks available for download, or you can create your own, and it comes with text-to-speech capabilities.

Audio Class Notes

Audio Class Notes – Free or $2.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later.

Audio Class Notes is a helpful tool to record and keep track of class notes. You can easily tag and jump to the important parts of the lecture, making studying easier.

AudioNote

AudioNote – $4.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later.

AudioNote records and syncs your notes. It combines the functionality of a notepad and voice recorder to create a powerful tool that will save you time while improving the quality of your notes.

Awesome Note

Awesome Note – $3.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

This app can create to-do lists, memos, important information, and diary entries that can transfer easily to email, Google Docs, and Evernote. In addition, you can color code folders and icons to help you stay organized.

Checklist 2

Checklist 2 – $2.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

CheckList 2 is made for both personal and group use, making it easy to organize any to-do list. The app is easy-to-use and will track the list until the items on it are completed.

Chore Pad

Chore Pad – $4.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

This app allows you to keep track of and remember chores.

Color Note

ColorNote – Free

Compatible with Android devices 1.5 or later.

Use this app when you want to jot down memos, emails, or a grocery list. You can return to your notes later and edit them, organize them by color, save them to SD storage, and organize your schedule in a calendar.

CourseNotes

CourseNotes – $3.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

CourseNotes color codes your notebooks and adds teachers. You can take notes during your classes, organize them by class and subject, and review them later. You can also keep to-do lists and track assignment deadlines.

Dropbox

Dropbox – Free

Requirements vary.

With Dropbox, you can take files from your computer or phone wherever you go. You can even share your Dropbox with others, and vice versa.

Evernote

Evernote – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android. Requires iOS 3.0 or later and Android devices 1.6 or later.

Evernote allows you to easily create text, photo, and audio notes, which can be synchronized to any computer to help you remember important things.

EverStudent

EverStudent – Free

Compatible with Android devices 1.6 or later.

EverStudent syncs with Evernote and allows you to easily organize all of your assignments and due dates into one, sleek, customizable planner.

Flashcards Deluxe

Flashcards Deluxe – $3.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Use this app to create flashcards to help you study.

Ghostwriter Notes

Ghostwriter Notes – $4.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Ghostwriter Notes allows you to take notes, annotate PDFs, and import images and diagrams for faster note-taking. The app also allows you to export pages from your notes to a photo album, Dropbox, or Evernote.

HomeWork

HomeWork – Free

Compatible with Android devices 1.6 or later.

HomeWork keeps track of all of your due dates for you. See how much homework you’ve completed, when your next test date is, and much more.

iAnnotate

iAnnotate – $9.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

iAnnotate allows you to receive and mark up PDF files from your students. You can take notes, highlight an important fact, and make corrections.

iHomework

iHomework – $1.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later.

iHomework helps you keep track of assignments and grades, and allows you to create to-do lists.

inClass

inClass – $4.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Use inClass to create schedules and calendars to keep track of coursework, job tasks, and social activities. It will alert you when things are due and allows you to take video, audio, and picture notes.

iThoughts

iThoughts – $7.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

iThoughts allows you to easily record and organize your ideas into a mind map. It’s compatible with email and other apps, so you can export the mind maps to your camera roll, send them in an email, and more.

LectureTools

LectureTools – Free

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

LectureTools combines note-taking with a student inquiry-and-response feature to connect professor with student. Interactive elements can be added and accessed before, during, and after the lecture.

Mindjet

Mindjet – Free

Compatible with Android devices 2.1 or later.

Mindjet organizes everything from thoughts and ideas to notes and to-do lists. The app contains many customizable features to make your mind maps and lists easy to read.

MindNode

MindNode – $9.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

MindNode easily organizes your thoughts as mind maps, taking all of your ideas and putting them in a visual display. This app is great for brainstorming, planning, outlining, and even printing your finished mind map.

My Class Schedule

My Class Schedule – Free

Compatible with Android devices 2.1 or later.

Use My Class Schedule to track homework due dates, upcoming exams, class schedules, and activities. You can color-coordinate your schedules and customize the app in many other ways.

myHomework

myHomework – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android. Requires iOS 4.0 or later and Android devices 2.1 and later.

myHomework provides an easy way for you to keep track of homework, classes, tests, and projects. It creates a colorful calendar of upcoming due dates and even provides audio notifications.

Notability

Notability – $0.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Notability is a note-taking app that allows you to type, insert a figure, and insert a web clip or a picture. It also allows you to record a teacher’s lecture.

Note Everything

Note Everything – Free or $4.19

Compatible with Android devices 1.5 or later.

Note Everything lets you type, speak, and paint notes right into the app, and you can send your notes anywhere.

Nudge

Nudge – $0.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Nudge is a quick note to remember something for tomorrow: bring pens to school, tie-dying bring in a white shirt. It is set, and until you shut it off, it nudges you.

PaperDesk

PaperDesk – $3.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

PaperDesk closely mimics a blank sheet of paper for note-taking, but has additional features. You can import or export files, draw pictures to accompany your notes, and more.

Pocket

Pocket – Free

Compatible with Android devices 1.6 or later.

Pocket allows you to safely store important information on your phone. Everything is encrypted and backed up online.

Popplet

Popplet – $4.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Popplet allows you to create, organize, and sort all of your ideas. You can make lists and notes, organize diagrams and flowcharts, brainstorm ideas, and even create photo galleries.

QuickVoice Recorder

QuickVoice Recorder – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later.

This app allows you to record audio such as memos, class lectures and notes, meetings, and dictations of emails or text messages. It is ideal for professional, educational, and personal use.

Remind101

Remind101 – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

Remind101 allows for safe and easy communication between parents, students, and teachers. Students can join a class by sending a text message to the teacher, and teachers can text reminders to parents (for up to 10 different classes) about important dates, homework assignments, tests, or quizzes. All phone numbers are hidden.

SaveMeeting

SaveMeeting – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android. Requires iOS 4.3 or later and Android devices 2.2 or later.

With SaveMeeting, you can record any meeting, lecture, or interview, use audio marks to bookmark the important details, and share the files with others. It can also transcribe important audio files.

SchoolNotebook

SchoolNotebook – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

SchoolNotebook lets you organize and share your class schedule. Sign in with your Facebook account, and begin sharing your class schedule and class notes with your friends.

SimpleMind+

SimpleMind+ – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

Easily organize your thoughts into a mind map and customize it with SimpleMind+. You can share your mind map via the Internet, email, and your camera roll.

SoundNote

SoundNote – $4.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

SoundNote records the audio of a lecture or meeting while you take notes. You can add your own notes to certain points in the audio, mark important information, and share your notes via email when finished.

StayOnTask

StayOnTask – Free

Compatible with Android devices 2.1 or later.

This app will help you stay focused on your work. It is a timer that randomly checks up on you, so you can’t predict when the alarm will sound.

STUDYBLUE Flashcards

STUDYBLUE Flashcards – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android. Requires iOS 3.2 or later and Android devices 1.6 and later.

Use STUDYBLUE to create your own flashcards so you can reviewr class notes in your spare time.

Sync Voice Note

Sync Voice Note – Free

Compatible with Android devices 2.1 or later.

Sync Voice Note is a note-taker and audio recorder. You can synchronize audio with your own notes, highlight text, and tab over, making it easy to mark your place in a long line of text.

Time for School

Time for School – Free

Compatible with Android devices 1.6 or later.

Time for School is designed to keep your academic life more organized. The app contains an alarm to notify you of when your next class starts, when your homework assignments are due, or when you should wake up.

Time Timer

Time Timer – $1.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Use this app for timing activities. As the time elapses, the red portion gets smaller, offering a visual aid. Time Timer also has an audible bell tone played when the time is up.

Timer (Intuit)

Timer (Intuit) – Free

Compatible with Android devices 1.5 or later.

Timer lets you keep track of any daily task. You are also able to run multiple timers at once.

ToDo

ToDo – $4.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

ToDo helps you manage tasks using audio alerts, subtasks, and checklists. It can also be synchronized with Outlook and iCal.

Write Pad

Write Pad – $9.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Write Pad can recognize handwriting, let you write a note with your finger or a stylus, check spelling, and much more. It is great for those who need help with keyboarding.

RESOURCE & REFERENCE

CamScanner

CamScanner – Free or $4.99

Compatible with Android devices 2.0 or later.

CamScannerHD (tablets) and CamScanner (phone) turns your device into a document scanner. Scan any document and the app will convert it into a PDF.

iAdvocate

iAdvocate – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

iAdvocate can help you develop and share specific strategies for working with a school to improve your children’s education. It has problem-based learning strategies, simulations, access resources, and more.

IEP Checklist

IEP Checklist – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.

This app has the ability to record IEP meetings and voice notes as well as export IEP checklists and custom notes. It provides access to the federal regulation website and a checklist to review priorities.

Moms with Apps

Moms with Apps – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Moms With Apps is a catalog of great children’s and family-friendly apps. Search by educational categories and age groups to discover new apps and developers.

SketchBook Express

SketchBook Express – Free or $1.99

Compatible with Android devices 3.0 or later.

This app is a virtual sketchbook for all of your drawings and doodles.

SoundGecko

SoundGecko – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later.

SoundGecko allows you to convert text articles online into MP3s. Simply copy the website, add your email address, and download the MP3.

TED

TED – Free

Compatible with Android devices 2.1 or later.

With the TED app, you can access hundreds of talks from some of the world’s biggest innovators.

MATH

Cloud Math

Cloud Math – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Learn basic addition and subtraction in a fun easy way with this app. You can change the difficulty level as you progress.

Coin Math

Coin Math – $1.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Learn how to recognize, count, add, and make change with U.S. coins.

Math Drills

Math Drills – $1.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

This multi-person app allows up to 50 students to practice simple mathematical functions. Each student’s questions are customized to his/her strengths and weaknesses, and progress reports are available.

My Math Flashcards

My Math Flashcards – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

This app can help you master simple mathematical functions — addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It can also be customized to focus on a particular fact, such as multiplication by 1 or 0.

Splash Math (Grades 1-5)

Splash Math (Grades 1-5) – Free or $9.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

These apps are grade-specific, making it easy for students to practice math skills for grades 1-5. All content is aligned to the common core standards.

Visual Multiplication Table

Visual Multiplication Table – $4.49

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

This app helps you learn multiplication visually by displaying graphically rich multiplication tables.

Extra apps to look at.

1. iHomework ($0.99, iPhone/iPad) – allows students to keep track of their assignments for each class, manage projects, and stay on top of due dates for those assignments.

2. FlashCards++ ($3.99, iPhone/iPad) – allows kids or parents to create their own flashcards for study purposes, this app can help kids from kindergarten to senior year study and retain information. Your created cards can be backed up with Dropbox to prevent data loss.

3. Grammar Guide ($0.99, iPhone) – you can put a powerful reference tool in your kids’ hands, allowing them to look up anything they’re not sure about on the spot. Put an end to essays covered in red marks.

4. The Chemical Touch (free, iPhone) – sometimes all you need is simply a periodic table.

5. Mild EleMints 2 (free, iPad) –  is the interactive periodic table that can plot graph; electron diagram; other information. Really great!

6. Free Graphing Calculator (free, iPhone/iPad) – includes algebra, differential and integral calculus, geometry, trigonometry, vectors, vector calculus, and classical mechanics.

7. myHomework (free, iPhone/iPad) –  free app for managing assignments and test dates. This app can sync with the dedicated website to allow desktop access as well mobile management.

8. iStudiez Pro ($0.99, iPhone/iPad) – allow your child to manage their homework assignments and class schedules, makes monitoring and tracking grade point averages and alerts easy. This app is directed largely at students on the collegiate level but can be easily adapted for high school users.

9. Dictionary & Thesaurus ($2.99, iPhone) – a comprehensive and exhaustive dictionary in your child’s pocket. Also provides audio pronunciation assistance and allows kids to shake their phone for random words, which is a powerful vocabulary-building tool.

10. Mathemagics – Easy Algebra Fast ($1.99, iPhone/iPad) – easily master once difficult calculations as you watch and learn from the animated steps in every lesson. Practice each technique as you progress through various levels of proficiency and gain achievements along the way. Randomly generated questions ensure an endless ability to practice and have fun.

11. 2Do: Tasks Done in Style ($9.99, iPhone/iPad) – the winner of several awards, this app is well worth its relatively steep price tag. Sync your tasks with Dropbox, iCloud Reminders and Yahoo! Calendar, just to name a few. Siri will also add reminders for you through iCloud sync, allowing you to manage and edit your tasks in a multitude of ways.

12. List Master ($7.99, iPhone/iPad) – you can make the perfect Grocery List, Password List, To Do List etc. This is your perfect personal database. You get to decide exactly what type of information you want to store in your lists and categorize your lists to keep personal and professional tasks separate, and share them via email in .csv format.

13. ListPro ($4.99, iPhone) – offers more than 40 templates that are fully customizable, and the ability to build your more elaborate to-do lists on a desktop version that transfers seamlessly to your iPhone.

14. Toodledo ($1.99, iPhone/iPad) – offers more than 40 templates that are fully customizable, and the ability to build your more elaborate to-do lists on a desktop version that transfers seamlessly to your iPhone.

15. Errands – To Do List (free, iPhone/iPad) – is an easy-to-use task manager that allows you to set reminders, customize your folders, and organize tasks in whatever manner works best for you. Premium users also have the option of syncing their Errands lists on multiple iOS devices.

16. World Atlas HD ($0.99, iPad) – every student needs to refer to an atlas from time to time. Atlas from National Geographic – what can be better?

17. Wikipanion (free, iPhone) – quick and easy way to get information about just about anything. Streamline your browsing with history grouped by visit date, and bookmarking that not only bookmarks individual entries, but individual sections within an entry.

18. Graphing Calculator HD ($1.99, iPad) – faithfully recreates the feature-set of the Texas Instruments TI83 graphing calculator on the iPhone, and for 99 cents, it does so for a lot less dough. This app turns your iPad into an intuitive high-resolution function plotter and scientific calculator.

19. AP Biology Vocabulary Review ($0.99, iPhone/iPad) – includes all vocabulary words for the College Board AP Biology course. This can be used with any textbook but is designed with the Campbell Biology series.

20. Science Reader App (free, iPad) – puts the latest news, analysis and pioneering research in your hands, wherever you go. Read news, abstracts, career advice, and highlights from our newest journals, Science Signaling and Science Translational Medicine. Plus, AAAS members can access full text articles from Science. Very useful app for students which keep a hand on the pulse of a Life.

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