Mobile technology is an amazing thing. It’s one of the most revolutionary productivity tools of all time, but it doesn’t end there. You can use your smartphones and tablets to help teach yourself new skills and learn new things. Here are the best education apps for Android!
EdX is one of the more unique education apps. Instead of offering courses from professionals, it offers courses from actual colleges. You won’t get a legitimate college degree out of them. However, there are courses in computer programming, engineering, history, psychology, nutrition, statistics, and hundreds of others. It features online or offline video lectures, course announcements and handouts, and various tutorials. All of it is completely free. Anyone looking for higher education should have this app right now.
Price: Free / Varies
Google Play Books has come a long way since it first came out. Now it’s one of the best education apps out there. The subject matter that you can purchase ranges from fantasy and fiction to non-fiction, comics, and virtually any other genre. There is also a wide selection of educational books, text books, guidebooks, and other literature of educational value. Prices are generally on par with other ebook platforms. However, it’s not the only ebook platform available. Those who don’t like Google Play Books can also try Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble Nook.
Khan Academy is another education platform. It offers a variety of courses and and classes to people. It currently boasts over 10,000 instructional videos, classes, and other content. It’s all completely free as well. Khan Academy deals with more typical education, such as mathematics, economics, history, science, and more. They also have an app specifically for kids that has many of the same features. It’s definitely one of the better free education apps.
MyScript Calculator 2 is a fun math app for both kids and adults. It lets you write out problems with your finger or a stylus. The app then converts your writing and solves the problem for you. It’s one of the most visually enjoyable calculators that we’ve ever seen. It supports a number of operations, including basic algebra, basic trigonometry, basic arithmetic, and some other stuff as well. You can also write out some things, like division and fractions, several different ways. This is highly recommended for those in grade school, high school, and even part way into college. The app runs for $2.99 with no in-app purchases.
Price: Free / $19.99 per year
Quizlet is arguably the best flashcards app out there. You can use it for virtually any topic. You can practice terms for your class, memorize vocabulary terms, and more. It also includes foreign language support, images and audio, and you can share flashcards with friends. The free version gives you a limited number of flashcard sets to use. The pro version removes all of the limitations. Cram.com is another excellent flashcard app.