Education is a broad term. It may mean general knowledge or specific subjects such as Math. Education has no end and we simply learn new things until we die. Mobile platforms have opened a whole new level of accessibility of educational materials. There are several educational apps available on iOS and Android platforms that one can use for education purposes be it to improve your grammar or simply to learn a foreign language. Here are the 22 best educational apps that I would recommend:
1. Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a free online education platform with over 4,000 micro lectures that break down complex university topics into simpler forms. It has several subjects like; math, science, computing, humanities and much more.
WolframAlpha is a knowledge engine that uses a wide collection of algorithms and data to answer questions about anything from; statistics, physics, astronomy, computer science, math and many more subjects. You get all your questions answered with just $2.99.
Udemy is a learning platform that lets you take various skill-based learning courses. The download is free, but you can make in-app purchases for more classes such as programming. There are also free courses that you can check out and experience before making purchases.
Photomath is an application that helps you learn mathematics. You simply snap a photo of the problem, upload it to the app and it will instantly solve and explain the answer. It also shows you the steps on how to arrive at the answer. It can be used for arithmetic, logarithm, fractions, decimals and linear equations. It is also free.
6. Ready4 SAT
Ready4 SAT is an app that drills you into answering practice questions. It gives you lessons on subjects and tips on taking tests in small chunks so that you can study at ease as long as you have your smartphone.
Coursera offers online education at an affordable price. It has partnered with 100+ universities from all over the world to provide 600+ courses. It is available in 14 different languages, classes are flexible and interactive and all course contents are provided free of charge.
8. Ted Talks
TED app allows you into their library of over 1,700 video presentations, and revolutionary ideas from speakers ranging from business gurus, tech geniuses, musical legends just to mention a few.
9. Daily Art
How much do you know fine art? I guess, not much. Daily Art guides you through the history and beauty of fine art. Every day, it publishes one piece of fine art with information about it on who created it and its significance.
10. Speed Anatomy Quiz
Ask yourself this, how well do I know my body? Speed Anatomy Quiz is an app that is very useful for medical students but can still be used by anyone. It asks you point various parts of the body within a time limit. The faster and more precise you are, the more points you earn.
GradeProof is an app that helps you improve your writing. It corrects complex grammatical issues that other word processors would miss, check for originality and improve their writing style.
EdX is an app that aims to bring higher education closer to those who cannot afford it. It has partnered with distinguished institutions, i.e. MIT and may even offer a certificate. You log into online lectures, complete assignments and take quizzes. Some certificates and courses may cost extra.
This app is a PDF reader that lets you search across journals and research papers, to help you with the literature you need for your classes. It also syncs with your Mendeley Desktop to manage your research citations.
Microsoft OneNote is a mobile app that takes care of your note taking needs. It allows you to record a lecture, snap photos of your handwritten notes and backup your notes to Onedrive and Office 365.
15. Star Chart
Star Chart is a must have app for any astronomy student. It enables you to explore the night sky from any angle. It has a database that contains all 88 constellations and over 120,000 different stars. You can tap on any entity to learn more about it. You can also use the Time Shift feature to see what everything looked like 10,000 years ago or how they will look like 10,000 years from now.
16. Arts and Culture
Arts and Culture app is a Google app that gives you a 360-degree tour of hundreds of museums in the world, various landmarks, and historical sites. It also gives you information on artists, their art, cultural stories from all over the world and the evolution of human beings.
Duolingo is an educational app that lets you learn over 20 languages. Learning has been broken down into bite-sized chunks that let you take mini lessons to improve your vocabulary. The difficulty increases as you proceed into the complex vocabulary. You can also track your progress. The good thing is that it is absolutely free.
18. MyScript Calculator
MyScript Calculator is an app that helps in math calculation. You write down the problem in your own handwriting, and the app will compute the solution and generate an answer for you.
MathRef is a math reference application that has over 1,400 formulas, figures, and examples to help you solve mathematical and physics problems. You can use it to aid you with your homework or use it to practice solving mathematical problems.
20. Physics Chemistry Math’s Formula: Formula Max
Formula MAX is an app that contains over 1150 Physics, Chemistry and Math formulas. More formulas are constantly added as the app is updated. It has a simple interface that makes it easy to search and locate a formula. The educational apps explains the use of each and every formula and how you arrive at each answer.
21. Biology and Microbiology
Biology and Microbiology widen the user’s knowledge on biology and microbiology. It has these courses broken down into manageable chapters that are easy to remember. It also has flashcards and self-quizzes that constantly test and refreshes your knowledge on the subject.
Even though many people only know YouTube as a source of entertainment. It is also a great educational app. It has tutorials for all major topics. From Math, Science, Fashion, and Design, Art and Craft, General Knowledge just to mention a few. It is also free.
With these 22 of the best educational apps available on iPhone and Android. I hope you find one that suits your needs here. All the best.