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What's "Appening": Apps for Students

School is hard work. There’s a lot to keep track of and even more to learn. Luckily, there’s technology that can help you get your “study” on. Check out eight apps that can help save you time, keep you organized and make learning fun.

8 Apps That Can Help You in School

Logo of Quizlet app


iOS and Android

Free (Quizlet Plus $19.99/year and Quizlet Go $11.99/year)

With Quizlet, you can create your own flashcards or study sets of cards that were created by millions of other students. It also offers a new “diagrams” feature to help you study charts, maps, images and figures.


Logo of Duolingo app


iOS and Android

Free (Duolingo Plus $9.99/month)

Learning a new language? Duolingo is a game-like app that lets you practice reading, writing, listening and speaking. You can choose from more than 30 languages. Track your progress and earn rewards. It will keep you motivated!

Logo of Tide: Sleep Sounds Focus Timer app

Tide: Sleep Sounds Focus Timer

iOS and Android


Tide has two primary functions: “Focus” and “Sleep.” It’s meant to reduce stress, improve concentration and enhance sleep — all of which can help school performance! The focus timer is based on the Pomodoro technique, which advocates working for 25 minutes and then taking a five-minute break.


Logo of EverNote app


iOS and Android

Free (Premium $7.99/month)

Taking good notes in school is essential. EverNote lets you take notes and add links, checklists, images, audio recordings and more! You can even include handwritten notes and sketches. Notes can be edited and shared as well. The free version gives you a lot of features and allows you to sync it between two devices. The Premium version offers even more features and the ability to sync across an unlimited number of devices.


Logo of Dragon app


iOS and Android

Free (Dragon Anywhere $14.99/month)

Are your typing skills not the best? Don’t let that slow you down. Dragon is a professional-grade dictation app. You say it, and Dragon types it. Use it to write papers or take notes. You’re able to dictate documents, as well as edit, format, share and export them.


Logo of Memrise app


iOS and Android

Free with in-app purchases offered ($8.99 for one-month subscription)

Memrise is a fun and effective way to learn foreign languages. You can play reading and listening games to learn common words. Record yourself and compare your pronunciation to native speakers. Use grammarbots to learn how to form sentences, and practice your conversation skills with chatbots.

Check out other apps that can simplify your life in our What’s “Appening”? series.