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Summer never lasts long enough for kids, and it’s that time again to make the back-to-school shopping rounds for clothes, school supplies, and even dorm room stuff. But for now, kids spend much time on their iPhone, why not consider taking advantage of technology an having a look at some the best back-to-school apps students can really make use of this school year?

Here are some fantastic mobile apps we highly recommend.

 The school begins, you are going to need books. Kno Textbooks is an iPad app that will surely help lighten your backpack. Whether you are a college student in need of textbooks or a high school student with required reading, there are more than 200,000 books available at reasonable prices. Your textbooks will come to life with the benefits of interactive 3D models, search engines, and videos. Flashcards and journals are also incorporated to help your studies progress. With one click, Kno Textbooks also lets you share notes with friends and classmates. Import PDFs from the internet, your email, or Dropbox.

Kno Textbooks

Kno Textbooks Kno Textbooks
Kno, Inc. is an education software company on a mission to make learning more engaging, personal, and social for students

iTunes U

What if you need to read some classic for your courses, or need access to even more books and studying material? The app iTunes U has well over 600,000 free courses, books, lectures, and more. All you need is an Apple ID to use in conjunction with the iTunes Store, and be sure that you are running iOS 5 or above. If you want to sync with your computer, you must have iTunes 10.5.2 or higher installed. This app will work on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. You are able to learn whatever you want or need, no matter where you are.

iTunes U

iTunes U iTunes U
The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

Wikibot - A Wikipedia Articles Reader will make researching whatever you are studying a pleasurable experience. It has bookmarking features, the ability to look up highlighted words for more details on whatever subject you're interested in, and more. Wikibot will sync with iCloud, and you can change the font to your liking or put an image in gallery mode to see a larger view. This app is universal, supports 36 different languages, and allows you to share what you are reading via Facebook or Twitter.

Wikibot - A Wikipedia Articles Reader

Wikibot - A Wikipedia Articles Reader Wikibot - A Wikipedia Articles Reader
Wikibot makes reading Wikipedia articles a joy. Whether you want to learn more about the places around you, entertain yourself with random articles, or research your favorite TV show,

Just about every student needs to refer to an atlas from time to time. World Atlas will put the whole world in your hands. This app has a large amount of detailed geographical information. You will always know where you are when you open this app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Features include four maps that you can zoom in on: time zone, satellite, physical, and political. There are three different types of maps for bigger zoom options, a compass that shows your path, and very good details on each country. If you prefer, there is also an iPad-only version available.

World Atlas

World Atlas World Atlas

You've gotten organized, have your books, reference titles, geographical information, and great visuals. Now it's time to take notes. Evernote is an outstanding free note service that has far too many features to list here. For example: text recognition in Evernote makes it a breeze to take a snapshot of a syllabus or assignment. As long as the text is not extremely tiny, all of your assignments for the semester will be easily searchable. What was that teacher's policy on late assignments? How many pages was that paper supposed to be? The answers are just one click away. All of your notes are seamlessly synced between your Mac, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.


Evernote Evernote
Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity.

Everyone knows that you should always back up your papers. When it is time to write your first paper, a great way to start is by using Dropbox. Simply download Dropbox onto your computer, then save all of your written work into it. Now you are able to access your papers from any computer, your iPhone, iPod touch, and your iPad. Never lose a paper (or forget it at home) again.


Dropbox Dropbox
Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Access any file you save to your Dropbox from all your computers, iPhone, iPad and even the Dropbox website!

One of the best ways to prepare for tests after tediously taking notes is to study with flashcards. The app gFlash+ Flashcards & Tests is a universal app that will make studying a breeze. Create, download, and make an endless amount of flashcards for any topic or subject that you need to brush up on. Integration with Google Docs allows you to make flashcards in Google Spreadsheet, which you can the download right into gFlash+. Zoom in or out on images, audio, and video clips for even more detailed examination. You can track your improvements, practice with multiple choice question support, download sets of sharable cards from the app's gWhiz Catalog, and much more. Offline studying is also available if you don't have Internet access.


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Studying on the go has never been this easy! Long recognized as the best free flashcard app on the market, gFlash+ offers users a robust platform for creating, downloading, and manipulating flashcards in every subject under the sun.

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