There’s no shortage of back-to-school gear to stock up on – including apps. A range of options covering every subject from geography to chemistry are available to students and parents, for no cost. Apps are great resources to students but are also especially great for parents who haven’t been in class for a while and don’t always have the answers to those tough math questions or chemistry formulas.
These four free apps, suggested by MetroPCS, are great for students from middle school through college.
· Astrid Task/To-Do List: Astrid Task app provides everything that a student needs to keep school life organized and on track. From creating tasks, to rating priority levels, to setting due dates, the app helps users prioritize and be most efficient with time.
Want to stay on top of things even more? The Astrid allows users to collaborate on projects with friends and loved ones so you can easily divide up tasks with everyone in your group project or set a reminder for Dad to send Mom anniversary flowers.
· SparkNotes: This app is a great source to help with English studies. SparkNotes offers study guides for literature, poetry, short stories, drama and philosophy – with online access or downloadable for offline use to take your studies on the go!
The app also includes a check-in feature to start a study group right from your phone. Users can check-in to share their current location on the place page and on Facebook, quickly corralling friends for discussion.
With 50 pre-installed Sparknotes study guides and hundreds of study guides available online, Shakespeare has never been easier!
· HWPic Homework Tutor: Tutors, though helpful, can be a very expensive luxury. Fear not, the HwPic Homework Tutor app allow users to snap a pic of a tough homework question and get it answered – for FREE!
HwPic is created to tutor students in Math, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Algebra, Calculus, Science, Trigonometry, Anatomy, etc. This application is designed for students at all levels and allows users to ask up to 3 question each day and have the answer sent to you within 5-20 minutes.
· 50 Languages: Bonjour. Hola. Ciao. Guten Tag. Pulling from 50languages.com which boasts more than 100 lessons, this FREE app contains a helpful 30 lessons. The app’s method combines audio and text for effective language learning and is available in over 40 languages and approximately 1600 language combinations.
It’s surprisingly quick and easy to learn to fluently speak short sentences. Select the language and pick the topic and get started. It also has flash cards, word lists, progress tests and can be a great dinnertime of evening family learning activity.
All of the apps listed above are available on GooglePlay for download.