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From organizing assignments to finishing homework to getting extra practice in, these apps will make going back to school as easy as 1-2-3.

With the power of a computer in your pocket every day, there is no reason not to take advantage when it comes to school work! High school and college students alike can benefit from using educational apps on Android to not only learn, but learn to the best of your abilities. Whether you need help staying on top of deadlines, finding cost-efficient course materials or a little extra tutoring, there’s an app that can help you.

Get Started, Get Organized

Microsoft Office
Rating: 4.5 stars
Downloads: 500 million

Writing papers, calculating formulas, preparing presentations – no matter the task, Microsoft Office has the program to complete it. Download the app to your Android smartphone to work on the go, in-between classes, and wherever inspiration and great ideas strike.

myHomework Student Planner
Rating: 4.0 stars
Downloads: 1 million

A simple but robust interface ensures that you’ll never miss another homework deadline. Keep track of everything at a glance, receive reminders when assignments are due, and customize themes to make the school year your own. Get the ad-free version for $4.99 per year.

Studious
Rating: 4.2 stars
Downloads: 10 thousand

Like the myHomework Student Planner, Studious helps you keep track of assignments by due date and course. In addition, Studious will also silence your phone during class hours, keeping you focused when it matters most.

Microsoft Office Lens
Rating: 4.7 stars
Downloads: 10 million

Take pictures of documents, whiteboards, magazines, and receipts, and then convert them to editable and sharable text. Even if taken from the side of the room, the app will clean up the image to reduce glare and shadows. Save the final product as PDFs, Word Documents, or PowerPoint slides.

Chegg
Rating: 4.7 stars
Downloads: 50 thousand

Use Chegg to easily rent the books you’ll need for all your courses. You can save up to 90% off the cost of buying textbooks and not be stuck with an Algebra book at the end of the semester. For any books you do end up having to buy, Chegg will gladly take them off your hands when you’re ready to sell.

Get Started, Get Organized

Free Graphing Calculator 2
Rating: 4.1 stars
Downloads: 100 thousand

Graphing calculators are not cheap. If you don’t plan to go into a field that requires constant calculations, but just have one course to meet your graduation requirements, try this app. Graph up to four equations at once, create tables, and complete functions needed for statistics courses using the technology you already have with you every day.

Formulas Lite
Rating: 4.5 stars
Downloads: 100 thousand

There are many apps out there that can help you solve math equations, but very few also cover equations in Physics and Chemistry. Formulas Lite does. Perfect for students trying to finish their general education requirements, this app includes common formulas, a unit convertor, and the periodic table of elements. STEM courses just became a lot less scary.

Merriam Webster Dictionary
Rating: 4.5 stars
Downloads: 10 million

Have you ever spelled a word so wrong that even auto-correct doesn’t know what you meant? Go old school and pull out the latest pocket dictionary – the Merriam Webster Dictionary app. Use the voice search feature to find words that completely stump you. Feel confident in your grammar usage, spelling and overall writing – no internet connection needed.

EasyBib: Citation Generator
Rating: 3.5 stars
Downloads: 100 thousand

Sometimes, finishing an assignment comes down to the wire, but don’t forget to include the bibliography! Use the EasyBib app to easily cite sources for your paper, and add levity and integrity to your work. Just scan the barcode of the back of your source book and boom – one less step stands between you and a completed homework assignment.

A Little Extra Help

Duolingo
Rating: 4.7 stars
Downloads: 50 million

Duolingo promises to help you learn new languages like Spanish, Japanese, Italian and more in just a few minutes a day. The app offers pronunciation help through your phones speaker and microphone, giving you the ability to not only read and comprehend, but also speak a new language fluently. This app is the perfect complement to any language courses you are taking or an alternative when you can’t fit them into your course schedule.

YouTube
Rating: 4.3 stars
Downloads: 1 billion

Beyond its entertainment purposes, YouTube can be a goldmine for students that are visual learners. Tutorials, from math to book discussions to new technologies, populate the platform and provide the instruction and demonstration needed to learn a new skill or better understand your coursework.

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