Mobile technology is an amazing thing. It’s one of the most revolutionary productivity tools of all time, but it doesn’t end there. You can use your smartphones and tablets to help teach yourself new skills and learn new things. There are a wide variety of apps with educational content. You can learn basic things like math or history along with more advanced stuff like computer programming or whatever else you can think of. Here are the best education apps for Android!
The best education apps for Android
EdX is one of the more unique education apps. Instead of offering courses from professionals, it offers courses from actual colleges. You won’t get a legitimate college degree out of them. However, there are courses in computer programming, engineering, history, psychology, nutrition, statistics, and hundreds of others. It features online or offline video lectures, course announcements and handouts, and various tutorials. All of it is completely free. Anyone looking for higher education should have this app right now.
Google Play Books
Price: Free / Book costs vary
Google Play Books has come a long way since it first came out. Now it’s one of the best education apps out there. The subject matter that you can purchase ranges from fantasy and fiction to non-fiction, comics, and virtually any other genre. There is also a wide selection of educational books, text books, guidebooks, and other literature of educational value. Prices are generally on par with other ebook platforms. However, it’s not the only ebook platform available. Those who don’t like Google Play Books can also try Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble Nook.
Khan Academy is another education platform. It offers a variety of courses and classes to people. It currently boasts over 10,000 instructional videos, classes, and other content. It’s all completely free as well. Khan Academy deals with more typical education, such as mathematics, economics, history, science, and more. They also have an app specifically for kids that has many of the same features. It’s definitely one of the better free education apps. There is also a version specifically for younger kids and we highly recommend that one as well.
MyScript Calculator 2
MyScript Calculator 2 is a fun math app for both kids and adults. It lets you write out problems with your finger or a stylus. The app then converts your writing and solves the problem for you. It’s one of the most visually enjoyable calculators that we’ve ever seen. It supports a number of operations, including basic algebra, basic trigonometry, basic arithmetic, and some other stuff as well. You can also write out some things, like division and fractions, several different ways. This is highly recommended for those in grade school, high school, and even part way into college. The app runs for $2.99 with no in-app purchases.
Price: Free / $19.99 per year
Quizlet is arguably the best flashcards app out there. You can use it for virtually any topic. You can practice terms for your class, memorize vocabulary terms, and more. It also includes foreign language support, images and audio, and you can share flashcards with friends. The free version gives you a limited number of flashcard sets to use. The pro version removes all of the limitations. Cram.com is another excellent flashcard app.
Socratic by Google
Socratic is an excellent educational app. It lets you take photos of various things and tells you about them. You can take a photo of a math problem, a history question, a chemistry formula, or whatever else. The app then tries to answer the question and also show you how to answer it again in the future. It covers about half a dozen subjects. The app is also completely free with no ads or in-app purchases. We recommend this one to just about everybody, but especially for high school kids and younger. Google bought this app a while back and republished it under Google’s name. We have that version linked up at the button below but you can find the original here for the time being.
See also: The best learning apps for kids
Price: Free / Course costs vary
Udemy was one of the first education apps on mobile to offer up the courses. It currently boasts over 32,000 courses in total that range from science and technology to cooking and foreign language. Some of the other topics include business, marketing, entrepreneurship, design, health and fitness, music, photography, and there are even courses to help you learn software. The courses range greatly in terms of quality of content. Some of them are not so great. Others are fantastic. There are both free and paid courses as well. The app is pretty decent and carries most of the features of the official website as well.
Wolfram Alpha is a little bit like Socratic, but a little more powerful with a slightly steeper learning curve. It covers dozens of categories across over two dozen subjects. It can help with math problems, geography questions, and even people in history. This is a valuable resource for anyone in high school or college especially. However, anyone can benefit from it. It suffers from the occasional connection issue. Otherwise, this is an excellent app all around. It goes for $2.99 with no additional ads or in-app purchases.
Price: Free / $12.99 per year
YouTube is probably the best of the education apps for practical learning. You can find tutorials and how-to videos for virtually anything. It can include changing the oil in your car, solving a math problem, lectures on astronomy, or learning how to tie-dye t-shirts. Most YouTube channels don’t adhere to a course style of learning. Thus, you usually only get a tutorial or two before having to move on. Some channels do have course-style videos. In any case, YouTube is a great secondary learning source. You can also pay $12.99 per month for YouTube Premium and avoid all of the annoying ads.
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