5 Free Apps To Help You Study Better

From social media to online school, technology benefits students in many ways, but most don’t know about the many apps that can help them improve their study habits. In this article we’re going to cover five that we believe will help you study better.  


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Want an app that can organize your notes, and even spice it up a bit? If that’s the case, then you should download Evernote. Evernote allows you to insert drawings, photos, audio recordings, links, and PDFs too. It’s great for setting reminders, making to-do lists, and setting goals. You can even access your notes offline from any device with the app. Evernote has over 100 million downloads on the Google Play Store, and Forbes.com says it is a powerful tool that people can use to capture and arrange their ideas.


Photomath scanning a math problem

There’s always that one math question that stumps you, and you have no idea how to solve it. We’ve all been there. Whether you love math or hate it with a burning passion, Photomath can help you conquer those challenging questions in no time. Using it is simple; just scan the equation you’re struggling with and Photomath will show you how to solve it step by step. It is ranked #5 in the App Store’s education category, and is a great tool that students can use to solve math problems.

StudySmarter: Flashcards, Notes, Quiz & Planner

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StudySmarter is like Evernote, you can take notes, pictures, sketches, documents and put them into one convenient study set. Of course, they do have their differences, or we wouldn’t have added them both to this list. On top of organizing your notes you can add flashcards to your study set, check how long you’ve spent studying, and share your notes with others with StudySmarter. Additionally, you can look over your notes and flashcards offline, plus look at other StudySmarter user’s material.  According to Studysmarter, 94% of students achieve better grades with StudySmarter, and it’s ranked #75 in the App Store’s education category. This app is great for students who like having all their notes in one place or like to quiz themselves before tests and quizzes.

Breathwrk: Breathing Exercises

Breathing exercise on Breathwrk

We can all agree that tests can be a bit stressful. Stress isn’t fun, and according to National Center for Biotechnology Information, it can affect your concentration, learning, and memory. Not only is reducing stress important for your mental health, but it can also help you study better. Breathwrk is an app that has multiple breathing exercises that can help in different situations. It has exercises that can help you reduce stress and anxiety, sleep better, focus more, and feel more awake. Breathwrk claims to be the best breathing app out there and is ranked #23 in the Apple App Store’s health and fitness category. 

Forest: Stay focused

Photo from Google Play Store

After asking Richardson high school students, 75% said they get distracted by their phones when studying. If you also find it hard to put your phone down, then Forest is perfect for you. With Forest, you can set a timer from ten minutes up to two hours. Every time you set a timer, you plant a tree that grows and gets added to your forest when the timer stops. If you leave the app before the timer ends, your tree dies and gets added to your forest (which isn’t the prettiest view). It also tracks your weekly, monthly, and yearly progress. The app won Best App of the Year in 2015 and 2016 and has over ten million downloads on the Google Play Store. Overall, Forest helps motivate students to study more and put their phones away.

Not only can these apps help you study better, but they can increase your productivity as well. Even though there’s only five on this list, there are so many more apps that can improve your study habits and productivity.