5 Apps That’ll Help You Study Like a Pro

Technology is with us everywhere and instead of using your mobile as a distraction, turn it into a high-powered learning tool with one of the many apps that will help you study like a pro.

Evernote Peek

Evernote Peek for iPad makes learning fun and easy so you’re better prepared for that quiz or test. Create or borrow digital flashcards with Evernote Peek under the smart cover to quiz yourself on educational material. Slightly lift your smart cover for a clue and the answer will be waiting when you fully open your cover. You can also grade yourself as you go along so you know what materials you need to work on.

If you don’t have a cover, use the virtual smart cover to make it a little more fun!

Peek works with Evernote, the must-have note-taking app for iOS, Android, Windows or BlackBerry.

Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha is a search-engine like tool that gives users access to facts and data across a variety of subjects. The course assistant apps are designed for popular classes across all levels of education, including elementary, high school, post secondary and doctoral researchers. Designed to bring expert knowledge to a wide range of people, Wolfram Alpha uses computational knowledge to find answers to questions by using dynamic algorithms, built-in data and methods. Wolfram is a multi-platform app available across many course subjects like math, linguistics, physics, music theory and geography.


Dropbox is a highly efficient cloud-based storage utility tool for students and business people that makes collaboration simpler. Dropbox eliminates hassles with files and lets users view, and download important documents and photos from any computer or mobile device. Edit documents, add photos or videos from anywhere. Dropbox secures your files with 256-bit AES encryption and two-step verification.

Dropbox is a free app available for your desktop or iOS.


Created by a high school sophomore, Quizlet is a series of learning tools that can be personalized for each user. Using flashcards, either created by you or by millions of other users, Quizlet uses the learning drill method for memorization to help students learn. Once you’ve created your flashcards, you move forward into other study modes that include multiple-choice tests and study games. Add images, listen to audio and study on the go with the mobile-friendly apps. Quizlet is good for studying almost any subject, from languages and vocabulary to history to science and the arts.


inClass is a free app for your iPad or iPhone that lets students record lectures, organize schedules and share notes. Users can record audio, take text or video notes, and create images of slides or handouts. inClass also lets you share materials through Facebook and iTunes so if you’ve missed a class, you don’t have to miss the lecture.

inClass sorts your classes for the term and it keeps track of assignment so you’re up to date on deadlines.

inClass also includes StudyRoom that lets users collaborate with other students – join a study for one of your courses and share notes with your classmates.