Best Back to School Android Apps

School’s back. As it’s been a few weeks, you’re probably already settled down with your new schedules and new classes. We figured it would be a good idea to share some cool and useful apps to help you get organized on your timetable, assignments and more. These apps may be highly valuable both for the college student and for younger students (or their parents). These apps are great and very(!) simple to use, which makes our reviews a bit shorter than usual this time.

Timetable (Free)

timetableThe name kind of says it all. This is a great app to manage your timetable, homework, exams and more. Once you setup your classes they are synced on all your devices. The app works great both on a phone and on a tablet which is a major plus.

It is also packed with widgets for various reminders for classes, assignments etc. Moreover, it offers a high level of visual customization. However, the coolest feature I found was the auto-mute of your device during class. Even if you forgot to do it, the app does it for you.

Quizlet (Free)

quizletThis app is great tool for studying for exams. It allows you to easily create digital flashcards, saving you both time and paper. It even allows you to look for cards that others have already prepared.

The app is very simple to operate, which is one of its greatest advantages. It also allows you to gamify the learning process by timing your answers and the  correct/wrong answers you got per topic.

I looked for various topics ranging from French irregular verbs to American Revolution and Russian poetry. It had it all. Touche Quizlet!

myHomework Student Planner (Free)

myhomeworkmyHomework is another simple and useful planner. It allows you to easily set up your time schedule and monitor classes and homework. Reminders are already included, and may be simply configured. The app works great also for your tablet, and only requires a single configuration. One of the best features, in my mind, is the ability to track assignment completion to make sure that you don’t miss any of them.

The free version includes ads. If you would like to get rid of them you may upgrade to the premium version, which also includes additional themes and great widgets.

SimpleMind Free mind mapping (Free)simplemind

SimpleMind is great tool for brainstorming and idea collection. I find this app to be excellent in organizing my thoughts. It helps laying out your ideas analytically and solving problems. Naturally, it connects with SimpleMind’s desktop software, in case you already have it. I believe that students may benefit a lot from this app while studying for exams as well as for preparing ongoing assignments.

The free version comes with most of the basic important features, minus visual effects settings and sharing options. I have been using the free version for quite a while, and found it good enough.

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