Top 6 Cool Back-to-School Apps for Students

Back-to-school shopping season is launching. Maybe you have done somethings for your child like physical and eye exam. Here share you a cool idea to hunt for some useful applications to your child. Here I will introduce to the best 6 apps specially designed for your child.

1. MyHomework
Available for: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Google Android products

A bit less intense than the last entry, MyHomework lets students organize and keep track of classes and assignments. The app color-codes items according to their due date and syncs to a desktop to keep all of a student’s information centralized. Its a great tool for college kids who like the structure of an online system but put a few hundred miles between them and their parents for a reason.

2. QuickOffice Pro
Available for: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Google Android products

If you’re looking for a document editor, no other app beats QuickOffice. It’s a great alternative for editing Microsoft Office documents while on the go in all programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This app can even access files from your Dropbox folders easily and put them right back in there after you finish editing them. This is a premium app that currently costs $14.99 for iPhone and $19.99 for iPad. There’s also a version for Android at $14.99.

3. Dictionary.com
Available for: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Google Android products

You kids today and your iWingWangs have no idea what it was like way back when. If you wanted to look up meanings for words, synonyms and antonyms for said words and famous quotations using said words, it usually required three books with the combined size of a countertop microwave. Sure, there were paperback versions, but did you ever see how bent, chewed and torn up your average paperback dictionary gets after a year of use? The Dictionary.com app puts all of those pages and pounds of functions into a much smaller, more portable package. Sure, there’s always going to be some pedant who one-ups you with a multi-volume Oxford English Dictionary or Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, but their wallet and back are paying a big price for minimal reward.

4. CourseSmart
Available for: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Google Android products

Even if students get your textbooks free through the school system or get used textbooks at a deep discount, they’re still lugging them around on their backs all year. That’s a weighty proposition, and an unnecessary one at that. CourseStart puts a semester’s or year’s worth of books on a user’s laptop, tablet and/or smartphone for 12 months at roughly half as much as print versions. Granted, you can’t sell these versions back, but the already deep discount offsets that loss in most cases.

5. Grades 2
Available for: iPhone & iPod Touch.

Setting a grade target is often necessary to move forward, and the Grades 2 lets students do just that. This is an app that helps students figure out whether or not their on the right track toward achieving an A, or any other minimum target grade. All you have to do is plug in the information for your past and upcoming assignments so that the app can do the rest of the work. It’s available for free for the iPhone.

6. Evernote
Available for: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Google Android products, Blackberry, Microsoft, Windows Phone 7

Having trouble looking for that one little fact you scrawled out two months ago during an 8 a.m. class just after the first big campus party of the year? Can’t read it even after you find it? Evernote feels your pain and lets you type and synchronize notes, to-do-lists photos and voice memos from your iPhone to the Web. Everything’s searchable, which means you can look for text within images (including words on whiteboards), find notes or files from any of your synced devices and share them easily with friends via email, Facebook(FB_) and Twitter.

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