10 Apps to Educate Yourself

10 Apps to Educate Yourself

Apps are for more than just posting pictures of yourself for your friends to see. Download some that will actually help you learn something valuable. We picked the following ten to start.

1. MIT App Inventor.

Have you ever wanted to know how an app gets made? Why not try making one yourself with the MIT App Inventor? It’s marketed for kids in Grades 6-12, but we’re sure even adults can learn something from it. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, even if you’re not a tech wiz. Free on iOS and Android. 

2. English Grammar Ultimate.

Are you never sure how to use “whom?” Then consider downloading English Grammar Ultimate, which breaks down all the grammar mysteries you’ve ever pondered. It’s also ideal for people who are learning English as a second language — the app helps you understand idioms and turns of phrase. Free on Android. 

3. PhotoMath

Struggling with an equation? Simply take a picture of it, and PhotoMath will help you solve it. The app gives you the answer AND step-by-step instructions on how to figure it out yourself. Free on iOS and Android. 

4. CliffsNotes.

Who hasn’t used the CliffsNotes website? Well, now they have an app — so if you ever need to know how Hamlet ended and you don’t have a lot of time, add this to your device. Free on iOS.

5. GoodReads.

GoodReads is of the most popular sites to get book recommendations — so downloading the app will ensure you always know what to read next, be it fiction or non-fiction. Compile a wish list of books you want to read or even check out what your friends are reading for inspiration. Free on iOS and Android. 

6. CreditKarma.

Educate yourself on your finances! Your credit score determines everything from the interest rate you get on your credit cards to whether you get approved for a home loan. CreditKarma makes staying on top of it easy. Free on iOS and Android. 

7. CNN.

Take a break from 2048 and stay updated on current events with the CNN app. You can get notifications on breaking news from around the world. And you can share photos and videos of what’s going on where you are. Free on iOS and Android. 

8. QuakeFeed.

Whether you live in an area that frequently has earthquakes or you’re just interested in the subject, QuakeFeed lets you monitor earthquakes around the world in real-time. Set the app to alert you whenever one occurs nearby. Free on iOS.

9. StarWalk.

StarWalk could come in handy if you’re on a date — or if you’ve ever looked at the night sky and wondered what constellations you’re seeing. Just point your phone at the heavens and the app will tell you. $2.99 on iOS and $2.52 on Android.

10. TED.

TED Talks feature riveting lectures from experts in pretty much every field. Don’t let that knowledge go to waste! Download the app so you can access all that information. Free on iOS and Android.

Enjoyed this? Check out 10 Smartphone Apps to Make You Smarter! 

Written by Roselyn Sebastian

Apps are for more than just posting pictures of yourself for your friends to see. Download some that will actually help you learn something valuable. We picked the following ten to start.

1. MIT App Inventor.

Have you ever wanted to know how an app gets made? Why not try making one yourself with the MIT App Inventor? It’s marketed for kids in Grades 6-12, but we’re sure even adults can learn something from it. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, even if you’re not a tech wiz. Free on iOS and Android. 

2. English Grammar Ultimate.

Are you never sure how to use “whom?” Then consider downloading English Grammar Ultimate, which breaks down all the grammar mysteries you’ve ever pondered. It’s also ideal for people who are learning English as a second language — the app helps you understand idioms and turns of phrase. Free on Android. 

3. PhotoMath

Struggling with an equation? Simply take a picture of it, and PhotoMath will help you solve it. The app gives you the answer AND step-by-step instructions on how to figure it out yourself. Free on iOS and Android. 

4. CliffsNotes.

Who hasn’t used the CliffsNotes website? Well, now they have an app — so if you ever need to know how Hamlet ended and you don’t have a lot of time, add this to your device. Free on iOS.

5. GoodReads.

GoodReads is of the most popular sites to get book recommendations — so downloading the app will ensure you always know what to read next, be it fiction or non-fiction. Compile a wish list of books you want to read or even check out what your friends are reading for inspiration. Free on iOS and Android. 

6. CreditKarma.

Educate yourself on your finances! Your credit score determines everything from the interest rate you get on your credit cards to whether you get approved for a home loan. CreditKarma makes staying on top of it easy. Free on iOS and Android. 

7. CNN.

Take a break from 2048 and stay updated on current events with the CNN app. You can get notifications on breaking news from around the world. And you can share photos and videos of what’s going on where you are. Free on iOS and Android. 

8. QuakeFeed.

Whether you live in an area that frequently has earthquakes or you’re just interested in the subject, QuakeFeed lets you monitor earthquakes around the world in real-time. Set the app to alert you whenever one occurs nearby. Free on iOS.

9. StarWalk.

StarWalk could come in handy if you’re on a date — or if you’ve ever looked at the night sky and wondered what constellations you’re seeing. Just point your phone at the heavens and the app will tell you. $2.99 on iOS and $2.52 on Android.

10. TED.

TED Talks feature riveting lectures from experts in pretty much every field. Don’t let that knowledge go to waste! Download the app so you can access all that information. Free on iOS and Android.

Enjoyed this? Check out 10 Smartphone Apps to Make You Smarter! 

Written by Roselyn Sebastian

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