Best iPhone and iPad apps for high school students: iStudiez Pro, Khan Academy, Flashcards+, and more!

Best iPhone and iPad apps for high school students: iStudiez Pro, Khan Academy, Flashcards+, and more!

The best iPhone and iPad apps to help high school student be more productive both at home and in the classroom!

Whether back to school has already come and gone, is about to be here, or is still waiting to happen, for students, parents, and teachers alike it means stocking up on all the basics - clothes, supplies... and apps! Yes, we're living in the educational future now, and there are lots of apps available in the App Store for both iPhone and iPad that can help make any school year better. From helping manage to helping complete homework to better preparing for and passing tests, there really are high school apps for all that. And here are some of our favorites!

iStudiez Pro

iStudiez Pro provides students with a great way to track homework assignments and due dates. Being organized is something high school students sometimes struggle with. Using iStudiez Pro can help boost productivity and ensure that things are getting turned in on time. With notifications for assignments and approaching due dates, staying on top of classes has never been easier.

If you are a student that has trouble remembering when assignments are due or you're a parent that wants to be able to check in easily with your child on what's due and when, make sure you pick up iStudiez Pro.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy contains a plethora of information, basic and advanced alike. You can drill down into individual categories from broad subjects to narrow ones. The way Khan Academy helps students is by breaking down different topics and showing videos on each that demonstrate different theories and topics.

If you want a supplemental learning tool to help you get through touch subjects, get Khan Academy.


Pages lets you write everything from essays to newsletters, and store and sync them on all your devices from iPhone to iPad to Mac. Pages also has a good amount of templates for outlines and reports that can help get you started with different types of assignments.

Everyone needs Pages. It's simply a must-have.

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Dropbox is a great tool to use for storing assignment, papers, and anything else school related you may need. With an app for almost every platform, you can access your files regardless of where you are or what computer you're on. No more forgetting assignments or losing track of papers that you need in order to complete something. Creating folders for each subject will keep you organized and make sure all your stuff is safe. With 2GB of free storage, most students will have the space they need for free to stay on top of things.

If you need a cloud storage service to keep track of all your school paperwork, Dropbox is a great choice.


Wolfram Alpha is a huge database of knowledge that can provide lots of reference information, math computations, and more. It contains information on literally every topic you could think of and makes for an invaluable resource especially at times when you need information quickly. It also ties into Siri on devices that support it making it as easy as asking Siri to answer a question for you. The actual app is still more robust than the Siri integration.

If you want a quick reference tool that spans any subject you could think of, get Wolfram Alpha.


Flashcards+ lets you create flashcards for anything you need to in order to study with them. Repetition is the way most of us learn and having flashcards that you can carry with you anywhere and create with less effort than writing them out can make students be more apt to actually use them regularly. Whether it's between a break at school or while relaxing at home, Flashcards+ lets you bring studying with you anywhere you go.

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Your picks for best apps for high school students?

There are tons of apps in the App Store specifically catered to help students of all ages. These are our favorites but if you're a parent or high school student, make sure to let us know in the comments what apps you've found to be useful in helping with homework and studying throughout the school year.

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Allyson Kazmucha

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Best iPhone and iPad apps for high school students: iStudiez Pro, Khan Academy, Flashcards+, and more!


I use brainscape (Flashcards but mac too) as well as google drive (free replacement for pages and numbers) and Evernote for my studies.


Instead of Dropbox, I would recommend Copy. This is a newer company but also has a good interface and multi platform apps. There are 2 advantages for Copy. You'll get more free space, namely 15GB even 20GB if you use a referral link like this one: (this gives me, just like you, 5gb extra :D)

And when you share you're map with other students or friends, you'll split the amount of cloud storage needed. If you use a 10gb folder for a project with 4 persons, it will cost you only 2.5gb of your own storage capacity.

Hi, we are group of parents that are very dedicated to our kid's education. After looking at how our kids use the current offering of IPAD apps and desktop applications, we discovered that traditional productivity applications don’t cater to the needs of students well because they don’t follow school life and workflows close enough.

So we built our own.

As a result, we just released SchoolKit Mobile for high school students. With it, students can create notes, take and manage photo notes, write their homework with a fully featured editor, share with other students, send their assignments back to their teachers in PDF and print, all within the context of the relevant course. We have streamlined the interface to facilitate the workflow during class and we have built a look and feel that blends well with the teenager's culture.

It's currently available on the app store. You can also go to the website where we have put more information:

In this blog post valuable information is shared about the school apps. The usability of such apps is limited to school, so schools have to subscribe the unlimited edition for school app usage, as they offer following benefits.
Reduces paper work..
Parent directly communicate with Teachers.
School Admin update student relevant information to the school app.
Beside these school save time and cost even collect fees online.
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