With the increased use of technology in education, students are more inclined towards digital note-taking, organization, scheduling. Students love apps and software that help them reduce extra stress and organize their busy schedules easily. The gadget that most students use for their university, college, high school tasks is the Ipad. According to Tablet Feast, 75% of students find that iPads make learning more effective. That’s why, I have decided to take a deep dive into the Top 10 Ipad apps for students.
N.B.: All apps mentioned here work for Ipad (7th gen,8th), Ipad pro, Ipad air.
Yes, you have certainly heard about Notion. If you haven’t, this is your lucky day.
Notion is one of the most popular note-taking apps in the present world. Although initially built for note-taking, this apps goes far and beyond its objectives. It can be used as a task manager, schedule planner, habit tracker, budget manager, to-do lists and whatnot. You can consider it as an all-in-one workspace.
Overview: Notion has a very simple yet appealing interface. The pages are highly customizable with icons, background images, coloring texts and more. One of the best features is the integration of Notion with different apps. You can integrate with Notion:
- Google Calendar
- Codepen and more.
- Access anywhere through any device. Notion is available for IOS, android, windows and mac.
- Easily customizable and simple
- Unlimited file uploads
- Sharing a page and creating workspaces for group projects becomes a piece of cakes
- Regular updates and a responsive support team
- Lack of an API (presently, they are working on it)
- No Handwriting support
- Poor offline support
- No features which allow syncing with calendar apps. (Not yet)
Individual -It is free for up to 1000 blocks and a 5 M.B. upload limit. But for a personal plan, they charge 5$ per month or 4$ per month paid annually.
Overview: Notability is perfect for a student because it is really easy to use and comes with some really handy features. With this app in hand, you can say goodbye to pen and paper forever ( although that is not recommended). You will be able to take notes freely and customize them according to your needs. This app will make creating mindmaps, flow notes, cornel notes very easy to create. You can even add necessary digital media such as Gifs, pictures, stickers and more.
Notability can even organize the notes for you. One of the best features is the fact that even handwritten text is searchable. This feature will help you to find. Any part of a certain note, mindmap, flowchart, table in a matter of seconds.
Last but not the least, with Notability, you can even take audio notes. These audio notes can be crucial to recording class lectures. Now you will not miss a word your teacher says.
- Effective search
- Audio notes
- Ease of use
- Slow opening notes
- Cannot delete multiple notes together
It is currently priced at 8.99$ ( Very reasonable)
Anki is the most popular flashcard app for students. It is present in all devices; Android, IOS, Mac, Windows.
Active recall and spaced repetition are the most effective studying technique. Anki is an iPad app that helps to integrate these two methods into one, making it the ultimate revision app. There is no doubting about the power of Anki. Students worldwide use it to study all kinds of subjects, including medicine (especially medicine), law, history, language, etc.
Anki does not have a very appealing interface, but looks can be deceiving. You are free to create your deck of cards & review them whenever you like. It comes especially handy when the exams are near. Revision during the night before exams become fairly easier with its help. There are different types of cards from which you can choose. If you are a lazy lad like me, you can even download pre-made decks made by others.
- Promotes active recall and spaced repetition
- Super easy to use.
- Customizable decks
- Unappealing interface
Free, except for IOS, which is 24.99$. If you are a lifelong learner (like me), then 24.99$ is fairly reasonable.
Quizlet is another flashcard app that is available for all devices. The big difference between Anki and Quizlet is their interface. While Anki looks like an 80’s app, Quizlet has a really beautiful interface.
Quizlet offers a range of different features than Anki. You can gamify your lessons through tests, games, spells, matches and more. It makes learning easier and more fun. Even instructors use Quizlet to take different tests among their students. Like Anki, you will also find many pre-made decks for studying different topics.
Besides, Quizlet Live is a feature where teachers can conduct an in-class game that will help students to review information.
- Easy to use
- Beautiful interface
- Quizlet Live
- No feature for spaced repetition
- Ads cause distraction
There is a free version and two premium versions
- Quizlet Go – Costs 35.88$ per year
- Quizlet Plus – Costs 47.88$ per year
For groups buying Quizlet Plus, accounts get pricing by volume.
Todoist is the most popular to-do list apps out there. It is compatible with a browser, Mac, Windows, Android, Ios. Although primarily used as a to-do list, you can also use it for professional task management and small businesses. This is particularly good for students who use their iPad to manage their busy schedules and assignments.
One of the coolest things about this app is its integration with Google Calendar, Dropbox, Zapier, Alexa, Siri and many more. Every student can take control over their workflow and manage rough schedules.
- Integration makes workflow super smooth
- Great flexibility
- Easy customization
- Email, Article, Website addition to tasks
- The free version is limited
- Windows app needs improvement
- Custom views or lists are not smooth
- Free version- 0$
- Premium version – 3$ monthly
- Business for teams – 5$ monthly
Istudiez Pro is one of the best Ipad apps for every student. It is a lesser-known app but is perfect for managing classes, assignments, deadlines and whatnot. This app is a dream planner for every high school, college, university student.
Initially, setting up all classes in the app may be overwhelming, but it is certainly worth it. You have three widgets for overview, assignments and planner. Istudiez pro lays out your schedule and makes sure. You never miss a deadline. You can set reminders that will remind you of an upcoming test, class or deadline.
Another cool feature is adding grades to the assignments. You can even grades to your exams too. This app can be synced, meaning you can sync all information across all devices; Even your Apple watch.
- Great layout
- Perfect for students
- Complete package for a to-do list, task manager and reminder.
- No option for recurring assignments
For Paid version,
- Monthly plan- 1.99$
- Annually -9.99$
Freedom- Block Distraction
Distractions are the worst enemies for students of any age. Freedom, as you can guess, is an app that will prevent all sorts of distractions. It could be fighting against students’ worst enemies.
How? This app lets you temporarily block time-wasting apps and websites. You can be much more focused and productive without these unnecessary distractions. Set up many blocklists and start a session. If you want to be self-disciplined, there is no better app out there like freedom. There are also features of ambient sounds to give you complete serenity.
Freedom app can save you about 2-3 hours every day. Think how much it can do in a week, month or year.
- Ambient sound feature
- Block distraction across devices.
- Motivational quotes
- No rewards physical or abstract like that of Forest
- No Pomodoro support
- Free for seven sessions only
- The Premium version is 6.99$ Per Month or 129.00 $ permanently.
Keynote is the presentation app of their iWork productivity suite. It is still the best presentation app for the ios. Students using Ipad should consider using this app for its features and flexibility.
Keynote is quite similar to Powerpoint in case of functionality. Keynote also has a very convenient three-panel interface. You can create slides, add pictures, gifs, stickers, shapes, embed y videos and do everything you need for a perfect presentation. Recently you can use Scribble to write by hand with the Apple pencil that will directly convert to text. It has all sorts of mesmerizing transitions, effects and more.
- Amazing templates
- Clear interface
- Apple Pencil support
- Mp4 not supported
- Lack of updates and changes
- Free. If not installed, you can get it for free in the app store
- Old mac users may need to buy Keynote for a onetime fee of 19.99$
How many times do you need to search for your lessons on youtube a day? I would guess it would be more than five times a day. I am pretty sure you have heard about the Khan academy. They have their Ipad app for students who want to learn better and faster.
Khan Academy app is especially faster on Ipad than all other devices. No student should miss this opportunity. This is a free online service with hundreds and thousands of course material covering almost every subject. This Ipad app for students is a must-have
- No signup required
- Gamification, video lectures, quizzes and more
- Language support
- Some subjects are missing
- Mainly based on the U.S. education system.
- Completely free
One of the key areas every student should focus on is their mental health and sleep. Too much anxiety, depression, frustration can harm academic performance alongside personal life.
Headspace is a mindfulness app with a simple interface. It is the most downloaded mindfulness app in the world. Headspace offers four key features, namely Meditate, Sleep, Move, Focus. There are both meditation courses and single programs. Single programs help to reduce acute anxiety and calm you down in stressful conditions. It also provides sleep casts paired with white noise to help you sleep. You can also use this app for workouts and focusing.
- Engaging animations
- Track your progress
- Scientifically backed
- Family and child friendly
- Cost is higher than other mindfulness apps
- Experienced people need to go through basic content first before advancing
- The First ten program is free.
- Subscription costs 12.95$/month or 95.88$/year.
These Ipad apps can change a students’ lifestyle for good. Although not solely made for students, some can be very useful in boosting academic performance, memory, and student life overall. You should give all of them a try and see what fits you best. Most iPad apps here have a free version; you can give a trial before committing to it completely.
Hope this article helps you to find the best iPad apps for students. Best of luck