90526 Best Education Apps Alex Cequea iPhone Life 1528-5456 2011-10-05 2011 Buyers Guide 3 6 14 Apps

Best of the Best

#1 iStudiez Pro

($2.99, app2.me/129)

imageA super-organizer app. Keep your courses, tasks, assignments, grades and deadlines in order and up to date. Set separate alarms for each task or assignment, and secure data easily with one-tap email back up.

2. Grammar Up HD

(iPad only: $4.99, app2.me/3947)

imageOver 1,800 grammar
 questions across 20 different categories. Improve your word selection and vocabulary, and track your progress with these great self-timed quizzes.

3. Sky Safari

(Lite version: $2.99,

app2.me/3079; Pro version: $14.99, app2.me/3070)

imageThis celestial travel guide puts 300,000 stars and 30,000 deep space objects within your reach. Point your device
 towards the sky, and use this app as a telescope controller over Wi-Fi or 3G.

Made for iPad

1. Grammar Up HD

(see "Best of the Best" top)

2. Super Why! for iPad

($3.99, app2.me/3347)

imageAdapted from the PBS
 children's series, this app is a collection of four interactive Super Why! games to help your child read and write. Did I mention you can collect virtual stickers?

3. WikiPanion for iPad

(Free, app2.me/2483)

imageThis app offers the perfect way to access Wikipedia quickly and easily. It's designed for streamlined navigation and clear display of Wikipedia entries. It also saves and organizes your browsing history.

Elementary School

1. Stack the States

(Free version, app2.me/3948;

Full version: $.99, app2me/3337)

imageThis app is a colorful and
 dynamic game that makes it fun to learn about each of the 50 states.

2. Rocket Math

(Free version, app2.me/3949;

Full version: $.99, app2me/3866)

imageThis app has 56 different "math missions" with touchable objects like stars, coins, clocks, and even pizzas! Lots of fun for parents and kids.

3. Great Migrations HD

(iPad only: $3.99, app2.me/3865)

imageHelp migrating animals through forests, rivers, and desolate plains while avoiding hungry
 predators and other environmental
 hazards. A great educational game for both young and old.

High School

1. iStudiez pro

(see "Best of the Best" top)

2. CourseNotes

(iPad only: $4.99,


imageThis app offers a great way to take notes during classes or meetings. You can also sync with your iPad calendar, keep to-do lists and track assignments.

3. Graphing Calculator

($1.99, app2.me/2442)

imageThis app is a fantastic
 replacement to the Ti-83 graphing calculator for a tiny fraction of the price.


1. Awesome Note

(Free, app2.me/2970; Full version: $3.99, app2.me/220)

imageThis app puts a very powerful organizer at your fingertips. Create notes, manage to-dos, create shopping lists, and much more. It syncs to Google Docs and Evernote.

2. Evernote

(Free, app2.me/130)

imageThe award-winning Evernote app helps you remember and sync everything. Organize image snapshots (which it reads if there's text on them), notes, voice recordings, and much more.

3. GFlashPro

($3.99, app2.me/3873)

imageThis app is a fantastic flash card app, where you can create and edit flash cards, or choose from over 50 million card sets from
 Quizlet and StudyStack.


1. Sky Safari

(see "Best of the Best" top)

2. Star Walk

($4.99, app2.me/2550)

imageThis award-winning app
 allows you to point at the sky and see what stars and constellations you're looking at in real-time. No internet connection required.

3. Nasa App

(Free, app2.me/2659)

imageYou can't have a "best of space apps" list without including the NASA app. Images, video, and a whole wealth of information straight from the leaders of space exploration.


1. Monkey Preschool lunchbox

($.99, app2.me/2658)

imageA collection of six fun
 educational games that works best for kids ages two through five. Your
 preschooler can learn about colors, letters, counting, shapes, sizes, matching, and differences.

2. Interactive Alphabet

($2.99, app2.me/3331)

imageIn this app, every letter
 becomes an interactive toy. A great app for babies, toddlers and

3. Dr. Seuss's ABC

($3.99, app2.me/2345)

imageDr. Seuss teaches young readers the ABC's through hilarious words and pictures. This beloved classic is guaranteed to entertain your child for hours.


That's the number of Education apps active in the App Store. Good thing we narrowed them down for ya!