8 Famous and Free Android/iOS Apps for Higher Education


8 Famous and Free Android/iOS Apps for Higher Education

We presented “18 Android apps for education” which highlighted some of the best Android apps for Toddlers, Elementary and Middle School as well. With new apps and tools, and the emergence of edtech trends like MOOC, we’ve come up with a new list of 

the Apple and Android education apps for higher education.

These apps are highly rated both by educators and by students, and features a range that spans from free language learning app to MOOC libraries, and from free neworking to amazing personal magazines.

You will find a brief description for each app we have listed. Here are 8 Android/iOS apps for higher education.

TED app presents talks from some of the world’s most fascinating people: education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus, and music legends. Find more than 1,400 TEDTalk videos (with more added regularly).

  • The entire library is at your fingertips to browse at any time, even when you’re not online throught the free download option.
  • Download full videos to your device and watch them when you’re offline. Listen to an on-demand playlist of TEDTalks audio at any time.
  • TEDTalks videos include subtitles in over 90 languages.
  • You can curate your own playlist.
  • TED app regularly updates with new talks from TED events around the world.
  • You can browse talks by tags, themes, or language.
  • Got an idea, question, or debate inspired by the TEDTalk? You can Start a TED Conversation.
  • And obviously you can share your favorite talks with your friends.

Appointment-Plus app lets users take their scheduling with them wherever they work. Manage appointments for yourself or your entire staff, create, update and cancel appointments on the fly.

  • Create, view, update and cancel appointments.
  • If you’re an admin, manage appointments and customers for any of your locations, or staff.

Bonfyre is a great private networking app that creates clubs, sports, and study groups, and improves student-to-teacher communication. It helps provide an intimate, private level of connection between a student’s daily classroom activity and others.

  • Private Group Text Messaging
  • Private Photo Sharing App
  • Free Picture Messaging App
  • Private Photo Gallery & Albums

With Duolingo you can learn a language completely free, without ads or hidden charges. Have fun while learning, leveling up and competing with friends. It gives you an opportunity to translate real-world texts in the language you are learning, and in doing so, you help Duolingo translate the web into other languages. It is a good example of gamification in education.

  • Good language tricks through short explanations to help you understand the concepts.
  • Duolingo gives you a word, and you tap on the photo that matches it. Strengthen your visual connection with the language.
  • You can now tap on a word to hear its pronunciation.
  • Game elements such as secret awards for finishing the whole skill tree are a part of Duolingo.

Flipboard is your personal magazine. You get to simply pick a few topics to start reading-everything from world news to sports, travel and more. 

  • Add Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and more to see updates from your social world, all in a beautiful magazine style experience.
  • Just tap any of your tiles to start flipping through the pages of your Flipboard. And use the + button on any item to start saving things into your own magazines.
  • You can also add popular publications.
  • You can find thousands of websites, RSS feeds and interesting sources.
  • Explore magazines being created on Flipboard in “By Our Readers.”

Google Drive is an easy to use tool with 5GB for free to safely keep all of your files, photos, and more in one place and then access it from any device, anywhere. Store documents, pictures, or other files-even the big ones-using Google Drive and easily share them with anyone. You can read this free report to understand its applications by teachers and students.

  • You can edit and create Google documents and spreadsheets
  • Share photos with friends and family – to anywhere, from anywhere.
  • Always have the latest version of your documents at home or office.
  • Offline viewing
  • Access your documents on the plane, train, or bus, everything is synced. So no worries in case of a new device, your files are there on the cloud.

The Khan Academy app is the best way to view immense video library of over 3,500 videos. Khan Academy covers a massive number of topics, including K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even the humanities with playlists on finance and history. With its application in concets like flipped classroom, it is a great tool for educators and learners.

  • All the videos are downloadable so you can take individual videos or entire playlists to watch offline at your own pace.
  • Follow along, skip ahead, or go back by navigating through subtitles.
  • You an track your progress and get credit for watching videos, and see your achievements

With StudyBlue, you can flip online flashcards for fast feedback on what you know, then re-study and revise concepts you’ve not yet mastered using Study Filters. A free StudyBlue.com account is required to use this app.

  • Make flashcards: Use text, pictures, and audio to create flashcards right on your device.
  • Study stats: Focus on toughest materials, go hard on “the wrongs”, and take pride in your progress.
  • Through great search feature, you can find online flashcards and notes from millions of classmate-created materials.
    Through Reminders and alerts, you can put an end to forgetting about the concepts to be read.
  • You can continue a study lesson from where you left it off.
  • Through messages, you can contact classmates to ask questions or collaborate.

Don’t see an app you love on this list? Let us know, or leave a suggestion in the comment section.

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