Autumn is approaching and that means getting back to school. Whether you’re heading to school or college, using your Android phone or tablet can help get ready for new courses. In this article we will outline some of the best Android applications for students or those of you who seeking a little self-improvement.

Flashcard Maker Pro

Make studying a breeze with Flashcard Maker Pro. The app supports two different types of flashcards – single answer and multiple choice. Review your flashcards through the quiz feature and see your score at the end. You can also copy cards between sets for easier collaboration.Upload your flashcard sets to our public repository and make them available for anyone else with Flashcard Maker Pro. Likewise, you can browse the repository and download any flashcard set that was previously uploaded.

Flashcard Maker Pro Screenshot

Flashcard Maker Pro Screenshot

Formulae Pro

Formulae Pro is a great app for when you want to study on the go, or you’re just a little forgetful with all those important equations. Contains chemistry, physics and maths content, including functional groups, named reactions (including mechanisms) and, of course, loads of equations. You can create your own custom equations and send them to the developer.

Formulae Pro Screenshot

Formulae Pro Screenshot

Kiwix (Offline Wikipedia)

The whole Wikipedia content in your device! Kiwix is an offline content reader which can be used for Wikipedia as well as other contents (Ubuntu documentation, WikiLeaks, WikiSource, etc). Once you have downloaded the content file (potentially very large), you don’t need any connection to use it. Kiwix is a lightweight software reading ZIM files which you download and store on your device or external storage (SD card).

Kiwix (Offline Wikipedia) Screenshot

Kiwix (Offline Wikipedia) Screenshot

Listen & Speak

Listen & Speak will transform your mobile device into a perfect foreign language teacher. It uses an advanced learning technique where short language patterns are read, understood, and pronounced in sequence. The application then analyzes your pronunciation, telling you how well you have done. You can also directly compare your recording to the reference version. By going through the set of such patterns you quickly built up the necessary skills and become proficient in speaking freely the language of your choice.

Listen & Speak Screenshot

Listen & Speak Screenshot

Math Ref

Math Ref is is a math reference that includes over 1,400 formulas, figures, and examples to help you with math, physics, chemistry and more. Use an expanding list of helpful tools such as a unit converter, quadratic solver, and triangle solver to perform common calculations.

Math Ref Screenshot

Math Ref Screenshot

Mathway

Bring the solving power of Mathway.com to your Android device, no network access required! Get free instant answers to your math problems, or upgrade to a premium membership to also receive step-by-step work and explanations. With tens of millions of problems already solved, Mathway is the #1 problem solving resource available for students, parents, and teachers. Math subjects covered include Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, and Statistics.

Mathway Screenshot

Mathway Screenshot

Merck PTE HD

The Merck periodic table of the elements app provides detailed information, state-of-the-art functions and an appealing presentation. It offers high-school and university students as well as teachers or professors the opportunity to learn more about the chemical elements – from classification to element features to their history of discovery. The powerful multi-lingual app renders complex contents intuitively comprehensible: the well-structured and concise arrangement of groups and periods, details for every element, intelligent controls, and numerous selection options provide quick access to needed information.

Merck PTE HD Screenshot

Merck PTE HD Screenshot

My Class Schedule

My Class Schedule keeps your student life organized. This app will not only keep you informed about your upcoming classes, but also reminds you of exams and unfinished homework. The main feature of this app is its timetable that shows your schedule for any particular day or week. Additionally there are many other helpful features, for example a grade overview with your average grades or the ability to automatically mute your phone during class. No matter if you go to school or university, this easy to use app helps you to keep track of all related tasks.

My Class Schedule Screenshot

My Class Schedule Screenshot

Science – Microcosm 3D

Science – Microcosm 3D will take you on a fascinating journey across the world of science. You’ll be able to see objects of the microcosm with your own eyes! Normally it is impossible to see them without a microscope. The app represents a virtual scale with sizes from 10^-1 to 10^-21 and animated 3D models of micro objects from such areas of science like physics, chemistry, natural sciences and biology. The size of the objects varies from the smallest particles and atoms to protons, neutrons and quarks.

Science - Microcosm 3D Screenshot

Science – Microcosm 3D Screenshot

Skedule

  • Application: Skedule
  • Developer: gidix.de
  • Current version: 4.0.6
  • Price: Free!

Skedule is the tool for managing your timetable and homework. The design was made with simplicity in mind. You don’t need to learn just another program. Just start the app and begin. Synchronize your data via your free gidix-Account. All your timetables, to do’s and teachers will get synchronized. When you edit your timetable Skedule knows your teachers and lets you choose one. No need for retyping every teacher for every lesson.

Skedule Screenshot

Skedule Screenshot

SparkNotes

Get today’s most popular SparkNotes study guides for literature, Shakespeare, poetry, philosophy, drama and short stories. Access online or download to your device for use offline. Check-in to easily share your location and start a Sparknotes study group right from your mobile. Check-in update will appear on the Place page, your friends’ Facebook News Feed and your Wall.

SparkNotes Screenshot

SparkNotes Screenshot

Timetable

Timetable is a beautiful and intuitive app for managing your school or university life. Save your timetable and all tasks from homework to exams. You only need to enter them once, because Timetable syncs across all your Android devices. Often forget to turn down your phones volume? No problem the app automatically mutes your phone during lessons.

Timetable Screenshot

Timetable Screenshot

myHomework Student Planner

myHomework Student Planner is a multiplatform replacement to a paper planner, school diary, or academic agenda. It will help you to tracks all you assignments and and stay on top of class schedule and due dates.

myHomework Student Planner Screenshot

myHomework Student Planner Screenshot

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