Best Educational Apps

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Finding best educational apps is a laborious task particularly when you take into account the fact that there are over 500,000 educational apps. However, finding high quality education apps that can actually be helpful is more challenging. Fortunately for you, the following is our list of the best of the best educational apps. These apps will be a great place to get started and horn your skills.

1. Duolingo

Duolingo is the world's number 1 free language-learning app and website which has gained millions of followers. As the most popular and well-known tool for learning languages, Duolingo is a great example of a straightforward language app. It's really simple to use. You set up a profile, choose your target language, set your weekly goals and off you go! And The lessons get harder the further you go, but it always manages to stay fun. It supports over a dozen languages. The developers also boast that 34 hours in this app is equal to a semester in school.

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2. Evernote

Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders–and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go. It's by far the best note taking app for ipad, iphone, android, windows, mac.

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3. Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a completely free website and educational app that includes thousands of educational videos aimed at self-paced instruction. With over 40,000 interactive Common Core aligned practice questions and over 10,000 videos and explanations in math, science, economics, history, and more, Khan Academy is the perfect app for students of all ages to study.

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4. TED

TED is a media organization that posts talks online for free distribution, under the slogan "Ideas Worth Spreading". It's rare that an organization truly makes you think. The TED app lets you peruse more the entire library of more than 1,700 TED Talks videos, introducing you to intriguing presentations and revolutionary ideas from education radicals, tech geniuses, business gurus, musical legends, and the like. TED Talks consistently delivers passionate arguments from people that love learning. It's a must-have resource for the progressive educator.

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5. YouTube

YouTube is the most popular free video-sharing site and app. It is probably the best thing that ever happened to learning apps. It offers a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, music videos documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos. You can find anything you are interested in and master any skill you want to learn by watching the tutorial videos on YouTube.

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6. Kindle

Amazon Kindle is one of the more traditional learning apps. As electronic books have changed the public's reading habits, and millions worldwide now read books, magazines, and other content on handheld readers like Amazon's Kindle. And Kindle app is freeware that lets you access your Kindle titles without a Kindle device. Its Whispersync feature automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and settings between a wide range of compatible devices.


7. Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a fast, dependable and powerful web browser that is easily the best choice for mobile devices. It‘s totally a walking encyclopedia to help you search anything you want to know. Google leads in the fields of search, online video, maps, and more. While Google Chrome has reached this position among browsers thanks to some excellent qualities, including speed, simplicity, security, and leading support for new Web-code standards.

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8. Flipboard

Flipboard is an award winning personalized news app that is used by millions of people every day. It gathers news, popular stories and conversations so you can sit back and flip through the latest and greatest stories of our time. Flipboard curates the world's stories to give you the full perspective so you can focus on investing in yourself, staying informed, and feel like you've spent your time well. Focus on what matters to you, not the random posts of other people's lives.

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9. Audible

Audible is a great choice if you return to your favorite audio books over and over again and are interested in building up your library. As the United States' largest audio book producer and retailer, Audible is a good service with excellent customer support options, and it offers a decent deal on audio books. One of the really cool things about the service is that Audible's book selections are often read by well-known book narrators, actors and actresses.

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10. VitalSource Bookshelf

VitalSource is a global leader in building, enhancing, and delivering e-learning content. They offer best-in-breed technology, enterprise level scalability, industry leading analytics, and the broadest digital content catalog in higher education. And The VitalSource Bookshelf app is the most used e-textbook delivery platform in higher education. Content from more than 500 of the world's top academic publishers is available to Bookshelf platform users on a variety of operating systems and devices.

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11. SoloLearn

SoloLearn is a mobile social platform where everyone can learn coding. It breaks the stereotypes of institutional instructor-centric learning and creates a student-centric open platform that provides a unique learning experience you never had before. It has the largest collection of free code learning content, from beginner to pro! Choose from thousands of programming topics to learn coding concepts, brush up your programming knowledge, or stay aligned with the latest coding trends.

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Bonus Tip:

eBooks or audiobooks purchased through Kindle, Audible and VitalSource platform are protected by DRM, which means that those purchased content can only be accessed via specific apps and devices under your authorization. Thus, DRM has caused a lot of inconvenience for the customers. For example, the biggest problem is that you can not even back up your purchased contents. Fortunately for you, if you have the same concerns like I do, there are 3 DRM Removal that can help you decrypt ebooks, audiobooks and e-textbooks purchased via Kindle/Google Play/Nook/Kobo/Audible/VitalSource, etc. These 3 terrific DRM Removal are Epubor Ultimate, Epubor Audible Converter and Epubor VitalSource respectively.

1. If you want to remove DRM and convert book formats of your eBooks purchased via Kindle/Google Play/Nook/Kobo platform, etc, please read the tutorial article about how to decrypt Kindle DRM or how to decrypt Nook DRM or how to decrypt Kobo DRM.

2. If you want to remove DRM from Audible books, please read this article about how to convert AA/AAX to MP3.

3. If you want to remove DRM from VitalSource textbooks, please read this article about how to convert VBK to PDF.


Educational Apps are rapidly overtaking text books to become the go-to way to grasp new ideas and learn more about the fascinating world we live in. Most important, our education doesn't have to stop after school. I believe these best of the best educational apps will keep your mind active forever.


Hillary Zhang works for Epubor and writes articles about eBooks and eReaders. She seeks the methods to read eBooks more freely and wants to share all she has got with you.

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