10 best educational apps for Android

10 best educational apps for Android

Socratic by Google Best Educational Apps for Android

Credit: Joe Hindy / Android Authority

Mobile technology is an amazing thing. It’s one of the most revolutionary productivity tools ever, but it doesn’t stop there. You can use your smartphones and tablets to help you learn new skills and learn new things. There are a wide variety of apps with educational content. You can learn basic things like math or history as well as more advanced things like computer programming or whatever else you can think of. Here are the best educational apps for Android!

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EdX is one of the most unique educational apps. Instead of offering professional courses, it offers real college courses. You will not get a legitimate college degree. However, there are courses in computer programming, engineering, history, psychology, nutrition, statistics, and hundreds more. It offers online or offline video conferences, announcements and course materials, as well as various tutorials. All of this is completely free. Anyone looking for graduate school should have this app right now.

Google Play Books

Price: Free / Book fees vary

Google Play Books has come a long way since its release. It is now one of the best educational apps on the market. The subjects you can buy range from fantasy and fiction to non-fiction, comics, and pretty much any other genre. There is also a wide selection of educational books, textbooks, guides and other books of educational value. The prices are generally comparable to those of other e-book platforms. However, it is not the only ebook platform available. Those who don’t like Google Play Books can also try Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble Nook.

Screenshot of Google Play Books 2019 Final

Khan Academy

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Khan Academy is another educational platform. It offers a variety of courses and classes to people. It currently contains over 10,000 instructional videos, courses and other content. Everything is also completely free. Khan Academy deals with more typical education like math, economics, history, science etc. They also have an app especially for kids which has many of the same features. It is definitely one of the best free educational apps. There is also a version specially designed for young children and we highly recommend it.

Khan Academy 2021 screenshot

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MyScript 2 Calculator

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MyScript Calculator 2 is a fun math app for kids and adults. It allows you to write problems with your finger or a stylus. The app then converts your handwriting and fixes the problem for you. It’s one of the most visually pleasing calculators we’ve ever seen. It supports a number of operations including basic algebra, basic trigonometry, basic arithmetic, and other things. You can also write certain things, such as division and fractions, in several different ways. This is highly recommended for those who are in elementary school, high school, and even midway through college. The app costs $ 2.99 without in-app purchases.


Price: Free / $ 19.99 per year

Quizlet is arguably the best memory card app out there. You can use it for virtually any subject. You can practice terms for your class, memorize vocabulary terms, etc. It also includes support for foreign languages, images and audio, and you can share memory cards with friends. The free version gives you a limited number of memory card sets to use. The pro version removes all limitations. Cram.com is another great flashcard app.

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Socratic by Google

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Socratic is a great educational app. It allows you to take pictures of various things and tell each other about them. You can take a photo of a math problem, history question, chemistry formula, or more. The app then tries to answer the question and also shows you how to answer it again in the future. It covers about half a dozen topics. The app is also completely free, with no ads or in-app purchases. We recommend this one to almost everyone, but especially high school kids and younger. Google bought this app some time ago and republished it as Google. We have this version linked to the button below, but you can find the original here for now.

Socratic 2020 screenshot


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SoloLearn is a developer on Google Play. They have tons of educational apps. Their specialization is computer programming. Thus, all their applications teach you a computer language. There is a range of languages ​​available including Python, Java, C ++, HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, SQL, and even Swift. All apps are completely free and each has stellar user reviews. If you like computer programming, you should look into these.


Price: Free / Course fees vary

Udemy was one of the first mobile educational apps to offer the courses. It currently has over 32,000 courses in total, ranging from science and technology to cooking and foreign languages. Some of the other topics include business, marketing, entrepreneurship, design, health and fitness, music, photography, and there are even classes to help you learn software. The courses vary widely in terms of the quality of the content. Some of them aren’t that great. Others are fantastic. There are also free and paid courses. The app is pretty decent and has most of the features of the official site as well.

Wolfram alpha

Price: $ 2.99

Wolfram Alpha is a lot like Socratic, but a bit more powerful with a slightly steeper learning curve. It covers dozens of categories on over two dozen topics. It can help with math problems, geography questions, and even people in history. It’s a great resource for anyone in high school or college in particular. However, everyone can benefit from it. He suffers from an occasional connection problem. Otherwise, it’s a great app all around. It costs $ 2.99 with no additional ads or in-app purchases.

Wolfram Alpha is one of the best learning apps for Android


Price: Free / $ 12.99 per year

YouTube is probably the best educational app for hands-on learning. You can find tutorials and how-to videos for just about anything. It could be changing the oil in your car, solving a math problem, taking an astronomy class, or learning how to dye t-shirts. Most YouTube channels don’t adhere to a learning style. So you usually only get one or two tutorials before you need to move on. Some channels offer lesson style videos. Either way, YouTube is a great source of secondary learning. You can also pay $ 12.99 per month for YouTube Premium and avoid all the annoying ads.

YouTube Premium screenshot for list of best magic apps

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