10 Best Back-to-School Apps
Available for: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
How do you get the most test prep into the least amount of time? Drill, baby, drill. Flash cards are a perennial favorite of the involved parent and the super-studious pupil, but this app allows you to make flash cards on your phone, create photo flash cards with your iPhone camera or download text and images from Flashcard Exchange, Dropbox or Quizlet and import cards from Excel. A text-to-speech function even lets students listen to vocabulary flash cards. The best part? All those hulking stacks of card stock that were thrown away after test day are now only as thick and cumbersome as your slimmed-down smartphone.
Available for: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Google Android products, Blackberry(RIMM) , Microsoft(MSFT) Windows Phone 7
Having trouble looking for that one little fact you scrawled out two months ago during an 8 a.m. class just after the first big campus party of the year? Can't read it even after you find it? Evernote feels your pain and lets you type and synchronize notes, to-do-lists photos and voice memos from your iPhone to the Web. Everything's searchable, which means you can look for text within images (including words on whiteboards), find notes or files from any of your synced devices and share them easily with friends via email, Facebook(FB) and Twitter.