1. BenchPrep BenchPrep is an interactive course library with all the graduate and professional exam study material you can handle. It includes hundreds of practice questions, flashcards, in-app purchases and almost 600 study lessons. Go ahead and pick your poison: LSAT, MCAT, GMAT. Available for free on iOS and Android devices.
2. iStudiez Pro
iStudiezPro keeps track of your deadlines, grades and more across all Macdevices — all you need to do is plug your class schedule into the app. It comes with both Cloud syncing and iCal integration. Available for $2.99 for iOS. The free iStudiez Lite version limits the number of classes you manage, but it’s useful nonetheless.
You’ve probably heard a lot about Evernote, and yes, you should try it. What have you got to lose … your homework? The app syncs all your stuff — text, audio, photo, video — to an online account, so you’re always connected with resources to study. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by Evernote’s many features, check out this comprehensive beginner’s guide. Available for broke college students (read: free) for iOS and Android devices. The premium version is even more useful, at $5 a month or $45 a year.
4. StudyBlue Flashcards
Flashcards are an effective way to memorize information, but making them is a headache. With StudyBlue, use text, pictures and audio to create the perfect stack of (digital) flashcards; or, search the massive database to borrow someone else’s. Available for iOS and Android devices.
5. RealCalc Scientific Calculator
Did your little brother steal your calculator once you finished AP physics? Use RealCalc for serious computing — it’s a perfect alternative for the calculator-less. Available for free for Android. If you need a heavy-duty upgrade, try RealCalc Plus for $3.49.
6. Engineering Professional
More than 650 chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, hydrology and mechanical formulas are updated in Engineering Pro — so don’t worry about buying multiple formula apps. Save or Favorite the formulas you need most often. Available for $11.99 for iOS.
EasyBib generates citations in MLA, APA and Chicago style wherever you are — just scan the book’s bar code or enter the title. The app also lets you easily email and export the bibliographies to yourself. Using this, you have noexcuses for putting off that term paper. Available for free for iOS and Android devices.
Some professors drop the most important bombs when you least expect it (“Have a good spring break, everyone. Oh! One more thing: We’re having an exam worth 60% of your final grade the day you get back. See ya!”). Don’t miss a thing with Notesdeck. This super-fast note-taking app opens to a new note by default, lets you create custom hotkeys and syncs notes from other apps — iCloud, Evernote, Simplenote and Dropbox. You can even search within those other apps from one search bar. Available for $2.99 for iOS.
9. Wolfram Alpha
From thermodynamics to baseball, the Wolfram Alpha reference app uses its supercomputing Cloud to quickly generate answers — across thousands of domains — to all your research questions. Available for $2.99 for iOS and Android devices.
10. Dictionary.com Mobile
With more than two million definitions, synonyms and antonyms, Dictionary.com’s fast and user-friendly mobile app will decode that confusing media law textbook in no time. Available for free for iOS and Android devices.