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    iHomework

    by Paul Pilone

    Before school even begins, you will want to start by getting yourself organized. Keep your courses, school work, grades, to-dos, teacher information, and more right at your fingertips with iHomework. The app is integrated with Questia (www.questia.com), a library that provides you with a wealth of material for researching purposes. Sync information between your iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Mac with this useful app. In addition, iCloud support is available for those using iOS 6.

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    Kno Textbooks

    by Kno Inc.

    Next, you are going to need books. Kno Textbooks is an iPad app that will surely help lighten your backpack. Whether you are a college student in need of textbooks or a high school student with required reading, there are more than 200,000 books available at reasonable prices. Your textbooks will come to life with the benefits of interactive 3D models, search engines, and videos. Flashcards and journals are also incorporated to help your studies progress. With one click, Kno Textbooks also lets you share notes with friends and classmates. Import PDFs from the internet, your email, or Dropbox.

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    iTunes U

    by Apple

    What if you need to read some classic for your courses, or need access to even more books and studying material? The app iTunes U has well over 600,000 free courses, books, lectures, and more. All you need is an Apple ID to use in conjunction with the iTunes Store, and be sure that you are running iOS 5 or above. If you want to sync with your computer, you must have iTunes 10.5.2 or higher installed. This app will work on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. You are able to learn whatever you want or need, no matter where you are.

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    Dictionary.com Dictionary & Thesaurus

    by Dictionary.com, LLC

    Now that you are set with textbooks and required reading books, how about some reference titles to have on hand? Dictionary.com Dictionary & Thesaurus is the only dictionary/thesaurus you'll ever need. The entire dictionary is on your phone, works offline, helps with translations, and even includes a "Word of the Day" feature to help you improve your vocabulary and pronunciation. Please note that "Word of the Day" does need Internet connectivity. There is a universal Premium (no-ad) version and an iPad-only version available as well.

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    World Atlas 2013

    by Peter Kaiser

    Just about every student needs to refer to an atlas from time to time. World Atlas 2013 will put the whole world in your hands. This app has a large amount of detailed geographical information. You will always know where you are when you open this app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Features include four maps that you can zoom in on: time zone, satellite, physical, and political. There are three different types of maps for bigger zoom options, a compass that shows your path, and very good details on each country. If you prefer, there is also an iPad-only version available.

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    Wikibot — A Wikipedia Articles Reader

    by Avocado Hills, Inc.

    Wikibot - A Wikipedia Articles Reader will make researching whatever you are studying a pleasurable experience. It has bookmarking features, the ability to look up highlighted words for more details on whatever subject you're interested in, and more. Wikibot will sync with iCloud, and you can change the font to your liking or put an image in gallery mode to see a larger view. This app is universal, supports 36 different languages, and allows you to share what you are reading via Facebook or Twitter.

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    Cooliris

    by Cooliris, Inc

    No matter class you are taking, your teacher will be talking about something, and may not have a good visual representation to accompany their words. This is where Cooliris comes in handy. If you are a visual learner, talking alone is not enough for you to fully take in all necessary information. Use the full screen search on Cooliris, which will work on all of your iDevices, to find large 3D photos of virtually anything.

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    Evernote

    by Evernote

    You've gotten organized, have your books, reference titles, geographical information, and great visuals. Now it's time to take notes. Evernote is an outstanding free note service that has far too many features to list here. For example: text recognition in Evernote makes it a breeze to take a snapshot of a syllabus or assignment. As long as the text is not extremely tiny, all of your assignments for the semester will be easily searchable. What was that teacher's policy on late assignments? How many pages was that paper supposed to be? The answers are just one click away. All of your notes are seamlessly synced between your Mac, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

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    gFlash+ Flashcards & Tests

    by gWhiz, LLC

    One of the best ways to prepare for tests after tediously taking notes is to study with flashcards. The app gFlash+ Flashcards & Tests is a universal app that will make studying a breeze. Create, download, and make an endless amount of flashcards for any topic or subject that you need to brush up on. Integration with Google Docs allows you to make flashcards in Google Spreadsheet, which you can the download right into gFlash+. Zoom in or out on images, audio, and video clips for even more detailed examination. You can track your improvements, practice with multiple choice question support, download sets of sharable cards from the app's gWhiz Catalog, and much more. Offline studying is also available if you don't have Internet access.

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    Dropbox

    by Dropbox

    Everyone knows that you should always back up your papers. When it is time to write your first paper, a great way to start is by using Dropbox. Simply download Dropbox onto your computer, then save all of your written work into it. Now you are able to access your papers from any computer, your iPhone, iPod touch, and your iPad. Never lose a paper (or forget it at home) again.

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    My Grades & Homework

    by Roxanne Brittain

    After spending time writing papers, you have surely received grades for all of your hard work. My GradeBook for Student Grades & Homework will help calculate your assignment and course grades, as well as grades for the semester and GPAs. This app has a clean, organized user interface and is easy to use. My GradeBook also has Dropbox integration, and will automatically back up your data weekly once you've set it up. In no time, you will figure out what you need to score on your next test or midterm. Now, it is up to you to keep those high grades!