5 Study Apps to Help You Ace Every Exam

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You already have your phone attached to your hip, so you might as well let it work for you. Use these incredible study apps to ace every exam and turn in every paper on time – without frantic, last-minute cramming and exhausting all-nighters.

1. Quizlet

This awesome, free app makes studying simple. It includes text-based study materials along with visual aids to help you commit information to memory. You can custom-make your own audio and graphic flash cards, ask to be quizzed by the app and even play a fun game in which you advance only by giving correct answers. In the Quizlet Learn feature, you’ll find a mix of true and false, multiple choice and other kinds of questions that will increase in difficulty based on your performance. To amp up the fun, you can link games and tests with your friends to see who can outdo the other. Bring on the competition and fun … and let the studying begin!

2. IStudiez

A favored study app among college students everywhere, iStudiez tracks your academic progress throughout the semester and sends you helpful homework notifications so you never forget an assignment. It’s like having your mom with you in college – minus the laundry and home-cooked meals, that is.

IStudiez lets you rate the priority of your homework assignments, input your professors’ names and contact info and track your GPA. It’ll help you manage your time more efficiently and can be synced across all your devices.

The app offers a free trial for one semester, and then costs $1.99 a month for unlimited use.

3. Exam Countdown

Isn’t it funny how report deadlines seem like ages away when they’re assigned, and then it’s like they’re due tomorrow? Actually, it isn’t all that funny when you’re the one stuck taming the procrastination beast.

Exam Countdown offers a free, easy-to-use tool so you’ll never forget a deadline date again. Input every paper, report, essay and test as soon as they’re assigned. Then, color-code each kind of assignment and create your own countdown timers. You’ll be able to see how much time is left until your bio exam or until your next paper is due with just one quick glance.

It’s time to say adios to last-minute cramming!

4. Cold Turkey

Your phone and laptop may be super-useful study tools, but they can also be super-distracting. Don’t tell us you’ve never spent an afternoon on Pinterest or checking out the latest YouTube hits when you were supposed to be studying. We’ve all been there.

Don’t let it happen again! With this free app, you can block selected sites for a chosen amount of time, spanning just 15 minutes to 24 hours. Cold Turkey also allows you to create a whitelist of sites you’ll need for your work and will then refuse you access to anything else.

Let crunch time go back to being the nail-biting, hard-working, brain-exploding time it needs to be!

5. Memrise

You know those annoying people who can never forget a fact and don’t have to spend a minute studying to ace an exam? Yeah, we love to hate them, too.

But one of those people actually wants to share their secrets with you. Memrise is a free app that was co-founded by a top World Memory Championship competitor to help you remember everything you’re studying. It allows you to create visual mnemonics for everything and anything you might be learning, from foreign language vocabulary to the periodic table. Try it; it really works!

And who knows? You may just become one of those annoying know-it-alls yourself!