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Top 10 Best Back-To-School Android Apps – 2021

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You may be wondering what back-to-school apps should you install on your smartphone. Well, we’ve decided to compile a list of our favorite back-to-school apps, so you may find something you like here. You’ll find the very best back-to-school apps in the list below, at least in our opinion. There are 10 of them listed here, and they are not listed in any particular order. This is also a rather diverse list of applications.

Some of these apps may help you plan out your school activities, others will allow you to keep your documents organized, and so on. There are also some apps focused on math aficionados, and some that will help you study. There are, of course, a lot of apps that could be placed on this list, but we had to trim the list down to 10. If you’re interested in checking out what we chose, read on.

Top 10 Best Back-To-School Android Apps 2021

Below is a quick overview of the top 10 best back-to-school Android apps for 2021, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

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Download CostIn-app cost (per item)
School Planner$2.99-$11.99
Google Classroom
Photomath$0.99-$59.99
StudyBlue Flashcards & Quizzes$19-$84
RealCalc Scientific Calculator
Google Drive$0.99-$1,024
School
Google Family Link for parents
Duolingo$0.99-$125.99
Dictionary.com$1.99-$3.99

Top 10 Best Back-To-School Android Apps 2021 Downloads

Below is a little more information on each app, a suggestion for the type of user the app is best suited to, and a direct link for easy downloading.

All download links go to the app’s Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

Best Back-To-School Android App For Planning School Tasks

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School Planner

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 4.1+

School Planner is one of the best apps in the Play Store for planning school tasks. If you have a hard time keeping up with your school responsibilities, as I did back in the day, this app can be really useful. The design is excellent, and you can color-code everything. Color coding is actually a great way of marking different responsibilities, and everything is easy to spot in the timetable.

Speaking of which, this whole app revolves around a timetable, as it should. You can create agenda for homework, exams, reminders, and so on. There are various colorful themes available for you to choose from, while the app also allows you to record your lectures. It can send you notifications for assignments, tests, reminders, and so on. You can even back everything up on Google Drive.

Download School Planner

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Best Back-To-School Android App For Student-Teacher Communication

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Google Classroom

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

Google Classroom is Google’s very own service for students and teachers. Some people are having issues with the app, which caused its low rating. That was not the case before, though, and Google did fix most of the issues, so it should work fine. In any case, this tool is excellent for student-teacher communication. All you need in order to use it is a Google account, which you already have if you’re using an Android device.

If you’re a teacher, you can easily share a code with your class, and allow them to join in. You can create, review, and mark assignments, and have everything readily available. It saves time and paper as well. Students can see all of their assignments on a single page, while all class materials are automatically moved into folders on Google Drive. Everything is neatly organized.

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Download Google Classroom

Best Back-To-School Android App For Math Aficionados

Photomath

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

Photomath is a great app to have if you’re having a hard time solving mathematical problems. This app managed to take the world by storm years ago when it was announced. It’s really simple to use, all you need to do is take a picture of the mathematical problem, and the app will solve it for you. It will not only give you the final result, but it will also show you how it came to that result.

This app is not meant to be used to cheat on exams, or anything of the sort, but to help you study. If you get stuck at some point, the app can help out. You can even scroll through multiple solving methods per problem, if available. The app even offers interactive graphics. It covers basic math, algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry/precalculus, statistics, and so on. If you have a math problem, chances are this app will be able to help out.

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Download Photomath

Best Back-To-School Android App For Organizing Your Study Materials

StudyBlue Flashcards & Quizzes

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 4.1+

StudyBlue Flashcards & Quizzes is an excellent app / tool for organizing your study materials. You can use this app to create flashcards to help you study. Tons of students are using this application, over 10 million of them, and they’ve created over 400 million flashcards thus far. You can not only create study materials for yourself, but you can share them with the rest of the world.

If someone else’s study materials helped you, why not return the favor. You can even customize your study materials with images and audio, if that’ll help you study. You can quiz yourself by using this app, track your progress, and even get study reminders. You can also use your desktop computer in order to access your StudyBlue study materials. On top of everything, this app looks really nice as well.

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Download StudyBlue Flashcards & Quizzes

Best Back-To-School Calculator Android App

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RealCalc Scientific Calculator

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 1.5+

RealCalc Scientific Calculator has been around for a long time. In fact, this app hasn’t been updated for years. There’s no need to update it, though, as it works great, it serves a purpose. This app basically presents you with a digital scientific calculator that can do all types of advanced calculations. It is designed to operate just like a standard, physical calculator, which is a good thing.

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Do note that you will not get all the features in a free version of the app. If you do buy a ‘Plus’ version, you’ll get extra features such as fractions, degrees/minutes/seconds, customizable conversions and constants, landscape mode, homescreen widget, and so on. This app has 10 memory slots, configurable digit grouping and decimal point, external keyboard support, and many more functions.

Download RealCalc Scientific Calculator

Best Back-To-School Android App For Online Data Saving & Editing

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Google Drive

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

Google Drive is a well-known app by Google. This is essentially an app that opens your way to online storage, a cloud, if you will. With your Google account, you get 15GB of free storage, though you can buy more if needed. The prices have gone down quite a bit over the years, so you can grab extra 100GB for only $1.99 per month. That is the price for the US, but it’s similar elsewhere.

You can store all sorts of files on Google Drive, and access them whenever you like. You have access via both your phone and computer. A general search function will allow you to find files quickly, while you can also share whatever you want with your contacts, or whoever. There are several sharing options available. The app can even use your phone’s camera to scan documents for you.

Download Google Drive

Best Back-To-School Android App For Organizing Your School Life

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School

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 4.2+

School is an app with a really simple name. This app can be quite useful, though. It’s a very graphic app that will help you organize your school life. This app is all about its timetable, onto which you can insert all types of icons to remind you what to do. Once you tap one of those icons, you’ll be taken to a more detailed view of your tasks. This app also has some additional features.

It actually comes with a calculator, and a time management tool. You can, for example, set a specific amount of time to do something, all of which will be shown on the timetable. You can even set a specific amount of days you’ll be studying something, and set a specific time range for any given day. This application looks excellent, the UI is just right for this type of app, and it’s definitely worth trying out.

Download School

Best Back-To-School Android App For Setting Digital Ground Rules For Your Kid

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Google Family Link for parents

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

Google Family Link for parents is essentially Google’s parental controls app. This app will allow you to set some ground rules remotely from your device. You’ll not only be able to set ground rules, but you’ll also be able to see your kid’s app activity, just to make sure they’re not doing something they’re not supposed to. Activity reports are also available, so you’ll be able to see how much time your kid is spending on specific apps / games.

You can approve or block apps your child is attempting to download, while you can also manage in-app purchases. If you want to hide some apps from his / her device, you can do that as well. This app even allows you to lock a device remotely. Do note that the purpose of this app is to protect your kid and help him focus, not be a control freak for no apparent reason. So, use it with care.

Download Google Family Link for parents

Best Back-To-School Android App For Learning New Languages

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Duolingo

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

If you have some extra time between your studies, or you’d simply love to learn a new language, Duolingo can help you with that. Chances are you’ve heard of this app before, as it’s one of the most popular in its genre. This app gives you a chance to learn over 35 languages through small, non-time-consuming lessons. You’ll be able to practice speaking, reading, listening, and writing in order to learn a new language.

You can work toward your language learning goals with rewards and achievements as an incentive. Over 300 million people use Duolingo, which says a lot about how popular this app is. The UI of the app is perfect, pretty much anyone can use it, it’s that simple. It’s simple in a good way, just to be clear. The best of all, Duolingo is free to use, though some in-app purchases are included.

Download Duolingo

Best Back-To-School Dictionary Android App

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Dictionary.com

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.0+

If you need a quality dictionary at hand, look no further. The Dictionary.com app is here to help you out. This dictionary contains more than 2 million trusted definitions and synonyms. It will help you learn a new word each day, with the ‘Word of the Day’ feature. Audio pronunciations are included in the package, and will make sure you never mispronounce a word again.

You can find definitions by using your voice, while some fun quizzes are also included in the app. A Word Puzzle game is also included, and it will require you to unscramble the letters. This app will also keep a search history for you, in case you need to access some words from earlier. The UI is good enough, and the app is simply useful to have on your phone. This app is free to use, but it comes with in-app purchases.

Download Dictionary.com