QUEEN'S ROAD: Students preparing for their board exams are seldom allowed to spend time on their mobile phones. But here’s a reason to change that. Study apps — interactive, easy to use, and helping put all study material in one place — may be the future to learning on the go. Here we list six smartphone apps that students can use to prepare for their upcoming exams.
CBSE Exam Prep-12th Grade
Not the most creatively named app, but it is exactly what it says it is. Standard 12 students taking the CBSE Board exams can use this app to prepare themselves.
The app provides exhaustive coverage for three subjects: physics, chemistry and math. Its ready-to-use notes can help students revise study material on the go. The app is available on Google Play for free.
Math Formulae Lite
For students who want to brush up on their math, Math Formulae Lite offers a one-stop solution for revising formulae. It lists out all the important formulae and topics in algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus, and makes for a great refresher for students who are revising, or just need practice. An ad-free version is available for `90 but the lite version will do, as the ads are unobtrusive. The app is available on Google Play for Android users.
The Chemical Touch
Available on iTunes for free, the Chemical Touch helps students get familiar with the periodic table. It allows you to study the properties of elements, amino acids and nucleobases.
The Chemical Touch provides a touch sensitive periodic table and chemical information companion. Students can also re-colour the periodic table by selecting properties other than atomic mass to visually investigate periodic trends. If students exhaust the built-in information, the Internet button opens the Wikipedia page for the selected element, amino acid, or nucleobase.
Students can use this ever-reliable app to brush up on their English literature lessons. The app provides access to study guides for literature, Shakespeare, poetry, philosophy, drama and short stories. You can download these study guides on to your phone or tablet for offline reference as well. The app allows students to start location-based groups, so you can study online with your friends as well. The app is available for free on Google Play and iTunes.
Available for free on Google Play as well as iTunes, this intuitive app helps students go through their digital notes and set quizzes for themselves. Once you’ve connected Peek to your Evernote account and selected your study notes, you simply close the Smart Cover and peek under it to see a clue. Raise the cover further to reveal the answer. To advance to the next clue, just close the cover and repeat.
Creating quizzes and study guides for Peek is also quite simple. Go to Evernote and make a new notebook. Then, make some notes. The note titles will become the clues and the note bodies will be the answers. The app also helps you keep score of how many answers you get correct, and lets you take the incorrect ones again at the end of the quiz.
Wolfram Alpha is a computing app which takes data input by the user and turns it into information the user wants. You can ask the app in plain English to solve a problem and it will do just that. Examples include algebra, coding formulas and historical questions. It’s also great for finding statistics.
The app covers a number of domains categorised in mathematics, physics, chemistry, statistics and data analysis, engineering, astronomy, earth science, life science, transportation, etc. A complete computational knowledge engine, the app comes in really handy with instant answers to queries.
The app is available for `190 on iTunes and `164 on Google Play.