The 5 best FREE apps for high school students

July 11, 2017

Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha is a revolutionary app that allows students to harness the power of a highly advanced calculator and search engine. For students, especially students struggling with math, it’s like Google on steroids. Wolfram Alpha quickly allows students to find answers and breaks down the step-by-step process used to attain that answer. Give it a try at



Anki is a program that harnesses research on memory retention to optimize the way you study with “intelligent” flashcards. With Anki, you can easily decrease the amount of time spent studying and increase your grade in any class. Recently, I used Anki to widen my Spanish vocabulary. Within two weeks of using Anki, I was able to incorporate over 80 new Spanish words into my vocabulary. If you want to learn a language, improve your grades with intelligent flashcards, or even memorize people’s names and faces, Anki has you covered. Find out more at



This app is a godsend for learning a language and improving your grades in language based classes. With Duolingo, learning a language has never been easier. Duolingo turns learning a language into a game and easily allows you to track your progress. The best part: nearly every popular language is available on this app. Based on testimonies, with just 20 minutes a day of practice on Duolingo, you can achieve language proficiency in just 3 months. This app has been used by the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. To give it a try, visit



EasyBib allows you to generate accurate citations in MLA, APA, and Chicago formats for your bibliography. Whether you need to cite a book, a website, a video/film, a journal, or a database, EasyBib has you covered. Lastly, with EasyBib you can create and paste works cited list by simply exporting it from the application. To learn how to use this wonderful application, visit



From the makers of Duolingo, Tinycards is a flashcards app that makes learning any subject easy. Tinycards uses a spaced repetition technique (like Anki) to increase memory retention. Additionally, Tinycards adaps to your progress just like Duolingo. The difference between Duolingo and Tinycards? Tinycards allows you to easily learn any subject, but not a language. To find out more about Tinycards, check out Duolingo’s information page at


Giovanni Zinzi