Education iPhone Apps Review

What is an Education iPhone App?

Learning apps are designed as a study aid, for reference or simply for educational fun. And learning is not just for students, anyone that wants to learn a language or brush up on their math skills can benefit from an education app. iTunes currently offers 59 pages of Education apps that cover pre-school through college. You can find apps that help teach sign language, study aides like calculators and dictionaries and fun stuff like art, puzzle and quiz apps.

Currently the top paid apps include programs like IQ tests, learn Spanish programs, dictionaries and GRE vocabulary programs. Popular free apps include Spanish tutors, calculators, vocabulary builders, translators and dictionaries.


What to Look for:
The first thing to look for of course is one that satisfies your educational needs or one that looks like fun. We looked at quite a few apps and rated them on the following.

Education apps include many types, so therefore offer a vast variety of features; however, most apps in this category include features specific to studying, referencing or learning fun. We looked to see what features were included in the app and whether the app offered everything that the marketing material posted on iTunes related that it had.

All features of the app should be simple to use and symbols or buttons should be easy to figure out. The most progressive iPhone apps also take advantage of the unique interactive touchscreen provided by the iPhone and iPod touch.

Graphics for Education apps for the iPhone should be applicable to the app, clear and attractive and load fast. Maps should be easy to read and zoomable.

Education app stability is important, if the app crashes often, freezes up your device or loads information too slowly you won’t want to use it. So the app should load quickly, run smoothly and include zero glitches.

Program Size:
How much memory an Education app requires varies depending on how much the program includes and how much it relies on the internet to retrieve information. Some apps use only a few MB of space, some much more. This isn’t too critical unless you are close to running out of room on your device or if you have an iPod touch that doesn’t have internet access all of the time. In those cases you may want a larger, more comprehensive stand-alone app.

Almost all iPhone apps come very limited support; however it is helpful if they offer some online documentation and a developer contact email address.

Education apps are designed for learning and fun, we would recommend that you try out quite a few, many are affordable or free. However, if you need a more powerful app, you may want to look into a PC version, see our Education Software Reviews.

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1 Astropolo Astropolo
by Les Trois Elles Interactive
read review screen shots Education iPhone Apps 08-08-14 $2.99
293 MB Astropolo is a construction-paper-themed space adventure for young children. Its quirky aesthetics and interesting gameplay aim to entertain kids as they e... read our full review
2 Math-Ink Math-Ink
by Wolfram Alpha, LLC
read review screen shots Education iPhone Apps 07-25-13 $4.99
18.2 MB Think Math-Ink for your next math problem. Simply draw and erase equations on a resizable blackboard screen and hit the green calculator button to see the... read our full review
3 Back in Time Back in Time
by Landka
read review screen shots Education iPhone Apps 03-21-13 $4.99
795 MB iOS Experience a graphics-rich, celestially organized time-line of the history of EVERYTHING. Based on an analogy that the universe started 24 hours ago, you c... read our full review
4 Spanish Puzzles Spanish Puzzles
by Mobilinga GmbH
read review screen shots Education iPhone Apps 10-23-12 $1.99
10.9 MB Fine-tune your Spanish-speaking skills while solving puzzles and playing word games. Spanish Puzzles features a variety of simple games that will help you... read our full review
5 Learn Europe Countries and Capitals Learn Europe Countries and Capitals
by Granza Inc
read review screen shots Education iPhone Apps 08-16-12 $2.99
15MB Once you've mastered the maps and aced the challenging final quiz in this educational app, you'll never again confuse Luxembourg and Liechtenstei... read our full review
6 Star Walk Star Walk
by Vito Technology Inc.
read review screen shots Education iPhone Apps 11-19-10 $0.99
118 The Mayans ended their calendar on December 21, 2012, a date on which the solar system aligns perfectly with the elliptical plane of our own Milky Way gala... read our full review
7 ASL Dictionary ASL Dictionary
read review screen shots Education iPhone Apps 06-24-10 $4.99
0.2 Teaching American Sign Language (ASL) translators outside of the classroom setting is a difficult and arduous task. Textbooks and other still images remain... read our full review
8 Buzz Aldrin Portal to Science and Space Exploration Buzz Aldrin Portal to Science and Space Exploration
by The App Company, LLC
read review screen shots Education iPhone Apps 03-23-10 $1.99
3.6 For people who lived through historical space missions to those who are just learning what a star is made of, this app is designed for you. Buzz Aldrin tea... read our full review
9 NASA app for iPhone NASA app for iPhone
by NASA Ames Research Center
read review screen shots Education iPhone Apps 10-20-09 FREE
1.4 NASA has photographed the depths of space, sent men to the moon and robots to Mars. The final frontier, and perhaps the uncharted universe, has been reache... read our full review
10 iStudy Japanese Vocabulary iStudy Japanese Vocabulary
by Ronald Bell
read review screen shots Education iPhone Apps 12-23-08 $1.99
.1 Turn your iPhone or iPod touch into Japanese flashcards with iStudy: Japanese Vocabulary. Learn 428 vocabulary words (at the time of this review) written i... read our full review