Tools You'll Wish You Had in School

School aged children, armed with their smartphones, have more access to information and helpful tools than we ever knew we needed. From apps to help you study to apps that will help with your math homework, Picture Keeper has made a list of all the neat tools you’ll wish you had in school.


PhotoMath – Take a picture of your homework, and get step by step instructions to solving the problems. It also works as a calculator and can graph lines for you as well. Download for free from the App Store or the Google Play Store.

Khan Academy Khan Academy offers a library of videos and lessons to supplement school lessons or to help students learn on their own. In addition to math, they offer a variety of subjects for free from their library. Check them out at their website, or download their app from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Social Studies

Geography Duel – Play on your own or with a friend finding and naming countries. It’s a fun competitive way to learn where states and countries are located. You can download the app from the App Store for $2.99. Similar apps can be found in the Google Play Store.

Language Arts

Words With Friends A crossword puzzle game you can play on your smart phones. Play with friends or compete against a random player to develop your spelling and vocabulary skills. Words With Friends is available for free to download through the App Store and the Google Play Store.

Foreign Language

DuolingoBrush up or learn a new language with the help of an app. Duolingo is a language learning app available through the App Store and Google Play Store, or practice on your computer.


PillowA sleep app that tracks your sleep cycle and can pick the best time to wake you up in order to get your best night of sleep. You can get Pillow for free from the App Store.

CalmThe Calm app make meditation and relaxing easy to do anywhere. The free app offers meditation and breathing exercises meant for beginners. It also offers Sleep Stories to help you fall asleep. You can download the app from the App Store and the Google Play Store.

Study Help/Cool Tools

Quizlet – Make flashcards that you can take anywhere! All you need is a smartphone or computer and you can access quizlet and study. Quizlet also lets you turn your flash cards into practice tests. Check out their website or download their app from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Picture Keeper Never lose an essay again! Backup, store, and protect all of your photos, videos, and school files on a Picture Keeper drive. Keep that drive in a safe space, and never worry about losing your memories or hard work again. Picture Keeper offers both mobile and computer backup for whatever your needs may be. Check it out!

Whether you’re headed back to school or way past your school days, there’s a tool for everything!