Best essential & useful apps & services for Students

Technology has spread its tentacles far and wide. In today’s day and age, it is very common for students to use technology for their academical pursuits. The app market is flooded with tons of app that promise to offer a superlative learning experience and tools that will make students more productive and diligent.

Useful Windows 10 apps for Students

In this article, we have curated a list of ten Windows app that will help students with their homework and learn better.

  1.  Grammarly
  2. Writefull
  3. Google Drive
  4. Wunderlist
  5. Homework Manager
  6. OneNote
  7. Spotify
  8. Wolfram Alpha Research tool.

1] Grammarly


So let us begin with my personal favorite. Grammarly is not just for students but also for professionals like you and me. Grammarly helps us by pointing out grammatical errors, typos, anomalies in punctuations and choice of word. The tool is available in the form of a browser extension and can be used across all the sites on the web.

The free version of Grammarly is enough for general users. It offers unlimited suggestions and works across all browser. The next time you submit your assignment make sure that you run it through Grammarly. You can Download Grammarly from the homepage.

2] Writefull

Writefull is aimed at helping students write their assignments with confidence. The tool draws its power from the Google Database which is in turn constructed using Books. Google Scholar, News, and Web. The best part is that the tool will point out phrases that may have been used unnecessarily. It will also point out it a word has been used out of context, a feature that Grammarly lacks. Get Writefull from the homepage.

3] Google Drive

Google Drive is a super useful tool for storing and sharing your notes via the Cloud. The deep integration with Gmail and other Google tools only makes it better. Moreover, you can also use Google Drive to collaborate with others using Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Google Drive will also help you team up with classmates and ready a presentation remotely.

4] Wunderlist

Planning and strategizing is a very important part of preparing for the exams. Wunderlist helps you create intuitive to-do lists and share the same with your friends. On the other hand, the teacher can share the lesson plan and other related documents with students using Wunderlist.

5] Homework Manager

Do you find it difficult to manage tons of assignment and other study related materials? Fret not, the Homework manager lets you drop all the assignments, events, keeps track of exam dates and will remind you of the pending tasks. The dashboard offers three lists: Complete, Late, and Upcoming.

The free version offers all the essential features like the ability to track assignments, projects, due-date reminders, and unlimited sync. You can use the Google Drive app from here.

6] LibreOffice

I know we have suggested Google Docs above, but the LibreOffice is still a compelling option. LibreOffice is an open source and is a better word processor for your offline needs. It also offers advanced options that will eventually help you format the assignment in a much better way. Want to know more? Check out our LibreOffice review.

7] OneNote

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OneNote by Microsoft is already being used by several schools and educational institutions. OneNote has proved itself when it comes to taking notes, managing notes, collaborating and brainstorming on a new idea.

The deep integration with the other Office apps is a huge plus point. In other words, you can use Excel sheet reference or Microsoft Word reference in OneNote. Other features I really like about OneNote are the ability to insert custom charts, handwriting recognition, adding screen clippings and the easy to use the navigation bar.

You can also add OneNote Class Notebooks to the mix and take it to the next level. This allows the teacher to create custom notes, assignments, feedback forms and also grade the students. Download OneNote from the Microsoft Store.

8] Spotify

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I know Spotify is a music streaming service and is directly not related to education. However, this app will help you take some time off the studies and listen to music. Spotify offers uber useful playlists like Alpha Waves, binaural waves and other mindful tracks. This will help students study with a greater degree of concentration and focus on the task in hand. You can access Spotify on any web browser.

9] Wolfram Alpha Research tool

Students use Google whenever they are in doubt or want to learn some new stuff. Wolfram is a computational search engine that boasts of an impressive database that deduces expert-level answers and thus makes your research much more easier. Check out Wolfram Alpha Research Tool here.

10] Khan Academy

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Do you need a little push in academics? Khan Academy is one of the best apps that offer an array of educational courses. It offers hundreds and millions of lessors and can be accessed by any student across the world. Khan Academy is completely free and all you need to do is sign up. The lessons can be accessed across multiple devices like iOS and Android. You can check out the courses by heading over to their homepage.

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Mahit Huilgol is a Windows enthusiast, a blogger & a keen follower of everything Microsoft. He loves to keep a track of the Windows ecosystem and enjoys covering Windows 10 features & freeware.

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