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Best Apps for Kids Ages 13-17

The best mobile apps for teens can provide an engaging world of entertainment and enrichment. Our app reviews cover a wide range of teen interests from arcade games to digital creation apps to music to social networking. Talk with teens about a price limit on their mobile apps and keep an eye on their multiplayer activities.

Browse Best Apps for Kids Ages 13-17

AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Clever social version of mobile favorite requires Facebook.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Freemium slideshow tool better on privacy than similar apps.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Organization tool helps kids manage their digital lives.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Top-notch social networking on the go; some issues for kids.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great app makes sharing pretty, private photos all too easy.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Slick DIY app features cool projects; supervision required.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fly high on a machine gun while trying not to die.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Automated video maker is fast and fun but has limits.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Video tool built for sharing, collaborating; watch privacy.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Popular Internet radio app great for discovering new music.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Top-notch photo app crams in functionality; some iffy stuff.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Slow & steady kills the (human) race in disease-design app.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Awesome professional-level tool for digital artists.
csm_app
Devices: iPad
(2013)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Impressive creation tool for teens serious about art.
csm_app
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
ID tunes instantly -- with iffy lyrics.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Powerful social tool, but use privacy, location settings.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Slick app for blogging on the go; teens and older only.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Superb Scrabble clone; open chat makes it for teens and up.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Freemium sim both enjoyable and playable without spending.
csm_app
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)

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