Homework Help Apps

When a kid needs some help with homework, internet search results can be totally overwhelming. Instead, these apps are targeted tools kids can use for reference, idea organization, and more. With fun refreshers, catchy pneumonics, and math tutoring, this list can get your kid over that homework hump. And if staying organized and on track is a struggle, check out our time-management apps!

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Easy Spelling Aid + Translator & Dyslexia Support App Poster Image
Easily converts speech to text, translates 30 languages.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2018)
(2017)
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Number Line, by the Math Learning Center App Poster Image
Visual tool to solve math equations best with background.
Devices: iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Khan Academy Website Poster Image
Excellent tutorials on math, humanities, and more, for free.
URL: http://www.khanacademy.org
(2013)
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MyScript Calculator - Handwriting Calculator App Poster Image
Instantly solves handwritten math equations; watch cheating.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2015)
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Flocabulary: Educational Hip-Hop for K-12 App Poster Image
Catchy hip-hop songs and fun videos for memorable learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Dyslexia Keyboard App Poster Image
Assistive features make this writing tool worth every penny.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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iWordQ US App Poster Image
Text editing, word prediction not cheap, but less than most.
Devices: iPad
(2018)
(2012)
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Meet the Insects: Village Edition App Poster Image
Budding naturalists will go buggy for this rich resource.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2013)
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Meet the Insects: Forest Edition App Poster Image
Inspire backyard explorers with bug-tacular resource.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2014)
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Meet the Insects: Water & Grass Edition App Poster Image
Interactive resource packed with content for nature lovers.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2013)
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Oribi Writer App Poster Image
Features help kids spell, write, and edit; pricey.
Devices: iPad
(2018)
(2017)
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Shape Lab App Poster Image
Geometry comes to life with easy-to-use sandbox tool.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2014)
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SimpleMind+ Intuitive Mind Mapping App Poster Image
Mind mapper organizes ideas into colorful notes & diagrams.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Snap&Read Universal App Poster Image
Free tool converts text to speech, has digital voice.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Write Ideas App Poster Image
Free templates help kids write; Microsoft email required.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2017)
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Audubon Birds - A Field Guide to North American Birds App Poster Image
Invaluable reference tool for North American bird-watchers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2010)
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Britannica Kids: Rainforests App Poster Image
Interactive tool with games, videos, and lots of learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Flashcards Deluxe App Poster Image
Create custom flash cards with features; setup complicated.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2017)
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Geo Walk HD - 3D World Fact Book App Poster Image
Brilliantly designed app about Earth's people, places, more.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Science360 for iPad App Poster Image
Amazing free app sparks imagination and learning.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Speechify - Text to Audiobook App Poster Image
Solid text-to-speech converter may be pricey for some.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2017)
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Star Walk - 5 Star Astronomy Guide App Poster Image
In-depth, detailed, and beautiful astronomy app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
(2012)
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Dictionary. App Poster Image
Comprehensive reference tool with games and customization.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Kindle Fire
(2013)
(2015)
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Meet Science: Light and Sound App Poster Image
Brighten minds with mini-games and DIY experiments.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Meet Science: Magnetism and Electricity App Poster Image
Attractive science tool features games, simple experiments.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
(2014)
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Arloon Geometry App Poster Image
Shape up spatial skills with augmented reality tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Windows Phone
(2015)
(2015)
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Arloon Solar System App Poster Image
Use augmented reality to explore a 3-D solar system.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
(2015)
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Earth Primer App Poster Image
Interactive textbook powerful tool, but pricey.
Devices: iPad, Mac
(2015)
(2015)
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American Revolution Interactive Timeline for iPad App Poster Image
Tap, drag, and zoom with objects that bring history to life.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2012)
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Shapes - 3D Geometry Learning App Poster Image
Zoom, rotate, and fold solid figures with elegant math tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
(2015)
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Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever App Poster Image
Realistic, scary art in dino lovers' dream database.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
(2010)
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Arloon Plants App Poster Image
Cool interactivity and images but some confusing science.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
(2015)
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ClaroPDF PRO App Poster Image
Access lots of features to edit and listen to PDF files.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Mathspace App Poster Image
Step-by-step solutions help kids master math, for a price.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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MindMeister (mind mapping) App Poster Image
Create visual mind maps with solid tool; pricey features.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2016)
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myHomework Student Planner App Poster Image
Awesome app to keep track of homework and project deadlines.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Office Lens App Poster Image
Free scanner app for taking pics of documents & whiteboards.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Apps for Windows
(2018)
(2015)
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Quizlet Website Poster Image
Millions of user-created flash card sets; some can be iffy.
URL: http://www.quizlet.com
(2013)
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Photomath - Camera Calculator App Poster Image
Point, scan, solve support tool; watch for cheating.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2016)
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yHomework - Math Solver App Poster Image
Solve math problems, see process, pay for extended use.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Arloon Anatomy | The Human Body App Poster Image
Augmented reality lets you see the body's systems in 3-D.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Apps for Windows
(2015)
(2015)
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Google Earth App Poster Image
Must-see geographic exploration tool; watch for iffy videos.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2012)
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HowStuffWorks Website Poster Image
Excellent tool for kids with nuts-and-bolts questions.
URL: http://www.howstuffworks.com/
(2011)
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Journeys of Invention: Science and Technology from Past to Present App Poster Image
Text-heavy reference tool highlights major discoveries.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Symbolab Calculator App Poster Image
Solves complicated equations; iffy ads, watch for cheating.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Tinycards -- Learn with Fun, Free Flashcards App Poster Image
Immersive, playful flash cards help kids memorize concepts.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2017)
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Adobe Spark Video: Movie Maker App Poster Image
Create pro-quality video stories with this exceptional tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Curious - the game of lifelong learning App Poster Image
Learn stuff, earn smarty points in only a few minutes a day.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Desmos Graphing Calculator App Poster Image
Advanced graphing calculator includes powerful features.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook
(2017)
(2016)
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Got It Study - Homework Help App Poster Image
Snap a picture, get homework help in math and science.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Literary Analysis Guide App Poster Image
Bare-bones literary resource with examples and explanations.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
(2015)
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Math Interactive App Poster Image
Solid, mostly text-based math reference materials.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Mathway App Poster Image
Subscription tool gives solutions with steps; kids can copy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
(2015)
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Otter Voice Notes App Poster Image
Record, transcribe, and share audio recordings with peers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2008)
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Popplet App Poster Image
Mind-mapping tool's visual "pop" will engage teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
(2014)
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Socratic - Scan homework, get answers and explanations App Poster Image
Instant homework help with resources; watch for cheating.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Solar System for iPad App Poster Image
Well-written interactive book with lots of multimedia.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
(2010)
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Study.com App Poster Image
Thousands of videos for learning, test prep, college credit.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2018)
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Yup - homework help with Math & Chemistry Tutors App Poster Image
Live tutors to help tweens and teens with math and science.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Shakespeare in Bits: Julius Caesar App Poster Image
Accessible app brings the Bard to life with animation, text.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
(2012)
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Shakespeare In Bits: Macbeth iPad Edition App Poster Image
An extraordinary study aid for mature-themed play.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Shakespeare in Bits: A Midsummer Night's Dream App Poster Image
Get the most out of magical comedy with text and animation.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
(2012)
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Shakespeare in Bits: Romeo & Juliet iPad Edition App Poster Image
Invaluable study guide brimming with supplemental material.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2014)
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The Sonnets, by Shakespeare App Poster Image
Sleek, searchable Shakespearean sonnets, with audio.
Devices: Android
(2015)
(2014)
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Arloon Chemistry - Laboratory of compounds | Apps for the classroom App Poster Image
Interact with 3-D chemical compounds, advanced concepts.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows Phone
(2015)
(2014)
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Are.na App Poster Image
Minimalist content-curation meant for older kids, adults.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2016)
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