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Top 5 Apps for Back to School

September 2, 2009

Pencils? Check. Backpack? Check. 5 Handy dandy iPhone apps designed to clean those cobwebs in my head? Check!

It’s that time of the year again, where kids and teens alike mourn over the loss of their carefree summer time as they transition back in to 8-3 days. Luckily, these 5 apps will make that process go by a little smoother and teach ‘em a few things to help prepare them.

1. Read Demon

Mobclix’s very own Claire Teter shares her thoughts on this wonderful app: “Read Demon trains you to speed read by reading without forming an “inner voice” out of the text. Mentally forming the words helps us learn to read but it slows reading down to the speed of speech, which is much slower than the maximum speed of comprehension. Read Demon works by showing you classic stories one word at a time- as you become a faster reader, you can ramp up the speed from the standard 350 words per minute to your natural maximum. Read Demon is a bit of an investment at $4.99, but learning to speed read could save you hours.”

Check it out.

2. myHomework

If I had this app, I may have just been valedictorian. This application is like having someone follow you around telling you what you’ve forgotten. It keeps track of your classes, assignments, and any other tasks you have to get done.

Check it out.

3. The Chemical Touch: Lite Edition

Chemistry will be a breeze with this periodic table at your fingertips. It gives you all the information you need such ad mass, density, radius, etc. Now you have an answer for why you’re using your iPhone in class.

Check it out.

4. History: Maps of the World

Haven’t you ever wondered what the world looked at in 1772, or wanted a map on population density in 1918? For those geography lovers out there, this app is sure to drive them wild. For the rest of us, it may just help us pass that history test.

Check it out.

5. Graphing Calculator

A full functional graphing calculator for $.99 cents? Do I even need to say more? The cheapest calculator you’ll ever buy.

Check it out.

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