Apps for Knowledge Duolingo - Learn Languages Free vs Coursera - Online courses vs MalMath - Step by step solver ... and 21 more

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Learning is a lifelong, ongoing process that begins at birth and concludes at death. Just because we get older and finish school doesn't mean we stop learning or expanding our knowledge.

With current mobile technology, people of all ages and life circumstances can now learn about practically anything, right from their device, for free. If you have the desire to learn, a mobile phone or tablet and access to the internet, you can increase your knowledge at your convenience and pace.

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Below we discuss a hefty variety of apps that either offer; direct access to educational materials, or, provide the user with the tools to find and manage their informational content.

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Method 1: Duolingo - Learn Languages Free

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Duolingo for Android and iOS is a powerful mobile learning app that utilizes mini lessons and fun games to help teach users new languages.

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Duolingo is great for those who perceive learning a new language as overwhelming because it breaks down lessons into digestible parts along with using fun and interactive games.

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    1. Learn how to speak or write; Russian, Portuguese, Turkish, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, Ukrainian, Esperanto, Polish, Greek, Hungarian, Norwegian, Learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, Hebrew, Welsh, and English.
    2. 34 minutes of using Duolingo is the equivalent of a semester of post-secondary education.
    3. Very fun and interactive which keeps users more engaged.
    4. 100% Free!
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    1. Duolingo can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 2: Coursera - Online courses

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Coursera is a great mobile tool to help people learn and improve on their skills while on-the-go, and on-the-move.

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Users who wish to work towards a certificate in a specific subject area can do so by paying for their preferred courses.

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    1. 10000+ courses to browse through.
    2. Video content available online via streaming or offline if users download.
    3. Advance your study in subjects such as; computer science, nutrition, arts, business and more.
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    1. The Coursera mobile app can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 3: MalMath - Step by step solver

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MalMath is a convenient tool for the math lover or someone who works with math problems on a regular basis.

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By showing the actual process of each equation, students can learn how to solve similar math questions in the future, rather than just have the answers given without explanation.

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    1. Learn how to work with integrals, derivatives, limits, logarithms, trigonometry, equations, algebra and more
    2. Detailed graph views and analysis.
    3. Important steps get highlighted.
    4. Easily save and share problems/solutions/graphs.
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    1. MalMath can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 4: Khan Academy

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Khan Academy for Android and iOS is a free educational resource that offers 10,000+ instructional videos in math, science, economics, and history.

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The Khan Academy mobile app is the ideal tool for anyone of any age, who has a willingness to expand their skills and continue learning.

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    1. 40,000+ core questions (interactive).
    2. Quick and simple navigation.
    3. Continue your studying while offline.
    4. Help with test preparation (SAT, MCAT or GMAT).
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    1. Free version.
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    1. Khan Academy can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 5: SoloLearn - Learn to Code for Free

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SoloLearn is one of the fastest growing communities online of people learning to write various types of code.

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Users can learn anything from the basics right through to more advanced stuff for 11 different programming languages.

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    1. Users can learn; PHP, C++, Python, Java, C#, SQL, Swift, Ruby, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
    2. Students learn via short, interactive texts that get followed up with fun little tests.
    3. Easy-to-use code editors to work on blocks of existing code or to write from scratch.
    4. Users can challenge each other with head-to-head games.
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    1. SoloLearn can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 6: Google Arts & Culture

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In collaboration with over 12,000 art museums, Google Arts & Culture connects users with some of the world's greatest artworks, right on their device.

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Whether you're a seasoned art lover or just beginning your exploration, Google Arts & Culture can add value to your overall experience.

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    1. Supports Google Cardboard for a virtual experience.
    2. Zoom to see all the finest details.
    3. Take virtual tours of art galleries with guides.
    4. Discover art by photographing it with your device.
    5. Easily store all your personal favorites for easy access.
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    1. The Google Arts & Culture app can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 7: Brilliant.org

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Used by more than 3.5 million people; the Brilliant.org mobile app makes learning more efficient through the use of short interactive quizzes.

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With a community comprised of students, professionals, and enthusiasts, users are better positioned to maximize their learning potential and grow their knowledge.

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    1. Thousands of conceptual quizzes to work through.
    2. Work on problems daily to build both habits and improve skills.
    3. Organized tracking and progress data.
    4. Progress the difficulty as you increase your knowledge.
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    1. The Brilliant.org mobile app can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 8: YouTube

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The YouTube mobile app connects users with pretty much any type of video content, directly on their phone or tablet.

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The only catch is that users have to find the appropriate channels. There is an abundance of excellent educational content out there, with users who update their channels regularly.

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    1. Create personal playlists.
    2. Easily view all the latest videos from your channel subscriptions.
    3. Get recommendations based on search and viewing history.
    4. Upload and edit your own video content directly from the app.
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    1. YouTube's mobile app can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 9: Brainly Homework Help & Solver

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Brainly for Android and iOS is the go-to mobile app for homework and academic assistance, for up to 80 million students per month.

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With such a vast community of potential study buddies, there is no shortage of help in all major subjects such math, science, social studies, languages and more.

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    1. Full access anytime, 24/7, round the clock/calendar.
    2. Users can ask questions, prepare for tests, interact with other students and more.
    3. Content is checked and verified on a daily basis by experienced and proficient mods.
    4. Earn points by helping others and sharing what you know.
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    1. Brainly Homework Help & Solver can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 10: Knappily - The Knowledge App

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Knappily is the perfect app for people to stay current with world events and developments, and to be able to discuss those topics with confidence.

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Due to how Knappily formats its content, users can quickly learn about complete stories without having to read lengthy articles or editorials.

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    1. Access a wide variety of news sources via Knapps.
    2. Get quick rundowns of who, what, when, where and why for each article/story.
    3. References to news and story sources.
    4. Enjoy reading via night mode.
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    1. Knappily can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 11: Udemy Online Courses

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Udemy is a popular online marketplace that offers a huge variety of both free and paid courses, that can be taken at the user's pace, directly from their device.

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The Udemy marketplace has everything from quick little tutorials, right to more involved, extensive courses, as well as tools to assist with the user's learning experience.

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    1. Over 12,000 topics to choose from.
    2. Courses can be downloaded for viewing while offline.
    3. Customize your learning with speed controls.
    4. Offers both free and premium courses in; marketing, IT, business, health & fitness, music, programming and more.
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    1. The Udemy mobile app can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 12: Master Android

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Master Android by Leb Developers is a handy mobile tool for anyone interested in learning how to develop Android apps, from the ground up.

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Composed of three parts; lessons, challenges and asking developers, Master Android can take complete beginners and turn them into app creating professionals. Of course, this is highly dependent on the user's drive and dedication, and adherence to the lessons and challenges.

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    1. Create a variety of app styles to diversify your skills.
    2. Learn how to develop apps for the latest OS (Nougat).
    3. Create your very first Android app!
    4. Get advice and questions answered from seasoned, professional developers.
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    1. Master Android can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 13: TED

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The TED app for Android and iOS is the mobile optimized version of the highly popular, and incredibly valuable, TED Talks.

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Users can discover new topics or expand on their current knowledge, with over 2000 TED Talks to choose from.

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    1. Browse through the whole TED Talks library, right on your device.
    2. Sign in to your TED account and sync your preferences across all your devices.
    3. Download video/audio for offline consumption.
    4. Subtitles support for all Talks.
    5. Create custom playlists and time schedules to watch/listen to Talks.
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    1. The TED mobile app can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 14: Mathway - Math Problem Solver

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Mathway is a powerful pocket math solving tool that can help users with all types of math problems, from secondary school to undergraduates.

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Mathway can handle everything from the simplest problems right through to calculus and advanced algebra.

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    1. Get detailed step-by-step instructions on solutions.
    2. Either type out your problem or take a photo with your camera.
    3. Get help with basic math, algebra, statistics, finite, chemistry, trigonometry and more.
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    1. Free version.
    2. Interactive purchases.
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Method 15: Pocket

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Pocket is a personal content bookmarking and collection app, which allows users to store interesting stories and articles easily.

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Never miss a great story again because you didn't have time to read it right there and then. Simply add it to your Pocket, tag it for easy access and get to it when you have the proper time.

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    1. Viewing and reading content is painless and enjoyable via Pocket's efficient design.
    2. Sync all your stored content across all your devices.
    3. Store an unlimited number of stories, articles, and links.
    4. Listen to audio versions with text-to-speech.
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Method 16: Udacity - Lifelong Learning

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The Udacity mobile app for Android and iOS provides users with courses to help develop and grow skills that are currently in high demand.

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With Udacity, users are in complete control of their learning journey and can customize the experience to cater to their lifestyle.

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    1. Course material developed by companies such as Facebook, Google, Amazon and more.
    2. Download all your classes to your device to learn anywhere, anytime.
    3. Learn new skills for a new career or to advance in a current one.
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    1. The Udacity mobile app can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 17: EdX - Online Courses

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EdX gives users the opportunity to learn from some of the top instructors, from 70+ universities such as Harvard, MIT, Berkeley and more.

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Users can take free courses in a variety of subject areas including science, technology, nutrition, big data to name a few.

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    1. Download or live stream course materials.
    2. Test what you've learned with tests and quizzes.
    3. Learn about; biology, chemistry, math, business, robotics, statistics and more.
    4. Closed captions available for all video content.
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Method 18: General Knowledge Quiz

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General Knowledge Quiz by Nithra is a fun little Android app that helps users increase their knowledge and general world trivia.

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With several thousand questions, users never get bored, and there is always something interesting to learn about.

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    1. Over 3000 questions across 34 topics.
    2. Improve your knowledge on history, geography, science, laws, books, astronomy, animals, agriculture and more.
    3. Get detailed summaries after completing tests.
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Method 19: Pocket Physics

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Pocket Physics by Geckonization is a mobile optimized, all-in-one physics tool that solves problems and provides full lessons.

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Users can learn complex concepts, prepare for exams, or just expand their knowledge in physics.

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    1. Covers; Force, rotary motion, oscillatory motion, waves, elasticity, thermodynamics, modern physics and more.
    2. Users can get help with their physics homework and learn new areas.
    3. Supports all levels from elementary school to post-secondary.
    4. Built-in formulas, calculations, references and more.
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Method 20: CourseGuru Free Online Courses

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CourseGuru by IKAMM apps is another mobile optimized tool that provides users with free courses from some of the best colleges and universities.

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Users can choose from a broad range of subject matter such as finance, law, programming, computer science, literature and more.

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    1. Video-style lectures from top schools such as Harvard, MIT, McGill, ale and more.
    2. Set notifications on your areas of study.
    3. Access with either a Google or Facebook account.
    4. Track your progress as you work through courses.
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    1. CourseGuru can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 21: Complete Biology

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Complete Biology for Android is a useful app or anyone interested in learning about biology, right from their smartphone or tablet.

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Suitable for everyone from secondary students to teachers, users can learn about 35 different areas of biology, organized into 8 categories.

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    1. Great prep help for people taking exams such as; WAEC, JAMB, NECO, KCSE, GCE and Post JAMB.
    2. Covers genetics in medicine, reproductive systems, cell structures, excretory systems, animal nutrition and much more.
    3. Get access to tutorials, mock exam questions, biology terms and definitions and more.
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Method 22: Memrise - Learn a new language

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The Memrise mobile app provides advanced learning technology for 15 million people a day, who are learning new languages.

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Users can learn any language they want, right from their phone or tablet, and can have fun competing with their friends during the process.

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    1. 200 languages supported.
    2. Uses adaptive technology that learns from the user and provides course materials to suit their learning style.
    3. Access to 30,000+ videos, a variety of fun games, and chatbots.
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Method 23: Lynda - Online Training Videos

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Lynda for iOS and Android is the mobile app for the popular online training site, Lynda.com.

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Created by Lynda Weinman and now in partnership with LinkedIn, Lynda.com offers users courses in coding and development, website design, music production, 3D modeling, animation and much more.

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    1. All video content is subtitle supported and offers variable playback control.
    2. Download videos/course for offline learning.
    3. Share courses and material via social media channels.
    4. Receive personalized course recommendations.
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    1. Lynda - Online Training Videos can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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Method 24: Evernote - stay organized

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Evernote isn't an educational app. Instead, it's an all-in-one, note taking and organizing tool, ideal for students and professionals.

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When learning and studying new subjects, keeping your notes and ideas organized, is crucial to your productivity and success.

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    1. Sync all your notes instantly across all devices, including your PC.
    2. Camera capture option lets users snap pictures of notes and text printed on objects or in books.
    3. Easily attach PDFs, MS docs, and images.
    4. Provides tools to share and collaborate with others on projects and ideas.
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    1. Free version.
    2. In-app purchases ranging from $1.00 - $99.99 per item.
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    1. Evernote can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes.
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