Top apps to help you prepare for your exams

Top apps to help you prepare for your exams

Prepare for your final year examinations with these educational apps that are designed to make your studying easier. 

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The 2020 matric examinations are underway in South Africa. 

Millions of other learners in other grades are also scheduled to start their exams soon. 

In order to help you prepare, we have put together a list of top educational apps that can help you get ready for your final examinations.

My Study Life

My Study Life is a brilliant exam preparation app that can be downloaded for free. 

It is designed to help you set up your timetable, get reminders of incomplete tasks and assignments. 

You can also do revisions of past exams papers. 

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Exam Countdown Lite

Memorising your exam dates is not easy, but the Exam Countdown Lite app is specially created to help you never get your exam dates mixed up or miss an exam date.

It helps you store your exam timetable and has a countdown to help you keep track of your examination dates. 

iTunes U

iTunes U is a free educational app for iPhone users. 

The good thing with this app is that you can engage with other learners from the comfort of your own home. It allows you to have class discussions and to talk with other students. 

You can also organise tasks. 

Another amazing feature is that you can listen to audio and video content that is available on the app provided by experts. 


Flashcards are a great way to revise and test how much you know. The StudyBlue app has over 500-million flashcards and quizzes to help students to study and prepare for their exams. 

The good thing is that you can even make your own flashcards. 


Do you struggle to put all your study notes and material in one place? Then, Evernote is the perfect app for you. 

It is an app that allows you to store your notes in one place and syncs between your computer and your mobile devices.

No more having to deal with carrying multiple books or notepads. Now you can have all your study material on your mobile or computer. 


Don’t let distractions get in the way of you studying effectively. StudyBuddy is a great app to help you keep track of your study time. Like a real buddy, it tells you when it is time for a break, but also lets you know when you have been on a break for too long. 

This is a great app for those people who want to be more organised in terms of their study time. 

It provides study material for subjects offered from Grade 4 until 12 subjects. 

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