Homework & Studying

8 Handy Homework & Study Apps

From forgotten assignments to after-school distractions, daily homework is derailed in so many ways. Download these tools designed to help students organize forgotten assignments, stay on task even through distracting daydreams, and avoid common homework obstacles.

Boy with ADHD wearing glasses using tablet in elementary school class
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What Are the Best Homework Apps?

After a long day at school, the last thing any child with ADHD wants to do is a mountain of homework — especially if he can't sit still at the computer or forgot to write down the assignment! Here, our top picks for homework and study apps to keep your kid organized, focused, and ready to work.

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MyHomework is a great study app for students with ADHD
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For students who forget to write down assignments or turn them in on time, there's the free myHomework (iOS, Android; free). It tracks class schedules, homework assignments, and upcoming tests — and notifies your child when something is due. If your school chooses to participate, the app can also alert you to school announcements or let you download documents the school has shared — so no more lost permission slips!

Flashcards Deluxe is a great app for students with ADHD
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Flashcards Deluxe

Kids with ADHD who struggle with working memory will love this user-friendly flashcard app (iOS, Android; $3.99) that's infinitely customizable — and easy to use. Create your own flashcards, or download pre-made sets from a library of more than 4 million. Then program the app to focus on the cards you're stumbling over or remove cards from the rotation once you’ve mastered them.

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StudyBlue is a great app for students with ADHD
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StudyBlue (iOS, Android; free) is the ultimate study tool! It has tons of different study modes, so your kid can take quizzes, go over review sheets, or flip through flashcards. The app also boasts a built-in content library so your child can search related material and learn more about the topic at hand.

Evernote is a great app for students with ADHD
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If you struggle to organize notes and papers, use Evernote (iOS, Android; free for Lite version) to capture everything that matters in one convenient place. You can store online articles, handwritten notes, even photos — and search everything to find exactly what you need immediately. Tag things to group them together by project. The app can even help your child turn his notes into easy-to-follow presentations.

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Popplet is a great app for students with ADHD
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A lot of kids with ADHD are visual learners for whom traditional outlining techniques for essays or large projects may not work. Enter Popplet (iOS; $4.99); the brainstorming app built for visual learners. Your child can make mind maps, diagrams, “mood boards” — anything that helps her organize her thoughts in a more cohesive way. The simple interface keeps up with her racing brain, making outlining essays and projects much less stressful!

Documents to Go is a great app for students with ADHD
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Documents To Go

Does your child struggle to sit still at the computer while typing up a long book report? Does he prefer to do his work sitting under the table or laying on the floor? Now you can bring the book report to him — wherever he works best — with Documents To Go! (iOS; $16.99; Android; $14.99) Any Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or PDF file can be transferred to your tablet, so your kid can work on his homework wherever he feels most productive.

Stay on Task is a great app for students with ADHD
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StayOnTask (Android; free) is a simple app that can work wonders for children with ADHD who drift off during homework time. The app will periodically “check in” with your child to make sure he’s doing his work and not messing around. It’s random, so users can’t predict when it will check up on them. If he’s off task when the app checks in, it provides a gentle reminder to put his mind back on his math homework.

30/30 is a great app for students with ADHD
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For help breaking down homework into management chunks, try 30/30 (iOS; free). The app's simple interface allows you to set up a list of tasks and an amount of time needed for each one. Your child can use it to check in and easily figure out what she's supposed to be doing and how much time she needs to do it.