Study Skills & Aids

The following free or low-cost assistive technology software programs are available for anyone to use. The following programs, software, websites, and apps focus on different study skills and aids.

Free Applications

Chegg Prep



  • Searchable study topics and flashcards
  • Over 500+ million flashcards available
  • Customizable study material to test your knowledge
  • More Information: Chegg Prep Website

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS and Android

Evernote Skitch

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  • Using annotation and markup tools, make your point more easily with shapes, arrows and quick sketches
  • Use on your desktop, tablet or phone
  • Share your ideas and get your point across more clearly with ability to annotate
  • Use annotation tools to collaborate and better study course materials
  • More Information:

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Windows; Mac; iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch; Android

Exam Countdown

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  • An app that helps track exam and quiz dates
  • Enable notifications to get reminders for upcoming exams
  • Many icons and colors to choose from when creating a countdown
  • More Information: Exam Countdown Website

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS; Android

iStudiez Pro

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  • Stay organized and on top of all your school work and your schedule with this app
  • Using the built-in planner with alerts and reminders, track tasks, homework, deadlines, meetings, and your grades
  • Sync on all your devices so you’re never without this tool
  • More Information: iStudiez Pro Website

Cost: Free with in-app purchases

Compatibility: Windows; Mac; iOS; Android


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  • Virtual Planner to track your homework, tests, projects, and lessons
  • Set and receive reminders when assignments are due or tests are coming up
  • Set up your class schedule within the app
  • Synch your information with any of the available devices
  • Integrates and works with
  • More Information:  myHomework Website

Cost: Free and $4.99/year for Premium

Compatibility: Windows; Mac; Chrome Extension; iOS: iPad, iPhone; Android; Kindle


MyStudyLife Logo


  • Create an account to keep track of your school work, assignments, course, schedule and exams
  • Use the dashboard to schedule all your school related work
  • Cross platform allows for access to your organizer wherever, whenever
  • Set reminders to help ensure all your work is done on time
  • More Information: My Study Life Website

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS; Android

Snap & Read



  • Create outlines by capturing material that you read online in one space to assist with studying
  • Includes features such as: text to speech, PDF support, translator, and word simplification
  • More Information: Snap & Read Website

Cost: Free for trial; $3.99/month

Compatibility: Chrome Extension; Edge Extension; iOS

Socratic by Google

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  • Google’s AI learning tool for a variety of subjects
  • Get help with online resources, instructions, and study guides
  • Created for high school and post-secondary
  • More Information: Socratic Website

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Android; iOS


Quizlet Logo


  • Online resource of study tools and game of virtually any educational subject
  • 7 modes including traditional flash cards allow students to study in varied ways to help master material
  • Generate your own content or use content other users have created
  • More Information:

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Online Resource; iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch; Android

Low-Cost Applications


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  • Virtual flash-card program built specifically for Mac OS X with app for iOS devices
  • Record audio, attach images, use categories to create custom cards
  • Download decks of cards already created
  • Study using your iOS device or print them out for studying on the go
  • More Information:

Cost: $14.99 for iOS; Touch app – Free

Compatibility: MacOS X; iPad, iPhone, iPod touch


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  • Annotate PDF, Word Doc, PowerPoint, and image files with this app
  • Use the typewriter, pen, highlighter, stamp, note, underline, photo, voice and other tools to annotate your document
  • Import PDFs or compress and export for secured sharing with others
  • More Information: iAnnotate Website

Cost: $9.99

Compatibility: iOS