Gnuplot is an open source command line graphing utility developed by Philipp K. Janert that allows students, scientists and researchers to create data and math formulas in an interactive manner. This cross platform program can also be used by third party programs and it has some web scripting support too.


PhotoMath is an app that’s designed to help anyone with problems in math or need to do some serious number crunching. But don’t think that it’s a calculator, as it isn’t. Instead you scan the equations you need to solve, and the app will do it for you. Developed by PhotoPay, this is clearly one useful app.

Brain Wars

Brain Wars from Translimit is the kind of app that will keep your mind sharp. Even if you’re not a student, it pays to hone your brain. If you like brain teasers and some good challenges, then this will be just right for you. Instead of just solving puzzles, you’ll have to do it against other people around the globe.

Worldwide Telescope

Worldwide Telescope is, as the name suggests, is a virtual telescope that gives you access to the stunning photos that have been taken by Hubble, Chandra and Spitzer. Developed by Microsoft, it is somewhat like Google Sky, but this isn’t just a copycat though, as it has many other features.

Educreations Interactive Whiteboard

Educreations Interactive Whiteboard is an app that lets you annotate, narrate and animate practically any content you have in mind. Created by Educreations, you can use it to make tutorial videos and share it with other teachers or students. It can also be used by students to show their teachers their work.

Word Search Deluxe

Word Search Deluxe is a fun, fast word game for everyone. Published by Random Salad Games, the game has four difficulty levels and three game modes, so expect to play this one for a long time. A classic mode for word games is available. But if you want something more challenging, try playing with a timer. In a timed game, you have to keep finding words to keep the timer running. Another mode provides only the first letter; the rest is up to you. These and other features make Word Search Deluxe addictive to play.

Fractile Plus

Fractile Plus by Georg Klein is a free app for the iOS that allows you to explore the Mandelbrot set. The Mandelbrot set is a complex series of mathematical formulas that can be expressed visually as stunning fractals. Even if you don’t know anything about advanced mathematics, you can have fun with fractals and this app.


Remind (formerly Remind 101) is an educational app that provides teachers and educators with a free, convenient way to text parents and students. All interactions conducted on the app are private so security won’t be an issue. With this app, teachers can schedule reminders, send homework and assignments and submit assessments as well.

Google Sky Map App

Google Sky Maps uses your phone's orientation tools to give you an accurate representation of the stars and planets on your screen. Point your phone at the sky, then learn what constellations are visible. It uses a combination of GPS, compass and accelerometer technology, allowing you to navigate the night sky and find stars and constellations (even from inside as you lay in your bed at night).