For students who want to build good habits, stay grounded and advance their skills, there are apps for that. We also have apps first-time empty-nester parents can use on their iPhone or iPad to stay connected and ensure their kids stay healthy and safe.
Explore below our list of essential back to school apps for students and for parents, available on the App Store:
Apps for college and university students to thrive
iStudiez Pro is an all-in-one study planner. It includes a unique built-in planner that lets students easily manage all types of schedules, has a dedicated homework tracking section, keeps track of grades and has calendar integration with third-party calendars. Free on the App Store.
Tide is an app focusing on sleep, meditation, relax and focus —this is perfect for students to maintain their mental and physical health amidst all the excitement of starting a new school year. Free on the App Store.
Streaks help students form good habits. They can track up to twelve tasks each day —with the goal being to build a streak of consecutive days. Streaks automatically know when you complete a task linked to the Health app. $6.99 on the App Store.
GenM is a free educational app which gets college and university grads job-ready with free marketing courses, digital apprenticeships and certifications. Free on the App Store.
Slack is every study group’s best friend. It brings collaboration to one place so students can get more work done. Slack is commonly used in the business and enterprise space, so brushing up on Slack as a student will prepare them for success in the future. Free on the App Store
Apps for parents to keep their cool
Find My Friends
Find My Friends is the perfect way for parents dealing with an empty nest to keep track of their not-so-little-anymore kids. Free on the App Store.
Mealime is a simple way for parents to help their kids plan their meals and eat healthier. Free on the App Store. For more meal kits for quick dinners on the App Store, click here on your iPhone or iPad.
FaceTime is an absolute essential to keep the family connected via video or audio calls. Easily place calls from a range of devices including your iPhone, Mom’s iPad or Dad’s iMac. Free on iPhone, iPad and Mac.
Navigate that sometimes costly back to school season with Flipp, a made-in-Canada app which can help parents save up to 50% on weekly shopping through flyers and deals from their favourite retailers. Free on the App Store.
Tayasui Sketches School
Tayasui Sketches School is the perfect app for the parents looking to busy idle hands and pick up a new hobby. They can make beautiful drawings on this sketching app designed for iPad and Apple Pencil. Free on the App Store.
Looking for more great app ideas for students and parents? Visit the App Store for productivity and connectivity focused back to school apps.