Whether you want to define a word, learn the name of a bone, practice your French, or prep for the SAT, iPhone has the smartest apps around.

Here is the list of 7, in my opinion, the best iPhone Apps for students. Educate, Learn, Find, Experiment, Search etc. With these apps everything is possible…

1. National Geographic World Atlas

Discover the world.

Find even the most remote places on Earth with a few taps of the National Geographic World Atlas app. This pocket-size iPhone atlas features the same high-resolution images as the Society’s award-winning wall maps and bound atlases. Designed specifically for the iPhone and iPod touch, National Geographic’s new and improved World Atlas puts our best maps in the palm of your hand.

What’s New in Version 2.0

– Added 3D globe to initial home screen, with choice of 3 different map styles.
– Improved the image quality and legibility of early world map zoom levels.
– Updated Flags & Facts with current information, including recent changes to areas such as Southern Sudan.

Even with the upgrade, the only maps included are maps of the world and the continents. Regional and country maps should be available as in-app purchases, and also thematic maps such as the ones for Shakespeare’s Britain, the Lands of the Bible, the Civil War and the Destination City Maps.

Once you’ve completed the “in app” download of the higher resolution versions of the maps – about 90 MBs total per full map version (Classic or Executive) this becomes an outstanding “stand alone” i.e. “no Internet required” atlas/map of the ENTIRE world. Once you’ve zoomed past the greatest zoom point of the “on board” map (which is stored directly on your iPhone), it transitions seamlessly to Bing maps whose information is stored ONLlINE. At this point you WILL be using the data plan of your device. Currently there is no way to turn this feature off so as not to incur said data charges. You can keep track of which map you’re using by keeping an eye on the little map selector at the bottom of the screen. “Road” and “Satellite” are online maps supplied by Bing.

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2. NASA App

Ground control to iPhone.

Become an outer space insider with the NASA App. Mission video, orbit trackers, and the astronomy picture of the day — as well as NASA Twitter feeds and mission updates — are never further than your fingertips with the official app of America’s space program.

The first official NASA App invites you to discover a wealth of NASA information right on your iPhone or iPod Touch. The NASA App collects, customizes and delivers an extensive selection of dynamically updated information, images and videos from various online NASA sources in a convenient mobile package. Come explore with us.

What’s New in Version 1.40

– Video rotation fixes
– Facebook Connect fixes

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3. iStudiez Pro

Make the grade.

The award-winning iStudiez Pro lets you manage every type of school schedule, keep track of all your assignments, and stay on course for the next big exam. And you’ll always make it to class on time with multiple alarms and push notifications that display on your iPhone no matter what app you’re using.
A student’s life is a dizzying mix of activity and just plain craziness! Take charge of your schedule and put iStudiez Pro to work for you! Take advantage of iStudiez Pro easy navigation and never miss another course, lecture and lab, track tasks and deadlines, plan homework, arrange assignments and much more!
Once you start using the app you will immediately want nothing else to be the tool to arrange all your schedule and homework once and for good. Read below and find out why iStudiez Pro would be the most efficient app on your device!

What’s New in Version 1.5.1

iPhone/iPod/iPad
• Added option to select separate iCal calendars to show in iStudiez Pro
• Added Sync progress indicator
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4. Star Walk

Reach for the stars.

Star Walk’s built-in compass knows where you are in the universe. So when you tilt your iPhone to the sky, it follows your movements to show you what you’re seeing. You can even travel through time and see how the sky looked on your birthday — or how it will look years from now.
Star Walk enables you to point your iPhone at the sky and see what stars, constellations, and satellites you are looking at in real-time. Please note, you will need a 3GS/4/4th gen iPod Touch for motion tracking, otherwise this app will be just a beautiful info-packed time-sensitive interactive star atlas that allows you to set your location manually to give you the most accurate picture.
– Augmented Reality for iPhone 4 and 4th gen iPod Touch
– Star Spotter – real time motion tracking tells you what stars are above you in the sky;
– Satellites Tracking – never miss ISS flying over your head again;
– Time Machine – see what the sky looks like at any moment in the past or future;
– Calendar of Celestial Events: plan stargazing without leaving your favorite app.
– Picture of the Day – stunning pictures from deep space;
– Night Mode – preserve your dark vision to see more stars;
– Search – wondering where Jupiter is right now? Arrow will guide you to it;
– Big Screen – connect a second display to view the sky on a big screen.
+ AirPrint, Moon Phases, Info, View from any location, TelRad, Sharing, Bookmarks, and more!

What’s New in Version 5.2.2

Bug fixes and improvements:

• Fixed Star Walk Server problem connected with sharing features.
• Improved Search function behavior.
• Fixed some mistakes in different localizations.
• Fixed Earth lighting in Home Location window.
• Improved AR mode turning on animation.
• Fixed Moon lighting inaccuracy.
• Fixed occasional crashes during PODs browsing.

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5. New Oxford American Dictionary

Look it up.

You’ll never be at a loss for words with the New Oxford American Dictionary for iPhone. With more than 250,000 entries, 60,000 audio pronunciations, and a powerful search tool, even the most obscure words are just a few taps away.
As Oxford’s flagship American dictionary, the New Oxford American Dictionary sets the standard of excellence for lexicography in this country. With more than 350,000 words, phrases, and senses, and hundreds of explanatory notes, this dictionary provides the most comprehensive and accurate coverage of American English available.
Features
+ Over 60,000 audio pronunciations for dictionary entries
+ No wireless connection required (audio pronunciations require wireless connection)
+ Offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of current English
+ New “Word Trends” feature charts usage for rapidly changing words and phrases
+ Powered by Oxford’s extensive language research program, including the 2-billion-word Oxford English Corpus
+ $29.99 represents a 50% discount from the $60 MSRP of the hardcover version

What’s New in Version 2.0.1

+ Updated UI
+ Bug Fixes

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6. Convert — the unit calculator

Become a convert.

Convert—the unit calculator lets you convert area, currency, energy, force, length, speed, temperature, volume, typography, and more. You won’t find an easier-to-use, more complete conversion tool anywhere. And this one is made especially for iPhone.
Convert is a unit converter and calculator designed with simplicity, usability, and beauty in mind… Convert enables you to easily perform complicated unit calculations…
FEATURES:
? Simple, elegant user interface
? Built-in calculator… no need to switch to the Calculator app
? Unit calculations
? A simple way to set your favorite units
? Currency conversion values updated live
? Copy & paste (for OS 3.0 users and above)
? Innovative “Disclosure Picker” for revealing unit names makes selection easier
? Revolutionary “Magic Lens” displays only relevant info, reducing clutter

What’s New in Version 1.0.1

– fixed incorrect conversion values
– added Philippine Pesos to currency
– added milliliters to volume
– fixed typos
– minor graphics revisions

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7. Periodic

Go elemental.

Carry the entire periodic table of the elements wherever you go. Periodic uses the most accurate information from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry to organize the 118 elements by name, atomic number, chemical series, symbol, and phase. Just tap any element to learn more about it.
Periodic is an ad-free and complete reference to the Periodic Table of Elements. It includes useful information such as an element’s atomic weight, electron configuration, melting point, boiling point, atomic radius, ionic radius, and discovery year.  Periodic is a useful tool for every student. All 118 elements can be organized and ordered by name, atomic number, chemical series (or group), symbol, and phase. Each element’s icon is color-coded by its phase with pristine graphics. Version 2.1 keeps all of the features of Version 2.0, but makes the program lighter and more efficient. The graphics on both the Periodic Table and the tables of elements load much faster.

What’s New in Version 2.4

Added high-resolution images and support for iPhone 4 and iOS 4.2.

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