Education & Reference Apps

All the tools to study and learn a language, dictionaries and translation services, mathematics, like calculators and equation editors, astronomy, like sky maps, and any other matter you are interested in. Moreover all the references where you can find answers to your questions like encyclopedic or tutorial websites.

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a free, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Wikipedia has 17 million articles (3.5 million in English), which have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world....

License: Free | Voted: 1145 times | Platform: Windows, Web / Cloud, Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Android Tablet, Kindle Fire,

Google Translate

Google Translate

Google Translate is a free online translation service that can instantly translate text and web pages between over 50 languages. The iPhone and Android versions offer voice input.

License: Free | Voted: 492 times | Platform: Web / Cloud, Android, iPhone, S60, Blackberry, Chrome OS, Android Tablet, iPad,

yEd Graph Editor

yEd Graph Editor

yEd is a powerful diagram editor that can be used to quickly create diagrams manually or import external data for analysis and auto-magically arrange even large data sets by just pressing a button. You can use yEd to quickly create flow...

License: Free | Voted: 307 times | Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, Web / Cloud,

Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow, part of Stack Exchange , is a free, community-driven, reputation-based Q & A site for computer programmers. No membership is required to ask questions or provide answers to questions...

License: Free | Voted: 290 times | Platform: Web / Cloud,


Zim

Zim

A desktop personal wiki with inline preview as-you-type and lots of plugins

License: Open Source | Voted: 267 times | Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD,

Anki

Anki

Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it is a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn. Anyone who...

License: Open Source | Voted: 254 times | Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, Web / Cloud, Android, iPhone, BSD, iPad,

Stellarium

Stellarium

Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates...

License: Open Source | Voted: 253 times | Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux,

Maxthon Cloud Browser

Maxthon Cloud Browser

Maxthon Cloud Browser is a powerful multi-functional browser.

License: Free | Voted: 220 times | Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, iPhone, Android Tablet, iPad,


Mendeley

Mendeley

Mendeley helps manage and share academic knowledge: Mendeley Desktop is free academic software (Windows, Mac, Linux) for organizing and sharing research papers and generating bibliographies with 1GB of free online storage to automatically...

License: Freemium | Voted: 220 times | Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, Web / Cloud, iPhone, iPad,

Tomboy

Tomboy

Have you ever felt the frustration at not being able to locate a website you wanted to check out, or find an email you found interesting, or remember an idea about the direction of the political landscape in post-industrial Australia? Or...

License: Open Source | Voted: 207 times | Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD,

Qiqqa

Qiqqa

Qiqqa is free award-winning knowledge-, research- and reference management software. If you're serious about getting the most from managing your publications, PDFs and bibliographies, Qiqqa is for you. Superb reference and...

License: Freemium | Voted: 204 times | Platform: Windows, Web / Cloud, Android, Android Tablet,

CintaNotes

CintaNotes

CintaNotes is an ultra-ergonomic, productivity-boosting notetaking app for Windows. It will help you collect, organize, and find any information.

License: Freemium | Voted: 184 times | Platform: Windows,


Stack Exchange

Stack Exchange

Stack Exchange is a fast-growing network of 84 [and counting] question and answer sites on diverse topics from software programming to cooking to photography and gaming. We are an expert knowledge exchange: a place where physics...

License: Free | Voted: 173 times | Platform: Web / Cloud, Android, iPhone, Android Tablet, iPad,

Khan Academy

Khan Academy

A personalized learning resource for all ages.

License: Free | Voted: 171 times | Platform: Windows, Web / Cloud, Android, iPhone, Windows RT, Android Tablet, iPad,

Duolingo

Duolingo

Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Irish, Dutch, Danish, English and more. Totally fun and 100% free.

License: Freemium | Voted: 168 times | Platform: Web / Cloud, Android, iPhone, Android Tablet, Windows Phone, iPad, Android Wear,

Codecademy

Codecademy

Learn to code interactively, for free.

License: Freemium | Voted: 147 times | Platform: Web / Cloud,


MATLAB

MATLAB

MATLAB is a numerical computing environment and programming language. Maintained by The MathWorks, MATLAB allows easy matrix manipulation, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and...

License: Commercial | Voted: 144 times | Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux,

LyX

LyX

LyX is a document processor. It combines the power and flexibility of TeX/LaTeX, an advanced typesetting system, with the ease of use of a graphical interface. Although in some respects its user interface resembles that of conventional...

License: Open Source | Voted: 136 times | Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, Xfce,

GoldenDict

GoldenDict

GoldenDict is an open-source dictionary program for PC computers that gives translations of words and phrases for different languages. It allows use of several popular dictionary file formats simultaneously. A free, ad-sponsored...

License: Freemium | Voted: 133 times | Platform: Windows, Linux, Android,

SpeedCrunch

SpeedCrunch

SpeedCrunch Portable is a free, fast, high precision open source algebraic calculator with an intuitive interface and a extensive list of features, including: Unlimited Variables, Syntax Highlighting, Functions, with...

License: Open Source | Voted: 133 times | Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux,


DokuWiki

DokuWiki

DokuWiki is a standards compliant, simple to use Wiki, mainly aimed at creating documentation of any kind. It is targeted at developer teams, workgroups and small companies. It has a simple but powerful syntax which makes sure the...

License: Open Source | Voted: 126 times | Platform: Self-Hosted,

wikidPad

wikidPad

wikidPad is a Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down. What makes wikidPad different from other notepad applications is the ease with which you can...

License: Open Source | Voted: 122 times | Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD,

TiddlyWiki

TiddlyWiki

TiddlyWiki is a highly customizable notewiki for capturing, organising and sharing complex information.

License: Open Source | Voted: 119 times | Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, Web / Cloud, Xfce,

Zoho

Zoho

Zoho is an all-in-one online office suite. Zoho geares itself towards businesses, increasing your productivity and offering easy, real-time collaboration. Zoho offers a peace of mind with ad-free and outstanding privacy and provides...

License: Free Personal | Voted: 119 times | Platform: Web / Cloud,

GNU Octave

GNU Octave

Octave is a computer program for performing numerical computations which is mostly compatible with MATLAB. It is part of the GNU Project. It is free software under the terms of the GNU General Public...

License: Open Source | Voted: 118 times | Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux,