What are the best education apps for Mac?

asked by Justin Arenstein
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    #1Adobe Captivate Prime

    Adobe Captivate Prime

    Adobe Captivate Prime is a powerful tool to share knowledge, give and receive feedback and play virtually any kind of learning content. Designed both for online and offline companies, is a useful way to upskill and reskill employees.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free

    Juan Willis
    Written on December 19, 2017
    "I really enjoyed all of the different categories that you can learn about in this app. However it is a little overpriced, and I did have some issues with it randomly closing itself while I was in the middle of something. Overall I'd say it's a work in progress, but hopefully with a few updates it will be great."
  2. 24

    #2Virtual Manipulatives!

    Virtual Manipulatives!

    Virtual Manipulative! is a free app for iPad that is intended to be used by kids but with the guidance of a teacher. It shows virtual fractions bar for kids to learn easily meanings and uses.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Ignacio Tovar
    Written on December 14, 2017
    "My child needed some help with some of her school work. Since she had an iPad her teacher suggested Virtual Manipulatives! She is no one of the top in the class. It really works."
  3. 22

    #3Khan Academy

    Khan Academy

    Khan Academy is an educational organization founded by Salman Khan. It offers learning resources available on the web and the mobile app. It features an interactive classroom blackboard teaching style with short quizzes and questions.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Steven Wagner
    Written on December 18, 2017
    "This is a handy app for teachers and students. It helps with teaching, and organizing quizzes."
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    #4Classe365

    Classe365
    Classe365 is a powerful tool to manage different kinds of educational centers, like academies, schools, colleges or even universities. It allows managing pre-admission processes, student, learning and financial management and more. 
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    varies by plan

    Eugene Barnes
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "As an educator I am always looking for ways to be better organized. My colleague insisted I try Classe365. I am glad I did. It has allowed me to manage my classes much more efficiently. I am really happy with the simplicity and reliability so far."
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    #5Epic!

    Epic!
    Epic! is a free educational app for iOS and Android devices. This free tool provides a vast library of digital books for kids, including ebooks as well as audiobooks or videos and quizzes. 
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Kathy Williamson
    Written on December 15, 2017
    "Online library that is easily installed and very useful for adults and children of all ages. I can use this as a teacher for all grades and levels of readers. I also really like the interface . It has thousands of titles to choose from , and it's not expensive for parents. Educators access if free. You can record your progress , create different profiles and quizzes . Highly recommend this app."
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    #6EducationDF

    EducationDF

    EducationDF is a cloud based tool to manage educational institutions which includes a large range of features, like student and employee administration, online payments, timetable, homework and extra curricular activities, among others.


    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Douglas Delgado
    Written on December 16, 2017
    "For education apps for my Mac, I tried EducationDF. I was not impressed. I could not figure out what it did from its website description. The product demos looked poor and cheaply made. Avoid."
  4. 18

    #7Mathway

    Mathway

    Mathway is a free-to-install app created by Mathway available on iOS and Android devices. It can instantly solve math problems ranging from basic algebra to complex calculus. The user needs only to input their problem and the app will solve it.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Alexander Oliver
    Written on December 16, 2017
    "Mathway is an amazing app for practicing and studying math problems. However this version is for android. I suggest using the iOS version if you plan on using this application on a Mac!"
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    #8GameSalad

    GameSalad

    GameSalad is an authoring tool by GameSalad, Inc. The educational tool used for learning how to develop games. The software is comprised of a visual editor and a logic system and it can help in getting games published in major platforms.

    Software

    Mac, Windows

    $17- Varies by plan

    Laura Medina
    Written on December 13, 2017
    "I've had a really great idea for a game for awhile now. The Game Salad Creator app helped me to develop my game from the very start to the end. I would never have gotten past the concept phase if it weren't for the app."
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    #9Swipe

    Swipe

    Swipe is a web tool to teach, meet, and pitch. You can create, present, and share funny presentations, events and classroom interactives on the web. 

    Software

    Web

    Free- Varies by plan

    Kevin Harrison
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "A web tool that helps you set up presentations with tons of templates."
  7. 13

    #10Moodle

    Moodle
    Moodle is the open source learning platform trusted globally everywhere education happens. Connect users to one hub for communication, collaboration and learning with the software trusted by millions across the globe.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Bobby Turner
    Written on December 17, 2017
    "Moodle is an open source platform that allows teachers to provide online teaching opportunities to those willing to learn. It is also free and extremely popular among online courses, making it easy to setup, and painless to upkeep. Because it is online-based, it's not tied to any specific operating system and works across most major browsers."
  8. 10

    #11BrainPOP Featured Movie

    BrainPOP Featured Movie

    BrainPOP Featured Movie is an app helps kids know and learn their world. Through educational videos, the app teaches a lot of topics such as Arts, Science, English, Social Studies. Also, there are quizzes to see what the kid has learned. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Evelyn Chen
    Written on December 13, 2017
    "great app for kids. helps them develop their brains and learn so much. highly recommend."
  9. 9

    #12Toca Lab: Elements

    Toca Lab: Elements

    With this colourful app, kids can learn about science in a very fun way. Toca Lab helps children to meet quickly all the elements from the periodic table.

     

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $2.99

    Anna Simmons
    Written on December 20, 2017
    "This is a great educational game. My kid loves all of the Toca Lab apps and plays with them constantly."
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    #13BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

    BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

    BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week is a free app that offers you one animation movie on a weekly basis. It's intended for kids and it includes some puzzles and quizzes to maximize the fun.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Zhang Xiong
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week is a great app for your kids that always have their hands on your phones. It sends out a new movie of the week and has educational activities that your kids will love."
  11. 7

    #14Monkey Preschool Lunchbox

    Monkey Preschool Lunchbox
    Monkey Preschool Lunchbox is a fun and powerful educational app that lets your kids learn about words, colors, fruits, shapes and more. It is a very powerful tool for any pre-escolar child.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    $1.99

    Mark Walters
    Written on December 14, 2017
    "Monkey Preschool Lunchbox is a great education app for Mac. It helps teach kids words, shapes, fruits and more. It is best for younger pre school age kids but might be good for stupid older kids too. I would try downloading it if you have a kid that age that is learning to read."
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    #15Stack the States

    Stack the States

    Stack the States is a useful app for kids that allows them to learn about the 50 states. This interactive application lets children know about state capitals, geographic locations and flags in a very fun manner.


    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $2.99

    Virginia Silva
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "I love this little app it's so cute and fun. I bought it for my nephew when we go traveling in the car. He is learning something as well as myself. Thanks keep up the good work. I know all of the states, now on to the flags!"
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    #16Metamorphabet: Imaginative ABC's

    Metamorphabet: Imaginative ABC's
    Metamorphabet is an interactive app that allows kids to learn the alphabet.With this effective tool, all ages kids can enrich their vocabulary quickly!

     

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $3.99

    Deborah Armstrong
    Written on December 13, 2017
    "My son absolutely loves to use this app and I love when he does. It gives me a break to do other things and he gets to learn his alphabet!"
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    #17My Very Hungry Caterpillar

    My Very Hungry Caterpillar

    My Very Hungry Caterpillar is a free iOS game for children. Let your kids meet this caterpillar who is very hungry and they will guide him through tons of exciting adventures while learning.

    Games

    iOS

    $4.99

    Pamela Rivera
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "i had this book when i was a kid. my 6 year old nephew has this app and he loves it. it even has a Christmas theme"
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    #18Star Walk Kids: Astronomy Game

    Star Walk Kids: Astronomy Game
    Star Walk Kids: Astronomy Game is a paid app for iOS in which your kids will learn lots of basic astronomy, to get them started while having some fun. It features nice and soft cartoon graphics.
    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99

    Jonathan Alexander
    Written on December 19, 2017
    "If you are looking to teach your kids astronomy, this is a great way to go! It is quite fun, both entertaining and unusual."
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    #19Kids Numbers and Math

    Kids Numbers and Math

    Kids Numbers and Math is an educational game for kids. They will learn maths with activities like addition, subtraction, find a match, choose highest or lowest number... 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    $2.99

    Phillip White
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "I use this for my son and he does well with it and finds it easy to use. I only wish that it had more games and levels to further challenge him. "
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    #20Evolve

    Evolve

    Evolve is an intuitive tool used to help learning creators to quickly build powerful eLearning content. Its rich set of features gives you total control of every aspect of course creation and presentation. 

    Software

    Web

    Varies by plan

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Best What are the best education apps for Mac
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Adobe Captivate PrimeApps 28 Free
2Virtual Manipulatives!Apps 24 Free
3Khan AcademyApps 22 Free
4Classe365Apps 21 Free
5Epic!Apps 20 Free
6EducationDFApps 19 Free
7MathwayApps 18 Free
8GameSaladSoftware 17 Paid
9SwipeSoftware 14 Free
10MoodleSoftware 13 Free
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