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Assistive Technology: Study Skills

Guide for assistive technology in the libraries, software available to students, and free or low cost tools

Study Tools

Assistive Technology can be used in or out of school to help you complete tasks more quickly, easily, or independently. The tools recommended on this page are available for free or at a low cost and support study skills.

Chegg Prep

Chegg Prep is a study app with a vast library of study materials, including flashcards, practice tests, and study guides. It offers customization options, collaboration features, and progress tracking. 

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS and Android

More information: Chegg Prep


myHomework is a student planner app that helps students manage their school assignments, classes, and schedules. It offers assignment tracking, class scheduling, homework widgets, cross-platform compatibility, and syncing capabilities across multiple devices.

Cost: Free and $4.99/year for Premium

Compatibility: Windows; Mac; Chrome Extension; iOS: iPad, iPhone; Android; Kindle

More information: myHomework

Evernote Skitch

Evernote Skitch is an image editing and annotation tool that works well with Evernote. It allows users to add visual elements like shapes and text to their notes, crop, resize and add filters to images, and share them via social media or messaging apps. It integrates seamlessly with Evernote and is available on multiple platforms, making it easy to use. Overall, Evernote Skitch is a useful tool for incorporating visual elements into notes and improving productivity.

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS & Mac

More information: Evernote Skitch


Kahoot! is an interactive learning platform that enables students to create and participate in quiz-based games. Kahoot! can be used in fun and interactive ways, reinforce learning, and assess knowledge.

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS; Android, Online Resource

More information: Kahoot!

Exam Countdown

The Exam Countdown app is designed to help students prepare for exams by counting down the days until their exams and providing reminders of upcoming deadlines. It allows students to customize the app with their exam and assignment information, set reminders, and track their progress. The app aims to reduce stress and increase productivity by helping students stay on track with their exam preparation.

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS; Android

More information: Exam Countdown


Quizlet is a study tool that enables students to create and share flashcards, quizzes, and study games.

Students can use Quizlet to review and memorize course material, practice vocabulary, and prepare for exams. The app allows students to create their own study sets or use existing ones, and it supports various question types, such as multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and matching. Additionally, Quizlet offers a range of study modes and features, such as audio and images.

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Online Resource; iOS; Android

More information: Quizlet

Have a recommendation?

If you would like to recommend assistive technology for the libraries, please contact Jessica Chrisman-DeNegri at