10 Top Educational Android Apps in 2021

10 Top Educational Android Apps in 2021
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Living in the age of smartphones, it is not easy not to be distracted by them. Smartphones have become an important part of your lives. Most of the recreational and social activities that you engage in are done on your phone.  

Some people might even see these handy devices as a waste of time, while the truth is that smartphones can serve as the epitome of productivity and wellness if you let them. Many apps in the market can educate you and here are the 10 best android educational apps that prove that.

There are a variety of educational apps available in the market, thanks to e-learning app development companies. While some are just for school students, others can teach you an entire language. Then there are apps with helpful certificate courses from all over the world. Hence, no matter what your age or profession is, you can always take the help of educational apps. Let’s have a look at the variety of such apps available to Android users.

Data as of November, 2021


Any list of productive apps is incomplete without mentioning the learning app called Coursera. The platform is filled with a wide range of certificate and even degree courses for users from all across the globe. On the app, you will find free and paid courses related to any field of study you can think of. These courses have video lectures, reading material, and even assignments.

While most of the courses on the app are paid, it allows you to take many of these courses for free provided you don’t apply for a certificate. If you need a certificate and can’t pay for some reason then you can request a fee waiver. Most such requests are accepted by the platform, making learning easy and free. 

  • Total downloads: 10M+
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Total raters: 127,769


Another course-style learning app to make it to the list is Udemy. Udemy, like Coursera, provides courses on a wide range of topics. It tries to cover everything from branding to skills like cooking. The courses are designed in a manner that they can be studied in chunks or as a whole. 

Most of the courses on the app are paid, but they are priced at an affordable price. The huge variety of courses and the user-friendly interface make Udemy a must-try among the 10 best android educational apps.

  • Total downloads: 10M+
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Total raters: 326,353 


If learning from the top educators and universities in the world is your dream, then edX is the perfect app for you. This android app has thousands of courses on various subjects of art, management, engineering, and any other discipline you could think of. Most of the courses are from top universities like Harvard, MIT, Yale, etc. 

The courses on Edex are mostly a blend of video lectures, presentations, projects, and reading materials. Based on the course you select, on completion you receive a certificate, diploma, or degree.

  • Total downloads: 5M+
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Total raters: 89,791


If learning a new language is your goal, then the Education app to go for is Duolingo. The app can aid you to learn more than 30 different languages. Languages are taught in the way of a game, where you clear various levels to achieve proficiency. The levels start with basic knowledge of words and go all the way up to create complex sentences.

Duolingo is a fun and easy way to learn a new language. The best thing about the android app is that it is free to use. However, you can pay for some premium features but they are usually not required.

  • Total downloads: 100M+
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Total raters: 11,802,473 

Khan Academy

An excellent app for students among the 10 best android educational apps is Khan Academy. It is an easy-to-use app with video lectures and reading material on a variety of courses. Students can make use of the app to learn maths, science, history, economics, and much more.

All of the content of the app is available for free for teachers and students. In addition to learning material, the app also helps students test their knowledge through frequent quizzes. On taking these tests, students are given instant feedback which helps them improve their weak areas.

  • Total downloads: 10M+
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Total raters: 150,520 


Maths is the most feared subject for students during their school years. Thankfully, there is an android app that will make maths a bit easier for students. Photomath helps students by letting them scan a problem and provide a step-by-step solution for the same. So, it is not only helping you to reach the correct answer but is also providing you with a way to do it.

The basic features are available for free but if you wish to have a better explanation, you could go for the Pro version of the app. If this app is not enough for your math phobia, then you can also make use of Socratic by Google or Microsoft Math Solver.

  • Total downloads: 100M+
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Total raters: 2,394,103

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn is the app for all job-related activities and LinkedIn learning is to learn skills related to your job. It is a relatively new player in the market but serves as an excellent platform to learn. There are hundreds of courses on the app to learn creative skills, office skills, and similar stuff. 

LinkedIn learning gives you full offline support and is a great app for enriching your skills to get a new job. You can highlight the skills learned on the app on your CV for career-enriching opportunities. 

  • Total downloads: 5M+
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Total raters: 58,874


Flashcards have always been considered a great way to learn things. Quizlet is an app that brings traditional flashcards into the Edtech world. It has a large collection of flashcards by various users on topics like Vocabulary for GRE etc. Apart from letting you use the pre-existing flashcards, the app lets you make your own flashcards too.

Quizlet can be used for free by android users and it supports 18 foreign languages. A premium version of the app lets you study offline, get rid of ads, and also gives you an option for a night theme.

  • Total downloads: 10M+
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Total raters: 426,669


Computer Coding and Programming Languages are two things that SoloLearn will help you learn. If you are someone who wants to make his/her app as soon as possible, this app is for you. It is good for beginners to start their journey but can also be used by pros to brush up their skills.

You can learn programming languages like Java, C++, Python, etc., and also web development like HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. After learning how to code, you can write and run code in the app itself without any additional installations.

  • Total downloads: 10M+
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Total raters: 527,773


Brainly is not like any other app on the list of the 10 best android educational apps. It is a social learning app, where you post a question and other users help you with the answer. Over 95 million questions have been answered on Brainly.

It is great for getting school and college-level answers from experts. You can also become an expert by helping other students in your field of expertise. Brainly is a great platform to learn, interact and re-learn.

  • Total downloads: 100M+
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Total raters: 1,937,650


These were the 10 best android educational apps that you can make use of to learn anything from a new language to new code. If you find any of these apps helpful in your journey to excel, let us know!

About the author: Harikrishna Kundariya, a marketer, developer, IoT, ChatBot & Blockchain savvy, designer, co-founder, Director of eSparkBiz Technologies. His 10+ experience enables him to provide digital solutions to new start-ups based on IoT and ChatBot.

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