Top Smartphone Apps to help you prepare for your GMAT

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It is every MBA aspirant’s dream to score 770 in GMAT. However, it is easier said than done. It takes a lot of work and intense preparation to better your chances of achieving a decent score. After days of preparation you will realize that suddenly it is D day and may feel nervous and think that your preparation is somewhat inadequate.

Apps for GMAT Preparation

You need to have started initiating the process at least six months in advance, starting off with the registration process. That again would depend on what you are doing currently, in case you have taken up a temporary job, juggling between that and preparing should be more than a full-time engagement.

However, the good news is that there are several iOS and Android apps to help you attain the desired scores.

iOS apps for GMAT Preparation

1. IntelliVocab for GMAT and GRE

This app went under the name PowerVocab before it was christened with this new name. It helps personalize the English vocabulary, making it a lot easier to learn for personal improvement and while sitting for competitive exams.

The app was created by students of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after intense research in Artificial Intelligence, Web Semantics and Machine Learning.

With the help of algorithms based on machine learning, and techniques developed through web semantics the app can collate billions of possibilities in a nutshell and present them as comprehensible, real-time information. One can sit for competitive exams like GMAT, GRE, or SAT with supreme confidence, and the result is there to see in your scores. What’s more, the app is free.

2. Math GMAT GRE ACT PrepGame

What you feared to be very complex is simplified to a great extent, thanks to PrepGame, which is based on a unique method that turns preparing for any of the competitive exams like GMAT, GRE, SAT, and ACT into an interesting fun game.

You can now attempt unlocking new levels and attain high scores. You can easily beat the pressure due to limited time at your disposal and master the important and key tested concepts.

All the standard tests for the competitive exams are covered in this brilliant app. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and requires iOS 5. The app is free and takes up just 13 MB of space for the version 1.3.6. The app is available for free.

3. Math – By YourTeacher.com

No more fumbling with your math problems. You can confidently tackle all GMAT math questions with the help of this app. It lets you browse through and search the entire 50 elementary courses contained in YourTeacher’s library, that include middle and high school math, college and community math, and a standardized preparation guide for the test. The first five lessons are absolutely free and you will then be prompted to purchase the rest of the lessons.

The app is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and requires iOS 4.3, and takes up just 4.2 MB of space for the version 5.1. The app is available free.

4. Magoosh GMAT Prep

Magoosh offers a few comprehensive video lessons dealing with a lot of things you need to know about GMAT. It is a recorded fact that students who prepared for the exams with the help of Magoosh scored around 50 extra points on an average.

The 200 animated videos contained in the app last for a good 22 hours, and cover all the four sections including writing, integrated reasoning, math and verbal. Every single concept in GMAT has been explained in detail.

This app is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and requires iOS 4.2, and takes up a mere 0.8 MB of space for the version 1.1. The app is available free.

5. GMAT ToolKit 2

This app is presented by the GMAT Club, a fraternity with an impressive membership exceeding 250,000 members and a mind boggling 1 million posts related to GMAT and MBA. The question bank includes 63 questions from Kaplan, 103 selected questions from Knewton, and a set of challenge questions numbering 77 from Manhattan GMAT.

Additionally, there are 202 questions presented by Princeton Review and 236 questions from Manhattan Review and over 300 quantitative questions. This app is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and requires iOS 5.0, and takes up slightly more space at 35.9 MB for the version 2.0.0. The app is available free.

6. Mathemagics – Mental Math Tricks

Math generally gives nightmare for most students, especially the math section on MCAT, GMAT, GRE, ACT, SAT, and PSAT. However, this app helps you prepare with ease not for just these exams, but for any standardized test. Instead of using a calculator that is allowed only for a tests, switch to Mathemagics, which is a tutor that helps brighten your prospects.

You will be amazed at the speed with which you can divide, multiply, or square. The app makes drab math real fun and exciting. This app is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and requires iOS 5.0, and takes up 13.3 MB space for the version 4.2 and does not come free.

Android apps for GMAT Preparation

1. GMAT Math Preview

This app lets you give yourself a chance to better your scores in GRE and GMAT. You get a lot of practical tips that help you perform math calculations in a jiffy. For instance, it takes just a few seconds to multiply 98 by 94 and divide the sum by 8. The app is a comprehensive collection of math techniques resulting in almost magical performances in competitive exams.

With speed at your disposal for calculations, you will find that you have ample time to complete all the questions well ahead of the allotted time.

There is a compilation of several exercises from standardized tests selected from MCAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, PSAT AND SAT. This app is compatible with all Android devices and requires Android 2.0, and takes up very little storage space.

2. GMAT Flashcards

Flashcard helps you learn things a lot faster and save precious time in the process. The learning modes include Slide show, Study, Memorize, Quiz, and Matching that make the learning process for competitive exams like GMAT very simple and a lot of fun too.

The app includes 3100 GMAT flashcards that are premade, in all three categories like General Review, Quantitative and Verbal, thus covering all aspects of the GMAT exam. This app is compatible with all Android devices and requires Android 2.2, and does not require too much space to store.

3. gWhiz

The app provides a bank of official questions with complete answers and explanations that come from the source. The app lets you analyze your test results, add more questions to the bank, register for the GMAT exam, and find a Test Center too. All this can be done from your mobile or any other Android device.

The questions from the integrated reasoning section are included n the bank. It also features 800 quantitative and verbal questions and 50 IR questions.

The features are user friendly with the text underlined and highlighted. Question timer helps increase your pace and even track your performance and review it. This app is compatible with all Android devices and requires Android 2.2.

4. Algebra Geometry Formulae

The app comes free and is ideal not just for B school students, but for all students over 12th grade, including college grads and engineering grads. All the formulae relating to Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics have been compiled covering almost all Math formulae.

The topics covered include, Basic properties and facts, factoring and solving formulae, factoring and solving methods, functions and graphs, points and lines, angles, triangles and quadrilaterals and more. This app is compatible with all Android devices and requires Android 2.2.

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Vishal Gaikar

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I am Vishal Gaikar, Software Engineer, Web Addicted, Living in Maharashtra, India. If you like This post, you can follow Tricks Machine on Twitter, also you can add me on Google+.

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