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5 Best GRE Apps

When preparing for something as important as the GRE, you want to make sure that you take advantage of all of the resources at your disposal. You’ll probably get your hands on study books, practice tests, and any number of other preparation material. Well, look no further because “there’s an app for that." Actually, there are several, but we’re going to look at the cream of the crop. Here are some of the most helpful apps to download when studying for the GRE.

Magoosh GRE Prep

Not only is this app a favorite among test takers, it’s completely free. Magoosh offers more than 200 video refreshers on all three sections of the test. It also gives you an in-depth explanation of the concepts that the GRE aims to test. Magoosh is perfect for people who want to brush up on some of the key skills that will be needed for graduate school, while watching more than 30 hours of preparation footage. It makes an excellent supplement when used with other study resources.


This app from Arcadia Prep provides users with hundred of unique GRE questions, discussion forums to talk to other people preparing for the exam, a timer to imitate the time restraints of the actual test, and a scorecard that tracks each user’s improvement. One of the popular user features is the notepad, which allows users to make notes or work out complicated math problems. This is a great app for people who have studied the material and want to work on practice questions. While the app is free to download, the in-app purchases are by far the most useful aspect of GRE+. For the additional material, quantitative is $15.99, verbal is $11.99, and writing is $4.99.

GRE Math Prep

Quantitative reasoning (aka math) is the section of the GRE that examinees complain about the most. For this reason, has released an app with interactive word problems, multiple choice questions, video lessons, and worksheets for extra practice. GRE Math Prep is by far the most helpful app exclusively designed for quantitative reasoning practice, providing a comprehensive look at what will be on the text. The app costs users $9.99, which is significantly cheaper than it would be to buy a study book that has only half of the material that GRE Math Prep offers.

GRE Vocab Challenge by The Princeton Review

In a similar vein as our last app, GRE Vocab Challenge focuses on one specific area of the exam: the verbal reasoning section. With this app, you will have access to hundreds of the words most frequently seen on the GRE, games which allow the definitions and connotations of each word to form lasting memories, and a performance tracker so you can see how you have improved over the course of your study. The Princeton Review has a proven track record when it comes to test prep, which makes it all the more enticing to spend $4.99 on this app.

GRE Toolkit by Manhattan Prep

An all-inclusive study app, GRE Toolkit provides hundreds of questions, more 10,000 flashcards, an interface you can make notes on, and a statistical breakdown of your progress. One of the most impressive features of this app is its filters, which allow users to categorize questions based on a variety of factors, such as how long it took to answer them. GRE Toolkit is one of the more recent apps, but it is already generating a devoted following. At only $9.99, it is a very useful and affordable resource.

Last Updated: December 21, 2015