Best Windows 11 Apps And Microsoft Store Apps For School

Are you a student going back to school soon? Well, Windows 11 supports you throughout your studies. There are a ton of awesome apps you can use on your brand new laptop to help with your schoolwork and even homework. We even have a guide if you’re looking to buy a new laptop for the first time. But the focus of our latest back-to-school series is the best Windows app for school, so read on to find out more!

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At the top of our list is Microsoft OneNote. Just be aware that there are two versions of OneNote to discuss here. There’s the one that comes with Microsoft Office, then there’s the Microsoft Store version that’s free to download through the store known as OneNote for Windows 10. Microsoft merges the two apps into one, but for now, OneNote for Windows 10 is more complete.

Either way, OneNote is a great tool to use for note-taking because it has a variety of page styles, ways to organize notes, and cool ink styles to make your notes look elegant, especially if you have a device with pen support. You can also use it to solve math problems. Notes can also be synced across all your devices if you use a Microsoft account, so you can take your notes wherever you go. Download OneNote below or view it as part of your Microsoft 365 installation or the Office 2021, 2019 installation that often comes with your school’s subscription.

Microsoft Whiteboard

Microsoft Whiteboard

There will come a time when you end up working on a project with someone from your school. This often means sharing ideas and thinking about certain things. You can do this via text or messages, but a better place to do this is with Microsoft Whiteboard. It’s a collaborative digital canvas with the ability to post sticky notes and images, annotate and ink with your pen, and more. It’s almost the same as a real whiteboard!

We’ve already highlighted two apps you can use to take notes and share ideas, but Microsoft Journal is the third. This is an application designed so that you can use your PC’s stylus. It’s an ink-based first-page canvas where you can use gestures to erase, move words, highlight items, annotate PDFs with ink, and get your ideas going. Check it out in the video above.

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Next on our list is a fun app to use during your down time at school. If you’re not the best artist, you can use the Tracing app to learn how to draw! This application allows you to load an image, put it in the background and draw on it. You can select different types of pens and stencils, combine image layers, and more. Download it today via the link above.


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Need to grab text from an e-book or something else and paste it into a document for your essay or research? Text Grab is a quick tool that can be used to grab text from any screen. It doesn’t need to run in the background and works quite easily with just a few clicks. We actually reviewed the app, so check it out here!

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One thing you will do a lot at or during school is study. One way to do this is to study with index cards. You can create physical cards with paper, but the Index Cards app on Windows 11 lets you do it digitally instead!

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Are you the creative type? Fresh Paint is one of the best free drawing apps on Windows for art students. It has all sorts of cool brushes, tools, and even educational drawings for you to try out. The app is free and paid upgrades are available.


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Do you have problems with math at school? Math Solver is a classic Windows application that’s here to help. You can use this app to solve polynomials, fractions, linear equations, and many other math problems.

The Microsoft Store has more!

We have just selected our favorite apps for education, but there are many more. You can always open the Microsoft Store and scroll through the different categories to find your favorite apps. There’s a ton to choose from, and Microsoft is constantly changing the store to bring out new apps. And, as always, we remind you to leave us a comment below and let us know which apps you use!

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