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Don’t spend all Christmas holidays on exams: just what’s needed!
By: Lisa Boch-Andersen, Senior Director for Communications Europe
12 December 2013

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It’s that time of the year again! Winter holidays are coming, and so is the guy with the red suit and long beard! However, a careless Christmas is often interrupted with one thought “I need to study, finals are coming”. It’s the season of giving, so we wanted to provide you with some Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone apps which can help you to finish your assignments faster and study more efficiently. Hopefully, they will also help you reduce the stress level.


There isn’t a student in the world who hasn’t browsed Wikipedia to additional background information for your studies. You can now get the official Wikipedia app from our Windows Marketplace, and browse the world’s largest encyclopedia from your Windows 8.1 desktop or Windows Phone!

2. GeoGebra

GeoGebra is free dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. GeoGebra is everything you need to nail that algebra exam. You can get GeoGebra from our Marketplace for your Windows 8.1 desktop or Windows Phone.

3.MyStudy Life

Organize your schedule like never before. With this great app, you can make your life easier by storing your classes, tasks (assignments, homework, revisions…) in the cloud and access them from wherever you are. You can get MyStudy Life from our Marketplace.

4.Kindle Reader

There just isn’t a better app than a reader that can help you check your facts just before an important test. You know, that equation or definition that you are struggling to remember? This app automatically syncs with your library so you can access your entire e-book stash from anywhere. No need to carry a bag with three thick volumes of history books! Your back will be grateful. Get Kindle Reader from our Marketplace.

5.M8! Mind Map

If you don’t have too much time to study for that last exam, this app is perfect for you. M8! Mind Map relies on the mind mapping principles and it is a great way to organize your study tasks, ideal for studying complex definitions, organizing thoughts, ideas, taking notes and many more! You can get M8! Mind Map from our Marketplace for your Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone.

Our job is done. Now it is your turn! We hope that these apps will help you during the Christmas holidays.

Do you find these apps useful? What other Windows apps do you use while studying? Tweet us your toughts, or post to our Facebook page. We are waiting for your answers.

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