5 educational apps for your next flight

Do you have a long flight ahead of you? And you are not looking forward to it? Simply because you don’t like watching countless movies and videos, and can’t fall asleep no matter what? And if mobiles games too aren’t your thing, then we may have a solution for you — cool educational apps for your phone. To kill that time while learning something new. As you can imagine, there are a lot of apps to choose from, but these are some of our favorite.

Continue reading to learn more!

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Cool educational apps for your next flight

Download them before your next flight. Do it at home. Don’t rely on airport WiFi.

All of these apps can be used without a connection to the internet.

1. Babbel

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Available for: iOS, Android

Learn a language with the Babbel app!

It's a language learning app that offers both online and offline resources. 

The Babbel app offers more than 5000 courses and 14 languages. There are lessons for every situation. What makes Babbel to stand out is it’s short, effective lessons and offline mode.

You will need a subscription in order to get access to the learning materials.

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2. Apple / Google Podcasts


iOS — Apple Podcasts

Android — Google Podcasts

Do you love listening to podcasts?

Good news — you can do it on a plane, too!

Download podcasts on any subject you are interested in and listen to them offline.

Apple and Google podcasts are free, and there are millions of them. So, you’ll definitely find at least one topic you’re interested in!

See all available podcasts for Apple devices on the official Apple webpage.

See all available podcasts for Android devices on the official page of Google Podcasts.

3. Lonely Planet app

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Available for: iOS, Android

Learn more about your travel destination.

It’s one of the best things you can do on the plane.

Learn more about the history, culture, food and the best places to visit. Download Lonely Planet app. It lets you pre-download destination guides to keep on your phone and use them without a connection to the internet.

The app offers 8000+ city guides and easy-to-use offline maps.

The guides are for free, but you’ll need to subscribe in order to get unlimited access to all the content and tools. One month costs $4.99, six months — $21.99, and one year is $39.99.

If you like reading, check out these reading apps for travel.

4. Quizoid

Quizoid screenshot

Available for: iOS, Android

Love quizzes? Great!

Because now you can test your knowledge even during a long flight.

Download Quizoid and enjoy thousands of questions from 10 fields of knowledge and 6 difficulty levels.The quiz contains questions from the following fields: Technology & Engineering, Sciences, Sports, History, Food, Arts, Entertainment.

The quiz offers not only challenging facts but also fun facts and knowledge.

5. Coursera

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Available for: iOS, Android

Coursera is an online learning platform with millions of users worldwide.

The platform works with universities to offer online courses and degrees in a variety of subjects, such as engineering, computer science, mathematics, business, social sciences, digital marketing, medicine, biology, etc.

Most Coursera courses last approximately four to ten weeks. After 1-2 hours of video lectures a week you have to take quizzes, weekly exercises, and sometimes a final exam.

You can stream video lectures from anywhere.

And you can also download them for offline viewing.

Bon voyage!