If you enjoy the fun and functionality of mobile apps, you’ll want to add at least one to your ACT-prep tool kit.
But be aware, no one can boost their scores significantly using only apps. Think of them as the chips-and-guac of your test-prep banquet–delicious, but not substantial enough to meet all of your daily nutritional needs.
That said, a good app can still be a supportive and engaging complement to your main prep program. Here are four of the best.
This is the official app offered by the company that creates the ACT. It’s available only to students who are registered with the ACT Online Prep program.
Unlike many test-prep apps, this one adapts to your performance. As you build your skills, the software continually guides you toward the topics and question-types that you most need to work on. It also offers:
Magoosh’s ACT app offers a combination of video lessons and helpful information on a wide range of important topics.
Everything is presented in Magoosh’s clear and engaging trademark style.
This app is created and maintained by the educational publisher McGraw Hill. It includes a lot more material than most, including more than 1,000 practice questions and ten complete practice ACTs. All of the content is written by McGraw Hill. The app costs $19.99, which is more than many, but not really that much in the grand scheme of things. If you’re looking for a mobile app that’s a bit more substantial, ACT McGraw Hill may be a good investment.
This is an app-like resource, available for free to everyone who’s registered to take the ACT. Visit the ACT site daily for a Question of the Day, drawn from a database of over 1,000 authentic practice problems covering all four multiple choice sections of the test. You’ll get an explanation of the correct answer along with guidance on applying the concept to future questions. If you’re ready for a little more practice, the software will offer a random selection of problems drawn from the past 30 days. If you prefer, you can sign up to receive seven questions together in one weekly email.