Now that BlackBerry App World is now available in the UAE, this is a great time to prepare for the GMAT mobily. Check out some of the best apps available on the web and learn how you should integrate them into your preparation.
Official GMAT App
Official GMAT Mobile App for iPhone and iPad
The makers of the GMAT have put together this app to help you with your studying and is easily available for download from the Mac App Store. This app is a best buy for students that have not bought the Official Guide to the GMAT, 12th edition. Be sure to buy the additional bundles because you'll go through 50 questions quite quickly. If you have purchased the OG, you will see the same problems contained in the OG, so you don't need to buy this one.
Price: $4.99 (AED 18) for a starter pack of 50 questions, $9.99 (AED 37) for additional 250 question bundles
Math for GMAT App
Math for GMAT for BlackBerry
The number of GMAT BlackBerry apps available is limited, but we managed to find this gem. This app has more than 1,000 math questions to help your studying. While they aren't great reproductions of GMAT questions, these questions are perfect for students who need more foundation in the wide number of mathematical categories the GMAT tests.
Price: $9.99 (AED 37)
Veritas Prep App
Veritas Prep App for iPhone and iPad
Not to be outdone, Veritas Prep also has launched its own app. The app offers timed and untimed practice on specific question types for targeted practice as well as an exam format that allows you to work on assorted questions. There are a number of benefits to downloading this app. First, you get access to proprietary Veritas questions that are only available if you take the course. Students scoring in the 650-700 range will find these problems challenging (unlike many of the OG questions). Second, it's free--a great value for those students who haven't been recession proof. Third, there is also an MBA admissions predictor that can help your refine your business school shortlist. The only downside? No version for BlackBerry.
Crimson Oak Academy GMAT App
Crimson Oak Academy GMAT App for BlackBerry
This app offers a reasonable number of questions for BlackBerry users. We haven't tested it, so email us with your feedback.
Download from http://crimsonoakacademy.com/apps/GMAT_for_blackberry
GMAT ToolKit App
GMAT ToolKit for iPhone and iPad
This app is one of the best selling in the Mac App Store and for good reason. The GMAT Club's ToolKit offers questions from different test prep companies including the Princeton Review, Knewton, and Veritas Prep. There are flashcards for memorizing certain concepts (this is especially helpful for learning geometry formulas). You can also collate your digital books and materials though one user interface. Although the price is a bit high for an app, it may very well be worth it.
Price: $19.99 (updated June 26th: This app now costs $24.99! AED 92)
330 GMAT Math Questions App
330 GMAT Math Questions for iPhone and iPad
Although not provided by a reputable test prep company, these questions from TotalTestPrep are plentiful and cheap enough to be worth picking up. High scorers will notice that they have seen a lot of the questions in a few variations before. However, getting this problem set is better than buying another book you may not use.
Price: $0.99 (AED 4)
Beat the GMAT Flashcards App
Beat the GMAT Flashcards for iPhone and iPad
This free app is totally worth the money you spend on it. It provides about 300 extra practice test questions for you to work. Use these after you have gone through the OG and done other studying because Beat the GMAT questions aren't the best reflections of the actual GMAT.
TestSoup Flashcards for BlackBerry
We're not a huge fan of flashcards (in order to improve your critical thinking, you need to see new problems that test the same concepts in different ways) but the TestSoup Flashcards may be helpful for GMAT students addicted to their BlackBerries. Visit the main site for more info: http://www.testsoup.com/test/4/
How to Use Apps in Your Studying
Apps are helpful for giving you additional practice on the go. Do a few problems while on the Metro, waiting for a meeting to begin, or pretending to be working. Apps are in addition to your regular studying, not instead of your regular studying. Buy the Official Guide, contact APPLY ME for private GMAT tutoring, and stay in the GMAT mindset with these mobile apps.