If Mom thinks your phone distracts you from your schoolwork, consider (kindly) asking her to think again. A new slew of academic apps feature all sorts of methods designed to give you laser-powered focus, a virtual study buddy and the organization to stay on top of all your work. Whether you're looking to manage your GPA, brush up on SAT vocab, or just pry yourself away from Facebook and Twitter, there's an app for that.
Click through the slideshow below to see a few of our favorites and share your foolproof studying tips (on and offline!) in the comments below.