The Best GMAT Apps for 2016

GMAT Apps for the Score You Want

 Some people are just study better with GMAT apps. They hate the bulk or waste of a GMAT book. They dislike sitting one on one with a tutor. They don't have the time, cash, or inclination to take a GMAT class. So, GMAT apps are their preferred study method to knock this test out of the park. Whether or not you agree with their study methods, you may want to check out these GMAT apps. They're all from reputable companies, have four or five star reviews, and offer complete test prep on the go.A book? An app? A class? Decisions, decisions. Which test prep method is right for you?

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The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2016

GMAT App from GMAC

Maker: gWhiz, LLC

Use With: iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Requires iOS 7.1 or later

User Ranking: 4/5 stars

Price: $4.99, but the full Pro-Pack upgrade is only available as an in-app purchase for $29.99

Key Features:

  • The app comes from GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council), the maker of the GMAT exam. 
  • Questions are identical to what you'll find in the Official Guide book. 
  • 50 Quantitative and Verbal questions available for the $4.99 price, but the full 800 Quant, Verbal and Integrated Reasoning questions are only available with the in-app purchase.
  • Customizable practice tests
  • Social Media integration.

Why Buy? If you want reliable test prep on the go, then you can't beat studying with the makers of the test. Plus, with a $4.99 download of the lite version, it's basically no risk to try the app out to see if you like it. They're betting you will. I am, too. 

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Magoosh GMAT Prep

GMAT App by Magoosh

Maker: Magoosh

Use With: iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Requires iOS 8.2 or later

User Ranking: 5/5 stars

Price: Free download, but you'll either need cellular data or a WIFI connection to use.

Key Features:

  • More than 200 animated video lessons which comes to about 22 hours of lessons 
  • Tutors with over a decade of experience each in a variety of subjects teach the lessons on the videos. 
  • Personalized customer support: 1-855-MAGOOSH

Why Buy? Magoosh has a stellar reputation for innovative test prep. The video lessons are spot-on and simple to follow. For those of you who like a more personalized approach, but don't want to invest in a tutor, this app may be just the ticket. Bonus? Almost every review gives this app a five star rating. That's the highest rating on this list!

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Manhattan Prep GMAT

Manhattan GMAT Prep
Manhattan GMAT

Maker: Higher Learning Technologies

Use With: iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Requires iOS 7.0 or later

User Ranking: 4.2/5 stars

Price: Free download, but the full version, all content upgrade is only available as an in-app purchase for $39.99

Key Features:

  • 1,100+ practice questions, answers, and complete explanations in the full version. 
  • 15+ mini practice tests.
  • 1,500+ terminology flashcards
  • Immediate feedback to track your progress and learn your strengths and weaknesses
  • Helpful customer service is a phone call away: (319) 359-7571

Why Buy? Manhattan Prep is a reputable test prep company with loads of test prep experience. Their book versions are highly regarded, so the app will most likely be, as well. Although this app ranks lower than the previous two, anything over a four-star rating is fantastic. 

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Complete GMAT Video Course by Veritas Prep

Veritas Prep GMAT App
Veritas Test Prep

Maker: Veritas Prep

Use With: iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Requires iOS 6.0 or later

User Ranking: NA at press time

Price: Completely free. No in-app purchases.

Key Features:

  • 12 Veritas prep GMAT lessons (20 hours of high-def video) which cover the 36 hour full course content. 
  • Videos are taught by Brian Galvin, the co-creator of the entire Veritas Prep GMAT course. 

Why Buy? Of course, since the videos are free, Veritas Prep (like Manhattan Prep) are hoping you'll enroll in one of their GMAT courses because you like them so much. The good news? It wouldn't be a terrible idea to do it.