Sharpen – College Study App 4+

Quizzes, Videos & Flashcards


Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 1.6K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Sharpen is studying for college, simplified.

Sharpen makes studying simple, fun, and achievable with short videos and study tools that get straight to the point.

Sharpen helps you know what to focus on with short videos that teach the key concepts from each chapter, along with quizzes and flashcards to test your comprehension.

Use Sharpen to help you prepare for tests, homework tasks, and class lectures.

Sharpen study tools are organized based on each chapter in your existing textbook so it’s easy to use and covers all the important topics for your homework, quizzes, and exams.

The Sharpen study library contains thousands of short videos, chapter quizzes, key term flashcards, and visual chapter summaries across nearly every major college discipline.

Sharpen study app features include:

– Short videos: chapter summaries
– Visual chapter summaries
– Quizzes
– Flashcards
– Personalized study paths that adjust to your learning
– Personalized study data to keep you on track
– Award badges to keep you motivated
– Textbook learning: content that aligns to your textbook

Sharpen study tools complement the content in McGraw Hill textbooks as well as select textbooks published by Pearson, Cengage, and OpenStax.

Sharpen is compatible with these McGraw Hill textbook disciplines:

– Accounting
– American Government
– American History
– Anatomy
– Biology
– Business
– Business Law
– Economics
– Finance
– Human Resources
– Investments
– Management
– Marketing
– Medical Assisting
– Medical Terminology
– Microbiology
– Music
– Nutrition
– Psychology
– Taxation

Sharpen is compatible with these textbook disciplines from Pearson, Cengage, and OpenStax:

– Financial Accounting
– Managerial Accounting
– Anatomy & Physiology
– Biology
– Introduction to Business
– Principles of Economics
– Principles of Corporate Finance
– Principles of Management
– Marketing Principles
– Introduction to Psychology

Don’t see the course subject you are looking for? We are always adding new titles! Contact us at to request new titles.

Here’s what college students who use Sharpen are saying on the App Store:

“Wow! This app is amazing! It gets right to the point & connects with my book for school.”

“Fantastic resource! I am loving this app! It’s a great way to learn and reinforce what you’re learning. Love the bite-sized lessons, quizzes, and design. I’m so glad Sharpen exists!”

“I wish I knew about this earlier because now I’m rocking the exams and my general understanding in class.”

Download Sharpen today and try a simpler, better way to study.

Terms of Use:

What’s New

Version 2.0.24

Bug fixes & optimizations

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Co_co💕 ,

Is good even though in high school

I can find topics that are very simple if not identical to my high school classes. While this is great and all I don’t really enjoy is the buy options. I would appreciate if there were adds instead but less hidden features. Other then my non important complaints this app seems to be good so far and I have already learned a bit about biology. Recommend.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for sharing your review! We hope your semester is going well. If you want to share more feedback about Sharpen- what you liked and what we can do better- you can email us at :)

w swz. wzssss2- ,

Just use quizlet

I’m an accounting major, and I love the fact that they have my exact book and can take questions and definitions out for me, but I feel like it’s just taking what quizlet does and just does the writing down part for you, which in my opinion is the best part because writing is the first step to remembering. And the questions are the same questions they ask in the book just without the information listed right under it. It is nice how they made it in sync with the books, but very limited selection and just not worth it if you want quality material. I suggest making an app that’s specifically for one subject and delve into it and make it actually useful, like duolingo. I started out looking for something that would give me random income statement questions so I could practice filling them out and figuring the accounting equation out, but this doesn’t help at all. Thanks for the try tho! Maybe find your revenue in ads rather than broke college students looking for a good app.

Developer Response ,

Hi there - Thanks for checking out Sharpen and for sharing your feedback on what you find most useful when studying. For your accounting class, please look at the solutions section in later chapters as we have quite a few income statement problems that may be useful to you.

We really value student feedback and if you ever wish to share anything else, you can reach us at

Wishing you a great semester!

Mathematicsplease! ,

No Math?

Hey! So, I was struggling with some of my schoolwork specially science and math. I’m in the 9th Grade, just graduated Middle School. When I signed up it seemed nice, beautiful setup. But then it asked what textbooks I would be using. So the first thing that came to mind was my mathematics textbook. When I went to search up the name of my book: “SHSAT: 9th grade mathematics.” It didn’t show anything, this app doesn’t have any math books! What? So I tried to see if I could continue, it won’t let you continue if you haven’t selected at least one textbook. So I went on to search up my Biology textbook. Out of all the textbooks the vast majority were Biology textbooks. But they didn’t have my textbook: “Biology Textbook: Ninth Edition.” So, I couldn’t even see what the app was like! I couldn’t get past the “getting started” stages. I was really looking forward to this app. I couldn’t even get started! Please fix this. Thank you.

-A disappointed student-

Developer Response ,

Thank you for such a thoughtful review. School is hard and we wish Sharpen could be there for you to help on your study journey. Unfortunately, we don't cover high-school materials just yet :/ But we sincerely look forward to being there for you as you crush high-school and move on to college.

PS - if you want to see what our app looks like you can select any textbook that looks interesting to you and dive in.

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