Apps for back to school and back to work

This issue we look at apps about returning to school or work now that the summer break is well behind us. 



French Basics. (iTooch - Les Bases du Français) 4,99 €
app basefrancais

If your child is struggling with French at school this little app is a fun way to bring him up to level. Presented in game form it can even become addictive for parents. The App teaches French grammar, spelling, verb forms and vocabulary in a child friendly way. A bit pricey at €4.99 but well rated by French teachers and parents. iPad compatible. Fr.

French Spelling (Orthographe CE2) 4,99 €
app orthCE2

If your child is entering CE2, this App should help with the pesky business of French spelling, accents, subject/verb conformity and conjugation. iPhone and iPad optimised. Fr.

Larousse Dictionnaire Anglais/Francais  4,99 €
app larousseEngFr1 app larousseEngFr

250,000 words and expressions. 400,000 translations in both directions. 3000 abbreviations. Idiomatic expressions and proverbs.Conjugation. All of this without internet connection. iPhone and iPad optimised. This App is an investment for all the family. Also pronounces the words and phrases. iPhone and iPad optimised. Fr. En.


No child in the French school system can escape the inevitable history lessons concerning Napoleon, Louis XIV and Joan of Arc. These three Apps from educational editor  "Quelle Histoire" make French history a little easier on the brain cells.

app napoleon

app jeannedarc

Jeanne d'Arc 2,39€
Fr. En.Ge. It. Sp

Napoleon 2,39€
Fr. En.Sp

Louis XIV 0,79€
Fr. En.


Multiplication tables (Les tables de multiplication avec Gulli) 1,59€
app multiplication

Maths are language independent but this one uses French terms to teach simple multiplication tables with a game-like interactive interface. Fr.

Simple Geometry. (On tient la forme !) 2,39 €
iPad compatible. The basics of elementary geometry using a farm and its animals. Very basic but good for "maternelle" and first year primary students.


VAT Tool. Free App.
If you struggle with "off the top" or "from the bottom" TVA/VAT calculations this is one for you. Calculates the TVA amount from a tax-included price (TTC) or the tax-excluded price (HT) from a tax-included (TTC) price. Select in-app VAT from among the rates for 59 different countrie or enter your own rate if you don't find the rate you need (such as special French construction rates at lower tax) . Essential! Fr.En.

Invest in Côte d’Azur. Free App.
app investcotedazur

Team Côte d'Azur, the economic development agency offers up its own App with several functions. “Meet your peers:” enabling business networking. Latest economic news. Investment case studies. Practical information and services offered by Team Côte d'Azur. For iPhone but iPad compatible. Entirely in English.

CCI Nice Côte d'Azur. Free App.
app CCI

From the Chambre of Commerce. Local business news, trade shows, businesses for sale, useful contacts and addresses. For iPhone but iPad compatible.  In French only.

Banque Populaire (Cyberplus). Free to BPCA clients.
You can't be in business without using a bank and this App means you can take your BPCA Cyberplus account with you wherever you go. Consult your balance in iPhone or IPad. report a stolen or lost bank card or cheque book, get emergency numbers, find the nearest cash point. Fr.

Caisse d'Epargne and Credit Mutuel also offer similar Apps.


app gourmetguide

For that welcome break from work or school. GourmetGuides  0,79€

There's nothing like a nice restaurant meal for a relaxing break but do you know what Italian or French dish you're eating?

This app translates dishes and culinary terms between English, French, Italian and German. It aims to avoid those sometimes comical translations often to be found even in the finest establishments and removes doubt from menu terms. 

Can be used off line and contains more than 2000 food definitions, not just merely translated into English but often explained in more detail.

iPad compatible.En. Fr. It. Ge.