Back-to-school downloads

Facing a new school year can be a drag, but these five student-friendly downloads can help lighten the load on your mind, and your backpack. Watch the video and you'll see what we mean.

Students everywhere are stirring from their summer stupors to stock up on supplies for the coming year. If your back-to-school must list doesn't include software, listen up. Browse some picks of student-friendly downloads for elementary-aged young'uns to graduate scholars, or get a run-down in the video below.

If you don't see what you want, take a turn through the vast halls of CNET, where you'll find educational software and games aplenty.

About Jessica Dolcourt

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.