10 Android apps for back to school

10 Android apps for back to school

Summary: Summer is drawing to a close and that means getting back to school. Using an Android phone or tablet can help once back on campus and these will certainly do the job.

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  • SparkNotes

    Those studying literature should give SparkNotes a try. It covers all aspects of the subject, from Shakespeare to poetry.

    There is integrated social networking features that allow users to share where they are studying with the app. This is integrated with Facebook for those who wish to connect it.

    From the developer:

    Features

    - Access 50 pre-installed Sparknotes study guides in your library

    - Hundreds of Sparknotes study guides available for viewing online

    - Download any Sparknotes study guide to your mobile device for offline use

    - Share what you’re studying and where you are by checking in with a customized post to Facebook

    Price: Free

    Download: From Google Play Store 

  • My Class Schedule

    This app is similar to others in this collection in that it is a full-featured scheduler, planner, and reminder. It tracks classes, homework, assignments, and just about anything a busy student needs to stay on top of.

    What makes My Class Schedule so nice is the attractive graphical timeline that provides a lot of information at a glance. It makes it easy to keep from over commiting on time, and makes sure nothing important is overlooked.

    From the developer:

    ★ Color-coded timetable (day- and week view; colors can be chosen freely)

    ★ Widget (sizes: 2x1, 3x1, 2x2, 3x2, 4x2, 3x3, 4x4; shows all remaining courses for the day) + DashClock support

    ★ Notifications for upcoming homework, exams and classes

    ★ Can automatically mute your phone during lessons

    ★ Supports timetables with A/B (and even C, D) weeks; just set the frequency of the lesson (for example to "every 2 weeks") and the app automatically switches between the A/B weeks

    ★ Save as many courses, lesson times, homework and grades as you want; times can be chosen freely; grades can be weighted

    ★ Light and Dark Holo theme

    ★ Runs from SD card (note: widgets generally don't work when running from SD)

    Price: $1.99

    Download: From Google Play Store 

     

  • Evernote

    This app isn't just for students but is just as good for them as anyone. Evernote is a cloud-based note app that makes it easy to take notes that include text, audio, photos, and images captured from other apps.

    While not a full word processor Evernote includes a rich text editor to handle common formatting to make notes look pretty decent. Users can organize those notes in a variety of ways so the method that works best is at hand.

    Since the notes are cloud-based they can be accessed from just about any smartphone or tablet. This is a handy feature for students who often need to refer to notes while running around the campus, even if the iPad is back in the dorm.

    Evernote is free with a paid version available for those needing extra storage in the cloud. It works on both Android phones and tablets.

    From the developer:

    Key Features:

    - Works with Evernote Business: Capture, browse, search, and share Business Notes and Business Notebooks from your smartphone or tablet.

    - Sync all of your notes across the computers and devices you use

    - Create and edit text notes, to-dos and task lists

    - Save, sync and share files

    - Search for text inside images

    - Organize notes by notebooks and tags

    - Email notes and save tweets to your Evernote account

    - Connect Evernote to other apps and products you use

    - Share notes with friends and colleagues via Facebook and Twitter

    ★ Premium feature: take notebooks offline to access them anytime

    ★ Premium feature: allow others to edit your notebooks

    ★ Premium feature: add a PIN lock to your Evernote app

    Price: Free

    Download: From Google Play Store

Topics: Mobility, Android, Apps, Smartphones, Tablets

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