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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  • 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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