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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  • Tablet Browser for Wikipedia

    Wikipedia is a popular source of reference material that quickly becomes the student's friend. While it's accessible through any web browser, this app optimizes the experience for the Android tablet.

    It starts with a front-end for Wikipedia that makes it easy to search, bookmark results, share information, and open any subject in the web browser.

    In spite of the app's name it also works on smartphones.

    Price: Free

    Download: From Google Play Store 



  • Dictionary- Merriam Webster

    Reference material is king in academia and a good dictionary is at the top of the list. Forget the giant, heavy dictionary of old, this app has the entire tome from Merriam Webster inside.

    Searching for the needed information can be done by typing the desired information or by speaking the search term. In addition to definitions you can find synonyms and antonyms in the Dictionary. The app can do something no paper dictionary can do and give spoken pronunciations.

    From the publisher:


    * Synonyms & Antonyms

    * Voice Search

    * Example Sentences

    * Audio Pronunciations

    * Word of the Day

    * Favorites - lets you keep a list of words that are particularly interesting to you

    * For Tablets: Scrolling Index - lets you browse the entire dictionary

    * For Phones: Reader View - lets you hide navigation buttons to see text in full screen

    * Recent History - lets you keep track of the words you've looked up

    Price: Free

    Download: From Google Play Store 

  • my Homework Student Planner

    Keeping up with a busy class schedule can be challenging, but this app makes it easy to keep on top of things. The my Homework Student Planner is an easy-to-use planner that has full class scheduling features.

    Assignments can also be tracked and the app leverages the outstanding Android notification system to warn of upcoming events. There is a homework widget to allow keeping track of assignments right from the Android home screen.

    From the developer:

    Homework Organizer/Student Planner
    Homework Widget
    Class Schedule
    Homework Calendar

    Price: $1.99

    Download: From Google Play Store 

Topics: Mobility, Android, Apps, Smartphones, Tablets

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