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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  • 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 

  • Hi-Q MP3 Voice Recorder

    Who can blame students who fall asleep in class during those long, boring lectures? Unfortunately, tuning out during the lectures can mean missing important information for exam time. What's a body to do?

    The answer is easier than you might think, and this app is what makes it easy. The Hi-Q MP3 Voice Recorder turns the Android phone/tablet into a quality audio system that can record class lectures. The fact is it can record anything due to the high quality format used. If you can hear it, this app can record it for later reference.

    From the developer:

    ★ Real-time MP3 recording

    ★ Pause and resume recordings

    ★ Home screen widgets — start recording with just a tap

    ★ Changeable bit rate — up to 320 kbps

    ★ Selectable microphone (front or back/rear)

    ★ Alternate recording icon — prevent unwanted attention

    ★ Manage existing recordings — share, sort, rename, and delete them

    ★ Automatic stop when storage free space reaches a customizable limit

    ★ Input gain setting to make recording louder or softer

    Price: $3.99

    Download: From Google Play Store 

Topics: Mobility, Android, Apps, Smartphones, Tablets

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