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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  • 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 

  • Assignment Planner Pro

    For those wishing to keep track of assignments, homework, projects, courses, classes and grades, this is a simple app to do it with. Assignment Planner Pro lets the student enter all assignments and coursework, then track it through to completion. Reminders will make sure nothing falls through the cracks for even the heaviest schedule.

    In addition to the planning features, this app also track grades and GPA on the fly. No more surprises when grades are handed out at the end of the term.

    Price: $1.49

    Download: From Google Play Store 



  • Pocket (formerly Read It Later)

    The amount of research the average student conducts is staggering. A lot of that research takes place online, and that's where Pocket comes in handy. 

    Any web page, partial page, online images, even video, can be instantly saved from most any app to the user's account. All captured information can be accessed easily through the Pocket app. 

    Saved information can even be accessed when the phone or tablet is offline, ensuring important information is always at hand.

    From the developer:


    Articles, videos or pretty much anything you find online.


    If it's in Pocket, it's on your phone, tablet, and computer.


    See your articles, videos and everything else in a beautiful, easy-to-view layout.


    Save to Pocket from any app on your Android device. Just tap 'Add to Pocket' when sharing a page.

    Price: Free

    Download: From Google Play Store 

Topics: Mobility, Android, Apps, Smartphones, Tablets

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