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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  • 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 

  • 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:


    - 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 

Topics: Mobility, Android, Apps, Smartphones, Tablets

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