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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  • 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 

  • 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 


Topics: Mobility, Android, Apps, Smartphones, Tablets

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