25+ Best Back to School Android Apps
Aug 22, 2011 11:12 AM –
25+ Best Back to School Android Apps for this year’s school season. In this list you’ll find the most useful recommended Android app picks from the expert reviewers here at AndroidTapp.com. This well-rounded list included those for studies, saving on books, budgeting, documents & note taking, getting acquainted to your new campus and more! We’ve included easy & convenient tools to download and buy:
Check out this list of recommended apps for staying on track of classes, monitoring course work, flash cards, dictionary & thesaurus, plus Wikipedia information!
Class Buddy - Student Planner
Student organizer. Featured in T-mobile’s Top picks. Manage semester, course, class, assignment, exam, quiz. GPA calculation. Reminder, password. Widget. Calendar Sync. Classbuddy, grade point, school, college, homework, study.
CoursePro is an easy to use application for a student to track school course, assignments, and grades. Features: Keep track of homework with a simple to-do style list. Custom assignment types and grade weights. View current report card. Custom grading scheme.
StudyDroid Flashcards 2.0-Pro
StudyDroid puts the flashcards right in your pocket. Create flash cards online or on your phone, then sync them. Never lose your flashcards again.
Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary
Ace the GRE verbal exam using Kaplan’s GRE Exam Vocabulary study app. Over 500 flashcards covering need-to-know GRE vocabulary words. Kaplan’s GRE Exam Vocabulary is designed to help you to quickly learn the words that will help you succeed on the verbal section of the GRE. With this application you can study and test your knowledge on the go. Kaplan’s GRE Exam Vocabulary Flashcards includes: – definitions – phonetic pronunciations – parts of speech – sample sentences that provide words in context – synonyms
The Dictionary.com app delivers trusted reference content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com. The app includes phonetic and audio pronunciations, spelling suggestions and our popular Word of the Day. Features: 375,000 words & definitions, 300,000 synonyms & antonyms, Word of the Day home screen widget
Wapedia is the fastest way to access Wikipedia and many more wikis. Taptu Wapedia is the fastest way to access Wikipedia and many other wikis.
Saving on Books & Budgeting
We know college students do not have any money, why not save some of the small bits by cutting costs on books and managing you finances…
With CampusBooks for Android, everything you love about CampusBooks.com’s powerful money-saving search engine and price-comparison tool is now with you on the go! Integrated Barcode scanning technology.Find the Lowest prices when buying books. Find the Highest prices when selling. Save to wish list and much more!
Cheap Textbooks Price Search
Cheap Textbooks for Android reveals the lowest online and local textbook prices. Find the lowest local and online book prices including Rental, Used, eBook, New and International. We also show you the best prices to sell textbooks. Your phone camera becomes a barcode scanner for quick results. Rent or Buy directly from the app or email the results to yourself, parents or others in your address book.
Mint.com Personal Finance
THE LEADING ONLINE PERSONAL FINANCE APP, providing over 3M users an easy & intelligent way to manage money. See all your accounts in one place, set budgets, see where you spend, and find personalized savings – all for free.
Documents, Note Taking & Task Apps
Untether from the computer to view/edit documents on your phone or Android tablet. Whether they’re stored in the cloud or local, these apps can keep you stay productive.
Quickoffice® Pro takes mobile productivity to the next level with this must-have, award-winning productivity suite for Android smartphones. Work with Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations while conveniently accessing files remotely from your Google® Docs, Dropbox, Box.net, Huddle™, SugarSync, and MobileMe™ accounts or from your SD card with our enhanced Connected File Manager. For viewing PDF files, our advanced PDF viewer is included, as well.
Documents to Go
View Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint Files – All in 1 App! FREE! View native Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files & attachments with Documents To Go Main App. Supported file formats include .doc,. docx,. xls,. xlsx,. ppt,. pptx.
GDocs is a simple notepad that can view, edit and sync documents from your Google Docs account. It allows you create, import/export and send documents
Sync your files between your computers and your mobile device. Now you can browse the files in your Dropbox folder from anywhere! Share links to files, save photos and video from your camera to your computers, and open files using your favorite Android apps.
Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders–and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.
Classic Notes – Notepad, ToDo
Classic Notes – Notepad, ToDo. Minimal and Efficient. Have you ever wanted a magical notepad that could do anything you asked it to? Have you ever wanted to be able to have a legal memo pad, pocket translator, mortgage calculator, dictionary, thesaurus, conversion calculator, and music information manager all in one? If so classic notes is the application for you! Classic Notes is a magical notepad that can do all of these things and more. Classic Notes comes in a minimalistic style to make doing work, both attractive and fun and is loaded with options to make this application one productivity tool that you might not know you can’t live without.
Springpad makes it easy to save notes, products and places you want to remember Springpad is a free application that makes it quick and easy to take notes and save anything you want to remember in one place – from tasks and lists to products, places, movies, recipes and more. We automatically organize and enhance what you save with useful links and relevant offers to save you time and money. Everything you save is synchronized and accessible on your android device and on the web.
Synchronize Your Tasks with Google. Gtasks is a simple and efficient todo list/task list/check list/notes/ tools. It have both local mode and google account mode. You can sync with your google tasks perfectly. And you can share you list or your task item easily via gmail/note in reader/messaging /google docs and so on.
Getting Acquainted & Points of Interest
Whether you need help locating the labs on your new campus or looking for great points of interest… these apps can help!
Track your location on campus. See all the details of your university/college/company campus map from the internet (Flash maps not supported). See list of supported maps or add your own at http://simexusa.com/cm/. Includes a compass overlay and virtual mode. Uses GPS (best) or wifi.
See the World! Layar is a mobile app for discovering information about the world around you. Using Augmented Reality (AR) technology, Layar displays digital information called “layers” into your smartphone’s field of vision. Share your augmented experiences with your friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter. Connect your Layar account to any featured social network and share your favorite layers, spots and screenshots.
Books & Document Readers
If you can find your books in electronic format, these apps are some of the best to consume them on… there’s even one in the listen that will read books to you!
Aldiko Book Reader
Aldiko Book Reader allows you to download and read thousands of books right on your Android phone. Anywhere. Anytime. Browse extensive catalogs of ebooks (most of them FREE) and download them from inside the app. Comfortable and highly customizable reading experience (font/background color, font type, margin, night mode, etc.)
Kindle for Android
Free, Purchase eBooks Separately
Read over 700,000* Kindle books, including thousands of free books. Features: Search inside your books, Edit notes and highlights and have them synchronized across your devices, Look up words on Wikipedia and Dictionary.com, Lock screen orientation while reading, Book availability may vary for non-US customers.
NOOK for Android by B&N
Free, Purchase eBooks Separately
Shop over two million books at Barnes & Noble, take your library wherever you go! Barnes & Noble presents NOOK for Android. Now you can access your favorite NOOK Books, magazines and newspapers, right from your Android smartphone or tablet.* Shop over 2 million titles including everything from hot new releases to bestsellers. Plus, get instant access to hundreds of FREE NOOK Books, and sample any NOOK Book for FREE.
Audible for Android
Free, Purchase Audiobooks Separately
Audible for Android. Audible, the premier provider of digital audiobooks, is now available for Android. This free app features the most comprehensive audiobook experience ever! We’ve included 7 excerpts from some of our favorite authors to get you started. Fully supports: Audible.com, Audible.co.uk, and Audible.de
description: Adobe Reader for Android offers same high quality PDF viewing as on your desktop. Features: Open PDF files as email attachments and on the web, Interact with PDF files using advanced multi-touch gestures like Pinch zoom, Double tap Zoom, Flick scrolling & Panning, Reflow view fits the page contents to the screen for easy viewing. (For Android version 2.0 and higher).
Don’t be late for class, use these sophisticated alarm apps to ensure you wake from that deep sleep more refreshed.
Free Trial, ~$2.84
Gentle Alarm. An alarm clock shouldn’t shell-shock you out of your dreams. That’s why I created Gentle Alarm which tries to wake you up during light sleep using an optional pre-alarm. Alarm clocks can’t know if you are in light sleep or deep sleep (those movement based alarm clock don’t work) but they can play a very quiet pre-alarm which you will only hear if you are in light sleep. If you are in deep sleep, you will simply sleep through the pre-alarm.
It is proven that music helps the brain focus better, so plug your favorite genres into these streaming music player apps.
Pandora radio is a personalized radio service that streams music on your phone. Pandora® internet radio is your own FREE personalized radio now available to stream music on your phone. Start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs or classical composers and Pandora will create a “station” that plays their music and more music like it. Already a Pandora User? Just log in to enjoy your stations.
7 Day Free Trial, $4.99/Month
Slacker Radio is free, totally customizable radio with over 100 genre stations. Listen to free personalized radio on your Android device. Listen to over 100 expert-programmed radio stations or create your own custom stations from millions of songs. With a Slacker Radio Plus or Slacker Premium Radio subscription, you can store your favorite Slacker stations on your Android smartphone and listen even when you don’t have a wireless or Wi-Fi connection!
Free Application, $9.99 for Monthly Subscription to Service
Spotify brings millions of tracks to Android. Your music is always with you. Spotify opens up your Android to a world of music. Take your existing Spotify playlists with you on the go – listen to them during your commute, in the gym or on a flight. With ‘Offline mode’ you can listen even when no connection is available. Wirelessly sync your local files to your phone to merge your catalogue with ours, no cables required! Download and get started directly from your mobile.
Check out some back to school apps lists from the past: