With the school year here again, it's time to clear your Android's home screen to make room for the apps that you will need to get things done as well as stay sane through the semester. Here are some awesome Android apps that will help you out this school year.
With the school year here again, it's time to clear your Android's home screen to make room for the apps that you will need to get things done as well as stay sane through the semester. Here are some awesome Android apps that will help you out this
1. Classy Buddy ($1.99)
One of the best ways to keep a good GPA through your school experience is to track all your assignments and grades as they happen. Class Buddy (or Class Buddy Lite—Free) can help you do this with ease allowing you to keep track of your semesters, courses, schedule, test scores, grades and GPA.
2. Algeo graphing calculator (Free)
Instead of spending $70-$100 on a new graphing calculator for your advanced math classes, put your quad core device to work with Algeo. Algeo has your basic scientific calculator needs handled while it offers more advanced graphing and multiple function capabilities for graphing and plotting.
3. Thumb (Free)
Getting opinions and feedback quickly while you are in school is important. How are you going to know if the shoes you are about to buy look cute and cool enough? With Thumb you can get opinions about anything quickly from a ton of different people, as well as dish out opinions of your own.
4. Evernote (Free)
You need an app for school where you can store all of your notes, info, pictures, research, etc. and you need it to sync with your Android, Mac, PC and the web in harmony. Evernote is that app and it's free for the basic version.
5. StudyDroid Mobile Flashcards ($1.99)
Learning technical terms and definitions is monotonous work, but it has to be done while in school. You can use StudyDroid flash cards to learn and keep your mind sharp through the school year. You can either create flash cards on your phone or through StudyDroid's site and then sync them.
6. Wapedia (Free)
One of the best features of having a smart phone in school (or in general) is that you can easily look things up and find information. Because we all know Wikipedia is 100% right, 100% of the time (right?), you can use Wapedia to interface with Wikipedia rather than use the standard mobile site. It's fast and you can even use other wiki sites with it like Wikiquote, Uncyclopedia and more.
7. Astrid (Free)
You are bound to work with other students in teams while in school, so it's a good idea to keep everyone on task when working on large projects or even just when planning a party. Astrid has been one of the best personal task management apps on Android for years and now with its built in task sharing and web access, there's no reason to not use Astrid to get things done.
8. College Football Scoreboard
When you are in the hubbub of school, studying, and exams it may be a bit of a task to keep up with all of your College Football games scores and highlights. One of the most productive ways to do this is with the popular College Football Scoreboard app that lets you view the most important and latest college football news, scores, and highlights.
9. Campus Special
Saving money and finding deals while in college on food, drinks, and fun is vital to keeping your limited money in check. With the cost of a college education being the most expensive it has ever been, it’s a relief to save a few pennies here and there.
Campus Special can help you find deals on things at and around your school like food, drinks, and coupons for all kinds of local businesses. You can even order food through the app at participating restaurants and have it delivered.
After a late night of studying, your appetite can get the best of you. Rather take the time to find a place to eat, travel there, order, and eat you can use GrubHub to look up a local restaurant, place your order, and even have your food delivered.
You can sort restaurants by type of food or even popularity and ratings. Another great feature is that you can save your payment information in the app making ordering in the future easier and faster.
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