10 great Android apps for students
1. Merriam Webster Dictionary – Free
What's a student without a proper dictionary?! Now, thanks to your smartphone, you no longer have to bring that brick of a book anywhere with you. The Merriam Webster Dictionary app is an ideal solution for your word look-up needs. For the unbeatable price of free, you get an incredibly rich word database, complete with thesaurus and even voice search to make things even easier for you.
2. WikiDroid for Wikipedia - Free
Let's face it – Wikipedia has turned into a main source of information for all of us, but in order to browse all of its useful article on a phone, one will be better off using a dedicated app. That's what WikiDroid is – an app that formats Wikipedia articles in an easy to read way, designed for your phone's tiny (OK, maybe not so tiny) screen. In addition, it comes with a few extra features such as voice search and live search suggestions.
3. Math Formulary - Free
If you're as scared of math as much as we are, then you'll surely appreciate this app. The developer claims that it contains all the formulas that you may encounter on your way through school and university. We didn't bother checking that up, since we don't know which formulas should fall into this list ourselves. Anyway, if you're looking for quick access to basic arithmetic, algebra, analysis, geometry, trigonometry, analytical geometry (the horror!) and logic formulas, Math Formulary has it all.
4. Document Scanner - $3.98 (trial version available)
What? No one cares for a good-ol' document scanner, eh? Well, students probably won't use this app to scan a lot of documentation, but what about notes or book pages? Have a friend with a really useful book that contains some info you're going to need for a project/homework? How about scanning those few pages, saving them to a PDF file and emailing it to youself? Now, that's what we call a killer student app!
5. Evernote - Free
Hehey, you thought we'd forget the almighty Evernote, but we didn't! For those few people in the world who don't know Evernote, we'll say that it's the ultimate note-taking tool that keeps your notes in sync between devices. You can also record audio notes, store images, and keep all of this info well-organized with the help of notebooks and tags. Well worth the free price tag, we say.
6. Grades: Student Organizer - $0.99
Here's an interesting one – Grades – an app that promises to help you get better grades! How cool is that? Grades: Student Organizer is yet another powerful organizational tool for students, designed to let you keep track of your classes, school assignments, homework and exams easily. This one actually goes pretty deep, as it also features options like attendance monitoring, teacher and professor contact information storage, an advanced calendar and many more.
7. Wolfram|Alpha - $2.99
Siri may not be available on your Android device, but this doesn't mean that you can't get access to much of its knowledge. As a matter of fact, it is Wolfram|Alpha where Apple's personal assitant looks at when you ask it something that's out of its own competencies. And, it so happens that Wolfram|Alpha is available for Android, ready to answer your questions regarding a vast array of fields like mathematics, physics, astronomy, engineering and so on.
8. Spanish Class, Portuguese Class and French Class - $2.86 each (demo versions available)
But life isn't just math and physics, you know. What about foreign languages? What about learning French, the language of love?! Oh, bien sûr, Android has the right apps for users who have taken on the seemingly daunting task of learning a new language. Here are three of those, which are pretty good for beginners, and offer neat word databases, as well as various articles on grammar.
9. Grammar Guide - $0.99
With all of this foreign language studying, we shouldn't forget good-old English. If you feel like you could use a refresher, feel free to check Grammar Guide out – for only a buck you're getting a reference guide containing rules covering punctuation, capitalization, pronouns, etc.
10. My Student Budget Planner - Free
Believe it or not, being a successful student is not all about studying. Yep, you need to manage your finances right, so that you always have something to eat and wear. If you're hungry and naked, you certainly won't be in the mood for studying. There, we prooved our point. Now go download My Student Budget Planner for Android and start keeping track of those spendings!