Mobile tools for school
By App Man, Mobile App Aficionado
Welcome, welcome, welcome. App Man is here, to recommend the best apps of the week. Each week, App Man will have an unexpected theme for you to discover and enjoy. And don’t forget! If you’ve got any cool apps to share, email App Man at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As midterms approach, what better way to use your phone than as a study tool?
1. Dropbox – Free for iOS/Android: Dropbox is a cloud service that offers five free gigabytes of online storage, accessible anywhere as long as you have an account, which is also free. With a simple interface and lots of options, such as printing from your phone, Dropbox is a handy and reliable app for you to store your valuable notes and assignments.
2. Quick Voice Recorder (iOS) Free/Tape-A-Talk Voice Recorder (Android) Free: What better way to memorize notes than to hear them? Voice recording apps record straight to your phone with no complications. With options such as Share, you’ll be able to keep a track of your daily schedule with voice memos. And for music students, this app comes handy whenever you need those notes to be on pitch.
3. Graphing Calculator – Free for iOS/Android: Lost a calculator? Need one right away to complete that annoying last question on your homework sheet? No worries. Graphing Calculator is here! With a smooth, friendly user interface, and pinch-in-to-zoom functions, you can finally prove why apps are better than graphing calculators.
4. Vancouver Sun – Free for iOS/Android: Need instant local news to prove a point in your next essay? The Vancouver Sun provides a daily fix for all your news. Keep current with events around the world.
5. Tetris – iOS ($0.99)/Android (Free): While you’re waiting at the bus, why not keep your brain healthy and flowing? A classic game, Tetris may look simple, but don’t let its appearance fool you! See how far you can go and compare your scores with your friends. Perhaps you’ll be the next Tetris King?
Disclaimer: App Man is not responsible for failed classes, failed relationships, gaming addiction, or thumb muscle problems. With great apps, comes great responsibility.