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Google tips and tricks - Back to School Apps

01 Feb 12

Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organised, 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.
Catch Notes:
Catch Notes is a feature-packed app that allows you to capture your ideas and experiences in text, voice, images and locations, all with free sync and backups to  Passcode-protect your personal activity stream, set reminders, share content and keep organised with easy #tags and a homescreen widget!
Flashcards Buddy Pro:
The most serious, comprehensive flash card manager app in Android market. Manage cards, import and export (from Google Docs), browse cards, customize the look of the cards, backup and restore.
Create Documents
Quick Office Pro
Work with Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations while conveniently accessing files remotely from your Google Docs, Dropbox,, Huddle, SugarSync and MobileMe accounts or from your SD card with our enhanced Connected File Manager.
Google Docs
Create, edit, upload and share your documents with the Google Docs app.
Save Files
Drop Box
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs and videos anywhere. Read your docs or flip through your albums when you’re out and about. Save photos or videos to your Dropbox and share them with friends in just a couple taps.
Scientific Calculator
A fully featured scientific calculator that looks and operates like the real thing.
MathPac - College Calculator
NPR News:
The portable NPR and public radio station player for your Android. Read, listen or create a playlist of your favourite NPR stories and share with friends; hear live streams from hundreds of NPR stations: search by location (GPS) or zip code / call letters; Listen to programs like Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation, Fresh Air, and Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me More.
CNN App for Android Phone:
Get the latest news, watch live video and iReport from your Android phone. Experience what happens when storytelling meets the latest technology with the new CNN App for Android – a smarter, sleeker way to experience a world of news and insights.
BBC News:
Get the latest world and regional news from the BBC’s global network of more than 2000 journalists. Breaking news, business, politics, entertainment, technology, the arts and sport - all divided into clear sections, this free app lets you watch video reports, listen to live radio and read the latest updates wherever you are.
Fast Keyboard
Next-generation AI keyboard, now with unrivalled prediction and personalisation! SwiftKey X for smartphones builds on TouchType’s SwiftKey keyboard to offer cloud personalisation, a new prediction engine and a host of new UI improvements.
SlideIT keyboard is an excellent tool for entering text, enabling users to dramatically improve writing speed with practically no learning curve. Instead of entering text by tapping on letters, SlideIT keyboard eases texting by sliding a finger along the letters, while the words "magically” appear on the screen.
Books to Go
Shop over two million books at Barnes & Noble and take your library wherever you go. Barnes & Noble presents NOOK for Android. Now you can access your favourite NOOK Books, magazines and newspapers right from your Android smartphone or tablet.
Kindle books on your phone including thousands of free books. No Kindle required. The Kindle app is optimized for Android devices giving users the ability to read Kindle books on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to over 900,000 books in the Kindle Store, including popular new releases and New York Times Best Sellers from $9.99.
Google Books:
Build your eBooks library in the cloud with Google Books: jump right into a bestseller or select from nearly 3 million free eBooks. Personalise the reader to your liking; pick up reading where you left off on your phone or computer and settle down with a great book on your Android phone!
Subject-Specific Apps
Star Chart (learn astronomy):
Google Earth (geography):
Discovery Channel:
Google Translate:
Spelling Bee – Learn to spell thousands of words:
Countries of the World – Learn the capitals, populations, languages, GDPs, religions, flags and more:
Periodic Table – Learn the periodic table of elements:
School 26 (make friends in school – game):
Pre K
Kids ABC Letters:
Kids Numbers and Math:
Kids ABC Phonics:
Photo taking/sharing

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