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Back-to-school apps

Posted by Courtney_Sprint in Applications on Aug 2, 2013 1:00:19 PM

It’s almost time to load backpacks, pack lunches, board buses and head back to school! Before buying school supplies, consider these smart (and free) apps that won’t take up locker space.


Price: Free

Stumble across a word like ‘pseudonym’ and you might need a little assistance pronouncing or understanding its meaning. is a fast reference app for everything you ever need to know about the English language. Look up definitions, check spelling, hear pronunciation and find synonyms in a flash with this must-have app of knowledge.



  • English Dictionary and Thesaurus—over 2,000,000 definitions, synonyms & antonyms.
  • Daily content including Word of the Day, the Hot Word & Slideshows.
  • Audio pronunciations.
  • Idiom, phrases, word origin & history.
  • Voice search.
  • Medical, legal & financial content.
  • Abbreviations, acronyms & slang content. - Android Apps on Google Play




Price: $1.99

WolframAlpha gets you answers. It’s that simple! This app is a versatile search tool for all your computational needs. Enter a question and WolframAlpha answers with equations, chemical formulas, facts, statistics and charts in seconds.



While the functionality of this app is very basic, the features and capabilities are far too numerous to list. In summary, WolframAlpha contains 10+ trillion pieces of data, 50,000+ types of algorithms and models, and linguistic capabilities for 1000+ domains. How’s that for homework help?


WolframAlpha - Android Apps on Google Play


Catch Notes

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Price: Free

Stranded without paper and a pen? Organize all your ideas, notes, reminders and check lists in one app on your phone. Capture your thoughts and notes across all your devices, and compare notes with friends to collaborate. Your ideas are recorded and automatically backed up, so you’ll never forget!



  • Record ideas instantly with voice, photos, or text notes.
  • Make tasks and check lists private or share with friends.
  • Set reminders for important dates.
  • Use #tags to label and easily locate notes.
  • Automatically backup notes across all your devices.
  • Protect private ideas with a 4-digit PIN.


Catch Notes - Android Apps on Google Play




Price: Free

Keep your phone or tablet clutter-free and store your stuff in your own cloud. Pogoplug offers 5GB of free cloud storage, enabling you to store, stream and share your files wherever you go.


  • Automatically backup photos, files and videos from your mobile device to your Pogoplug cloud.
  • Easily share your cloud files with friends through email, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.
  • Stream video, music and photos from the cloud to your phone.
  • Need more space? Expand your storage by purchasing extra space through Pogoplug.


Pogoplug - Android Apps on Google Play




Price: Free

Find facts fast with the largest online encyclopedia right at your fingertips. Wikipedia is a must-have free reference app for anyone that needs a quick burst of knowledge on history, events, people, places, things… whatever!



  • 20 million articles in 280 languages.
  • Save articles to read later or offline.
  • Share articles with friends.
  • Search articles nearby.
  • Full screen search.


Wikipedia - Android Apps on Google Play

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