These six mobile applications put words, books and knowledge at your fingertips.Thinking of going back to school and want to stay ahead of the game? Whether you are interested in online or traditional degree programs, your school supply checklist and grades might benefit from few mobile applications. After all, Apple's iPad alone contains roughly 40,000 educational apps. Want to stay above the learning curve? Consider checking our these six apps that are head of their class.
You do not have to be a wordsmith to appreciate the Dictionary.com app. Compatible with the iPhone, Blackberry, Android and more, Dictionary.com is a dictionary and thesaurus that provides access to nearly two million words. Named a top iPad app for college students by US News and World Report. You do not need an internet once downloaded the app. This means that the entire dictionary and thesaurus are available offline. The Dictionary.com apps also says words aloud when you tap the speaker icon-something PCWorld.com describes as 'a killer feature.'
Chegg app is also listed among the '14 Best iPhone apps for college students,' according to TheDailyBeast.com, a news site dedicated to breaking news and sharp commentary.
Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
Sleep or lack thereof can be a problem when it is time for that early morning class. But with the Sleep Cycle alarm clock app, you could potentially avoid those groggy mornings. Using an accelerometer that monitors your sleep movement, the Sleep Cycle alarm clock wakes you up during your lightest sleep phase. In theory, this means that you should wake up feeling more rested and relaxed for those early bird classes. The Sleep Cycle alarm clock is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and received five stars from 148Apps.com, a website that provides reviews of applications and games.
Mental Case. Like flashcards, this app enables you to create mental notes, but it uses plenty of bells and whistles. The virtual flashcards include text, images and audio. They can be presented as slideshow too, with the capability of sharing your notes with other via your iPhone, iPad or Mac. Mental Case recently landed on the list of '7 Great Apps for Back to School Grind' by phillyBurbs.com, a suburban Philadelphia news website.
With this app, you can have access to the popular online encyclopedia, Wikipedia. Wikipanion allows you to search the sites entries with speed and accuracy. Wikipanion's features include a browsing history, audio playback of dictionary definitions and bookmarking individual sections of pages on your iPad. What's more, TheDailyBeast.com describes Wikipanion as 'the number one research stop for every student researching a paper.
Ever been out and in desperate search for somewhere to use the Internet? Wi-Fi Finder might be a divining rod for online access. The application tracks down free and paid public Wi-Fi hot spots on your iPhone, iPod touch, Android and more. This mobile app can detect some 545,000 hot spots in 144 countries worldwide, according to Apple's online store. For on-the-go students who might need internet access for research or homework assignment, the Wi-Fi Finder is the equivalent of a trusty hunting dog with a nose for broadband.
Source: The Himalayan Times