Monday, January 30, 2012

Top 3 Android Apps for College

1. The Barnes & Noble Nook and Amazon Kindle

Both of these apps are great for those of us that use e-books for college. The reason they're both mentioned here is because you won't find every single book on kindle, and you won't find every single book on Nook. So together your chances of finding the book you need are much higher by using both. These can be a great resource for you to always have your textbook available wherever you are, and often times are cheaper than the book you'd get at your campus bookstore.

2. Netflix

Be careful with this one. If you have a valid Netflix membership, you have full access to all of the titles available for instant streaming right on your phone. This can be amazing if you need a way to pass the time, something to watch when you're on the bike at the gym, etc. Though, spending too much time watching movies and tv shows could detract from your grades, so use this one sparingly. What I find useful is to do about an hour's worth of homework and then watch an episode of whatever show I'm on. Just try to resist the temptation to watch a movie in class!

3. Evernote

Evernote is essentially the ultimate notebook. Whenever an idea pops into your head, you can record it into Evernote through various means. If you see something interesting in a book or on the whiteboard, snap a picture of it. You can even record voice and audio notes if you hear a certain sound you want to remember or just like to hear your voice. Obviously, you can also make regular text notes. Evernote connects to all your devices and accounts, allowing you to synchronize your thoughts among various media.

That's all I've got for now. I'll probably post another list of the top 3 android games, or maybe a few more useful apps, with shorter descriptions! I'm an android user to heart, so I won't be covering Apple products. Sorry!

So what are your favorite apps?


  1. I use netflix and a different note app.

    as for favorite apps hmmm..tesla led flashlight. the Morse code is awesome. MX video player for mkv's and any format of video really with subs also. Avast mobile security. ES or ASTRO file explorer. About it really lol

  2. Cheers, looking into buying an Android phone, these will be really helpful.

  3. Netflix would be awesome. Too bad I don`t have Android phone.

  4. It's true that Kindle is a part of Amazon's kindle fire software?

    1. This is just the Kindle app for Android phones. Kindle Fire is Amazon's actual device and is obviously much more compatible with the Kindle service than the app is. However, the app is still incredibly useful, though you might not like reading your textbooks on your tiny phone screen. That's why people get it on a tablet or the Kindle Fire.

  5. yo evernotes pretty g, i cant live without netflix.. follow me plz!

  6. Netflix and Evernote are amazing, but I'm not a fan of ebooks, I like the physical feeling of a book and I like not having to struggle to read it on a small screen.