Back to School: Top 10 Must Have Android Apps for College Students

Published:3:06 pm EDT, September 1, 2013| Updated:3:27 pm EDT, September 1, 2013|
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Are you heading back to school with a Nexus 7, Galaxy S4, or any other Android device? These 10 apps will help you stay organized and productive.

1. DuoLingo

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Are you learning a new language in College, but not sure what app to download? Try out DuoLingo for Android. Users can learn Spanish, German, French, Italian or Portuguese. Users will be given a select word and will need to match it with an image that best describes the word. Once you guess correctly, you will be asked to translate the text to English. If you answer incorrectly you will lose hearts; advance by completing various lessons. You can download DuoLingo from the Google Play Store here.


2. Skype

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Stay in touch with your friends and family by sending an instant message, voice, or video calls. Share your favorite photos and videos. Talk as much as you want with free voice and video calls on Skype. You can download Skype from the Google Play Store here.


3. Evernote

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Are you looking to replace the note taking app on your Android device? Evernote is the best note taking app for Android. The app has everything you need like being able to organize information from notebooks and sharing them with others. Android users can also use an automated transcription service that will turn speech into text. Evernote’s free service offers 60MB per month, if you’re looking for more storage space, a premium version with 16GB for uploads will cost you $45 annually. You can download Evernote from the Google Play Store here.


4. Alarm Clock Extreme

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Do you need help getting out of bed in the morning? With Alarm Clock Extreme by Angle Labs, you can set your alarm so the volume will increase and wake you up the right way. With Snooze Settings, users can solve math problems or hit the large snooze button so they don't turn off the alarm. The snooze duration will decrease after every snooze. Other features include a music alarm, random song alarm, gentle alarm volume ramp-up, math to snooze, shake to snooze, and more. Alarm Clock Extreme also integrates with Stopwatch Xtreme to solve timing needs. You can download the Alarm Clock Extreme from the Google Play Store here.


5. Simple Calendar Widget

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If you're looking for a simple calendar widget, then you should go with Simple Calendar Widget. Simple Calendar Widget app is one of the most powerful apps for the Android platform. Select different backgrounds, fonts, and choose different skins. Your agenda will look slick. You can download Simple Calendar Widget from the Google Play Store here.

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6. Dropbox

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Dropbox is the best way to share all your photos, documents, and videos while you're on the go. Access your files from any device and share a link to your co-workers, friends, and family. When you sign up you'll get 2GB of space. The more media you share the more free space you can earn. You can download Dropbox from the Google Play Store here.


7. Amazon Student

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With the Amazon Student app for Android, college students can instantly check prices on textbooks. Use the barcode and scan items you're looking to buy or sell back. Trade-in your books, music, electronics, apparel and get an Amazon.com gift card to spend on items you need. You can download Amazon Student from the Google Play Store here.


8. Mint

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With Mint, users can keep all of their personal finance accounts into one place. Track your spending, create budgets, and save more money. If you end up losing your device, your app is passcode protected. You can logon to mint.com and deactivate your device access straight from your profile page. Download Mint app from the Google Play Store here.


9. Google Translate

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Google Translate is an Android app created by Google Inc. Google Translate has the ability to translate words, phrases and web pages. Users can translate text and voice in over 70 languages. Other features include being able to translate without a network connection, save favorite translations and sync them across various devices. Users can also take a picture of text and have it translated. You can download Google Translate from the Google Play Store here.


10. How About We

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Are you looking to meet new people? How About We offers users the ability to post statuses such as, “How About We...hook up tonight!” Message other How About We users by upgrading to one of How About We’s messaging packages. By doing this, you will be able to read messages from other users, ask users “out,” and respond when someone is intrigued. Although its subscription based, How About We let’s you be in charge by choosing the type of date you want to go on. You can download How About We from the Google Play Store here.

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