Editors’ Picks: 10 Back to School Android Apps

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The summer is over! It’s time to get back to serious work so we’ve scoured the web for Android apps that’ll help you achieve your goals this session.

Flightboard Rating: 4.5/5 10,000 downloads

This 2.4MB app turns your android phone into an Arrivals and Departures board for over 4000 airports and 1400 airlines in the world. The app is updated every 5 minutes and allows you see real-time status for any flight. Will finding a flight be hard? No. You can narrow search results with its exceptional interface and then share results via Twitter, Facebook, SMS and email. Ryanair and Charter Flights aren’t listed on this app.

Taskos Rating: 4.2/5. 5million Downloads

Add tasks and to-dos to your Android device via voice. You can add, edit, delete, share tasks with friends, write notes, set alerts and make calls. Taskos’ new features allows you sync with Google tasks and Dropbox.

Dropbox Rating: 4.7/5 5Million downloads

Dropbox lets you put all your files in one place, so you can access them if you forget your phone at home or if it gets stolen. After installing Dropbox, all files you save to your Dropbox folder will be saved to the website. Dropbox has a maximum space of 2GB. Upgrades are available at different tariffs.

Adobe Reader Rating: 4.5/5 50million downloads

Load your PDFs before you head out. Then read them on the go. This works just like the PDF Reader for desktops. It has a built-in file manager for finding all PDF files on your Android device. You’ll also be able to send PDFs via other applications, including sending email attachments at the touch of a button. Adobe Reader also allows you create PDFs from Microsoft Office documents, images etc. can be moved to your SD Card. Runs on Android 2.1 and up.

Skype Rating: 3.6/5 50Million Downloads

Save yourself some airtime with Skype’s free Skype-to-Skype calls. Skype also allows Skype-to-Skype calls over 3G or WiFi. Skype is currently limited to certain devices and requires Android 2.2[Froyo]

Documents To Go Rating: 4/5. 5Million Downloads

View Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint Files in this app. To edit files however, you have to upgrade to the full version for $14.99. Available for Android 1.5 and up, you can also synchronise with Google Docs so you can download and view your Google Docs in Docs To Go.

Evernote Rating: 4.6/5 10Million Downloads

Evernote works across every device you use. This app lets you take notes, capture photos, create lists, record voice reminder and allows you search through every note for easy access. Evernote organizes every note by notebooks and tasks. You’ll never forget what link you got that piece of information from, if you save it with Evernote.

Mint Rating 4.2/5 5Million downloads

Track and manage your expenses with Mint for Android. Mint allows you see all your accounts, budgets, where you spend and even helps you find personalised savings. Mint for Android requires Android 2.1-3.0 to function.

Endomondo Sports Tracker Rating: 4.6/5 5Million Downloads

Track your activity in real-time and challenge your friends using in-built GPS. Endomono gives audio feedback after every mile or km of activity in addition to tracking, distance, speed and calories burnt. The app also saves history with lap times & your music playlist.

Photoshop Express Rating: 4/5. 10Million Downloads

Edit and share your photos on Photoshop.com with this app from Adobe. Crop, rotate, adjust colour and add effects. This app requires and SD Card to function and requires Android 1.5 and up.

Do you know of other apps for students? Add them in the comments.


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