5 must-have Android™ apps for University of Phoenix students
The University of Phoenix mobile app for Android is now available. While you're firing up the Android Market and downloading the app, take a look at what other Android apps can help make your mobile device a complete mobile learning machine.
1. University of Phoenix mobile ($0.00)
Not just for Apple's mobile operating system, iOS®, the University of Phoenix mobile app for Android allows you to view your course schedule and interact in online classroom discussions from almost anywhere. You'll also receive real-time alerts when grades, new threads or responses to discussion questions are posted. The University of Phoenix mobile app is complimentary and only requires an eCampus login to set up.
2. Astrid® Task/Todo List ($0.00)
With family responsibilities, school and a full-time job, it's easy to forget everything that needs to get done. With the Astrid app,busy Android-device-wielding students can focus on getting things done. After entering or importing all your school, work and personal tasks, your device will deliver reminders to complete them. You can also sync your tasks and to-do lists with many online services and share them with your learning team, family members and work teams when you need more people to assist with getting tasks done.
3. Evernote® ($0.00)
It made the list for iOS and it also makes the list for Android. If you need to organize, keep a record of and have instant access to information that you'll need to reference — Evernote could be your app. The Evernote for Android app helps students save text, photos and voice notes to their online Evernote account. Once saved, your information will be accessible on virtually any device, including PCs, tablets and smartphones.
4. Wolfram Alpha® ($1.99)
Sometimes a search engine just won't cut it. Rather than combing through search results, the WolframAlpha app delivers answers. You can access a vast collection of dynamic computations, built-in data and algorithms. For instance, if you wanted to visualize your state's unemployment rate, simply enter "[your state]'s unemployment rate", and the app will return a graph of the unemployment rate for the last three decades. There are many other daily uses as well. You can instantly estimate the calories in your last meal, look up the weather forecast in your area and even get sports statistics on your favorite player.
5. Google Docs™ ($0.00)
It's hard not to love the Google Docs companion app for Android. With most University of Phoenix students having full-time jobs and family responsibilities, working on documents on the go comes with the territory. With the Google Docs app, you'll have access to all the files you have stored on your Google account. You'll also be able to collaborate on and edit documents, upload files to your Google account and share them with your contact list.
Prices for the applications above are current as of Sept. 9, 2011.
Google Docs and Android are trademarks of Google Inc.
iOS is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
Astrid is a registered trademark of Todoroo Inc.
Evernote is a registered trademark of Evernote.
WolframAlpha is a registered trademark of Gregory J. Chinlund
LinkedIn is a registered trademark of LinkedIn Corp.
Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc.
Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter Inc.