Published on July 26th, 2013 | by Haseeb Ahmed3
4 Must Have Educational Apps for Windows Phone
We all know that smartphones are becoming an essential part of our lives. We all use them daily to accomplish our every day tasks. Here is a list of 4 must have educational apps for Windows Phone, that could make your life a lot easier. If you’re wondering why don’t we have a list of Android apps, that too is coming soon.
In an educational life, people daily come across new words. Whats better than having an app that has meaning for your every word? Dictionary.Com is one of the best dictionary apps for Windows Phone. Earlier, versions of the app did not support offline mode but now they do. This app not only tells you the meaning of the word, but it also has spoken pronunciation for it. Although the pronunciation features needs internet to work. Moreover, the words you look up are saved in a list of recent words. You can also mark favorite words to check again. Another good thing about this app is that it is not just a dictionary, it is a thesaurus too. All in all, it is a great dictionary app that comes in handy whenever you need it. You can find the app on Windows Phone Store.
Does it happen often that you forget your class schedule, assignment deadlines and quiz dates? Well it did happen to me a lot before i started using Power Planner. Power Planner is one of the must have educational apps for Windows Phone users. It allows you to keep track of your classes. It also notifies you about you upcoming assignments and quizzes. All you have to do is add you semester into the app, and feed in your class schedule. Than you can use the “Class Schedule Live Tile” to keep track of when is your next class and in which room. Power Planner has both a free and a paid version. I started off by using the free version and eventually bought the app. I know you would love it too, you can get it direct from the Windows Phone Store.
Calculators are an essential part of our lives. From performing everyday calculations to solving mathematical problems, we do them all on calculators. There are many calculator apps for Windows Phone but Smartboard Calculator is not just any calculator. This app is a calculator with blackboard type interface. It also allows you to do a lot more stuff than your usual calculator. You can solve mathematical, algebraic, trigonometric and other problems. Smartboard also allows you to convert your units within a calculation. The app also keeps a log of all your previous calculations. You can also export you calculations into an Excel sheet using the Smartboard Calculator. This app too is available in free and paid version. Like the other two, this one is also available on the Windows Phone Store.
Well, any one who has every tried to cheat their way with Mathematical homework, knows WolframAlpha. It is a knowledge engine that can tell you anything you ask or compute any problem for you. It is not just a Windows Phone app. They started from a desktop website and now have an app for almost every platform. Though this is not an official WolframAlpha app but does serve the purpose. Sadly, this app costs $1.99 and has no free version. Alternatively, you can just directly visit http://m.wolframalpha.com/ from your Windows Phone browser. You can also grab the app at Windows Phone Store.
For me, these are the top 4 educational apps on Windows Phone platform. Do you have your own list of must have educational apps for Windows Phone? Go ahead, share with us in the comments below.