Best Android apps for students

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GITEX Shopper 2014 saw around seven new smartphone makers enter the regional market with their range of affordable smartphones focused on the youth. The event also saw many well known brands go crazy by offering unbelievable discounts and bundle offers.

If you are one of the buyers who purchased new smarthphones at GITEX Shopper and are a student, you probably are now on the hunt for the best apps you could install on your new gadget and use them, too.

Here then are some of the best apps a student can never do without.

Tasker

Tasker

Tasker is an application for Android which performs tasks (or sets of actions) based on contexts (or application, time, date, location, event, gesture) in user-defined profiles or in clickable or timer home screen widgets. This simple concept profoundly extends your control of your Android device and it’s capabilities, without the need for ‘root’ or a special home screen. For instance, Tasker can detect when you’re at the library, and enable or disable certain settings on your phone so it adapts to where you are. It can launch apps automatically and perform actions with those apps.
Price: AED 15.03
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Wolfram|Alpha

Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram|Alpha is an app that offers solutions to your maths and number-related problems, without you having to carry formula sheets and unintelligible notes around. The app is a great learning tool because you get formula details, graphic representations and step-by-step explanations of methods for solving. You may be tempted to substitute Wolfram Alpha for your teacher, but we recommend paying attention in class and then referring to the app as a backup. The app is available for iOS, Android, Nook and Kindle Fire.
Price: AED 10.98
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Google Drive

Google Drive

Group projects are a regular part of school and college life. There’s an app that makes collaborating on these projects a breeze and it is available for free. It’s called Google Drive. You can use this app to create, share and collectively edit presentations, spreadsheets and documents. Drive has a suite of tools, similar to Microsoft Office, that allow students to edit any document, regardless of when it was created, and students with a Gmail account already have a Google Drive account.
Price: FREE
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WPS Office

WPS Office

WPS Office is a free office suite similar to Microsoft Office that allows you to view and edit Word and text documents, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations. WPS Office can open almost any document including PDF and Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. This means when you use WPS Office to open a document from email or your favorite cloud service, you can be sure it will look exactly the way it would on your PC.
Price: FREE
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TribeSports

TribeSports

If you are into sports, this could probably be one of the best apps for you. TribeSports is one of the biggest online sports communities, and it has released their very own Android app. This all-in-one sports app monitors all your sports activities for free. With this app, you can log workouts, training, sports, classes and GPS track your runs, rides, walks, and so much more. Not to mention that its huge fitness community provides a great opportunity for sharing and discovering new work outs, inspiration, and photos.
Price: FREE
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Todoist

Todoist

Ever forgot to do homework? Finish an assignment? Late for a class fieldtrip? Worry not, because Todoist is here to help. This app is one of the best-looking and most feature rich to-do managers. It is a great way to keep track of and tick off assignments, papers, or group projects.
Price: FREE, Optional yearly $29 premium subscription
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Dictionary.com

Dictionary

You’ll be reading lots of new books at school. Many of them are challenging, and sometimes you’ll need help understanding some of the big words being tossed around. Dictionary.com’s app for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Kindle Fire and Nook makes that task easier with voice activated search. Word enthusiasts will appreciate the trending words feature, the Hot Word blog and Word of the Day updates. You can even see what words were searched near you to spy on what your classmates are looking up.
Price: FREE
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Calcu

Calcu

The standard calculator that comes on Android phone is pretty much limited and… well, standard. So if you need some more mathematical power go with Calcu. It smartly uses gestures to call up advanced operators and constants for various scientific fields and advanced math. Swiping gestures can quickly clear your calculation history or call up the alternative keypads. There are also 12 different themes to change up the look.
Price: FREE
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Evernote

Evernote

There are tons of note-taking apps out there. But nothing is as cool as Evernote. If you use Evernote on the desktop, then grabbing the Android app is an essential step for keeping your notes and files in sync. It also makes for an excellent collaboration tool with the ability to share notebooks with a group.
Price: FREE; Optional $45 yearly premium subscription
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Pocket

Pocket

This app could be called a researcher’s best friend, and it couldn’t be simpler. Pocket lets you save articles for reading later. That way you need not stop digging when you’re on a roll. Whenever you want to save an article, you just click the “Pocket” button, which will store the article in the cloud. You can then access that cloud via smartphone, tablet or laptop.
Price: FREE
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  1. Excellent article. Some of the apps are must have for students.
    Here are other great must have apps for students.
    http://www.byte-notes.com/5-useful-Android-Apps-for-students

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