There’s really an app for that?
ContributorWith the hundreds of thousands there are to choose from in the Android Market and the Apple App Store, finding cool apps isn’t as easy as it should be. But we can help. There are apps that can do everything from using a GPS locator to find the best restaurants around to the Barcode Scanner App. Here are some great apps for students on the go to consider: ACCESS HOME COMPUTER ON THE GO (ANDROID) On the Android Market from Google comes the free application called Gmote. This allows users to use their Android smart phone to access their computer remotely from their phones. Android users download the app from the Android Market and download the program at http://gmote.org on the computer that they would like to access. Then, the application can open movies, music and pictures stored on that computer. Students who want to save the storage on their phones for apps can have access to all of their files using only the amount of space that one app takes. Source: gmote.org. CREATE PROFESSIONAL MOVIES ON THE GO (IPAD 2) One of the newest apps for the iPad 2 is the iMovie App, which features professional editing software. This app costs $5 and allows iPad 2 users to pan through photos, narrate their movies, change the length with the touch screen and includes other features that make a movie look professional. It will also stream the movie wirelessly to a Wi-Fi-capable HDTV. Any student who loves posting videos to YouTube can use this app to make professional movies on the go. Source: apple.com/iphone. TRACK WORKOUTS (ANDROID) At no cost from the Android Market is a fitness app called Cardio Trainer. For those who enjoy walking or running, it will track the GPS location of the smart phone and track the route taken. It gives spoken updates in real time that give the distance traveled, the number of calories burned and the number of steps taken. Students who want to get fit can keep track of how far they walk over time and it can even sync with a heart rate monitor. It can be linked to a Facebook account to share progress with friends. Source: worksmartlabs.com. ORGANIZE DOCUMENTS (IPHONE) Students who want to get organized can download Evernote from the Apple App Store for free. This is an innovative app that will take pictures taken on the camera of the phone and will save it as a text file. Users can add pictures to text files and create folders that contain text, video, voice memos and more all in one group. This is a great way to stay organized and keep work for individual classes together. These files can be accessed at any time from the phone or from a computer. Source: evernote.com. TURN A SMART PHONE INTO AN EBOOK READER (ANDROID AND IPHONE) For those who like to read eBooks, there is no longer any need to buy an eBook reader. From the Apple App Store, there is the free Kindle app, and from the Android Market and the App Store, there is the Nook app. Both allow users to look through thousands of eBooks and download them on the go. The Nook app offers thousands of free NookBooks, and the Kindle allows users to purchase eBooks from Amazon.com. The Nook has a feature that allows users to lend eBooks to others who have the Nook app. The Kindle App comes preloaded with three free books. Sources: itunes.apple.com, amazon.com.