School Apps Guide - Apps to Surviving & Succeeding in School in Beyond


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Below are short company-provided descriptions of the apps and the image links to their iTunes account even though the apps may be supported on other smartphone platforms. As you may know, there is a company link on the iTunes page which would explain other features and details.

Sleep Cycle - Smart Alarm Clock Cycle monitors your movement during sleep using the extremely sensitive accelerometer in your iPhone. Sleep Cycle then finds the optimal time to wake you up during a 30 minute window that ends at your set alarm time. Since you move differently in bed during the different phases, Sleep Cycle can use the accelerometer in your iPhone to monitor your movement and determine which sleep phase you are in. Sleep Cycle wakes you when you are in your lightest sleep phase.



Instapaper web pages for later offline reading, optimized for readability on your iPhone or iPod touch's screen. Featured by Apple and critically acclaimed by top blogs, newspapers, and magazines. Great for long articles and blog posts that you find during the day and would like to read, but don't have the time when you find them. Save with Instapaper, then read later when you're commuting, in a meeting, or waiting in line.



iSlick helps you save and gives you ideas at the same time! It shows you the most recent deals in electronics, clothing, gifts, HDTVs, blu-ray movies, games, groceries, home essentials and many more. You can vote for deals and see what other people liked. You can follow friends and get followers that share your deal taste. You will discover new things and get your shopping inspiration from slick shoppers with similar interests.



Cisco Global Internet Speed Test

Users can submit their test location enabling the global user community to learn the places with the fastest speeds and compare cellular and Wi-Fi speeds with iPhone, and Android users around the world.

User Speed Classifications

Web Grade (150Kbps - 449Kbps):
Your connection can support Web browsing, email, text messaging and other basic tasks.

Music Grade (450Kbps - 749Kbps):
Your connection is good enough for audio streaming or downloads and basic web browsing.

SD Video Grade (750Kbps - 1149 Kbps):
Your connection can support standard definition rich media content.

HD Video Grade (1150Kbps and Greater):
Your connection is strong enough to support high definition rich media content.



Google Voice Voice gives you one number for all your phones -- a phone number that is tied to you, not to a device or a location. Use Google Voice to simplify the way you use phones, make using voicemail as easy as email, customize your callers' experience, and more.

Google Voice isn't a phone service, but it lets you manage all of your phones. Google Voice works with mobile phones, desk phones, work phones, and VoIP lines. There's nothing to download, upload, or install, and you don't have to make or take calls using a computer.



MyFitnessPal weight with MyFitnessPal, the fastest and easiest to use calorie counter. With the largest food database of any calorie counter (over 2 million foods), and amazingly fast food and exercise entry, we'll help you take those extra pounds off! There is no faster or easier diet tracking app than MyFitnessPal.



iPartyGramPro - Party Invitation App Features:
- Unlimited party app for iPhone/iPad
- Organize and invite guests via Contact Lists
- Post Party Pics to Facebook, Twitter and Email
- Use Invitation Designs included or create your own Invitation Design
- Secure Party VIPs can post pics
- Secure Party Guests can only view
- New Party Tips & Ideas on website
- Pro Version has an integrated calendar with more than 180 unique icons to describe the event.



Find My Friends finding your way to the party, keeping track of family at a crowded amusement park, or getting picked up at the airport, Find My Friends is your app.



Pictagram's very exciting to provide 'one-touch' user feature access," he added. Pictagrams has numerous business and personal applications. Here are the Top-10 users for Pictagrams:
- "Shop and Share" is where you can shop, get feedback, post ideas for your friends to see and have more fun shopping.
- Party time shots for Facebook walls and Tweets to your peeps.
- FashionPics - post your "posing" to your friends.
- ClubPics - at a club, want to share the experience on Twitter or Facebook, pictagram-it with one-touch.
- Biz-Pics - in a meeting need to get a pic of the preso posted or emailed quickly.
- Site-Shots - at a construction site, need to get the 'change order' approved or resolved quickly, pictagram-it off to the architect.
- CrimeShots - at an accident, crime scene, need a closeup of the crash, pictagram-it off to the insurance company.
- NewsShots - get your breaking news shot on Twitter before anyone else.



Qik life moments wherever they happen using your mobile phone. Videos are instantly uploaded to the web for sharing or safe-keeping. Share videos privately with family and friends, automatically post to social networks, or broadcast to blogs and video sites. Stay connected even when you are on the go with 2-way live video chats.


ScribbleGrams is a scribblepad, doodlepad, drawing, sketchpad, art gallery, postit notes, scratchpad and personal notecards for iPhone and iPad.

ScribbleGrams users can change backgrounds, add their own pics/snaps and notes to their post pads at any time. Users have their own MyGallery to see their picture posts.

Users can draw their own backgrounds or use more than 75 different kinds of backgrounds which are included. Users can add/take photos or personal drawings from the iPhone or iPad Gallery. Users can change backgrounds, pics and notes to their post pads at any time. Users have their own MyGallery to see their picture posts.

ScribbleGrams can be posted and shared on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and via email.



iFlipTipsPro - Flip/Flash Card & Art App


1) iFlipCards lets you make Q&A flipcards, capture audio, video, text and take/use pics and answer with pics, video, text and audio. iFlipTips is a simple to use, notecard builder with text, audio, video and pics.

3) iFlipSlides is an easy to use slide show presentation builder.

4) iFlipCal organizes study, meetings and other events into a calendar including reminders.

5) iFlippads are unique multicolored post notes with multimedia image editor for making sharable dooglegrams.

All three features iFlipTips, iFlipSlides and iFlippads can be shared/posted to Twitter, Linkedin Facebook or email. Capture information and file it fast with unlimited Library Folders and Subfolders.



Wikipanion Wikipedia has never been faster and easier than with Wikipanion, designed for easy, search, navigation and display of Wikipedia entries. Streamline your browsing with history grouped by visit date, and bookmarking that not only bookmarks individual entries, but individual sections within an entry.



Evernote Peek Peek is a learning app designed for the iPad 2 Smart Cover. No Smart Cover? No problem! The new Virtual Cover lets any iPad get in on the fun. Studying with an iPad has never been more natural. Simply peek under the cover to prepare for a quiz, practice a language or strengthen your memory.



Starbucks Starbucks for iPhone, you can manage your Starbucks Card balance, reload your card, track your Stars in the My Starbucks Rewards program and send an eGift to a friend. Easy-to-navigate store locator points you to the closest store and lets you search by amenities. You can also explore our whole bean coffees, find nutrition information and build your own perfect drink. And if you feel like being social, you can share your location or favorite drinks through Facebook and Twitter.

The 10 Dumbest Risks People Take With Their Smartphones

There are many "free apps" but disguised as really ad-ware or advertiser supported apps. However, some of the ads may also contain spyware which as you will read below can attack your mobile device. Click on the ABCNews icon for the complete list.

#7 - #Downloading "free" apps that aren't actually free. Some Apps that call themselves "free" are actually little more than thinly-disguised data thieves. one gives the app complete access to your phone, which a fraudster can use to steal your credit card and bank account info. Such apps also can turn your phone into a launch pad from which scammers can attack other peoples' phones with SMS texts and Smishing scams." Bottom-line - don't dismiss paying for an app other you may end up paying even more.



Notability powerfully integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing so you can take notes your way! Discover the freedom to capture ideas, share insights, and present information in one perfect place on iPad.

Notability encourages productivity to be beautiful. Use our gorgeous retina ink to capture information, while liberating yourself from piles of paper and books by keeping this data in Notability.



goCall is a service that gives you low cost data calls over 3G or Wi-Fi via the goCall smart phone app.



Trello your ideas down on Trello cards and arrange them in lists on your boards. Add details to your cards such as:
- checklists to keep track of to-dos
- comments to update your co-workers
- photos and videos
- who's working on that card

With the Trello app in your pocket, you can make to-do lists waiting in line at the grocery store, assign tasks to your co-worker while you're on the train home, or upload a photo of that paisley couch you saw the store that's just perfect for the house you're furnishing.



Line2 carrying around two phones. Keep your personal and professional lives separate on one phone, or turn an iPad or iPod into a phone. Get a dedicated line for your business

Pick a new number or transfer an existing number to add business-grade features to your mobile device.



MobileVOIP MobileVOIP you can make cheap voip calls from your mobile phone. Make calls to any country you desire at the cheapest rates. MobileVOIP is currently supported on iPhones, Android phones BlackBerry, Windows Phones and Symbian phones. Simply download the free MobileVOIP app from your APP market and register with one of the supported Voip brands.



Skype to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world, for free with a Skype-to-Skype call. Catch up with your backpacking brother in Asia, check in with your boss away in the US - call any Skype contact for free


Talkatone turns your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android into a true Internet phone. It uses any data connection, WiFi or 3G/4G. You'll be able to have high-quality phone calls even when cell phone reception is spotty and won't use up any of your minutes. Download Talkatone if you haven't yet and we'll show you the full power of your iOS or Android device.



Tango fact, it's no longer accurate to call Tango a "video chat service" as we once did - it's now a social platform. The company has been slowly inching in this direction with the launch of video messaging and, more recently, text messaging. Today, it goes even further with the debut of photo-sharing features and its first in-app game, which Tango users can play together in real-time.



iMakeupMirror the iCompactMirror, the always "in hand" iPhone eliminates handbag clutter and can be used anywhere you go! iCompactMirror, available on the new iPhone 4 brings the portability of a makeup mirror to your phone. Evaluators echo the same sentiment, "this cool app makes touch up easy," Lauren. "I'm always on the go and iCompactMirror puts a mirror in my hand anytime." Erin - triathlete. "At night, in bars, in the restroom, on the plane . . ., I can touch up my face anywhere," Leslie. "The iCompactMirror lighting options makes checking makeup easy so I can always look my best!"


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Rotary Dialer

In addition to normal real phone calls, Rotary Dialer now supports dialing with Skype. That means iPod Touch and iPad users can use Rotary Dialer too.

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