From stargazing apps to fitness trackers, the best Android education apps can keep you sharp, fit, and inquisitive. You can learn a foreign -- or programming -- language, read a classic book, or getmore
From stargazing apps to fitness trackers, the best Android education apps can keep you sharp, fit, and inquisitive. You can learn a foreign -- or programming -- language, read a classic book, or get homework help right on your Android phone.
And maybe best of all, you don't need to step into a classroom to keep learning.
Google's Play Store is bursting with apps to help you get healthy and fit. You can find apps to track steps you take and distance you travel, monitor your heart rate, and chart your sleep pattern. You can also keep food diaries and track your calorie intake. Look for an app that is easy to use and will keep you motivated.
Apple, Amazon, and Google, among others, offer dedicated e-book stores and reader apps for electronic books. If you are looking for free e-books, Project Gutenberg is a good source for finding titles in the public domain, with more than 50,000 books, ranging from The Prince to Moby-Dick.
Lynda.com offers training videos on everything from Microsoft Word basics to mindfulness. Khan Academy has a vast catalog of video lessons, ranging from simple math to music appreciation. Ted Talks videos span how to be a great leader to how to survive on Mars. And if you want to learn to code, Codecademy offers bite-sized interactive lessons covering HTML to data analytics.
Study 25 language through 150 courses in this free and entertaining app.
The free learning-language app helps you master nearly two dozen languages through 60-something language courses.
Whether you are driving, on foot, or taking public transit, Google's essential Maps can get you to your location with little fuss.
Point your phone at the sky and see a map of the stars, constellations, and planets. You can select which objects to view and even travel back and forth in time (between 1900 and 2100) to view the night on a specific date.
If you are feeling more terrestrial, Google Earth lets you travel the globe from your phone. Search for landmarks, explore entire regions, read stories about cultures, and send postcards to friends.
The Fitbit app syncs with your Fitbit tracking device to monitor your daily activities and allow you to participate in challenges with friends. You can track daily steps, heart rate, weight, sleep patterns, a calorie budget, and more.
Spit in a tube, mail it off, and a handful of weeks later, explore your ancestry through the 23andMe Android app. The biotech company can generate reports on your ancestry composition, genetic health risks, carrier status, and more.
Collect names, data, locations, and photos as you track your genealogy with Ancestry's Android app.
With Google's aptly named Fit app, you can use your phone's sensors to track your activity time, daily steps, and distance traveled and see a timeline of your activities. You can also track your weight, but you need to manually enter it. Fit will also sync with other fitness apps, including the Strava Running and Cycling GPS.
With Chegg, you can rent textbooks, get homework help, find textbook solutions and study aids, and work with online tutors.
This answer app seems to know everything, from how to solve complex math problems to which planes are flying overhead.