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Concise Oxford English Dictionary Android app Review

Description:

The Oxford Dictionary has long been known as one of the most authoritative and complete dictionaries on the market today.  The Concise Oxford English Dictionary Android app takes that into consideration and offers one of the most intuitive and detailed dictionary apps that you will find on the Android.  The app contains more than 240,000 words and shows how they can be used in sentences, shows their synonyms, correct pronunciations, their meanings, and so much more.  You will love how convenient it is to be able to pull out your little pocket dictionary and prove all of your friends wrong when they use a big word that they don’t understand.

You can even get an install pack that you can put on your SD card that will give you audio pronunciations of each word.  This is nice because many times we come across large words but have no idea how to say them.  Now you can feel smart and look it by giving proper pronunciations.  This is an all-inclusive dictionary app for the Android and will be a great help to any English major or student that just wishes to increase their vocabulary.

Features:

  • A great app that comes from one of the most well known and highly regarded Dictionary producing companies out there
  • The app has a complete list of over 240,000 word and all of their meanings
  • The app also will give you some synonyms of the words, their correct pronunciations, and also how to correctly use them in an everyday sentence
  • The app also includes 900 new words that were just added, to give you an even better list of words that are spoken in our society today
  • You can get features that actually speak the words to you so you know how to pronounce it
  • You can also install the dictionary on your SD card to help save space on the internal memory of your cell phone
  • You can use the hyperlinks that are included with each of the words to see articles that are related to the words you are looking at
  • You can also browse through the Search History to see 20 translations of the word over time
  • Also comes in a German version

Conclusion:

A very good dictionary app but a little bit pricey.  You will want to make sure that you are going to use it enough to make it worth the fifteen bucks it costs to download.

Voted 3.4 out of 5 stars by Android education app users and currently costs $14.95 to download.

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Aldiko Book Reader Android app Review

Description:

If you love reading then look no further then the Aldiko Book Reader Android app.  You can use this application to find thousands of free titles and read them whenever and wherever you would like.  You can browse through hundreds of titles and download the ones that stick out to you.  You have a lot of options right at you fingertips as well and can customize the user interface as much as you want.  Pick the best font, background color, margins, and display mode to optimize your reading experience.

The touchscreen interface will allow you to search for titles and get reviews and descriptions of all kinds of books.  Within the app you will also be able to search the dictionary for words you don’t know and even share excerpts with your friends and family.

Features:

  • This is a great alternative to spending hundreds of dollars on a Kindle
  • You can download books right onto your cell phone and read them while in bed, at school, on a trip, or pretty much wherever you would like to
  • The book database has thousands of different books that you can choose from, and many of these book are actually available to download for free
  • You will save a lot of money using this app rather than going out and buying paperback and hardback versions of the book
  • The Aldiko app supports ePub and this is the main source for the thousands of titles of books that can be downloaded onto your phone
  • There are a variety of different features including bars to measure progress in the book, display themes to suit whatever time of the day or night that you read, swiping features to go to the next page, a lookup function so you can see what words mean in the dictionary, a word search, bookmarking features to save your place, sharing features to send excerpts to friends, and also just an overall menu to adjust screen brightness as well as many other things

Conclusion:

For only two bucks you get many of the same features that has made the Kindle so popular.  You might as well fork out the two dollars, read the thousands of free titles that are available and then move onto something bigger and better when you need to.  No sense in wasting a bunch of money when you’ve got a great reading app ready and waiting for you to use it.

Voted 4.6 out of 5 stars by Android Education app users and currently costs $1.99 to download.

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Wikitude Android app Review

Description:

The Wikitude Android app is a great way for you to stay involved with the educational side of trips around the world.  To get the complete view of the world around you it is nice to know a little about the culture, history, and attitude of the people.  The Wikitude app uses a multitude of different layers to let you look through the camera of your phone and be connected to local and global information about that venue.

You will love using this app as you go around to new places and want to learn interesting facts about landmarks and landscapes.  This is a very intuitive app and is being updated all of the time to provide you with the best information that is available.  Try out the app today to get your own personal tour guide everywhere you go.

Features:

  • The Wikitude app is a very comprehensive and all-inclusive travel guide to help you get the most out of any location that you choose to go to throughout the world
  • The way that this works is you pull out your Android phone and view the world through your camera, and instantly Wikipedia content comes up on the phone telling you about all of the areas and places that are nearby
  • The Wikipedia content is very informative and really can be the best tour guide that you have during your entire vacation as you strive to learn more about the new area that you area in
  • You will see all kinds of annotations about the landscape, the names of all of the surrounding mountains, descriptions of notable landmarks and their histories, and also some fun interesting facts and stories about the places that you are in
  • It uses a system of layers and augmented reality in order to provide all of this content while you are looking at the phone’s display

Conclusion:

While it is impossible for the app to work perfectly based on the amount of Earth there is to cover, the Wikitude app does a pretty good job of covering the basics and gives you some general information about the world’s most popular landmarks.  This is a great tool to have with you on any vacation if you would like to learn a little about the history, culture, and notable features that the area has to offer.  This app is especially fun to take to places that are already very rich in history such as Europe.

Voted 3.3 out of 5 stars by Android education app users and is currently free to download.

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