Nov 21

Noteworthy Apps (for Apple & Android)

Need a good app or two for your tablet or phone.  Here are some suggestions:

 OverDrive Media Console

This app allows you to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from your public library.


Need to find articles for a research project?  Use EBSCOhost databases with your library card.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

This app allows you to voice search words, so you do not have to worry about spelling.

 It also has an integrated thesaurus and example sentences.


Clinical reference and WebMD Medical News.


Call, video chat, and instant message other Skype members.


Use this app as your virtual cork board on the go.  Collect projects, recipes, and other things you may like.


Features NPR news, music, the arts, and life.  The app is in an easy to read magazine format.


Don’t have time to read an interesting article or the news?  Pocket it for later.


Spice up your photos the minute you take them and then share the photos with your friends.


Not sure of the name of a song?  Have Shazam listen to it and tell you the name of the song.


Need a recipe?  This is the app.  Have an ingredient and not sure what to make with it?  Scan the ingredient for recipes.  Create shopping lists, and use the dinner spinner if you are not sure what to make for dinner.


Find your favorite radio stations or create a station of music that you like.

Apps for Teens


Discover emerging bands.  Listen to live sessions and unreleased music.


Have an idea and don’t want to forget it?  Use this app to note it, voice record it, or take a picture of it.

The app also allows you to organize your ideas.


This app functions as a studentorganizer.  Use it to check when things are due.

Warning! – This app works across multiple devices, so Mom or Dad can check when things are due too.

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