Must-Have Mobile Apps for Students [ App Reviews ] Part 1


Time for some Tech Talk. All of us have smartphones now and to keep pace with the fast world one should know how to use this handy computer efficiently. In this series we will be reviewing mobile applications – especially those Apps which are related to us medical students; not necessarily educational but definitely productive applications (and a bit fun too).
NOTE : Some apps might not be free but I have personally tested them and they are worth it.
We would appreciate your feedback and you can also share applications/reviews to blog@kemu.edu.pk which you found helpful and useful .This blog series will be short, concise and absolutely to the point so without further ado let’s move on to our first application:


GOOGLE KEEP          


          


Category: utility , productivity.   
Price: Free
If you are a multi-tasker and each of your day is ladened with to-do stuff and meetings to run then this is your kinda app. It helps you organize your day in the best possible way. Now you don’t have to worry about missing a task or searching for a paper on which you had jotted down the tasks of the days.
Some of the highlights are
  • Google’s official app.
  • Friendly but premium interface
  • Auto sync (to chrome , other devices , online account ) plus backup.
  • Color tagging
  • Notification / reminder feature.
  • GPS integration available.
  • Notes making.
  • Light on memory
  • You can share stuff with your friends.


The Good Stuff :  
  • Unlike other notes taking apps , this app made its way into “my apps” because it’s Google’s so it’s definitely good stuff plus it automatically syncs with your account , chrome and other android wears.
  • It’s easy to use - like you can strike off a task by simply swiping it away.
  • Color labelling helps you get to the point rapidly.
  • It’s not a burden for your phone’s memory , interface is simple , starting is fast.
  • You can add pictures , type in texts , draw stuff or record an audio , as you like.


Rating:    7 /10


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Moon + Reader pro   
Category : reading , utility.
Price: $ 4.99 , Rs. 508


     
     
For all those who love reading books and who feel that mobile takes all the fun away and makes it difficult to keep up the hobby well here is a good news for them. Moon reader is an efficient e-book reader that keeps productivity and premium experience to the maximum. 
Some of the highlights are
  • Supports epub, pdf, mobi, chm, cbr, cbz, umd, fb2, txt, html, rar, zip or OPDS formats.
  • Shake the phone to speak (Text-to-speech, TTS engine support)
  • PDF support, fast & speech compatible
  • Customize reader bar function
  • Headset & Bluetooth keys control
  • Multi-point touch support
  • Option for password protection at startup
  • Book to home screen shortcut
  • Annotations, highlights & bookmarks share support
  • Open/Backup/Sync/Download/Upload book files via Dropbox/GDrive
  • Widget shelf support, group your favorite books, put them to desktop as widget
  • Tilt to turn page with customized actions
  • Highlight, annotation, handwriting
  • Smart scroll lock, smooth reading experience
  • Night mode support, 6 additional pdf themes available
  • Dual-page mode for landscape screen
  • Speech, auto-scroll compatible 
  • Read statistics, sync, flip animation available
THE GOOD STUFF :
The reasons it got into “my apps” were
  • Night mode support
  • It arranges your books in a useful productive shelf-manner
  • Online libraries
  • Keeps bookmarks for the last read point.
  • Dictionary incorporated
  • Highlight, handwritten notes option.
  • Easy light, zooming, page turning controls.
  • High degree of customizability.
Rating:   9 /10 


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Funny or Die  


Category : fun , videos
Price: Free
At the end of the day , a very tiring and exhausting day , what’s better than a few videos to laugh at. FoD with it’s light humor is the perfect ending note to a hectic-day –symphony.
Highlights :
  • Funny videos ( some videos are lame others are really good , so don’t judge me plis)
  • Game of thrones etc funny adaptations.
  • Will Ferrell , Steve Carell etc


The Good Stuff : S’all Good.
Rating: NA


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Stay tuned for more reviews ! 
For suggestions / feedback / your reviews
email to : blog@kemu.edu.pk



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