App Attack : Help Me, My Smartphone!

10/25/2012 9:16:30 AM

Apps for those with a voracious appetite for information and taking notes

This is the era of voice-assistant apps, with many of us relying heavily in Siri, S Voice or Google Now to perform simple tasks like checking the meaning of an unknown word or trawling the Internet for bites of information. For those stubbornly refusing to possibly contribute to the origin of SkyNet, here’s how else to get hold of information via smartphone.

Spell Checker

Description: Spell Checker

Platform: Android

Price: Free/ $4.03 (Pro)

Fancy yourself a stickler for correct spelling? The Spell Checker app for Android comes with support for many languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and more. Better yet, it supports voice inputs. Simply check and correct your spelling in the field and proceed to send your text, be it Facebook, Twitter or SMS.


Description: Wikiweb

Platform: iOS

Price: US$4.99

Big fan of the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia? The Wikiweb app is a great Wikipedia companion for your iPhone and iPad that visualizes the connections between articles. It not only allows for a different reading experience but also provides users the opportunity to create their own articles and share via email or Twitter.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Description: Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Platform: Android/ iOS

Price: Free

Who needs to lug around a massive dictionary when you can have one in your smartphone? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary is a great tool for reference and brushing up on your rusty vocabulary. The app comes with voice search too!


Description: BaconReader

Platform: Android

Price: Free/ $2.48 (Premium)

BaconReader, a Reddit reader app, comes with several handy features including: custom link, text and photo submission, complete inbox access, color-coded comments thread, extensive Subreddits management and subscription, multi-sized customizable homescreen widgets, day and night reading mode, Karma points table, and a fully customizable homepage.

Awesome Note

Description: Awesome Note

Platform: iOS

Price: US$3.99

Don’t kill trees get the Awesome Note app instead. The full-fledged digital organizer helps you keep track of everything that you need – memo notes, daily schedules, to-do lists, journal entries, travel journals, shopping lists and more. You can sync and transfer to both Google Docs and Evernote for convenience as well.

Who Becomes Rich Trivia Quiz

Description: Who Becomes Rich Trivia Quiz

Platform: Adroid

Price: Free

Who Becomes Rich is a simple multiple choice trivia game with questions taken from TV quiz shows. There are hundreds of questions about different topics – Sports, Movies, Politics, Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Movies – allowing player to have some variety and challenges while playing the game.

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Description: Goal Zero Yeti Solar Generator (US$2,000)

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