8. Best Reference Apps

Your Android device can really bail you out when you want to answer an elusive question, identify the song that’s been stuck in your head, or verify some obscure fact that’s been driving you nuts. The Android Market has many excellent apps that bring all manner of reference material to your fingertips.

Whether you are preparing to compete on Jeopardy! or your high school debate team, or you just want to impress your friends at parties, this chapter will help you find the apps you need. Do you know which dictionary works best on an Android device? What apps are best for reading books, magazines, and newspapers? Is there an app that will help you identify the planets you are seeing in the sky? And what kind of app can help you order dinner in Paris, even though you haven’t spoken French in 20 years?

Whatever the need, there’s an Android app for that, and you’ll find all kinds of cool stuff in this chapter. Read on and discover some real gems.

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Wiki Content

Best App to Access Wikipedia

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Wapedia

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Want to access Wikipedia from your phone with just one tap? This app makes it easy to explore the pages of Wikipedia and mark where you’ve been with bookmarks and a history file. This is truly a super way to navigate Wikipedia, and all the pages and ...

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