There is an everyday need for reference regarding various subjects in our day-to-day lives. It is important to have the right resources at the right time or the time is just lost.It is also important to have reference sources handy. You cannot always run to a library to find your source of information.
The smartphones of today bring all the information to you right into your hands.You can carry around all your reference apps in your pockets and refer whenever required. Following are some of the top reference apps available for Android.
Google Play Books
Google Play Books is a free app available for Android users on the Play Store. It is a very convenient app that can be used to update one’s self with the latest reads. One can also read books and refer them as long as they are free. It is a very handy app that you can find on Play Store.
Kindle is the latest device by Amazon. This is the app available not just for the device but for all Android users too. This app brings all sorts of reading material to your fingertips.
Any kind of books, magazines, newspapers, Kindle has it all. Most of all, this app has a huge collection of material that you could get easy access to. The app can be downloaded for free from the Play Store.
People find it hard to carry Bibles these days. They’ve have the Bible app to the rescue. The app allows you to quickly refer to a particular verse by simply entering the name of the book, chapter and the verse.
The app works quite quickly and it is very efficient. The app also has different versions of the Bible and also has to option where you can follow and read by your daily devotion scriptures. This is a very helpful app available for download for free.
This is a very helpful app. The Dictionary.com app has a database for frequently searched words and if you are looking for some detailed information like Thesaurus and others, the app connects to the internet and gives search results from the online database.
You also have ‘Word of the Day’ to teach yourself a new word every day. This educative app can be downloaded from Play Store for free.
Wikipedia is the largest information and reference site on the web. The database of the site seems endless, giving information of about almost everything.
This is the app that allows you to search things, famous people, places and everything. You can get information instantly at your fingertips.
You don’t even have to go look for a computer anymore. You can also save pages that you want to refer frequently. The free app can be downloaded from Play Store.
This is the pocket edition of Quran that one can carry around and refer at any time. The app helps you quickly read or refer verses from the Quran to clarify or know anything better. This app is very useful among anyone. It can be downloaded from Play Store for free.
Audible for Android
A lot of people don’t have time to sit and read anymore. Now is the generation of phones, tablets and earphones. This app reads all of your favourite books for you while you’re busy carrying on with your work. It is very difficult to read a book while you’re on a packed train in the subway.
This app helps transfer books to your phone by purchasing them and listening to them when it’s hard to read. The app can be downloaded for free from Play Store although cost of each book will differ according to the seller’s price.
Free Books – Wattpad Ebooks
This is probably the best free-reading app on the market. The app can be downloaded for absolutely no cost and the best part is that there are no hidden charges. The books are available for free.
The app has a very cool interface and it allows you to connect with some of the best writers like Margaret Atwood, Paul Coelho and many others. This is a very helpful and interactive app as well. You can get it from Play Store.
Dictionary – Merriam-Webster
The Merriam Webster is another one of the top dictionaries. This is an exclusive app that allows you to search for words and get meanings, pronunciation and Thesaurus.
The app has a very smooth interface. The appearance of the app is bright and attractive. You can download this free app from the Google Play Store.
Aldiko Book Reader
This app is one of the leading eBook reading apps on the Android market. The app has the graphics as though you are choosing a real book from the library which makes it so realistic.
The app has a very good collection and all the features are good except that the app does not sync in your other favourite books from other apps. Otherwise, it is a great app that can be downloaded from Play Store for free.
English Dictionary – Offline
Sometimes we feel that looking for words online takes too much time. This is a British English app that gives you the meaning of the words of British English. It is one of the finest apps of the market.
It functions as a regular dictionary where you can leaf through pages like that of a real dictionary. The best part is that, when you don’t find the word you’re looking for offline, the app connects to internet to find the word. This is a very impressive and can be downloaded for free from Play Store.
This app is cool indeed. It reads your eBooks out loud so you can go about your own work without troubling yourself with a book. The extremely good app can be downloaded onto the SD card to save space.
Once you’ve downloaded it, it can read all your eBooks and when you get an incoming call, it will automatically stop reading out loud. This app can be downloaded from Play Store for free.
This is a smart and intelligent reader that allows online eBook library. This cool app lets you customize your favourite books, frequent reads and much more.
You can choose the font color and size to get yourself comfortable with the text so you won’t strain yourself reading. This is a very convenient app that has the best features which makes it almost perfect. You can get this amazing app for free by downloading it from Play Store.
This is a very useful app. The FBReader is an app that lets you browse through a number of eBooks and download them to your SD card. There is also an option where you can download eBooks alternatively to your SD card and add it manually to so that you can read a book of your choice.
Also, it reads text of normal text format so this can be used to read books or even any of your text documents. This app can be downloaded from Play Store for free.
This app just doesn’t contain the text of the Bible but it categorizes content in a way that will help you study the Bible efficiently. It provides scriptures and devotion content for a person to follow on a regular basis. The Daily Bible is for daily reading and studying more importantly.
The app has all that you need to keep a track of your reading and study. It is a delight to have this app on your phone. You can get this app from Play Store for free.
Talking Translator /Dictionary
The app is a one in a million kind of app that you would find to be very useful. The app simply translates your words into the target language so you can simply know what a word means in any other language. The app also takes voice input which definitely is an added advantage.
To have such a good feature, this obviously puts the app on the top. The app needs continuous internet connection to search for translations and give you accurate results. This is a free app that you can download from Play Store.
Oxford Dictionary of English T
We are well aware of the Oxford Dictionary of English. We all probably own one either pocket size or the giant size. It is somehow not handy to have it wherever you go.
But your phone is always with you and hence this wonderful app to solve your dictionary problem. This app has a very huge database and searching words in this app is very convenient. This app can be downloaded from Play Store for free.
This app is probably the best Chemistry app on the Android market. The app has the periodic table and its elements that you can check at anytime and anywhere.
The app has a very good appearance which makes it attractive. Science gets interesting with this app since it is not just about the periodic table as an image but it gives you so many interesting facts about each element and has a quiz mode where you can challenge yourself and answer questions. This educative app can be downloaded from Play Store for free.
Urban Dictionary (Official)
Urban Dictionary is one of the best inventions. With the ever changing slang and newly adding words each day, it is important to have a dictionary that is updated on a daily basis. Obviously it cannot be printed.
The app has a huge database that includes words that we use on a daily basis but don’t find them in a regular English dictionary. This is a very helpful app to keep one’s self updated with the latest slang and the ‘in thing’. Urban Dictionary has a very good user interface and quick response. It requires internet access. You can get the free app from Play Store.
This is an app developed by Farlex. The app has dictionaries of a lot of languages and it has some very cool features. The app quickly searches for results and has advanced Search options, including “Starts with,” “Ends with,” and “In definition.”
This helps searching for a word even though we don’t know how to spell it. It also has special dictionaries for medical, legal and other categories to give you detailed words and explanation of the certain category. You can get this app from Play Store for free.
This is one of the eBook reading apps that you can find on the Android market. The app is really good graphics wise and also user-interface wise. The app lets you start right where you left by bookmarking it.
The simple app has a huge database that allows you to choose which book you would like to read and you can also convert it into voice to listen to books. You can download this app for free from Play Store.
ColorDict Dictionary Wikipedia
This is one of the best all-in-one dictionaries on the market. The app allows fast search in online& offline dictionaries at once. You can long click to share search result. Also, long click for word jump feature.
The app has some really cool features that you ought to check out. You can search a word and translate a sentence in Wikipedia, Wordnet, StarDict and so on. This is a very helpful app and can be downloaded from Play Store for free.
This is a very helpful app for those who survive on Wi-Fi. When you’re out and not connected to the internet, the online Bible apps are of no use.
This app literally has the whole Bible text in it which helps you refer whenever in need. The app has all of the content of the Bible which you can refer at any point of time regardless of whether or not you have internet.
The app has a smooth interface making it very easy to use the app. It can be downloaded for free from The Play Store.
Yahoo Search Application
This is the mini-version of the Yahoo! Search. The app has a good user-interface that helps you handle the app easily. You can look for questions and answers or ask questions and answer some by logging into your Yahoo! Account. This free app can be downloaded from Play Store.
This app is a very good guide to various kinds of knots which instructs you step by step. The app has a good appearance and the interface is smooth.
The app is helpful to learn more about knots and learn various techniques to knot. There are so many kinds of knots that we don’t even know of. This app gives you a lot of information that you can refer to. You can get app for free from Play Store.