What apps would you recommend to a professor?

Posted May 11, 2012 at 6:50 pm in Threads > Opinions

Recently, my history prof bought the Galaxy Nexus and wanted me to show him all the tricks and kinks of the phone. I installed Chrome and Pulse for him but was not sure what else to recommended for install. He also has the iPhone, which he uses as his main phone.

  • txbluesman

    Show him how to use Google Maps, indoor maps. May be your college campus is in it. It might help him when his wife sends him to the mall.

  • kwills88

    Show him evernote if he doesn’t have it already

  • aranea

    Google docs or the new google drive is a good way to share files and edit them on the fly. If he’s in to podcasts google listen will be good to have too.

  • Ironzey Lewis

    I would show him Dropbox. How it integrates with Windows, and his mobile device. I would show him how it doesn’t force you into using Google docs.

    Maps for sure.

    Live wallpapers. I’d start with the FishBowl live. It’s fun and you can feed the fish. It also has options for customization.

    A barcode scanner app. The one that come to mind is Amazon. Show him how easy it is to comparison shop using bar codes or cover of books and magazines. Also, if he isn’t already signed up you can tell him about Prime for students (Free 2 day shipping, Free movie streaming for a year then a good discount after that , all you need is a .edu email address)

    I would walk him through some of the voice actions. This seems to impress many people. With the Galaxy nexus I would show him the Voice keyboard.

    If you think he can take it I would also show him Tasker. It’s my favorite app and I just love showing people all the things that can be done with it. Things like, quiet hours with exceptions for certain contacts, automatic WiFi on and off when I get to a certain area, GPS on an off for certain apps and my favorite for school, automatic silence when I’m in class.

    Also, I’d throw Airdroid in there too. Manage your phone from you desktop, install apps, receive notifications, send and receive text messages as well as upload and download file to and from your phone.

    I can keep going but I’ll give someone else a chance.

  • jamal adam

    Thanks, this is much appreciated.

  • mikeymop

    Evernote, google + hangouts, Any.Do, and theres a lot of periodic table and math apps in the Play Store you can show him.

  • Andrew

    Android for Academics makes productivity apps for teachers and professors. They have a grade book app, an attendance app and some grading tools.