Book & Reference Apps

It’s fun to have apps that allow us to play games, check our social networks and text our friends, but we didn’t forget that you sometimes like to have some handy mobile apps that can help you learn something new, too. That’s why our team at The Recapp has conjured up a group of download-worthy apps that serve as quick-reference and how-to guides. Browse helpful Google apps, reader apps and even an app that can help you find ghosts!

Learn how to point out the constellations, see the top of the Matterhorn or search for your favorite music lyrics. We have a bunch of quick-reference apps that you can use in any type of mobile situation. Google Translate, Google Earth and Google Search, to name a few, serve their purposes elegantly in mobile form. We particularly love Planets, a 5-star app that gives you a better understanding of our vast universe, helping you find things like the North Star and Venus.

If you want to become your own barista faster than you can say “cappuccino,” the Barista how-to app is for you. There’s even the Knot Guide app to improve your Boy or Girl Scout survival skills, or to simply discover how to tie one of those cool-looking knots you can never undo.

Love to read? Check out the e-reader apps that optimize your reading experience on your mobile device, such as Kindle or Aldiko. Maybe you don’t want to read on that small screen; then you can try Audible, an audiobook app.

We at The Recapp love to provide you with information on the best apps for reading, researching and discovering. Enjoy browsing these smart apps for smarter folks.

Bing

Bing

Microsoft’s continuing effort to create a different kind of search engine pays off.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Audible

Audible Editor's Choice

Listen to audiobooks, and get access to great features.

Our Rating:
5/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

IMDb

IMDb Movies & TV Editor's Choice

The IMDb app is essential for anyone who enjoys movies, television and film in any capacity.

Our Rating:
5/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com

An app designed to assist and augment language skills, with access to over 2 million definitions.

Our Rating:
5/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

SparkNotes

SparkNotes

Get character analysis, plot summaries and study guides with the SparkNotes app.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Zap-Kapow!

Zap-Kapow!

Never get ripped off again when you buy classic comics.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Viz Profanisaurus

Viz Profanisaurus

Profanisaurus houses entertaining, humorous and sometimes downright dirty definitions of slang words and phrases.

Our Rating:
3/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Walking Dead: The Game

Walking Dead: The Game

Do you like the TV show, "The Walking Dead?" Well, now you can play it.

Our Rating:
5/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Wikipanion

Wikipanion

If you love Wikipedia, then Wikipanion is just the app for you.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Field Trip

Field Trip

Find historic or unique facts about the areas around you.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

National Parks

National Parks by National Geographic

National Parks is not only filled with beautiful photos, it offers handy tools for planning trips too.

Our Rating:
5/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Converter Plus

Converter Plus

Convert just about anything, from mortgages to temperatures.

Our Rating:
5/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

ZipRealty

ZipRealty

One of the top dogs in real-estate websites and mobile apps.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

TheFreeDictionary

TheFreeDictionary

Get definitions and play word games with TheFreeDictionary app.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Houzz

Houzz Interior Design Ideas

Want to spice up an old, outdated room? Revive your decorating spirit with this iPhone app.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

craftgawker

craftgawker

Browse through some visual inspiration for all of your crafting and how-to desires.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

The Law Guide & Dictionary

The Law Guide & Dictionary

This reference app answers many of your legal questions from A to Z.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

All the information of Wikipedia at your fingertips.

Our Rating:
5/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Dictionary & Thesaurus

Advanced English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Nab quick definitions and synonyms with this app. We promise it’s cooler than it sounds.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

wikiHow DIY Survival Kit

wikiHow DIY Survival Kit

Find the answers to your emergency, DIY and how-to questions with wikiHow’s free iPhone app.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

The World Factbook 2011

The World Factbook 2011

This international app provides basic information for every country and sovereign nation in the world.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Coffee Art

Coffee Art

Become a coffee artist with this flavorful food art app.

Our Rating:
3/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Barista

Barista

Bring the coffee shop experience home and learn how to make coffee like a barista.

Our Rating:
3/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Al Gore – Our Choice

Al Gore – Our Choice

Let Al Gore walk you through environmental issues with this e-book app.

Our Rating:
3/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

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