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.
Get definitions and play word games with TheFreeDictionary app.
Want to spice up an old, outdated room? Revive your decorating spirit with this iPhone app.
Browse through some visual inspiration for all of your crafting and how-to desires.
The Law Guide & Dictionary
This reference app answers many of your legal questions from A to Z.
All the information of Wikipedia at your fingertips.
Dictionary & Thesaurus
Nab quick definitions and synonyms with this app. We promise it’s cooler than it sounds.
wikiHow DIY Survival Kit
Find the answers to your emergency, DIY and how-to questions with wikiHow’s free iPhone app.
The World Factbook 2011
This international app provides basic information for every country and sovereign nation in the world.
Become a coffee artist with this flavorful food art app.
Bring the coffee shop experience home and learn how to make coffee like a barista.
Al Gore – Our Choice
Let Al Gore walk you through environmental issues with this e-book app.
The best app we could find to learn the ropes of knot-tying with visual step-by-step guidance.
MyNature Tree Guide
Tree ID made easy with drawings, photos and hiker contributions.
Plan your next outdoor adventure after you’ve arrived at your campsite.
Navigate the night sky with a simple swipe of your hand.
Sometimes it’s fun to explore the less-popular places in town.
Ghost Hunter M2
Be prepared for a ghost hunt with this handy, all-in-one toolkit.
Eco Buzz Widget
In theory, Eco Buzz makes it easy to get environmental news right on your phone’s home screen.
Using Google Earth, you start in outer space — and it only gets better from there.
You don't need an e-reader to buy and read books on your smartphone.
Glued to Google on your computer? Now access the site on your smartphone, too.
An app you wish you had in high school — with Google Translate, you can translate 57 different languages!
Turn your smartphone into an e-reader!
Google Sky Map
Wow your friends with your ability to navigate the stars using this cool app.
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