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.

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Want to spice up an old, outdated room?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

Knots Guide

Knots Guide

The best app we could find to learn the ropes of knot-tying with visual step-by-step guidance.

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

MyNature Tree Guide

MyNature Tree Guide

Tree ID made easy with drawings, photos and hiker contributions.

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

TrailBehind

TrailBehind

Plan your next outdoor adventure after you’ve arrived at your campsite.

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

Planets

Planets Editor's Choice

Navigate the night sky with a simple swipe of your hand.

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

Abandoned

Abandoned

Sometimes it’s fun to explore the less-popular places in town.

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

Ghost Hunter M2

Ghost Hunter M2

Be prepared for a ghost hunt with this handy, all-in-one toolkit.

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

Eco Buzz Widget

Eco Buzz Widget

In theory, Eco Buzz makes it easy to get environmental news right on your phone’s home screen.

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

Google Earth

Google Earth

Using Google Earth, you start in outer space — and it only gets better from there.

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

Kindle

Kindle

You don't need an e-reader to buy and read books on your smartphone.

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

Google Search

Google Search

Glued to Google on your computer? Now access the site on your smartphone, too.

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

Google Translate

Google Translate

An app you wish you had in high school — with Google Translate, you can translate 57 different languages!

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

Aldiko

Aldiko

Turn your smartphone into an e-reader!

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

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