Best Reference Apps for Android

Apr 6, 2012

Today’s smartphones and tablets give us quick access to the world’s knowledge. Here’s a passel of apps that can help you find a fact, pick the perfect pronoun, or suss out a specific statistic.

No reference arsenal should be without a comprehensive dictionary. has you covered.


Thesaurus Free

It’s not Roget’s but this free app can definitely help you get your fill of synonyms and antonyms.



User-created and curated encyclopedia offers an unbelievable wealth of information. No smartphone or tablet should be without ready access to this tremendous tool.



Powerful research tool. There’s a learning curve for this app but those willing to invest the time will be rewarded.


Google Translate

Language translator lets you instantly translate among more than sixty languages. Tons of uses.


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