While Windows Phone 7 as a mobile platform may suffer from a relative lack of apps, there's still plenty enough software to select, download, and install on your Microsoft-driven smartphone. The following are twenty apps designed for students. Some of them are free, while others require some money down. All will prove useful for students of different grades and courses.
Until everyone evolves into super-braniacs with flawless memories, to-do lists will remain the staple of any educational environment. daily todo is the task checklist app for Windows Phone 7. Like any other decent to-do app, daily todo lets users add tasks with specific due dates and priorities, as well as "pin" specific tasks that have no deadline yet are still important. For easier management, tasks can be categorized under four groups: general, home, office (or school), and for some reason, movies.
Estimating how long each task would take is very important, especially for students with very busy schedules. Task Estimator takes three values: the optimistic, expected, and pessimistic estimates of the task length, as entered by the user himself. The app will calculate a more reliable estimate from these three numbers. It also allows users to tweak the calculations (by putting more weight on a specific estimate for instance) to suit their own preferences.
So you need to pass your web design class? CSS Reference is a pocket guide to everything related to cascading style sheets (which is what CSS stands for after all). View any CSS property—or the keywords that controls a specific element of any web page—with just a few taps on any Windows Phone 7 screen. Learn how to properly lay out and control the look of websites in no time!
For mechanical engineering, machinist, and mechanic students, Mech Tool is the reference app for them. It's a complete database on screw threads, screw head sizes, gauge widths, bolt grades, tensile strengths, drill sizes, and everything else related to screws and bolts. We honestly understand nothing about what this software offers, but the information it contains would be useful for anyone looking to make a career out of machines.
Managing finances is important for anyone, but especially students. Those who attend university, college, high school, or even grade school have much more limited money to work with, and tracking where the money goes creates good habits that will prove helpful until retirement. myWallet lets users quickly add entries representing money earned or money spent. Users can create preset income or expense items for easy adding. The app will definitely make budgeting cash easier.
For studying accountants, budding entrepreneurs, and other people requiring a professional outlook on numbers and figures, Shortcuts Excel Productivity Lite lists the most useful shortcuts for Microsoft's popular spreadsheet program. The worst-kept secret among power computer users is that learning the keyboard shortcuts for any app boosts productivity immensely. And for students who have assignments due, this app will help them zoom through their Excel-related requirements.
Yet another reference app, the second Algebra app by Quizmine is a great resource for students learning polynomials, matrices, and linear algebra. The app is full of visual examples that make the relationships between functions and numbers easier to understand. Algebraic problems such as resolving quadratic equations, plotting circles and parabolas, and even logarithms becomes easier for users who follow the software's straightforward pocket curriculum.