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5 Simple And Free Android Apps To Help You Widen Your Horizons On The Go

Since the beginning of the era of the Smartphone, the term mobile phone started to acquire a completely new meaning. The introduction of iPhone & iPad  and the quick growth of Android  were the milestones which changed the things forever. Mobile phones have became entertainment centers and all-in-one tools. However, many people still don’t realize that practically any Android phone can also be successfully used as a device for learning, teaching, or simply widening one’s horizons thanks to a few great educational apps.

HowStuffWorks

This app should be installed on absolutely any Android device. As the name suggests, HowStuffWorks will let you discover interesting facts about practically any thing in the world. Would you like to know how your computer works or discover some facts about it? Just type in “computer” in the search box at the top. Besides an advanced search tool, the app also offers a selection of extremely interesting articles, facts, quotes, quizzes, podcasts and videos on just about every topic you can think of.
HowStuffWorks

Learn English with busuu.com!

The times when we were going to language schools to learn foreign languages seem to be gone. Now we can attend a complete language course… on our Android device and learn absolutely anywhere and anytime we want. Learn English with busuu.com! is one of the best language learning apps for Android. It covers levels from A1 to B2 and contains a wide range of learning materials, such as, photos, videos, recordings by native speakers, exercises and many more. Learning a foreign language has never been easier.
Learn English with busuu.com

Countries of the World

This app will let you know everything you need to know about any country in the world. You just have to select the continent you are interested in and the most important facts about counties in it will be displayed. Once you finish studying the facts, you can check your knowledge using the “Quiz” mode. You can also browse a friendly-looking map and tap on countries of your interest to learn more about them. Can geography be a problem for anyone now?
Countries of the world

Noom Weight Loss Coach

Not so long ago you needed a professional trainer, a ton of books and a pass to the gym to lose weight and get into shape. All you need right now is Noom Weigh Loss Coach, an extensive app designed especially to help people lose weight and teach them healthy eating habits. The app will set up your weight loss plan and provide you with interesting articles, facts, reminders so that you will introduce positive changes to your lifestyle and lose weight for good without the yo-yo effect.
Noom Weiht Loss App

Discovery News

This is another must-have app for anyone who is curious about the world and wants to discover the most amazing and interesting facts. Discovery News is an app in which you can browse articles about the latest cutting-edge technologies and news from the world of nature. The app might as well become a great replacement for traditional newspapers.
Discovery News

These five apps are just a few examples of a great number of Android educational apps which can let you widen our horizons and gain knowledge.  Thanks to them, we can use each and every second of our life to the fullest. Not only can we discover the curiosities of the world while waiting in a line, but we can also learn a foreign language and answer all the unexpected questions of our children. This is just a drop in the ocean of learning opportunities our Android phones offer.

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Olga is a full-time Android enthusiast, app tester and writer. She tests tons of Android apps, games and devices. She is the creator of the site all about Android apps and games where she talks about different stuff for Android and shares her passion with others. Her site also has a growing fanbase on In Love With Android Fanpage.

25 Comments

25 Comments

  1. Admin

    April 12, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Thanks for this timely article. I haven’t actually heard about most of them until now so will give them a go!

    • Olga Dudek

      April 12, 2013 at 7:59 am

      Thank you for a very kind comment. I’m so glad to hear that!

  2. Luis

    April 12, 2013 at 2:43 am

    I’m an avid user of the How Stuff Works and Discovery News apps. Thanks for the suggestions, I’ll be sure to check out the other apps you’ve included here 🙂

    • Olga Dudek

      April 12, 2013 at 10:36 am

      Hello Luis!
      So it seems you know exactly what I’m talking about and from where my excitement about them comes. 🙂 I’m glad to hear that!
      Regards,
      Olga

  3. Paul

    April 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Amazing apps! This is what I was looking for. I am not so good with Geography, but still I love travelling. “Countries of the World” sounds very interesting and I am all set to download it right away. Thanks for your recommendation.

    • Olga Dudek

      April 17, 2013 at 12:18 pm

      Hello Paul! I’m so glad you like the apps. You will most likely love “Countries of the World” too!

      Best regards,
      Olga

  4. Alan Foster

    April 19, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    A great collection. I read about them here and I’m glad you mentioned them here.

    • Olga Dudek

      April 20, 2013 at 7:23 am

      Hello Alan! I happy you like them and I hope they will be as useful for you as they are for me.

      Greetings,
      Olga

  5. Danilo Petrozzi

    April 26, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I was looking for something like busuu thanks 🙂 I’m italian and , like a lot of italians, my english is pretty bad. Thanks for sharing!

    • Olga Dudek

      April 26, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      Hello Danilo. I think you will find busuu very interesting and useful but, still, your English sounds great!

      Greetings,
      Olga

  6. Parker

    April 27, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    wow really nice article, thanks for providing these appsthanks

    • Olga Dudek

      April 27, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      Hello Parker, I am happy you like the article. Thanks!

  7. George

    April 29, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Hey Olga,
    This is my first time i visit here. I found so many entertaining stuff in your blog, especially its discussion and the apps you provided are really useful for me. From the tons of comments on your posts, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! Keep up the excellent work.

    • Olga Dudek

      April 29, 2013 at 11:40 am

      Hello George,

      Thank you for a very nice comment. Unfortunately, this isn’t my blog. I’m just a happy guest blogger here but I love this site too. I’m happy you like the apps. I’m planning to review even more cool stuff soon so I hope you will like it too.

      All the best,
      Olga

      • George

        April 29, 2013 at 12:57 pm

        All the pleasure is mine Olga 🙂
        Keep posting useful stuff thumbs up….

  8. Andy

    May 1, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    The Android apps can really be beneficial in the field of education also. There are many useful apps in Android mobile phones for educational use. But most of the people are not aware of these apps. Thanks for sharing information about these educational apps.

    • Olga Dudek

      May 1, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      Hello Andy!
      You’re most welcome. Thanks for commenting. This is exactly the case. I hope that with the passage of time people will become more and more aware of these apps and start to use them on a daily basis more often.

  9. paroofczak

    May 4, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Hi!
    What do you think about LingLing? I think it is a pretty cool way to learn new language.

    • Olga Dudek

      May 7, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      Hi! I haven’t heard about this app before but I am certainly going to give it a try. Thanks!

  10. Juliet

    May 7, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Olga,
    Thanks for this information and keep up the good work in this website. Cheers!

    • Olga Dudek

      May 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      You’re welcome, Juliet. I’m happy you like it. Cheers!

  11. Andie

    May 8, 2013 at 4:58 am

    Intimately, the post is really the greatest on that worthwhile topic. I fit in with your conclusions and definitely will eagerly look forward to your next updates. Just saying thanks cannot simply be enough, for the amazing clarity in your writing.

    • Olga Dudek

      May 10, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      Hello Andie!

      Thank you for such a nice comment. I am so happy to hear it. It’s so great to see people like and appreciate my efforts!

      All the best,
      Olga

  12. Susan

    May 15, 2013 at 2:32 am

    These apps are quite interesting and it will surely help gain more knowledge. I also enjoy using the free messaging apps available because I don’t need to spend money to send message especially if I’m using free wifi too.

  13. Chris

    May 28, 2013 at 9:25 am

    I have to agree with you. HowStuffWorks is a great app. Whenever I find myself bored, I like to open HowStuffWorks app on my phone and, well, read how stuff works. It really is one of the most interesting apps I’ve stumbled upon so far.

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