User Recommended Apps
Below you will find apps that have been tried and recommended by BrailleNote Touch users. These apps are not endorsed or supported by HumanWare but because the Touch is a certified Google device, it is likely that if these apps are accessible, they will work well on the BrailleNote Touch.
We thank everyone who has recommended apps to build this living resource for BrailleNote Touch users.
Sero (formerly iBlink Radio)
Description: Radio stations, podcasts and reading services of special interest to blind and visually impaired persons; as well as their friends, family, caregivers and those wanting to know what life is like without eyesight. All stations under Community Radio are owned and/or operated by persons with limited or no eye sight. Genres include oldies, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, alternative, classic Rock, Old Time Radio and more. Reading services provide narration of newspapers, magazines, periodicals and other print publications including: USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and hundreds more. Podcasts are produced by blind and partially sighted individuals, and cover topics including: broadcasting, computers, radio, technology, Independant Living, Travel, and much more. With an active Sero account, you can gain access to many more radio stations and podcasts, as well as an award-winning online community featuring real-time voice chat rooms, voice-enabled forums, blogs, personal websites, and more.
Description: The best mobile printing app for your phone or tablet
Description: Very simple dictionary. Just type in a word and find the definition. You can even copy the word or definition to the clipboard for pasting in KeyWord for example
Description: App to control the Nest learning thermostat with your Android device
GooglePlay link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nest.android&hl=en
Description: Free IM, audio and video calls
GooglePlay link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.skype.raider&hl=en
Stitcher Radio for Podcasts
Description: Simple podcast organization and listening app. Uses the iTunes podcast library to search and listen to podcasts
GooglePlay link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stitcher.app&hl=en
App Lock (Smart App Lock)
Description: This App allows for one to block access to any app that may be running on the Touch. This includes the ability to lock the settings panel.
Description: This App gives access to the QVC site and live streams the QVC TV program.
GooglePlay link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qvc
Description: anti-virus App
GooglePlay link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lookout&hl=en
Description: Allows users to watch live streaming from their account. Sky Sports and Movies along with catch up tv
Description: Dictionary app to provide basic searching of words
Description: Simple dictionary app with the ability to download offline version of the dictionary if necessary
GooglePlay link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dictionary&hl=en
Description: App to allow high quality voice chatting with others.
Description: Very accessible unzip app to unzip files
Description: This is the book downloading and reading app from the National Library Service in the US. (NLS). It is quite accessible.
GooglePlay link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.loc.nls.dtb&hl=en
MLB At Bat
Description: This is the MLB official app that requires you to have the gameday audio subscription or the premium subscription. For the BrailleNote Touch, it is recommended to use the audio subscription only as video playback is very sluggish or does not work but audio works great
Description: App for downloading and accessing books from bookshare.org. Once the daisy text versions of the books are downloaded, one can use the Touch's Victor Reader app to immediately read these books in braille
Description: Very accessible app to easily convert accessible PDF files to Word documents. Works great with KeyWord
Dinner Time Plus
Description: This application can be used remotly from a parents device to block certain apps and control the amount of time spent on them. This app is good for any parent or guardian who wants to monitor the time used on their device. A great tool for parental security.
Description: Music streaming application
Description: Fun news application, mixture of serious and un-serious articles.