There's plenty to read on your smartphone, as it allows users to access to everything from your favourite paperback in the form of an eBook to breaking news on a website. However, your Google Android device can also be an excellent reference source thanks to a number of apps that are available. Whether you want some funny quotations, instruction on how to tie a tie and even a dictionary, there's an app that can help you. Here's five of our favourite free reference apps for handsets running Google Android.

Brilliant Quotes & Quotations

Everyone loves a good quote and this app has one of the biggest selections we've seen. There's 2,700 great quotes from over 180 famous people grouped into 18 categories. You can search by quote or author if you know what you're looking for. Alternatively, there's a new quote of the day every 24 hours and every mind out more about the authors of quotes.


This app lets you read God's word on your smartphone in anyone of 50 different languages. There's even offline access so you don't need a data connection to get your daily fix of the Bible.

How to Tie a Tie

How to tie a tie gives you step-by-step instruction on how to create one of 12 different tie knows.

Collins English Dictionary

Never be without a dictionary thanks to the Collins English Dictionary 2010 app. There's 123,000 headwords and 200,000 definitions so you're sure to find any word you need.

5001 Amazing Facts

Want to impress your friends with your knowledge? Then this app is the one for you. With over 5,000 facts, such as the fact the Coca-cola was originally green, there's plenty to keep you occupied.