Between religion and study aids, this category has a lot of potential. There is an opportunity for any test that is widely used and not already on the marketplace. Similarly, any religious text that is not yet on Alexa is an opportunity. Based on the Daily Quotes review, it seems as though people would also appreciate more quotes from more targeted people. Also, text book publishes could publish interesting textbook integrations through Alexa. Time will tell who will be the first to seize and corner this market!
Word of the Day Flash Briefing by Volley Inc. – 4.5 out of 5, 1601 ratings, 1600 reviews
Word of the Day teaches you a useful word, its definition, etymology, and gives you examples of how to use it in a sentence. A new word each and every day.
Random review: You don’t realize the significance of a truly memorable host until they are gone. This was my favorite flash briefing until the host left without a trace. Perhaps his secret spy identity caught up with him? Whatever the reason, he illuminated my mornings with captivating narratives and delightful vocabulary. He had a talent for storytelling coupled with a charming voice.I’m trying to give the new host a chance, however it leaves me longing for our unaccounted for wordsmith and espionage agent. Please come back soon. (4 out of 5)
SAT Word of the Day by YourDictionary.com – 4.3 out of 5, 1703 ratings, 56 reviews
Enjoy YourDictionary.com’s SAT Word of the Day to learn the most commonly used vocabulary words – including definitions, spelling & sample sentences to help prepare you for the SAT!
Random review: This was a great skill until it started repeating words. I have been using it daily with my class for the past couple of months. Now, it is using words we have already heard. (3 out of 5)
Examining the Scriptures Daily by Synapse Research Systems – 4.9 out of 5, 558 ratings, 132 reviews
My Daily Text in Alexa is for everyone who wants to start their day with content from the Jehovah’s Witnesses website.
Random review: I enjoy using the echo to handle many things but to have it read the daily text…..That goes above and beyond. Thanks brothers! The next step would be other languages. (5 out of 5)
The Bible by Spriton Systems LLC – 4.4 out of 5, 657 ratings, 84 reviews
The Bible skill will read Bible passages of your choosing, or else select a random, popular scripture for you.The King James version of the Bible is used.
Random review: I used to use this every day, however, now with the latest changes, I barely use it. Was my favorite app. It lost the flexibility of making reading plans and I do not like hearing Alexa read the Bible. Very disappointing. When an app causes people not to use it, or to move on to another app, it’s never a good change. (1 out of 5)
Curiosity by Curiosity.com – 4 out of 5, 268 ratings, 164 reviews
Curiosity brings you the best stories from history and the most exciting views of the future. Whether it’s science, psychology, productivity hacks, health news, or context to current events, you’ll get a deeper understanding of the world around you
Random review: This is one of most fav skills to use everyday. It makes learning interesting and fun! It certainly has no shortage of amazing and interesting information to learn. I like to learn at least one thing about at least 2/3 topics daily. I’ve found I can retain the info better if I keep it to that even though I would like to learn as much as I can each day. I am disabled so using Alexa to learn info through curiosity is a great way to keep my brain awake and working! It’s just a great skill/app that everyone can benefit from! (5 out of 5)
Holy Quraan by GO-APP – 4.5 out of 5, 143 ratings, 142 reviews
Play the Holy Quraan by just saying the chapter (Surah) reference number.
Random review: Very nice app. (5 out of 5)
Animal Rescue by www.opearlo.com – 4.3 out of 5, 272 ratings, 103 reviews
Engaging and interactive animal adventures perfect for bedtime! Currently supporting three adventures!
Random review: great game.Could you add wolves to it?Thank uou! (5 out of 5)
Daily Quotes by Amazon – 4 out of 5, 391 ratings, 26 reviews
Get inspirational quotes daily just by asking – “Alexa, give me a quote from Daily Quotes”. Enjoy top ranked and most liked quotes from the Goodreads community.
Random review: I was hoping to hear quotes from historical figures, not lame quote by celebrities! (2 out of 5)
Math Facts – Math Practice for Kids by AWzone – 4.2 out of 5, 375 ratings, 20 reviews
Math Facts gives you practice for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Problems come in sets of five.
Random review: This is awesome for my 2nd grader. If you get it wrong she has you say the equation 3x. 5+4=9 (5 out of 5)
Catholic Daily by Lucin Digital LLC – 4.7 out of 5, 246 ratings, 30 reviews
Whether you didn’t make it to Mass this week, or you just want time for some spiritual reflection, Catholic Daily provides a piece of the Mass to you from the convenience of your Alexa-enabled device.
Random review: The Mass is the Source and Summit of our life, Thanks. Would it be possible to add a flash briefing option? (5 out of 5)