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Apps for Library Fun

Apps

iPad, iPhone, and Android

 Reference

  • Thesaurus-Retrieve the synonym for every word. If available you will get antonyms, related terms, similar word and user suggestions too. Tap one of the results to start a quick new search for that term. It keeps a history list of your search terms as well.
  • World Factbook 2011-The World Factbook is the reliable and extremely popular source of information on all the nations of the world. It provides up-to-date, valuable data for more than 250 countries and territories in a concise, well-organized format whenever and wherever you want.

Reading and Annotating

  • Kindle-Gives users the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines textbooks and PDFs.
  • PDF Reader Pro-PDF Pro is a file viewing app that gets your work done on the go!
  • MobileRSS Free- Allows you to manage your RSS feeds in Google Reader

Research

  • EBSCOhost- Mobile version of the EBSCO database
  • Gale AccessMyLibrary College Edition App- Access your library — even when you're not on campus! 
It's as simple as using the AccessMyLibrary College Edition mobile app from Gale, a world-leading publisher of reference information.
  • Google Search- search the web faster and easier.
  • Google Voice- Make cheap international calls with your Google number. Send free text messages.Place calls and send text messages showing your Google number.
  • Total Recall- A mindmapping app that is useful for brainstorming

Studying and Note Taking

  • Chemistry Formulas-This application can provide every possible formula.
  • Evernote- Note taking app. One cool feature is that it allows you to highlight your PDF files. You can also sync it between your phone and PC
  • iflipr- Flashcard app
  • Gflash-a robust platform for creating, downloading, and manipulation flashcards in every subject under the sun.
  • GMat Practice Quiz-Hundreds of GMAT practice questions from Veritas Prep, the global leader in GMAT preparation and admissions consulting.
  • Wolfram Alpha-A computing app that allows you to ask questions. Ex: "What is 4% APR on $400,000 over 30 years"

Cloud Storage and Document Management and Creation

  • Documents To Go
    • • VIEW/EDIT/CREATE Word & Excel files(Office 2007/2008/2010)
      • VIEW PowerPoint, PDF, iWork, Text, .RTF, and more!
      • iPad/iPhone 4/iOS 4: Send & receive attached supported documents using the built-in Mail app
  • Dropbox-Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere.
  • Elements- Dropbox text editor- Elements is a dedicated Markdown and Dropbox powered text editor for iOS. Elements allows you to view, edit and share plain text documents on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch
  • Nebulous Notes- Backs up and syncs to Dropbox
  • Numbers- The most innovative spreadsheet app ever designed for a mobile device.
  • Pages-Create, edit, and view documents wherever you are.

Misc

  • JotNot Scanner- Allows you to use your iphone/pad camera as a scanner
  • iTunes U- The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools
  • Neoreader: QR code scanner-NeoReader is a universal barcode scanning application that transforms your mobile phone into a barcode scanner and allows you to access mobile content by scanning codes from print ads, publication, packaging, and more.
  • Ted-presents talks from some of the world’s most fascination people.

Collaborating and Communicating

  • Cinch- Browser-based recording via you mobile device, allows you to broadcast from anywhere, anytime
  • Wordpress-moderate comments, create or edit posts and pages, and add images or videos with ease.

Presenting

  • Keynote: Make slides, use VGA to connect your iPad to your projector

Citation Software

  • iSource MLA-Following the MLA format, isource takes care of everything you need to create, save, and share bibliography entries.
  • Mendeley

Organizing

  • Google Calendar-Calendars lets you manage events both online and offline. Thanks to the unique interface you can move events simply with Drag & Drop, navigate quickly between dates, change event time, repeat schedule and reminders rapidly with custom keyboards
  • Outliner - CarbonFin Outliner allows you to organize your thoughts, tasks, and projects. Easily create a todo list for today, or track an entire project anywhere you are.
  • Print n Share- Print to ALL printers (Not just AirPrint Printers) Print direct to most WiFi/Wireless printers without extra software.
  • Remember the Milk- Useful app for creating to do lists
  • Things- Task manager


iPad Specific

Researching

  • DuoBrowser- Browse 2 websites at the same time on one screen
  • PubGet-delivers PubMed and full text journal articles straight to your iPad!

Studying and Note Taking

  • Art Set- and alternative tocomplex and mechanical like paint apps.
  • DukePen- A professional hand writing notes app that brings back the charm and benefits of using stationery pens and paper to working with notes on your iPad.
  • Ghostwriter-allows you to take notes, collect & store information, and take it with you wherever you go.
  • Notes Plus-not taking tool that supports handwriting, typing and audio recording.
  • Penultimate- Allows you to take notes by hand
  • SmartNote- a way to take organized notes on the go
  • SoundNote-note taking that tracks what you type and draw while recoding audio, so you’ll never worry about missing an important detail.

Misc

Reading and Annotating

  • Diigo- All-purpose digital library
  • Google Reader
  • Highlighter- a fluorescent pen that allows you to draw colorful and wonderful pictures as you please.
  •  iAnnotate- PDF annotating app
  • Neu.Annotate-Annotate PDF documents with drawings, highlighting text, text notes, photos and stamps.
  • PDF/Notes-utilize pdf-notes to manage all the pdf files on your iPad.
  • Textbooks-Know delivers an amazing reading experience with over 70 cutting edge features that work seamlessly with your textbooks and PDFs.          
  • Upad- note taking+PDF reader & annotaking+photo editing

Reference

Collaborating and Communicating

Cloud Storage and Document Management and Creation

  • QuickOffice- A powerful office editing suite, PDF viewer, and file manager that works seamlessly with your email attachemtns, local files, and cloud storage accounts anytime anywhere online and offline.

iPhone Only

  • Goal Tender- a way to create, organize and update your goals while keeping on track!
  • JotNot Scanner-allows you to take pictures or scan your documents to ensure that you don’t lose them.
  • KnowItNow – 24/7 reference service


Android Specific

Reference

Collaborating and Communicating

  • Blogaway-A simple blogger client for your Android phone.Blogging on the go
  • Listen- Google podcasting app
  • ShareYourBoard- Enables you to take quality pictures of a whiteboard and share it

Studying and Note Taking

  • FlexT9- 4-in-1 keyboard interface enables you to Speak-Trace-Write-Tap input
  • Recordoid- Voice recorder, Ex: record a lecture
  • Simplenote- Simple Note is an application that allows you to add/modify/delete notes as simply as
  • StudyDroid- Allows you to create flashcards. You can also sync it between the Web and your mobile device
  • Swiftkey X: More refined autotext

Organizing

  • ANY.DO: (free) Never be late with this useful task-list app
  • CalWidget- A Google Calendar tool
  • Gradebook- save all your grades in one place
  • Grade Chart- Simple grading tool for teachers and professors

Citation Software and Tools

  • Droideley: An unofficial Mendeley app for android 
  • Scanner for Zotero: Add books to your Zotero library by scanning an ISBN barcode on any book.

Reading and Annotating

  • Google Currents: (free) Similar to flipboard this app allows you to view news sources in a single magazine format. This can be useful if you are doing research on a current topic, etc.
  • Greed- Allows you to manage and read everything in your Google Reader account

Presenting

Misc.

Researching

  • KnowItNow 24/7 reference service
  • Pubmed Mobile
  • Scan2PDF- Allows you to take a picture of an article, doc, etc and converts it into a PDF file you can email
    • Idea: “Create PDFs of journal articles/archives

Cloud Storage and Document Management and Creating


Google Gadgets

  • CiteULike + Google ScholarSearch academic papers posted to CiteULike. [new] Now there is a citation tracking feature (linked with Google Scholar) that shows the citations of each paperGoogle Scholar Citation Counter: Enables users to search for the total number of citations of authors.
  • GoogleDocs-View your active Google documents
  • Google Reader- View your Google Reader items and read any RSS or Atom feed.
  • MyListy-Listy provides a simple way to manage your List of Things To DoWorldCat-Search 10,000+ WorldCat libraries all at once for books, music, videos and more in a library near you

Mobile Sites (Usable on iPad or any smart mobile device)

Tools and Ideas

  • Annotate and provide feedback on Google Reader
    • Note
    • Highlight
    • Markup
    • Draw
  • Faculty: Download student work from turn it in as a PDF, upload it in dropbox, access it via your ipad/iphone/android

Books from the Library