Apps for Academia

Apps for Academia

Summary: Not just for students, but anyone in academia should consider these resources.


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  • Name: Summly

    Maker: Summly Ltd

    Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad/ Android.

    As an application for university or college students, this app is a way to find and process information for studies quickly and effectively.  Although tools like Google give us access to incredible amounts of information instantaneously, it can be difficult to find suitable material -- or extremely easy to become distracted.

    By using Summly, it offers a new way to quickly scan summarized text and decide if that is the content you need to pursue. For those among us who leave revision until the last minute or pull an all-nighter finishing the essay due the next day, it could become one of the must-have applications you keep on your smartphone dashboard.

    Source: App Store

  • Name: Graphing Calculator Pro

    Maker: Deftapps

    Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad /Android.

    This $0.99 app is a powerful function plotter and scientific calculator. It includes:

    • A standard scientific calculator
    • Graph visualizations
    • Cartesian, polar and parametric functions support
    • Intersection discovery
    • Portrait or landscape viewing

    Source: App store

  • Name: Wikipanion

    Maker: Robert Chin

    Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

     As an alternative to the official Wikipedia app, this free alternative is designed for quick and easy access to Wikipedia articles. History can be grouped by date, and you can bookmark either separate articles or sections. Other features include:

    • Content tables
    • Multiple search methods
    • Dual languages
    • In-page searching
    • Term searching without leaving an article's page, including audio playback.

    Source: App store

Topic: Apps

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