Apps for Academia

Apps for Academia

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


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  • 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

  • Name: Dropbox

    Maker: Dropbox Inc.

    Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad/ Android

     The free service allows you to store photographs, documents and video, and then share them quickly and easily. It’s an incredibly useful app for moving files between computers or keeping a backup copy of them in the cloud.

    The Android app has recently received a complete overhaul, with 2.0's release including extensive new features and redesign. The new updates include bulk uploading, Ice cream sandwich support and single-tap action access.

    Source: App store

  • Name: iFlashcards

    Maker: David Skelly

    Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

    Flashcards, especially when exam season rears its ugly head, can be valuable tools for revision (..or learning) purposes. Instead of using paper and sticking card upon card all over your apartment doors, fridge and cupboards, why not create and take them with you on the go?

    Source: App store

Topic: Apps

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