Apps for Academia

Apps for Academia

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


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  • Name: Evernote

    Maker: Evernote

    Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

    Available as both a free app and with additional fixed as a 'premium', paid version, Evernote is a means for a user to take notes, capture photos, create lists, as well as record reminders. If you're on the go, you can search through any of the data you have stored through the app, syncing across a number of different devices for easy access.

    Other features:

    • Create and edit text notes
    • Save, sync and share files
    • Search for text inside images
    • Organize notes by tags functions
    • Email notes and save tweets to your Evernote account
    • Share notes via social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

    The premium version of the app also allows you to secure your account via a pin code, allow access to other select people, and take your notes offline to access them at any stage.

    Source: App store

  • Name: Amazon Student

    Maker: AMZN Mobile LLC

    Compatibility: Android 2.1+/ Apple iOS

    Looking for a particular book or resource? This is a handy app for quick access to the Amazon marketplace, including price-checks, trade-in deals and shipping discounts. 

    A handy barcode feature integrated within the app allows you to scan a barcode to perform a price-check, see if there are any copies of an item in stock, or for trade-in purposes.

    Source: Google Play

  • Name: GoodReader

    Maker: Good.iWare

    Compatibility: iPad. Requires iOS 4.0

    This $4.99 app turns your iPad device in to an excellent reader for PDF files and several other formats:  

    • MS Office : .doc, .ppt., .xls
    • HTML and Safari webarchives
    • High resolution images
    • Audio and video.

    Not only can you review files, but it is possible to mark-up PDFs using typewriter text boxes, sticky notes, lines, arrows, and freehand drawings. Once you have read or manipulated a file, GoodReader can then be synced with other devices and services including Dropbox and FTP for transfers. Annotate, read, transfer, search and manage your files easily -- making this a top contender for one of the most valuable productivity apps currently available.  

    Source: App store

Topic: Apps

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