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Mobile Apps: Research Apps

Guide to apps and websites for doing your work on the go!

Quick Reference Apps

 

App

Description

Available from...

($ = paid)

Globe and Diploma*

iTunesU

Apple's education portal.  Tons of free course materials on every subject imaginable; includes: books, presentations, videos, documents, and more.

Apple App Store

Wolfram Alpha app icon

Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha offers knowledge and answers by using sophisticated calculations of statistics and data and presenting them in an accessible way.

WolframAlpha has also created a number of paid apps to support school courses (e.g., calculus, chemistry, alegbra), reference information (e.g., flight information, dog breeds, mortgage calculator), professional assistants (lawyer and network admin), and personal topics (e.g., geneaology, personal finances).

Apple App Store ($)

Google Play ($)

globe *

National Geographic World Atlas

 

The world in an app!  Explore feature-rich versions of the world's best maps.

Apple App Store ($)

 

 TED app icon

TED


View talks by some of the most innovative and creative people in the world to inspire you.

Apple App Store

 

book*

Dictionary.com

 

 

Free high-quality mobile dictionary and thesaurus.

Apple App Store

Google Play

 Science 360 for ipad app icon

Science 360


Science 360 for iPad is provided by The National Science Foundation and features top news, videos, innovations, etc. from the science community.

Apple App Store

 

epicurious app icon

Epicurious

 

Great app for culinary students or foodies in general!

Apple App Store

 yellow pages app icon

Yellowpages.ca


Find local services, businesses, restaurants, deals, and more.

Apple App Store

Google Play

Blackberry App World

Research and Citation Tools

 

App

Description

Available from...

($ = paid)

easybib app icon

EasyBib

 

Generate MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations and manage your bibliographies online with this app.

Apple App Store

Google Play

pocket app icon

Pocket (Formerly Read it Later)

When you find something on the web that you want to view later, put it in Pocket. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet, or computer so you can view it any time, even without an internet connection.

Apple App Store

Google Play

diigo app icon

Diigo

 Access and add to your full Diigo library (web bookmarks, images, annotations, screenshots, etc.) from anywhere! 

Apple App Store

Google Play(Diigo PowerNote)

Bluefire reader app icon 

Bluefire Reader

 Excellent app for storing and reading ebooks with ePUB and PDF content, supports ebooks protected by Adobe DRM (allows you to transfer these ebooks between your devices).

Apple App Store

Google Play

 Goodreader app

Goodreader

 One of the best pdf reader apps available; save, read, annotate, make sticky notes, pretty much do anything you want to pdfs with this app.

Apple App Store

PDF document picture*

PDF Reader Pro

 

 

Scan anything and turn it into a pdf file, annotate, sign, and fill out pdf forms. Works with iCloud and Dropbox.

 Apple App Store($)

instapaper app logo

Instapaper

 

Save web pages to read later (available offline).

Apple App Store($)

Stumble upon app icon

StumbleUpon

One of the best ways to explore the web is to set up a StumbleUpon account and see what you can discover.  Even more addictive on a mobile device!

Apple App Store

Google Play

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