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  • 1. GREAT APPS FOR GREAT LIBRARIANS Steven Irving / Richard Eissinger Southern Utah University
  • 2. ACCESS SLIDESHOW 2 Presentation on SlideShare: http://goo.gl/zEqsHn
  • 3. INTRODUCTION As of May 2013 (Pew Internet, 2013):  91% of American adults have a cell phone  56% of American adults have a smartphone  34% of American adults own a tablet computer  Ave cost per app  Android $0.06  iPhone $019  iPad $0.50 3
  • 4. INTRODUCTION 4 What are we doing with our cell phones  81% send or receive text messages  60% access the internet  52% send or receive email  50% download apps  49% get directions, recommendations, or other location- based information  48% listen to music  21% video call or video chat  8% share their location
  • 5. INTRODUCTION 5 App Categories Research Readers Notetaking Productivity Presentations Entertainment
  • 6. RESEARCH  Gale AccessMyLibrary  EBSCOhost  Mendeley  WolframAlpha 6
  • 7. AML: AccessMyLibrary (Gale)  Gale Apps – iOS & Andrid  AML Public Edition  AML School Edition  AML College Edition  Tips:  Access using your college email address  Access all your subscribed Gale databases  Reauthorize after 3 months access 7
  • 8. EBSCOhost  EBSCO Support  EBSCOhost iOS (iPhone)  EBSCOhost Android  Tips:  Access EBSCOhost through your library  Click the link at the bottom of the screen to email yourself a 9 month key  Settings: select database(s), Full Text, Peer Reviewed, Publication Date  Save articles to Drive, Evernote, Gmail 8
  • 9. Mendeley  Mendeley home  Mendeley – Reference Manager (iOS)  Droideley beta (Android) – (unofficial)  Tips:  Indexes/organizes PDF documents and research papers to your own digital library.  Search, organize and cite documents.  Annotate and highlight documents 9
  • 10. WolframAlpha  WolframAlpha home  Computational Knowledge Engine  WolframAlpha (iOS)  iPhone & iPad, $2.99  WolframAlpha (Android)  Google Play & Amazon Appstore, $2.99  Tips:  WolframAlpha Examples by Topic 10
  • 11. READERS  Amazon Kindle  Apple Readers iBooks, iTunes U, Newsstand  News Readers Feedly, Flipboard, NPR News, News Pro (Reuters), Reader2, Zite  Article Readers Instapaper, Pocket (Read It Later), Readability, Zineo 11
  • 12. Amazon Kindle  Amazon Kindle Apps  Amazon (iOS)  Amazon (Android)  Tips:  Kindle Support  Transfer, download and send files to Kindle 12
  • 13. Apple Readers  iBooks  Newsstand  iTunes U 13
  • 14. News Readers  Feedly – iOS/Android  Flipboard – iOS/Android  NPR News – iOS/Android  Reuters News Pro – iOS/Android  Reeder2 - iOS  Zite – iOS/Android 14
  • 15. Article Readers  Instapaper  Pocket (Read It Later)  Readability  Zineo 15
  • 16. NOTETAKING  Record AudioMemos, AudioNote Lite, Dragon Dictation  Write Awesome Note, Evernote, Google Drive, OneNote, Penultimate, QuickOffice  Scan Jotnot Scanner, TinyScan 16
  • 17. Record  AudioMemos  Free & $.99  iOS, Android, Amazon  AudioNote  Free & $4.99  AudioNote (iOS)  AudioNote (Android)  Dragon  Free  Dragon Dictation (iOS)  Dragon Mobile Assistant (Android) 17
  • 18. Write  Evernote  Evernote (iOS)  Evernote (Android)  Google Drive  Google Drive (iOS)  Google Drive (Android)  OneNote  OneNote (iOS)  OneNote (Android)  Penultimate (iOS, free)  QuickOffice home  Quickoffice (iOS)  Free  Quickoffice Pro HD – $19.99  Quickoffice Pro (Android)  Free  Quickoffice Pro - $14.99  Quickoffice Pro HD - $19.99  ee 18
  • 19. Scanners  JotNot Scanner - iOS  Free & Pro $.99  TinyScan home  TinyScan  Free & Pro $4.99  TinyScan (Android) 19
  • 20. PRODUCTIVITY  Passwords 1Password, LastPass  Statistics: Analytics  Storage: Dropbox, Google Drive  Remote desktop: Join.me, LogMeIn, RemotePC, Splashtop  LMS Apps: Blackboard Mobile Learn, Canvas & Speedgrader, Moodle Mobile, Turnitin  Social Media: Facebook, Google+, Skype, Twitter 20
  • 21. 1Password  1Password home  Mac, Windows, iOS, Android  1Password (iOS)  1Password (Android) 21
  • 22. LastPass  LastPass  Windows, Mac, Mobile  LastPass – iOS  LastPass – Android 22
  • 23. Analytics  Analytics for iPad (iOS)  Google Analytics (Android) 23
  • 24. Dropbox  Dropbox  Dropbox for mobile  Dropbox (iOS, Android) 24
  • 25. Desktop Sharing  Join.me  PC, iOS, Android  Free and Pro  LogMeIn  iOS, Android  Free & Pro $$  RemotePC  iOS, Android  Free & $$  Splashtop  iOS, Android  Free & $$ 25
  • 26. LMS Apps  Blackboard Mobile Learn  iOS, Android  Canvas & Speedgrader  Canvas - iOS, Android  Speedgrader - iOS  Moodle Mobile  Moodle Mobile – iOS, Android  Turnitin  iOS 26
  • 27. Social Media  Facebook  iOS, Android  Google+  iOS, Android  Skype  iOS, Android  Twitter  iOS, Android  LinkedIn, Diigo, Delicious, etc. 27
  • 28. PRESENTATIONS  Conferencing  Adobe Connect,  WebEx  Presenting  Doceri  Haiku Deck  Keynote  Prezi 28
  • 29. Conferencing  Adobe Connect  iOS, Android  WebEx  iOS, Android 29
  • 30. Presenting  Doceri  Free - iOS  Interactive whiteboard and screencasting  Controls for Keynote & Powerpoint  Haiku Deck  Free – iOS  Presentation and slideshow program with graphics.  Keynote  $9.99 – iOS  Presentation program with themes and graphics  Prezi  Free – iOS  Presentation program with themes 30
  • 31. ENTERTAINMENT  Amazon Instant Video  Crackle  Netflix  SnagFilms  Angry Librarians! 31
  • 32. Flicks  Amazon Instant Video (iOS)  Crackle (iOS, Android)  Netflix (iOS, Android)  SnagFilms (iOS, Android) 32
  • 33. Games  Angry Librarians! 33
  • 34. QUESTIONS? 34 Presentation on SlideShare: http://goo.gl/zEqsHn Presenters:  Steven Irving stevenirving@suu.edu  Richard Eissinger Eissinger@suu.edu
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