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Apps Discussed during the ALA TechSource Workshop


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Full credit for this document goes to Carolyn Meier who curated and researched this list of apps.

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Apps Discussed during the ALA TechSource Workshop

  1. 1. APPS  Icon   Title   Purpose   Cost   Android/Blackberry  Versions   Red  Laser   Bar  code  reader   free   Android  version  from  App  Brain     Scan   Bar  code  reader   free   Android  version  available   QRScan  Now  for  blackberry     Notetaker  HD   Captures  handwriting,  allows  a  zoom  to   $4.99   Android  –  handwriting  by  Dato   accommodate  larger  stylus   Exports  as  pdf  and  can  be  emailed     Can  be  organized  into  folders   Notes   Simple  text  notes,  no  organization,  can  email  or   Free  comes     print   installed     Inotes   Text,  photo,  draw,  organize  into  folders,  syncs  to   Lite  version   Note  Everything  from  Android   cloud  or  dropbox,  can  be  launched  from  Safari   free   Market     $3.99   Infinote   To  do  list    or  notes  organized  by  different  bulletin   $1.99     boards   Fun,    notes  or    lists  can  be  emailed     Evernote   “captures  everything”    note  clipper,  web  clipper,   Free.   Android  and  Blackberry  versions   voice,  texts   More   available   storage  for     a  price   Dropbox   Cloud  storage;  accessible  by  windows,  mac,   free   Android  and  Blackberry  versions   mobile  and  Linux   available    
  2. 2. iAnnotate   Pdf  reader  annotater   $.9.99   Repligo  Reader  for  android     Nook   Read  books  purchased  from  Barnes  and  Noble   free   Available  for  android,  windows   and  mac,  but  not  blackberry     Kindle   Read  books  purchased  from  Amazon   free   Available  for  windows,  mac,   android,  blackberry  and   windows  phone  7     Overdrive   Read  books  lent  from  libraries   free   Available  for  android  and   blackberry  and  windows  phone   y     GoodReads   Great  social  place  for  readers,  can  keep  track  of   free   Available  for  android  but  not  an   books  read,  books  to  read,  can  read  reviews  of   app  for  blackberry,  but  you   books,  tagging   could  use  the  mobile  website     on  blackberry   Dictionary   Dictionary  and  thesaurus   free   Available  for  android  and   blackberry     Mindnode   Graphic  organizer  ,  mind  mapper   Free     Thinking  space  recommended   Syncs  with  mac     $20  for   for  andoid  users   Can  be  exported  as  tiff,  pdf,  png,  rtf  outline   mindnode   Cogimap  and  mindberry     pro   recommended  for  blackberry   Quick  Office  Pro   Microsoft  office  for  mobile  devices   14.99   Android  version  available   Syncs  with  google  docs,  dropbox     Numbers   Spreadsheet  program  for  Mac   $9.99   Not  available    
  3. 3. Bento   Database  program  for  Mac   $4.99   Not  available   Syncs  with  apple  devices     iClassics   Classical  Music  discovery  tool   free     Choose  by  mood  or  composer  or  genre     Groovebug   Scans  your  music  library  and  creates  a  “fluid   free     interactive  magazine  for  each  individual  artist”     Steinway  Etude   Learn  the  piano  fingerings  for  songs  some  sheet   free     music  free  and  some  for  purchase         Art  Hd   Great  artists  and  their  masterpieces   Free     Quiz   $5.99   Create  your  own  gallery  of  favorites   deluxe     version   available   Museum  of   Highlights  of  the  “Abstracts  Expressionist  New   free   Android  app  available   Modern  Art   York”  exhibit.    Videos  on  key  works  and  artists,     internet  connection  needed   NCMA  Rodin   Documentary  and  photos  of  bronzes  done  by   free     Rodin     American  Folk   Commentary  on  the”  Infinite  Variety:  Three   free   Android  app  available   Art  Museum   Centuries  of  Red  and  White  Quilts”  museum   layout,  comments  on  650  quilts  all  read  and  white    
  4. 4. Bibion   NYPL  over  700  items  from  the  NYPL  1939-­‐1940   free   NYPL  app  available  for  android   New  York  World’s  Fair  collection   and  ipad  but  not  one     specifically  for  this  exhibit     Library  of   Virtual  tour  of  the  Library  of  Congress   free   Android  app  available   Congress     British  Library   Access  to  the  library’s  19th  century  book   free   Android  app  available   19th  Century   collection.    Option  to  subscribe  for  $3.00  a  month   Collection   will  give  access  to  all  titles  free  or  not     Science  360   NSF  funded  access  to  science  and  engineering   free   Science  360  radio  app  available,   images  and  videos  ,  newsfeed  from  NDF-­‐funded   does  not  seem  to  be  same  as     institutions   robust  as  one  for  ipad   Melbourne   Ability  to  explore  Melbourne  Museums  treasures   free     Museum  Please   and  displays     touch  exhibit   Science  Friday   NPR  Science  Friday’s  broadcast   free   Android  app  available   PBS     Garden   Need  help  with  your  garden?    Over  2000  species   $2.99     includes  common  and  botanical  names;  includes   pests,  guides  and  journal     LeafSnap   Ist  in  a  series  of  electronic  field  guides.     free   Android  app  under   Developed  by  Columbia,  University  of  Maryland   development   and  the  Smithsonian.    Uses  visual  recognition     software  to  help  identify  trees  from  photos  of   their  leaves   Explorer:   Lost  in  the  museum?    Use  the  GPS  locater  in  this   free   Considering  android  app   American   app  to  help  you  find  your  way    -­‐  will  give  turn  by     Museum  of   turn  directions  to  exhibits  along  with  visuals  of   Natural  History   what’s  in  the  museum    
  5. 5. This  Day  in   Interactive  multimedia  calendar  of  historical   free     History   events  developed  by  World  Book     9/11  Memorial   Explore  the  building  of  the  memorial,  construction     Android  app  available   pictures  and  information  on  the  twin  towers     Bulls  Run   Part  of  a  series  developed  by  the  History     Considering  android  apps   Associates  and  Civil  War  Trust  with  a  grant  from     VDOT.  To  encourage  tourism  in  Virginia  will   highlight  all  Virginia  Civil  War  battle  grounds   TED   App  from  the  popular  website     Android  app  available     IEEE  Xplore   These  are  not  apps  per  se  but  websites  built  for   Free  with   Available  in  mobile  website   mobile  devices.       subscription     Jstor   Free  with   Available  in  mobile  website   subscription     Medline   Free  with   Available  in  mobile  website   subscription     worldcat   Free  with   Available  in  mobile  website   subscription     Ebscohost   Free  with   Available  in  mobile  website   subscription    
  6. 6. Gale  –  Access  my   App  from  Gale  –  Access  my  public  library,  Access   Free  with   Android  app  available   library  college   my  school  library   subscription   edition     Reeder   News  reader     Not  available  for  android,   Google  reader  or  Feedly     suggested   Pulse   News  reader  in  magazine  form     Android  app  available     Early  Edition   News  reader     Not  available  for  android