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Apps for Mobile Devices: Productivity Tools

This libguide lists apps available from the Library as well as free apps for mobile devices.

Free Productivity Tools

  • IM+: Instant Messaging
    Chat within Beep, Facebook, Skype, MSN/Live Messenger, GTalk, Yahoo!, AIM/iChat, ICQ, Twitter, Jabber, Renren, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki.Ru, Mail.Ru Agent, SINA Weibo, mig33, Fetion, Mamba and Yandex IM.
  • PaperPort Notes
    PaperPort Notes is a digital note taking tool for the iPad that is transforming the way people create and share information. Now you can combine documents, web content, audio, typed text as well as hand written notes into a single document that you can easily organize and share with anyone.
  • MedPage Today Mobile
    MedPage Today Mobile puts breaking medical news, comprehensive reference information and CME/CE credits at your fingertips, with daily coverage of over 30 specialties and annual coverage of over 60 meetings and symposia.
  • Eye Chart Pro
    **The TOP DOWNLOADED medical iPad app last year!** Eye Chart Pro is a randomizable visual acuity exam. It’s remote-controlled, pleasant for patients and providers, and FREE. Similar chart projector functionality usually costs over $1000!
  • VitalSource Bookshelf
    Use VitalSource Bookshelf® to download and access VitalSource e-books on your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Leaf through the sharp, full-color pages of your books, search one book or all, search or browse figures, and look over your notes and highlights.
  • Dropbox
    is a free service that enables you to store, retrieve and share your documents, photos, and videos anywhere.
  • Inkling
    Inkling is a platform for interactive books, rebuilt from the ground up for iPad and designed to help you learn just about anything, from anatomy to business strategy.
  • Evernote
    Capture your ideas, notes, and retrieve them anywhere from a variety of devices.
  • Kindle
    The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface.
  • Apple Books
    Apple Books lets you lose yourself in a good story right on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You’ll find classics, bestsellers, up-and-coming authors, and even audiobooks – ready to download and enjoy.
  • NeoReader

QR reader, barcode scanner, & more.

  • Numbers by Apple
    Numbers is the most innovative spreadsheet app ever designed for a mobile device. Built from the ground up for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, it lets you make compelling spreadsheets in minutes — with tables, charts, photos, and graphics — using just your fingers. Choose from over 250 easy-to-use functions.
  • Pages by Apple
    Pages has been exclusively designed for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Create, edit, and view documents wherever you are. Pages works with iCloud, so your documents stay up to date on all your iOS devices — automatically.
  • Keynote by Apple
    Keynote is the most powerful presentation app ever designed for a mobile device. Built from the ground up for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, it makes creating a world-class presentation — complete with animated charts and transitions — as simple as touching and tapping. Highlight your data with stunning 3D bar, line, area, and pie charts, animated

Paid Productivity Tools

  • GoodReader
    GoodReader® is the super-robust PDF reader for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Its iPad version was the #1 selling non-Apple app for iPad in 2010 in USA! Mashable describes it as “a Swiss Army knife of awesome!” Reviews worldwide hail it as “essential,” “the best,” “magnificent” and “the killer app”. With GoodReader on your iPad/iPhone, you can read virtually anything, anywhere: books, movies, maps, pictures. Use it once and you’ll be hooked. If you work with documents, soon you'll be wondering how you ever managed to use your iPad or iPhone without GoodReader.
  • Habit Factor
    Daily Habits & Goals Tracker.
  • iAnnotate
    iAnnotate's users say it best: "Light years ahead of the other PDF annotation apps," "an indispensable tool to have," and "the reason I bought an iPad." Join the hundreds of thousands of users who turn to iAnnotate every day to read, annotate, and share their PDFs. Improve your productivity, reduce your clutter, and go paperless!
  • Enables you to view flash videos using the iPad.
  • Pro by LogMeIn
    Take your mobility to the next level. Access remote computers from anywhere on your favorite mobile device.

Manage your PDFs and References

  • Mendeley Reference Manager
    Mendeley is academic software that indexes and organizes all of your PDF documents and research papers into your own personal digital library. It gathers document details from your PDFs allowing you to effortlessly search, organize and cite. It also looks up PubMed, CrossRef, DOIs and other related document details automatically, importing papers quickly and easily from resources such as Google Scholar, ACM, IEEE and many more at the click of a button.
  • RefWorks
    Enables you to download and store references from databases and library catalogs automatically, format citations and bibliographies in seconds, share your citations with other RefWorks users.
  • PaperShip
    PaperShip is an iPad, iPhone, and Mac application designed to give you access to your Mendeley / Zotero library on-the-go.
    You will enjoy annotating your PDFs with highlights, notes, free text, drawings and much more!