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Apps for productivity
This page features miscellaneous apps that can help you use your mobile device to be a more productive student and researcher. Check out the other tabs on this guide to discover apps and mobile sites that can help you find information, read books and articles, take notes, write papers, and more.
Scanning and Faxing
"Scan multipage documents, receipts, whiteboards, business cards and notes into an electronic format." iOS only. The scanning features are free but in-app purchases are required to fax documents.
"Scan, sync, share and manage various contents on all devices." iOS and Android. Scanning features are free but faxing documents requires in-app purchases.
"Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Access any file you save to your Dropbox from all your [devices] and the web. With Dropbox you’ll always have your important memories and work with you." iOS and Android. See the apps at FSU tab for more info about dropbox at FSU. **FREE**
"Google Drive is one safe place for all your stuff. Upload photos, videos, documents, and other files that are important to you, then access what you need wherever you go, on any device. Get going with up to 15GB of storage." iOS and Android. **FREE**
This app provides access to your Mendeley or Zotero library and allows you to annotate PDFs. iOS only. **FREE**
Read files that are stored on the Zotero server, WebDAV server, or Dropbox. iOS only. **FREE**
Read and annotate PDFs in your Mendeley library. Syncs with other devices. iOS only. **FREE**
Refworks' mobile site RefMobile includes many of the features available on the regular Refworks site, such as searching, viewing and managing folders, and adding notes. The SmartAdd feature allows users to add new references. **FREE**
EndNote for iPad
Access your EndNote library from your iPad. iPad only. $3.99
Scanner for Zotero
"Scan the ISBN barcode on any book, and Scanner For Zotero will fetch that item’s bibliographic information from the web and allow you to add it to your Zotero library.” Android only. $2.50
"Zed Lite gives you access to your Zotero reference database on-the-go.
- View your personal and group libraries
- Browse collections
- Search your entire database
- View references
- View call numbers (if stored in the database)
- Share references and URLs to other apps, email references
- Download attachments (using default browser and PDF reader)
Android only. **FREE**
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This guide was created by Grace Kaletski.