By Nicole Hennig

ISBN-10: 1610695305

ISBN-13: 9781610695305

Smartphones and different cellular units that aid downloadable applications—universally often called "apps"—can be used to foster productiveness, behavior examine, or learn and learn. also, savvy librarians can greater serve their groups via gaining services in cellular applied sciences and being certified to make app thoughts to buyers. This booklet introduces you to the apps which can assist you store time and elevate your personal productiveness in addition to function a curator and reviewer of apps and resident professional to profit your patrons.

Apps for Librarians: utilizing the easiest cellular know-how to coach, Create, and Engage will prevent from wading via and studying in regards to the thousands of apps to be had at the present time and direct you to some of the best apps in parts very important to schooling, the place of work, improvement. geared up via function—reading, writing, reference, multi-media, and productivity—apps are profiled with the subsequent info: name, developer, fee, systems, common description, examples of use, and key gains that make it beneficial for studying and inventive work.

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46 Apps for Librarians Š Integrates with Apple’s Siri (and Iris for Android) to query when you ask a question. Š Includes: currency converter, stock analysis, almanac, and high-end graphing calculator. 95 for students), you can input your own data for analysis. It takes up to 60 different data formats, such as raw tabular data, images, XML, audio, and dozens of specialized formats. Audience WolframAlpha is very useful for anyone needing to quickly find facts and statistics. It could be a very useful tool at the reference desk.

That becomes an “in-app purchase,”17 which is convenient, since Apple already has your credit card information on file. For each publication, you can choose to auto-renew or not, and Apple sends a reminder e-mail when it’s close to renewal time, so you can easily change your preferences. Apple leaves it up to each publisher to design the reading experience. That means that some publications can be confusing to navigate, while others have a wonderful user experience. 18 The iPad version contains interactive diagrams, animations, and videos, with links to additional content online.

8 Other Apps Worth Trying Š Paperless: Lists þ Checklists. com/paperless/. iOS (universal). Another to-do list app, with a large number of built-in icons. You can assign a different icon to each of your lists for quick visual scan. It synchronizes across devices. Sometimes it’s nice to use this for other types of lists than your main productivity app, lists such as groceries, gifts to buy, wish lists, ideas, etc. com/. Android, iOS (universal). Another well-reviewed to-do list app. com/clear/.

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