November 28, 2017
After posting about some of the best educational web tools and iPad apps teacher librarians can use in their daily work, we received a number of requests from some of our readers inquiring about app recommendations for Android devices. We went ahead and compiled the list below. This is a collection of some useful apps to help librarians make the best of their Android devices in their work. We invite you to check them out and share with us if you have other suggestions to add to the list. Links to the apps are under the visual.
1- Google Drive‘Google Drive is a safe place for all your files and puts them within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. Files in Drive – like your videos, photos, and documents – are backed up safely so you can’t lose them. Once there, you can easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders.’2- Paper Finder‘Paper Finder can help you to search scientific articles from the main indexed journals, you can preview the articles, share them and download the PDF version (if available)’3- Google Slides‘Create, edit and collaborate with others on presentations from your Android phone or tablet with the Google Slides app’
4- CamScanner‘CamScanner helps you scan, store, sync and collaborate on various contents across smartphones, tablets and computers.’5- Researcher: Academic Journals Reader App‘With Researcher you can browse and filter papers from hundreds of journals in: Chemical and Physical Sciences, Medicine and Healthcare, Life Sciences, Animal Biology, Earth Sciences…’6- Evernote‘Evernote gives you the tools you need to keep your work effortlessly organized:• Write, collect and capture ideas as searchable notes, notebooks, checklists and to-do lists• Take notes in a variety of formats, including: text, sketches, photos, audio, video, PDFs, web clippings and more• Use camera capture to easily scan and comment on pieces of paper, including printed documents, business cards, handwriting and sketches• Attach Microsoft Office docs, PDFs and photos…’7- Google Keep‘Quickly capture what’s on your mind and get a reminder later at the right place or time. Speak a voice memo on the go and have it automatically transcribed. Grab a photo of a poster, receipt or document and easily organize or find it later in search.’
8- EasyBib: Citation Generator‘EasyBib allows you to automatically create citations for your bibliography in seconds: Log in with your Easybib.com account to quickly add citations to your project, right from your mobile device…’9- Mendeley‘Mendeley is a free reference manager and PDF reader designed for researchers, students, and academics. Whether you’re writing your dissertation, organising your literature for easy retrieval, or need to read journal articles on the go, Mendeley can help.’