At our training sessions for PASS leaders we ask student to recommend apps/ websites/ software they use to assist them in their studies.
Here are 10 of them: These are not reviews just a list with links. I’ve not used all of these apps or checked their terms and conditions.
Available for Apple/ Android
Turns your mobile phone into a scanner making pdf documents from multiple pictures.
2. What’s app
Available for Android, Apple, Blackberry, Windows
Supports group chat. Some the students have set up ‘What’s app’ groups with PASS groups or friends from their course. Using mobile phones they can exchange questions, comments and provide mutual support.
Available for Android.
Basically coloured post-it notes for your phone.
Possible alternative for other platforms: http://alternativeto.net/software/colornote-notepad-notes/?platform=iphone
Apps available for Android, Apple, Windows
Brings together notes, webpages, pictures etc. in any form. Ships as a standalone application in Microsoft Office; mobile apps can be used to view/ amend notes online.
Alternatives include Evernote which is free for the basic level service with subscriptions for improved functionality. https://evernote.com/
5. TED Talks
Apps available for Android, Apple, Blackberry, Windows
TED talks are basically online lectures. Students see TED talks as a mark of quality and interest— hopefully they don’t see them as infallible!
I have an app on my NowTV box for TED talks.
Apps available for Andoid, Apple
Collaborate on group projects with documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
Apps available for Apple and Android.
Free online servce that puts references into different formats e.g. Harvard based on a doi, ISBN etc. Can also be used to scan journal/ book barcodes and generate references.
Available for Apple and Android
Similar to Refme. Generates whole bibliography. Some free and some pro services.
Available for Apple, Android and Windows. Solve mathematical problems by taking a mobile phone photograph of the problem. Apparently being developed to solve increasing more complex problems.
Apps for Android and Apple.
Create your own flashcards and quizzes.