6 Of The Best Research Apps For iPad & Android
Out of all the reasons to use a tablet or smartphone in the classroom–or the library–mobile research might be among the most natural.
Whether a student is… Googling, Wikipedia’ing, facebook’ing;
saving a resource, taking a picture of a page, so they don’t have to check out the whole book, or sharing a pdf with themselves from one account to another;
seeing if the National Archives, Twitter, or Questia makes more sense for what they’re looking for;
need to ask a peer, a teacher, or a community member about the best source for a certain data point or tidbit;
need to ping Reddit, Google+, or Instagram community to see what important guiding question they’re failing to ask…
Using a tablet–whether from Apple, Google, or Windows–is often the most seamless way for them to do so.
Coupled with a pencil and a notepad, a tablet or smartphone–and all the apps and networks they give you access too–can make for a powerful combination. Below are 6 of the best research apps for iPad and Android to get you–and them–started.
Developer Description: iAnnotate’s award-winning interface and customizable set of features make it the go-to app for taking notes on lecture slides, annotating important business documents, revising screenplays, grading papers, and much more.
Developer Description: Use Pocket to capture the content that comes at you all day long and curate your own space filled with only the topics you care about. Save the latest stories, articles, news, sports, and videos from any device and any publisher or app. Then fuel your mind with a reading, watching, and listening experience designed for calm eyes, free hands, and fresh focus.
Developer Description: Get the world’s largest open-access library in your pocket with the Academia mobile app. Use the app to: Discover, read, and save new research. See who has mentioned you in their work. See who is reading your papers and profiles. Search for scholarly research on thousands of topics. Find and connect with like-minded scholars. See what friends and colleagues are working on
Developer Description: Welcome to Notability: powerful yet wonderfully simple note-taking and PDF annotation. Students, teachers, artists, and professionals use Notability daily to enrich their lives. Notes are just the beginning; find inspiration, capture ideas, and unleash your creativity with Notability.
Developer Description: Capture ideas when inspiration strikes. Bring your notes, to-dos, and schedule together to tame life’s distractions and accomplish more—at work, at home, and everywhere in between. Evernote syncs to all your devices, so you can stay productive on the go. Tackle your to-do list with Tasks, connect your Google Calendar to stay on top of your schedule, and see your most relevant information quickly with a customizable Home dashboard.
Developer Description: Get a head start for your research and finally beat the paper chaos on your desk. With Paperpile, you have all your research PDFs in one place — nice and tidy. Paperpile makes it easier than ever to collect, manage, read, and annotate your papers. Search millions of papers from 20,000+ academic journals right in the app. Add new papers to your collection with one tap, and the PDF will be downloaded automatically. Save directly from your browser to your Paperpile library. User your university’s off-campus proxy access to get restricted content behind paywalls.