Apps & Tools for Student Success - LSC-CyFair

Find free mobile apps and web tools
selected by LSC-CyFair Branch Librarians!

See also: Research Apps & Tools


Learn Better with Visual Maps/Diagrams?
Organize your ideas into a mind map.
Download one of the free apps/tools below:


Mind Maps - Mobile  Where Do I Find It?
Idea Sketch for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch (iOS 4.0+) Mobile: iPhone and iPad App Store
or app details
Simple Mind for Android (2.2+) Mobile: Google Play
or app details 

 

 


 


Need Easy Access to Notes Anywhere/Anytime?

Keep track of notes by typing or speaking into your mobile device.
Download one of the free apps/tools below:

Note-Taking Help - Mobile  Where Do I Find It?

Dragon Dictation for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
(iOS 4.0+)
Note: You talk and it types.

Mobile: iPhone and iPad App Store
or app details
Note Everything for Android (1.5+)
Note: Provides text, voice, and paint notes.
Mobile: Google Play 
or app details



Want a Quick Way to List Tasks?
Create your to-do lists and synch them on your mobile device and computer.
Download or access online one of the free apps/tools below:

Task List - Mobile/Web  Where Do I Find It?
Springpad for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch (iOS 4.0+)
 & Android (2.1+) & Web Access
Note: Allows text, voice, barcode scanned, and photo notes.
Mobile: iPhone and iPad App Store
or app details  
Google Play or app details
Web: Springpad Web Site
or Firefox or Chrome browser extension
Remember the Milk for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch (iOS 4+)
& Android (1.5+)
Note: Blackberry App offers free trial only
Mobile: iPhone and iPad App Store
 or app details
Google Play or app details
Web: Remember the Milk Web Site  

 

Need Help with Assignments?
Make learning easier with project reminders and study.
Download or access online one of the free apps/tools below:

Assignment Organizers - Mobile/Web Where Do I Find It?
StudyBlue for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch & Android (1.6+) & Web Access
Note: Allows you to create or use existing flash cards.
Mobile: iPhone and iPad App Store
or app details
Google Play or app details
Web: StudyBlue Web Site
InClass for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch (iOS 5.0+)
Note: Provides homework reminders & video, audio, and photo notes.
Mobile: iPhone and iPad App Store
or app details
Soshiku for the Web
Note: Notifies you about assignment due dates by SMS or email.
Web: Soshiku Web Site 

 

Want to Access and Manage Files Quickly?
Get help converting or saving files.
Download or access online one of the free apps/tools below:

File Storage & Conversion - Mobile/Web  Where Do I Find It? 
Zamzar for the Web
NOTE: Free service allows up to 100 MB. 
Review the file formats supported. 
Web: Zamzar web site 
Dropbox for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch (iOS 4.0+), 
Android (varies with device), and Blackberry
Note: Compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, or Web
Mobile: iPhone and iPad App Store
or app details
Google Play or app details
BlackBerry App World - app details
Web: Dropbox Web Site 

 

Need to Edit Photos?
Enhance mobile and web photos for class presentations.
Download or access online one of the free apps/tools below:

Photo Editors - Mobile/Web Where Do I Find It? 
Picasa for the Web
Note: Runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Web: Picasa Web Site 
Photoshop Express for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
(iOS 4.2+), Android (1.5+) and Web
Mobile: iPhone and iPad App Store
or app details
Google Play or app details
Web: Photoshop Express 

 

Want to Find Free Books and Keep A Reading List?
Enjoy easy access to books for projects or pleasure reading.
Download or access online one of the free apps/tools below:

Free Books & Reading Lists - Mobile/Web Where Do I Find It? 
Stanza for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch (iOS 3.0+) and Windows PC/Mac
Note: Read free classics and selected contemporary titles.
Mobile: iPhone and iPad App Store
or app details
Windows PC: Stanza Windows Download Site
Mac: Stanza Mac Download Site 
Kindle for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch (iOS 4.2+), 
Android (varies with device), Android Tablet, BlackBerry,
Windows Phone 7, Windows PC/Mac
Note: No Kindle device required.
Mobile: iPhone and iPad App Store
or app details
Google Play or app details
Other Mobile Devices and Web: Kindle Web Site 
Goodreads for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch (iOS 4.0+), 
Android (2.1+), Nook Color, Kindle Fire, and Web
Note: Access book reviews, follow friends' reading,
make a reading list, or start a book discussion.
Mobile: iPhone and iPad App Store
or app details
Google Play or app details
Web: Goodreads

Contact the LSC-CyFair Library: chate-mail | 281.290.3214 or 281.290.3219
Page Maintained by: M.Norem-Reference Librarian
monica.r.norem@lonestar.edu

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