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Notes and More on Your iPad

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Diann Smothers
d.smothers [at]
(617) 373-2363

Mobile and tablet devices have made their way into all aspects of university life, and the library is no exception. At Snell, librarians have been using iPads to provide research assistance and other core library services. Here are some of the favorite (and most useful) apps they've found so far, as selected by Diann Smothers, Research & Instruction Librarian.


Take notes and organize them - sync across all your devices! The Evernote Trunk is a good way to discover apps that work with Evernote, increasing the functionality of the app. For iOS, Android 


This PDF reader lets you annotate PDFs, sync to Dropbox or other services. For iOS, Android (iAnnotate Lite - full version for Android coming soon)



A personalized magazine - select the topics of interest and Zite puts together a selection of articles from a variety of sites, organized by topic. For iOS, Android


Runner up: Bento 4 for iPad

Bento 4 for iPad is almost a new favorite app. From Filemaker, this personal organization tool comes 25 templates included. Can be used as a standalone app but backing up your data may be a concern - if you don't have Bento for Mac, you'll need to send the csv files to yourself by email.




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