By Nicole Hennig
Smartphones and different cellular units that help downloadable applications—universally known as "apps"—can be used to foster productiveness, behavior examine, or learn and learn. also, savvy librarians can larger serve their groups through gaining services in cellular applied sciences and being certified to make app suggestions to buyers. This e-book introduces you to the apps that may assist you keep time and elevate your personal productiveness in addition to function a curator and reviewer of apps and resident professional to learn your patrons.
Apps for Librarians: utilizing the easiest cellular know-how to teach, Create, and Engage will prevent from wading via and studying concerning the hundreds of thousands of apps on hand this present day and direct you to the superior apps in parts vital to schooling, the office, improvement. geared up via function—reading, writing, reference, multi-media, and productivity—apps are profiled with the next details: name, developer, expense, structures, normal description, examples of use, and key positive factors that make it worthy for studying and artistic work.
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Example Librarians could use Instapaper for saving professional reading for times when they can focus, such as during a long plane ride. Other Apps Worth Trying Both of these apps are very similar to Instapaper and get good reviews. Choosing one is a personal preference. Pocket: Save Articles and Videos to View Later. com/. Android, iOS (universal). com/apps. Android, iOS (universal). 99 Reeder is a useful tool for people who subscribe to many RSS feeds. Before Google Reader was closed, Reeder was a favorite app of many as a front end for it.
Audience Anyone who enjoys inspiring nonfiction reading that can be finished within an hour or two. com/us/app/the-atavist/id408059276? mt=8. Android, iOS (universal). More short-form content, similar to TED Books. 1 Platforms: iBooks (available on iPad and Mac) Price: Free Apps for Reading 29 This book is just one example of an interactive eBook created with Apple’s iBooks Author program. ”33 This lens attaches to your iPhone and offers three options: macro, fish-eye, or wide-angle lens. In this book she showcases her nature photography made with the macro lens.
Lite. 0 Platforms: Android, iOS (universal) Price: Free Google Maps includes turn-by-turn navigation, built-in Google local search, public transit directions, street view, and more. Quickly search for local places by selecting restaurants, cafes, or gas stations. Collaborative maps allow groups to create maps together. Build a custom map and share it, allowing others to add points and features to the map. 16 48 Apps for Librarians Audience People of all ages who need directions, are studying geography, or want to build collaborative maps of specific areas.
Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage by Nicole Hennig