Tag: software

Open source accessibility software now available from library desks

The Library now supplies the open source “MyStudyBar” software on USB stick for you to take away and use for free.  Please ask for a copy from library staff at staffed ground floor library desks.  These are available to anyone

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A most Knovel app

Science and engineering reference source Knovel has released a new mobile app for Android and iOS so you can now get mobile friendly reliable technical data on the go on field trips and in the lab.  With My Knovel ToGo, you can even download

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Beyond Google

“Google is coming after critics in academia and journalism. It’s time to stop them.” ~ Zephyr Teachout Is there anything Google cannot do?  Is there anything Google soon will not decide it should not do?  By the time you rule the world,

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10 apps of Christmas 2016 #10 – Videofy.me

Last but not least, Videofy.me allows you to film, edit and blog videos from your smartphone, adding effects currently not currently offered by the live video streams of mainstream social media apps.  Interesting for sketching video projects and if you have a

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10 apps of Christmas 2016 #9 – Any.do

Any.do is one of the most popular apps for keeping track of your to do list, and it helpfully syncs across devices including your laptop/computer over the web, so you can set up your task list before breakfast and track it

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10 apps of Christmas 2016 #7 – GoConqr

If StudyBlue or Quizzlet are not your thing, how about creating revision tools using GoConqr, which allows you to visually link topics and revision flashcards with which to test yourself.  

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10 apps of Christmas 2016 #6 – GroupMe

GroupMe picks up where SnapChat leaves off, elegantly fusing the instant messaging and file sharing capability of WhatsApp with the social media connectivity of a closed Facebook group, allowing you to create a private web space and share it just

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10 apps of Christmas 2016 #4 – PhotoMath

PhotoMath is an elegant calculator that scans and solves typed and handwritten calculations without you having to carefully type.  Photomath supports arithmetics, integers, fractions, decimal numbers, roots, algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations and inequalities, absolute equations and inequalities,

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10 apps of Christmas 2016 #5 – the RSC interactive periodic table

Not the Royal Shakespeare Company (now there’s a free app we would like to see!) but the Royal Society for Chemistry’s Interactive Periodic Table.  You don’t have to be studying Chemistry to love this app, you just have to like surprises

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10 apps of Christmas 2016 #3 – Gradeproof

GradeProof goes beyond the standard spelling and grammar check and attempts to suggest intelligent new ways to phrase your writing to improve economy and style.  Useful for anything from university assignments to job applications, the beta test of this this

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