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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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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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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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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Last year we launched a popular series of posts promoting a variety of apps useful to support your learning and productivity.  We have been looking at apps this year that are variously useful for study and life in general but for anyone new this …

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First up in our list of free Christmas productivity apps you can treat yourself to for free is CamScanner.  Available for iPhone and iPad, Android and Windows smartphones, CamScanner scans and adjusts images to make them easily readable and then converts …

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People vary widely in their aptitudes and preferred ways of working and the Library works to support people however they choose to study.  Take a moment to explore the suites of apps that can help convert websites, documents and even photographs of printed text to mp3 …

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If you are an avid collector of Pokemon, or indeed just have a passing familiarity with Pokemon Go, you may be interested in how the game concept has been used by a university in Thailand to teach children in rural communities about the …

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