By Nicole Hennig
Smartphones and different cellular units that help downloadable applications—universally often called "apps"—can be used to foster productiveness, behavior examine, or learn and examine. also, savvy librarians can greater serve their groups through gaining services in cellular applied sciences and being certified to make app innovations to buyers. This publication introduces you to the apps that may assist you shop time and raise your individual productiveness in addition to function a curator and reviewer of apps and resident specialist to learn your patrons.
Apps for Librarians: utilizing the simplest cellular know-how to teach, Create, and Engage will prevent from wading via and studying in regards to the thousands of apps on hand this day and direct you to the superior apps in parts vital to schooling, the office, improvement. equipped through function—reading, writing, reference, multi-media, and productivity—apps are profiled with the subsequent info: name, developer, cost, systems, basic description, examples of use, and key good points that make it priceless for studying and artistic work.
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There is an option to turn on captions, and you can practice the interactive features. There are social features in the book—you can “like” it on Facebook and recommend the book by e-mail or via Twitter. There is a barrier to keep younger kids from doing this: it asks you some simple math questions to “prove” that you are an adult. During your exploration of the book, you can skip to the table of contents anytime (tap on the small spiral). Move through the chapters by turning a gear wheel until you see the chapter you want under the magnifying glass.
The icons lead to the encyclopedia entries for that place. The map can be toggled between street and satellite views. There are panoramic photos included for many places. There is also a section organized by Tube station map, so you can read about the historical places near each station. 22 Apps for Librarians In another section, notable people discuss their favorite spots in London. You can also search the app and limit to keywords, titles of articles, or people. Audience This app is useful for anyone interested in the history of London, or present-day London.
Free for Android, iOS, and other platforms. Similar to 1Password. Premium version also available. 99 Todo is very useful for organizing your life with lists. It provides a balance between ease of use and multiple features, without being overwhelming. You can put items into categories and put categories into contexts such as home, work, or vacation. Todo allows you to integrate the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology for task organization or use your own method. You can keep tasks synchronized across all your computers and mobile devices using Dropbox, iCloud,Todo Cloud 7,7 or Toodledo (free web app).
Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage by Nicole Hennig