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Mobile Access, Apps, and eBooks

Your guide to all things mobile in the library from offline ebook reading, to mobile optimized websites, apps and QR codes.

Productivity Apps and Sites to help you with your writing and research

   

Adobe Reader This app allows you to read and share PDFs easily. To download it onto your mobile device, visit the website and follow the instructions for your mobile device.

 

 

 

Blackboard  Mobile Learn Access your courses on the go with this app. After you download the app to your mobile device, search “Dalhousie University” and log in using your NetID and password.

 

Convert Pad This app allows you to convert time, length, weight, speed, data, power, volume, temperature, area, density, and more. To download to your Apple mobile device, visit the iTunes app store and to download on your Android device, visit the Google Play app store.

 

 

 

Dictionary.com Look up words and find synonyms on the go. Visit the website to download the app to your mobile device.

 

 

 

Diigo  This app allows you to organize and access your files in one place. It is useful for reading (both online and offline), as you have options to highlight and add sticky notes to pages as you read. To download, visit the website and follow the instructions for your mobile device.

   

Dragon Dictation  This app records your voice and converts it to text so you can make notes and send emails and texts without having to type. To download, visit the website and follow the instructions for your mobile device.

   

Dropbox   This free service allows you to store your files to your computer, phone, and the dropbox website so you can access them anywhere and share them easily.  To download the app to your mobile device, visit Dropbox Anywhere.

 

 

 

Evernote   Easily access, organize, and share your files in numerous formats (text, photo, audio). You can tag your notes, organize them into notebooks, and save them to your account to access them from numerous machines. To download this app, visit the website and follow the instructions for your device.

 

 

 

Google Mobile   Search on the go with this app that allows you to use voice commands to search. To download visit the website and follow the instructions for your mobile device.

   

Google Drive For those who use Google Docs, this app is a great way to access, edit, and share your files on the go. Visit your mobile device's app store to download.

 

 

 

myHomework This app helps you organize your schedule and keep on top of your assignments, tests, and readings. To download this app, visit the website and follow the instructions for your mobile device.

 

 

 

OverDrive Media Console This app allows you to borrow ebooks and audiobooks from your public library. To download, visit the website and follow the instructions for your mobile device.

    Refworks / Refmobile  Keep track of your references anywhere. Go to the mobile site and login with group code RWDalhousieU and your normal Refworks login and password.