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Pharmacy: Mobile Apps & Websites: Educational/Productivity Apps

Reviewed Apps

Educational Apps:

  • Atomic Learning: Multiple instructional videos on both educational and business topics; Platforms: iOS; Reviewer: Subscribed to by multiple institutions of higher ed.  Cost: Free; Note: If you have a MyFSU username and ID, you can log into Atomic Learning with those credentials to access training videos through the institutional subscription
  • EverNote: An organizational tool; Platforms: Android, iOS; Reviewer: American Association of School Libraries; Cost: Free or fee-based upgrade
  • Dropbox: Cloud-based storage that allows sharing of files; Platforms: Android, iOS; Reviewer:  American Association of School Libraries; Cost: Free
  • Videolicious: Video-editing tool; Platforms: iOS; Reviewer: American Association of School Libraries; Cost: Free

Suggestions from 60 Educational Apps in 60 Minutes (2013), by Clint Stephens of the Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC)

  • Google Drive: Cloud-based storage for files; Platforms: Android, iOS; Cost: Free
  • Citrix ShareFile QuickEdit: Allows you to work with Office files on your iOS device; Platform: iOS; Cost: $8.00
  • Doceri: Interactive whiteboard that allows screencasting, with companion desktop software; Platform: iOS; Cost: $30.00 for companion desktop software
  • Genius Scan+: Turns your iPad or iPhone into a document scanner and allows scans to be shared; Platform: iOS; Cost: $6.99
  • Jot Not: Scan documents to PDF format for sharing: Platform: iOS; Cost: $2.99
  • PDFpen Scan+: Scan and add OCR (optical character recognition) to scanned documents; Platform: iOS; Cost: $6.99
  • MicroSoft Office Apps for iPad (Word, PowerPoint, Excel): Allows you to work with Office files on your iPad. Platform: iPad; Cost: Apps for viewing documents are free; however, Microsoft Office 365 subscription needed for creating and editing - Cost: See Here
  • Google Search: Bonus features as compared to searching Google on the Web: Enhanced searching with Google Goggles (search with an image from your device), Voice Search, and My Location; Platforms: Android, iOS; Cost: Free
  • Dragon Dictation: Dictate rather than type; Platform: iOS; Cost: Free
  • Book Creator: Create e-books and share them. Platforms: Android and iOS; Cost: Android: $2.49; iOS: Free version or $4.99 upgraded version
  • SonicPics: Create slideshows from your pictures with narration, and create .mpv movies; Platforms: iOS; Cost: $1.99
  • Khan Academy: Brief videos to learn about various subjects (more directed towards K-12); Platforms: iOS; Cost: Free
  • TedTalks: View TedTalks using Network connectivity, or save videos for watching when no connection is available: Platforms: Android and iOS; Cost: Free
  • Speak it!: This is a text reader (text to speech), allowing documents to be read, or announcements to be shared; Platforms: Android and iOS; Cost: $1.99
  • iMovie: Create movies on your iOS device; Platforms: iOS; Cost: $4.99
  • Find my iPhone, iPad, or Mac: Lost your iOS device? - this will locate it, provided location services are enabled on your device; Cost: Free