All About Apps Summer 2017

All About Apps


We all enjoy apps that help us in our everyday life.

We found a handful that you might be interested in adding to your collection.

Be sure to check these out!


WunderlistWunderlist (IOS, Android): A general, all around great app for keeping and sharing to-do lists that can significantly help keep a busy student on the ball with their day-to-day activities. The app is very simple to use; you simply enter in the name of your list, and then enter each item separately. Once a task is completed, you can check off the task and it is stored in “completed tasks.” Simple, light, easy to use and share lists.

Hangouts HangoutsMeet (Android): Ever since Google has rebranded the chat app to “Hangouts,” Google has been looking to expand the functions of the device in order to allow for more powerful, business usage in order to meet the demands of the ever-shifting business world. Hangouts Meet can support up to 30 participants, include a 1-click join button for users, and integrate with all the other Google apps (Calendar, People, etc.) to facilitate scheduling the meeting. This can be a fantastic alternative to students who need to have virtual meetings who are already using Google.

MeteorMeteor (Android): When working on a shared network, it can be challenging to know if the connection is going to be fast enough to do what you want to get done. Now, with Meteor, you have a quick speed test for your connection that gives you a realistic idea for the kind of connection you can expect over long-term usage, as well as a score for six apps and how those apps will work with your current connection. The app is ad-free and has zero cost. You cannot ask much better than that.

ScanbotScanbot (Android): When working with documents, books, and sources in general, it can be difficult to try and copy down everything you need in the moment. Rather than kill your wrists, using an app like Scanbot can dramatically save you time. Scanbot is considered one of  the best PDF scanner apps and can turn documents, receipts, whiteboards, and even QR and Barcodes into a PDF document. With a simplified user interface, you will wonder why you ever typed anything into your phone again.

PigmentPigment (IOS, Android): Everyone needs a break from studying, and the hobby-fad of adult coloring books is still alive and well. For those of us who simply do not have the disposable income to throw at the multitude of adult coloring books out there, Pigment might be a great option. This coloring app provides all of the tools one would need in order to color and save a neat piece of art. While the app does have a paid subscription that gives access to a lot more illustrations, the free version still has plenty to chose from.

Originally posted in the Freeman/Lozier Library’s quarterly newsletter, More Than BooksV. 20 No. 3, Summer 2017 by Jacob Lee.

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