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Best mobile apps for academic use.
Last Updated: Nov 18, 2014 URL: http://libguides.mit.edu/apps Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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This guide was created by Nicole Hennig and Remlee Green at the MIT Libraries.


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Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically. It provides up to 2Gb of storage for free and up to 100Gb for paid accounts. The iPhone app makes it easy to copy files from your computers or other mobile devices to your iPhone or iPad. For iOS or Android.

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ToDo for iPhone and ToDo for iPad has a beautiful, simple interface and is full of features (projects, sub-tasks, due-dates, categories, etc), while remaining simple to use. ToDo makes it easy to keep your lists in sync between your mobile devices and computers. For iOS only. (Android users, try GTasks.)

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Password manager for generating secure passwords and storing all you passwords securely. Synchronizes in the background with your computers and other mobile devices. A great way to avoid using the same password on every site. For iOS or Android.

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LogMein Ignition
Remotely access your Mac or Windows computers from anywhere. Control your desktop, move the mouse, zoom in and out via pinch-zoom. Very easy to set up and use compared to other similar programs. For iOS or Android.


More productivity apps

Learn a new language

Goal setting and tracking

  • Goal-Setting Workshop - for iOS
  • Habit Factor - for iOS or Android

View Flash videos on your iPhone

  • Skyfire - for iOS

Take notes while browsing the web or view two web screens at once

  • DeskTop - for iOS
  • DuoBrowser - for iOS

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