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MobileResearchTools

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Definition: 

Some applications allow you to use mobile devices in the field to record audio, take notes, capture data, and more.

 

 

Tools: :

  • AirSharing: "The easiest way to view your documents on the go...Mount your iPhone or iPod touch as a wireless drive on any Mac, Windows, or Linux computer." (Commercial, iPhone)

  • Dragon Dictation: Voice recognition app that transcribes your speech. (Commercial; Free; iPhone)

  • EverNote: an application that allows you to capture information of any kind anywhere and synchronize it across all of your devices: "Take snapshots, read to-do lists, record audio whenever and wherever you like." (Free; iPhone, via LifeHacker)

  • Good Reader: "file viewer that supports very large PDF files, USB file transfer, PDF Reflow, PDF & TXT text search, and more" (Commercial; iPhone; via TeleRead)

  • HearPlanet: an application that determines your location and plays audio versions of Wikipedia articles about that place (Free; iPhone, via Digital Campus)

  • InstaPaper: simple tool to save web pages to read later (iPhone, free/ pro version available)

  • Instaviz: "pocket whiteboard."  Mindmapping tool that allows you to draw shapes with your fingers.  (Commercial; iPhone; via Library Journal)

  • Jott: "With a simple phone call to 866-JOTT-123, you can capture notes, set reminders and calendar appointments, stay in touch with friends and family, and interact with your favorite web sites and services" (Free/ad-supported; iPhone, via LifeHacker)

  • Nature mobile: " allows you to access science news stories and the latest published research from Nature Publishing Group."  Features saved searches, zoomable figures, save for later, easy access to references. (Free; iPhone)

  • noter: an application for offline notes/to do lists; allows you to sync with your computer (Subscription-based, iPhone)

  • Papers for the iPhone: an application that allows you access to scholarly references: you can browse articles and metadata, search, read PDFs, share stuff, and backup online (Commercial, iPhone)

  • QuickVoice iPa voice recorder for iPhone & iPod Touch 2G; "can conveniently record voice notes, reminders, dictations, meetings, interviews, shopping lists, to do lists, and even entire lectures and multi-session seminars. Ideal for professional, student, and personal use." (Commercial, iPhone)

  • Rehearsal AssistantSoftware for the Android platform that "allows spoken notes to be recorded and saved into audio files (time-stamped relative to the beginning of the rehearsal run), and later played back." (Free; open source, Android)

  • Roambi Lite:  Visualize data from Excel spreadsheets on your iPhone; visualizations include pie charts, bar graphs & flip charts. (Free, iPhone)

  • Stanza: e-book reader; can also be synchronized with documents from your computer with coordinating Mac/PC desktop software (Free, iPhone)

  • StoryKit: create a digital book that includes photos, drawings, and voice recordings on your iPhone (Free, iPhone)

     

     

 

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