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Apps & Tools


Document Management
Evernote

Evernote is a digital note taking, organizing, and archiving tool.

Features

1. Tool for taking notes in class, conferences, seminars
2. Create to do list and work logs
3. Save interesting articles, writing ideas, blogs
4. Save photos, videos, voicemails
5. Store online passwords, receipts
6. Create reminder for important events.

Mendeley

Mendeley is a free desktop and web program for managing and sharing research papers.

Features

1. Mendeley Desktop:
  • Automatic extraction of document details (authors, title, journal etc.)
  • Efficient management of one’s papers: "Live" full-text search across all papers –  the results start to appear while typing
  • It also filters libraries by authors, journals or keywords.
  • One can export the document details in different citation styles.

2.   Mendeley Web:
  • Store documents in one’s Mendeley account and access them from anywhere through a web browser.

Document Manipulation
NITROPDF
  • Nitro Reader is a PDF reading and creation tool
  • Creates PDF files from over 300 different format
  • It is the only free pdf reader that allows one to combine fragmented pdf documents.

Features

 

1. Drag almost any file onto the Nitro Reader desktop icon to create a PDF file, automatically opening the resultant PDF in Nitro Reader.
2. Ability to save all images contained in a PDF document as separate files to any folder or destination without modifying the original PDF file (example formats are BMP, JPG, PNG, and TIF) .
3. Add a scanned image of a signature and use QuickSign to electronically sign and return documents in seconds.
4. Ability to create electronic fillable forms.
5. Ability to highlight text and also add notes on a document.


Educational Tools
Edmodo
  • Educational technology tool.
  • Web based platform or online digital platform.
  • Enables communication, collaboration and coaching.

Features

1. Content sharing e.g. YouTube videos, word documents, pdf documents.
2. Distribute quizzes and assignments e.g. Multiple choice, Fill in the Blanks, short answer type
3. Grade book
4. Communication between teacher and student but not between one student with another student to prevent the platform from being misused. e.g. Cyber bullying
5. Parents may have a watered down privileges of logging in but not post comments.
6. Feedback mechanisms from students to teacher.  
7. Edmodo has similar interface as Facebook.


Google Chrome Extension Tools
Applications that are installed and used with Google Chrome for more
features and functionality.

Features

1. Customize Google Chrome with applications you like.
2. Choose from a wide range of tool categories: educational, sports, productivity, social and communication, shopping, search tools, games and many more!
3. Most applications are free and easy to use.

Event Ticketing Tool
Eventbrite
A free web-based events creation and ticketing platform.

Features

1. The platform allows event organizers to plan, promote, and sell tickets to events.
2. Tickets are generated with bar codes.
3. The events may be published and promoted across Facebook, Twitter and other social-networking tools directly from Eventbrite website.
4. Eventbrite will always be free as long as the event that is being promoted by the event managers is free otherwise Eventbrite gets a percentage of the fees being charged.

Presentation Tool
Haiku Deck
  • It is a free web-based presentation tool.
  • Ipad app version is available.

Features

1. A wizard-like approach that presents default slides and several options that one can try out by clicking them.
2. No transition or audio effects, but one need not spend hours learning to use the software.
3. Stores presentations online and can be downloaded as as PDFs or PowerPoint files.
4. Focus is on using good visuals(images) and less of text and bullet points in the slides (i.e. Minimal use of texts)
5. Good library of images and pictures.

Prezi
  • It is a free web-based presentation and storytelling software.
  • The product uses zooming user interface, i.e.  it allows users to zoom in and out of their presentation.
Features

1. Instead of having slides after slides, Prezi uses a canvas, and allows users to move from point to point and zoom in and zoom out of the canvas.
2. Prezi is cloud-based, which means one can present from a browser, desktop, iPad, iPhone, or Android. Create or edit on the go, then auto-sync across all your devices with ease.

PowToon
  • It is a free online presentation software
  • It allows one to create free and animated video presentations
Features

1. Slides are known as scenes
2. Each scene has an animated time of a maximum of 20 seconds
3. Ability to add images, texts, animated characters, music and voice overs.
4. Great for promotional videos, educational contents.

Storage/Backup Tool
Google Drive
  • Personal cloud storage and synchronization service from Google.

Features

1. Create, store and synchronize digital content from photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos across devices
2. Access files from computers, laptops and mobile devices, including Android-powered tablet and smart phone devices, even Apple devices – anywhere!
3. Access files even when you’re offline with Google Drive Desktop
4. Share and collaborate on files or folders with other users.
5. Easy search box for all your files.
6. Saving file attachments directly from GMail.
7. AIIAS Account users enjoy 1TB storage.

 
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