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Apps for College Students

All Platform Apps


App NameBrief Description
Adobe Reader View and interact with PDF files, including annotating, form filling and signing
Anki App and computer program using friendly, intelligent flashcards with 6,000+ existing decks to learn from
AudioNote Synchronized note-taking and audio recording with ability to share files
Blackboard Mobile App version of Blackboard
d2u Dictation and Transcription Create and edit a digital recording then transcribe to a digital file (for iPhone and Blackberry devices)
Daisy Apps Apps for eBooks in DAISY format (and sometimes other file types) App Dictionary and thesaurus with voice-activated search
Dragon Apps Apps using the Dragon Naturally Speaking software, including searching, texting, and accessing other apps on your mobile device
Google Translate Translate languages from around the world with voice-input, text-to-speech, and dictionary options
Kno All-in-one textbook app with over 70 features to study smarter
myHomework Keep track of homework, projects, schedules, and sync to all devices
OpenDyslexic Multiple free apps and a downloadable font to make reading easier for people with dyslexia
Overdrive On-the-go access to eBooks and audiobooks from your public, school, or college library
SaveMeeting Record any meeting, lecture, or interview, use audio marks for important details, share the files, and transcribe audio files
SimpleMind Mind mapping tool that turns your phone or computer into a brainstorming, idea collection, and thought structuring device
Skitch Uses annotation, shapes, and sketches to communicate visually with others
STUDYBLUE Mobile and online flashcards
TED Hundreds of talks from worldwide innovators
TextGrabber + Translator Accurate text recognition from printed sources or images that allows the user to edit, search, and share the information

Android Apps

App NameBrief Description
Algeo Graphing calculator for Algebra and Calculus
AnkiDroid Flashcards Create your own flashcards, or download existing decks, to learn on-the-go
Calculus Quick Reference Calculus formulas and evaluation techniques
CapturaTalk Optimal character recognition combined with text-to-speech and a dictionary improve understanding of written materials
Cool Reader eBook reader with text-to-speech function
Everstudent Student planner compatible with Evernote
Extensive Notes A note-taking app full of over 50 features
Go Read eBook reader that works with
Note Everything A text-, voice-, and paint-notebook that allows organizing, deleting, sharing, and many other customizations
SoundAMP with Rec Customizable sound amplifying app with the ability to record and label each recording to find the one you need
Spell Checker (+ voice input) Spell checker with a variety of languages and optional voice input method
StayOnTask Random timer that ensures you are getting your work done

iOS Apps

App NameBrief Description
AppWriter US AppWriter has many assistive features. including word prediction, text-to-speech and the special Dyslexie-font
Brevity An ultrafast text editor and word predictor
Fast Finga Converts hand written notes into text
Formulas HD for Calculus A simple, easy to use, easy to navigate collection of the most important formulas and topics for college students
GoodReader Super robust PDF reader for iPad
Graphing Calculator Turns iPhone into a graphing calculator
Hidden Curriculum for Adolescents and Adults Helps those on the autistic spectrum, as well as those interacting with them, learn how to deal with the hidden curriculum
iAnnotate Read, annotate, and share PDFs. Improve your productivety and orgabization
iBooks Great way to download books from the iBookstore
IdeaSketch Draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flow chart - and convert it to a text outline
inClass Organize your schedule, courses, and semesters
iTalk A high quality recording app-good for recording lectures
iThoughts Mind mapping tool for iPhone and iTouch
Learning Ally DAISY reader that works with Learning Ally
LookTel A variety of apps designed to allow users with visual impairments or blindness to identify money, identify everyday items, or leave breadcrumbs along a travel route
Noteability Integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing to take notes your way then sync with Dropbox or Google Drive Sync
PaperDesk Interactive notebook for typing, writing, recording, and images
Popplet Brainstorming, mindmapping, collaborating
Quick Voice Full-featured voice recorder that allows multi-tasking to record and use other apps at the same time
Read 2 Me Full speech synthesis for a complete library of texts using the *.txt file format
Read2Go eBook reader that works with
soundAMP Amplify sounds discreetly with this customizable hearing app
Speak It! Text to speech for emails and other documents
SpellChecker Spell checker with a variety of languages with English thesaurus
Talking FlashCards Use while driving, running, walking to capitalize on down time
TextMinder Schedule SMS text reminders to be sent to you at the times you specify, repeating as often as you choose
Typ-O Powerful word prediction software that learns how you misspell words, correcting even the worst typos
vBooks Voice Readers Reads uPub audiobooks and mobile PDFs outloud, including the use of the dyslexie font
VisionAssist Video magnifier with ability to connect to larger monitor for people with vision impairments
Voice Dream Reads text from a variety of files with universal access including Dyslexia font, Focused Reading Mode, and customizable options for the visually impaired
ZoomReader Magnify and read printed text