What are the best apps for librarians?

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    Udemy

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    Susan Kennedy
    Written on October 15, 2018
    "Udemy is great for learning all kinds of new things. It turned me from an amateur into a development pro (almost! haha) in no time!"
    1. 20
      Goodreads

      Goodreads is a social networking website for book readers and book recommendations. First launched in 2007 by Otis Chandler, CEO and Co-Founder, Goodreads currently has over 75 million members.

      Websites

      Free

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      Harini Trivedi
      Written on November 20, 2017
      "This is a really good app for librarians. Being knowledgeable about good books always helps when interacting with patrons. The social aspects of the app makes it better as..."
      HT
      Harini Trivedi
      Written on November 20, 2017
      "This is a really good app for librarians. Being knowledgeable about good books always helps when interacting with patrons. The social aspects of the app makes it better as most other apps are very static"
    2. 18
       Amazon Kindle

      Amazon Kindle is a free cross-platform to download and use. With this app, you can carry with you all the ebooks you want! It is the best option for those who want to read any type of publication such as books, magazines or newspapers.

      Apps

      Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Chrome

      Free

      JC
      John Chang
      Written on November 26, 2017
      "The Amazon Kindle is a great way to read your favorite books and literature on the go, and you don't even need a dedicated Kindle device to do it...any mobile device will do. ..."
      JC
      John Chang
      Written on November 26, 2017
      "The Amazon Kindle is a great way to read your favorite books and literature on the go, and you don't even need a dedicated Kindle device to do it...any mobile device will do. Offers the same functionality as the regular Kindle at a fraction of the cost."
    3. 18
      iBooks

      iBooks is a built-in app for iOS and Mac that allows you to read all your books. If transforms your epub files into mobi or pdf format so you can transfer your files within iBooks and all its latest features. It allows you to read the files on your device or in the cloud, so you won't need to download or transfer your files if you don't want to.

      Apps

      iOS, Mac

      Free

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      Vivaan Jhadav
      Written on November 21, 2017
      "I've downloaded lot of books from iBooks and have never had a problem. I especially like the free ones that are available. If anyone ever needs info on a book, I can simply..."
      VJ
      Vivaan Jhadav
      Written on November 21, 2017
      "I've downloaded lot of books from iBooks and have never had a problem. I especially like the free ones that are available. If anyone ever needs info on a book, I can simply look it up on my phone rather than the library computer. It's faster and easier."
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      Flipboard
      Flipboard is a reader that allows users to draw from blogs and publications in order to create their own personal magazine. You can also connect to social networks to see what your friends are posting.
      Apps

      Android, iOS, Windows

      Free

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      Dorothy Ortiz
      Written on November 16, 2017
      "Flipboard is awesome for getting the news without having to actually turn on the news. It came preinstalled on my phone."
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      Dorothy Ortiz
      Written on November 16, 2017
      "Flipboard is awesome for getting the news without having to actually turn on the news. It came preinstalled on my phone."
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      Nook

      With Nook you will get access to more than 4 million eBooks, graphic novels, comics and magazines, as well as recommendations in order to discover more content that you like. You can customize your experience creating a library, adding notes and bookmarks and searching inside the books.

      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free

      JW
      James Wallace
      Written on November 21, 2017
      "Nook is a really good app. The interface is fine, the recommendations are all pretty good, and there's a lot of variety. The only problem is it exists in a world where Kindle..."
      JW
      James Wallace
      Written on November 21, 2017
      "Nook is a really good app. The interface is fine, the recommendations are all pretty good, and there's a lot of variety. The only problem is it exists in a world where Kindle also exists, and the Kindle app and ecosystem just blows it out of the water. The one thing Nook does a little better than Kindle is comicbooks/magazines, so if that's what you're looking for it's worth checking out."
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      Gilberto Luna
      Written on November 19, 2017
      "I like the huge library that comes with the Nook. I always find something that fits my own tastes in literature. Also the reading app itself is highly customizable, it actually fills like you're reading a paper book with the ability to write on the margins, etc."
      MB
      Marie Barrett
      Written on November 14, 2017
      "It is limited to B&N selection legally. It is pretty okay as apps go for this."
    3. 11
      EasyBib

      EasyBib is a free app that let you create citations for your bibliography in a very fast manner! All the citation generated are simply perfect because they're revised by teachers and librarians.


      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free

      JS
      Jose Stone
      Written on November 20, 2017
      "I was shocked to see that I could not forward any notes to an email or even copy them to another source. Add this to the fact that the app often crashed, and it is easy to..."
      JS
      Jose Stone
      Written on November 20, 2017
      "I was shocked to see that I could not forward any notes to an email or even copy them to another source. Add this to the fact that the app often crashed, and it is easy to conclude that I had no use for this app."
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      Ralph Allen
      Written on June 26, 2018
      "Someone once asked me if librarians ever put together bibliographies. Boy, do we ever! And EasyBib is a dream come true for all librarians who do."
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      Kobo Books
      Kobo Books is a website for book lovers that offers you more than 5 million titles to read, including books and audiobooks. It also suggests e-readers compatible with iOS, Android, and Blackberry 10 devices.
      Websites

      Free

      MG
      Mary Green
      Written on November 22, 2017
      "This is a great app that helps you read and listen to books. This app have so many books to look at and pick out to read."
      MG
      Mary Green
      Written on November 22, 2017
      "This is a great app that helps you read and listen to books. This app have so many books to look at and pick out to read."
    5. 9
      WolframAlpha

      WolframAlpha is an app that  gives you answer to all of your computation questions. It uses a compilation of algorithm to offers you a report about the topic.        

      Apps

      iOS, Android

      $2.99

      DP
      Diana Parker
      Written on November 18, 2017
      "This app is so much fun to use for a variety questions. I'm not quite sure how it would help a librarian specifically though."
      DP
      Diana Parker
      Written on November 18, 2017
      "This app is so much fun to use for a variety questions. I'm not quite sure how it would help a librarian specifically though."
    6. 8
      WAVE calendar

      WAVE Calendar is a free calendar app that helps you to organize your day. It allows users to add attachments, know the weather and add special tags to appointments, all with an easy and basic interface. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

      Apps

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      Michael Morris
      Written on June 20, 2018
      "Average calendar app that doesn't offer much more than any other calendar app. While it could help a librarian, I'm not sure if there are any special features for a librarian..."
      MM
      Michael Morris
      Written on June 20, 2018
      "Average calendar app that doesn't offer much more than any other calendar app. While it could help a librarian, I'm not sure if there are any special features for a librarian specifically. A plus for this app is that it has a modern, smooth design."
      AJ
      Austin Jimenez
      Written on November 20, 2017
      "This is a good app that helps with organization. You can tag the items you put in there, and have a list of your appointments."
    7. 8
      Evernote

      Evernote is a free app and allows the user to create all kind of notes and keep all your ideas organized and collected in the same spot. The app also offers a lot of tools to share the ideas and even create agendas for teammates.   

      Apps

      Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

      Free - Varies by plan

      BD
      Brandon Douglas
      Written on November 18, 2017
      "The best app for librarians, hands down is Evernote. The Evernote app allows users to keep a range of media (text, video, photo, audio) to keep them organized and easy to..."
      BD
      Brandon Douglas
      Written on November 18, 2017
      "The best app for librarians, hands down is Evernote. The Evernote app allows users to keep a range of media (text, video, photo, audio) to keep them organized and easy to access. Easy to share and collaborate with other people."
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      Nathan Price
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "Evernote is a central repository to keep all your notes and you are able to sync them between computers. It's very handy for librarians because you can access book and other notes across different locations physically."
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      Pages
      Pages is a free word processor that combines a clean interface with some advanced features. This a software for the general public, offering a full set of tools for both advanced and getting-started users.
      Apps

      iOS, Mac

      Free - 0

      LR
      Larry Richardson
      Written on April 5, 2018
      "I am a big supporter of freeware. Pages is a great, simple tool that allows users to do basic word processing functions without investing in expensive office suites. For basic..."
      LR
      Larry Richardson
      Written on April 5, 2018
      "I am a big supporter of freeware. Pages is a great, simple tool that allows users to do basic word processing functions without investing in expensive office suites. For basic writing needs, it serves its purpose flawlessly. I use Pages on my home computer and have unsubscribed from Office 365 because I don't have a use for it anymore."
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      Things
      Things is a delightful and easy to use task manager. It's the perfect companion for everything you want to achieve in life, offering a great balance between ease of use and powerful features.
      Apps

      Mac, iOS

      $49.99

      ES
      Ernesto Santillán
      Written on June 29, 2018
      "This is a great task manager if you need one to try out. Out of all the ones I have tried it has been my favorite."
      ES
      Ernesto Santillán
      Written on June 29, 2018
      "This is a great task manager if you need one to try out. Out of all the ones I have tried it has been my favorite."
      EC
      Eric Crawford
      Written on April 12, 2018
      "An innovative concept to say the least. Execution is not the best, but definitely worth giving a shot!"
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      Dropbox

      Dropbox's mission is to provide a home for everyone's most important information and bring it to life. They make it easy for hundreds of millions of people to access, share, and collaborate on their files so they can be more productive at home and at work. 

      Apps

      Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

      Varies by plan

      AO
      Anna Ortiz
      Written on November 17, 2017
      "Dropbox makes my work so easy because it access my files and this makes me more productive"
      AO
      Anna Ortiz
      Written on November 17, 2017
      "Dropbox makes my work so easy because it access my files and this makes me more productive"
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      Keynote
      Keynote for Mac and iOS helps you create and deliver beautiful presentations. It features a wide variety of professional tools that you and your team can use to work collaboratively.
      Software

      Mac, iOS, Windows

      Free

      JH
      Jeffrey Hamilton
      Written on November 26, 2017
      "I loved the idea of Keynote when I first heard of it, and having finally had the chance to use it I love it even more. It makes everything so easy. I used to dread..."
      JH
      Jeffrey Hamilton
      Written on November 26, 2017
      "I loved the idea of Keynote when I first heard of it, and having finally had the chance to use it I love it even more. It makes everything so easy. I used to dread presentations, because without graphics and something to put on the screen, your audience can get bored or not follow your points very well. Keynote helps me get my message across, and I'm moving up in my department. Thank you Keynote!"
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      Madison Elliott
      Written on November 18, 2017
      "As the a seasoned librarian, I absolutely love how this app allows others in the library to contribute to a project with ease. Not only does the app have many tools that are easy to use but the presentations are so vivid they always captivate even the shortest attention span which is important especially when we are working with groups of teenagers and children."

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    Summary

    Best apps for librarians
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Goodreads Websites 20 Free
    2 Amazon Kindle Apps 18 Free
    3 iBooks Apps 18 Free
    4 Flipboard Apps 16 Free
    5 Nook Apps 16 Free
    6 EasyBib Apps 11 Free
    7 Kobo Books Websites 11 Free
    8 WolframAlpha Apps 9 Paid
    9 WAVE calendar Apps 8 Paid
    10 Evernote Apps 8 Free
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