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Best apps for research papers

1.Mendeley

Free download
Mendeley is free PDF reader specially designed for researchers and students. You can make your own searchable library, read documents, write notes and collaborate with other people in private groups.
  • Gilberto Marín

    by Gilberto Marín

    This seems to be a great resource for reading and managing research papers. The app allows users to keep track of sources and save notes.

2.Notability

Paid: $9.99 with in-app purchases

Notability is a premium app for iOS devices in which you can take notes and annotate PDFs all in a simple and clean interface that works both on mobile and desktop. Indicated for students, teachers, and business people.

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  • Age rating:4+

  • Category:Productivity,Education

  • Publisher:Ginger Labs, Inc.

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  • Tiffany Wan

    by Tiffany Wan

    Notability is an app that was recommended to me by a friend. I tried it out for a bit thinking that it would help me with my research papers but honestly I did not like the layout that much.

3.Evernote

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Evernote is an app that allows users to create all kinds of notes and keep all their ideas organized and collected in the same spot. The app also offers a lot of tools to share ideas and even create agendas for their teammates.   

  • Jonathan Stephens

    by Jonathan Stephens

    Evernote is a good complementary solution for research papers, as it allows some robust notetaking capabilities, but it is not very useful for research or word processing.

4.Instapaper

Free download
Instapaper is a read-it-later service that helps you save articles to read on your preferred device in a much friendlier, beautiful format. It supports Web, iOS, Android, Kindle.
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  • Kathleen Jordan

    by Kathleen Jordan

    Instapaper is the perfect solution for when I'm on the train, during my commute. I simply save the news articles I want to read and don't have to worry about using the unsafe wifi. Instapaper let's me organize my articles and even provides a dictiona More

5.Ask for Papers

with in-app purchases
Ask for Papers is the largest database of essays, term papers, research papers and theses. With this app you will have unlimited access to them. It includes over 100 different subjects and lets you save your favorites papers to read them later.
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  • by Evelyn Hudson

    I like this app, very user friendly. I needed this to finish my class papers and found a large variety of topics that helped me find what I needed. I recommend this app as a very useful database. It worked well for me.

6.Academic Writing in English

Free download

Academic Writing in English is a complete course that will teach you how to compose essays, experimental reports,  dissertations and academic articles. The app features interactive exercises, checklists, and a glossary.

  • Crystal Gutierrez

    by Crystal Gutierrez

    Useful for building on your English skills. Interface could be a bit cleaner, but overall it's a good little app to help with your writing and grammar.

7.EasyBib

Free download

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.


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  • by Christian Reyes

    I have to say this app is solid but still needs a few tweaks to make it fantastic! The sharing options are one area in particular I would love to see improvements on, and if that happened, then this would be a simply great app!!

8.NoteLedge

Free download
NoteLedge is a notepad for iOs, Android, Windows and Mac that allows you to write and organize your notes, save pictures, record audios and videos, and much more, in just one place.
  • Scott Medina

    by Scott Medina

    I love this product. It helps me organize all my work related items. I can easily search for past notes and information. Before I had this product I was very unorganized

9.Writer

Free download
Writer is a simple application to take notes without distractions on your smartphone or tablet. Its basic interface allows you to write your ideas, organize them and know useful statistics about your work. 


  • Website:http://jamesmcminn.com
  • Age rating:Everyone

  • Category:Productivity

  • Publisher:James McMinn

  • Size:98.30 kB

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  • Mick Fang

    by Mick Fang

    I needed something to help with writing research papers and this helps a lot. It's not research paper specific but that's quite alright.

10.[CHANNEL] TED Talks

Free download
TED Talks Youtube Channel has +90.000 recorded speeches that will inspire you, cheer you up, motivate you or just help you to discover how flexible and powerful is humankind.
  •  Luz María Lugo

    by Luz María Lugo

    Coming up with topics for research papers can be tough. There's a lot of information out there, but sorting through it is a chore. Ted Talks are very interesting and engaging, and while they don't always provide a lot of facts to back up arguments, t More

11.Khan Academy

Free download

Khan Academy is an educational organization founded by Salman Khan. It offers learning resources available on the web and the mobile app. It features an interactive classroom blackboard teaching style with short quizzes and questions.

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  • Marilyn Hunter

    by Marilyn Hunter

    One of the best resources available to prepare yourself for tests or aide in research papers. I used this free site to get recommendations and feedback while working on a research paper that I only had a short time to complete. There are many differe More

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