Internet Librarian Rough Cut: Awesome Mobile Apps

Here’s a rough cut of Awesome Mobile Apps. I’d love feedback on whether these raw notes are helpful at all. I discovered several tools I’ll use later:

Ms. Peltier-Davis presented via Skype from West Indies

You Tube video to look up again “Librarians Do Gaga”

Much background on social media. Important to evaluate specific tools before implementing.

Hope slides are available soon – Each slide has what and provides examples

Cloud storage

Dropbox – share data for collaborative projects

Google Drive – Cheryl prefers dropbox


Kickstarter – – Nyack librarian in NY funded digitization of back issues of Rockland County Journal –

Used to pay author/publisher to donate book under creative commons license

Ebooks Collections and Services

Provided mostly a list of usual suspects, except maybe for Amazon Free Ebook collection at  – See for my library’s list of free ebook resources. Listen Alaska Plus won’t work unless you’re part of a member library


Not a mobile app, but good examples


Coursera – – See Wake Forest University

Social News Aggregators

Flipboard –

Photo Sharing

Instagram –

Snapchat –

Self Publishing

Project Gutenberg Self Publishing Press – question: do uploaders have to make their books public domain?

Amazon CreateSpace

Social Networking

Tumblr –

Wattpad – – writers get feedback from online readers

Social Bookmarking

Pinterest –

Video Conferencing Services

Google Plus Hangouts

Data Visualization Tools

Popplet – – use to create tutorials(?)

Augmented Reality App

Aurasma – – WI Dykes Library (Houston TX) opened a library orientation channel

Google Glass

Provided list of resources, is her blog.


Chanitra Bishop

Productivity tools

IFTTT – automate everyday tasks [Daniel – I use the desktop version, need to review my recipes] – Task list and to-do list – automatically connects with your phone & calendar

Boomerang for Gmail – Schedule messages for later, can track responses to messages you’ve sent. Might be good for me because I sometimes send e-mail at 4:30am.  Free – 10 scheduled messages, Freemium – unlimited

Workflowy – lets you quickly create lists

[Note: like her slides. Good use of white space and reasons for awesomeness]

Silence (Android) Let’s you turn off your phone’s volume, wifi, etc, integrates with your calendar.

HopTo (Apple) – Can search all cloud based documents and edit Word documents

CamScanner – turns into scanner

Media Creation Tools

Snapseed – simple to use, fun effects and tutorials

Picsart – can be used to create a collage, can also draw on the photo

Skitch – annotate PDFs, draw on images

Screenchomp (Apple) – Has a white board that can be drawn on. Can record tutorials with audio. Can draw on scrolling images – [Note must try on my iPad]

Information Gathering Tools

Dolphin browser – web to pdf, screen cut, use gestures for commands

Readability – Can strip ads, save articles for later, can save articles to your Kindle

Timehop – See your social media history and images (goes back four years)

ReadingPack – Find articles based on interest and share reading list with others

Slides will be made available

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