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Apps for Higher Education

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Classes Lite/Classes-Schedule ( Free, iPad )

Type: Class Management System
Function/Impairment: Executive function, organization, Planning
Description: Class scheduler – track schedule, homework & assignments, add notes, color code


EverStudent ( Free, Android )

Type: Class Management System
Function/Impairment: Executive function, organization, Planning; Note taking
Description: Manage academic tasks & assignments and sync them into Evernote. Organize tasks and assignments by class; color codes to organize and filter assignments; add instructor contact info and other notes; group classes by semesters or terms


Homework( Free, Android )

Type: Class Management System
Function/Impairment: Executive function, organization, Planning;
Description: Keep track of your homework and schedule. List classes, homework, exams, keep track of grades; sort by date


inClass( Free, iPad )

Type: Class Management System with alerts
Function/Impairment: Executive function, organization, Memory
Description: Keep track of academic schedule, classes, notes, assignments; take notes (audio, video, text); alarms


My Class Schedule( Free; $1.31 ad free, Android )

Type: Class Management System
Function/Impairment: Executive function, organization, Planning
Description: Keep informed about upcoming classes, reminds you of exams and unfinished homework; class and homework scheduler; track grades, color coding.


myHomework( Free, iPad / Android )

Type: Class Management System
Function/Impairment: Executive function, organization, Time Management
Description: Track your classes, homework, tests & more! Homework Tracker, Homework Widget, Class Schedule, Homework Calendar; free app works on local device, with a paid myhomeworkapp.com account (1.99/yr), can synchronize data across any internet capable device.


Time for School( Free; $1.49 ad free, Android )

Type: Class Management System; Alerts
Function/Impairment: Executive function, organization, Time Management
Description: Keep track of you school schedule. Notifications tell you when and where your next class starts. Dynamic alarm clock wakes you up at the right time according to you schedule, alerts to prior to each class.


Complete Class Organizer( $4.99, iPad )

Type: Class Management System; Notes – synchronized audio
Function/Impairment: Executive function, organization, LD-dyslexia(notes)
Description: Syncs audio recording with your notes ; also includes a grade calculator, importing of PDFs, Google Docs integration, organizing of class info, backup/restore through iTunes, auto-bullet in notes, in app web browser, date organizer, to do lists, in app calendar and search functionality


Educreations Interactive Whiteboard( Free, iPad )

Type: Content
Description: Recordable whiteboard – create lessons using images, voice and handwriting. Record your lesson while writing on the screen. Must create a free account at educreations.com.


EduPort( Free, Android )

Type: Content
Description: Online educational portal which allows users to browse through, view and save their favorite lectures and talks offered by popular Youtube channels, including Khan Academy, NPTEL-An IIT/IISc Initiative, @Google Talks, MIT OCW, TED Talks, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Periodic Videos, The New Boston


Snagfilms( Free, iPad / Android )

Type: Content
Description: Watch acclaimed indie movies on demand, for free


TED( Free, iPad / Android )

Type: Content
Description: Access TED talks


TED( Free, iPad / Android )

Type: Content
Description: Access TED talks


Sketchbook Express( Free – lite; $4.99 – Pro, iPad / Android )

Type: Creativity – Drawing/Sketching
Function/Impairment: Creativity – Drawing
Description: Fun and intuitive drawing application; Mobile and pro versions have professional-grade paint and drawing tools


Cool Reader( Free, Android )

Type: E-reader
Function/Impairment: Print disability; general reading
Description: eBook reader. Supports epub (non-DRM), fb2, doc, txt, rtf, html, chm, tcr, pdb, prc, mobi (non-DRM), pml formats.


Go Read (Bookshare) ( Free, Android / for iPad; see Read2Go )

Type: E-reader
Function/Impairment: Print disability;
Description: ebook reader for Bookshare content. Go Read is optimized for visually impaired readers, and usable by anyone. Must have an active Bookshare membership. Read books in DAISY and EPUB formats.


Learning Ally Audio( $19.99, iPad )

Type: E-reader
Function/Impairment: Print disability;
Description: Gain instant access to Learning Ally’s downloadable DAISY formatted books. Learning Ally membership required


Read2Go( $19.99, iPad / for Android, see Go Read )

Type: E-reader
Function/Impairment: Print disability;
Description: DAISY reader – Bookshare App also works with other DAISY files


NotetakerHD ( $4.99, iPad / for Android, see Go Read )

Type: Note taking; Annotate
Function/Impairment: Organization; Note taking
Description: Packing a wide array of note-taking options— multiple line thicknesses, colors, fonts, font sizes, finger-drawing input—plus the ability to import and mark up PDFs and insert and crop photos


ColorNote ( $4.99, iPad / for Android, see Go Read )

Type: Note taking; Organization
Function/Impairment: Executive function; Organization; Note taking
Description: Quick and simple notepad editing for notes, memo, email, message, shopping list and todo list; calander fucntion, password protect, organize by color


GoodNotes ( Free – lite; $3.99 – Full, iPad )

Type: Note taking; Organization
Function/Impairment: Executive function; Organization; Note taking
Description: Take handwritten notes, sketch diagrams, mark up pdfs, highlight; organize notes into notebooks, save pdfs within notebooks; free version allows only two notebooks


Note Everything ( Free – lite; $4.19 – Pro, Android )

Type: Note taking; Organization
Function/Impairment: Executive function; Organization; Note taking
Description: Create text-, voice- and paint-notes; notes can be organized in folders. You can create shortcuts on home, send notes, use live folders & much more! Pro version adds photo notes, checklists, durable checklists, reminder, encryption (password protection), backup to sd-cardp



Sticky Notes ( Free, iPad )

Type: Note taking; Organization; Planning
Function/Impairment: Executive function; Organization; Note taking
Description: Dictate or type notes; drag and drop to organize


EverNote ( Free, iPad / Android )

Type: Note taking; Organization; Planning
Function/Impairment: Easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders–and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.


AudioNote ( Free – lite; $4.99, iPad/Android )

Type: Note taking; Organization; Planning
Function/Impairment: Synchronizes notes and audio, automatically indexes your meetings, lectures, or study sessions; mimics the functionality of the LiveScribe SmartPens; free version allows 10 minutes per note/2 hrs max; paid version allows unlimited recording and emailing notes


NoteAbility ( $4.99[on sale for .99], iPad )

Type: Note taking;Organization;Synchronized audio
Function/Impairment: Executive function;Organization; Notetaking; LD-dyslexia;Visual impairment

Description: Integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing; features synced audio (similar to SmartPen), multiple fonts, colors, styles, and sizes; can include photos, figures, and webpages. The text will automatically wrap around these objects. Can upload a PDF of note to Dropbox


Awesome Note( $4.99, iPad )

Type: Note taking; Organization; Time Management
Function/Impairment: Executive function; Organization

Description: Insert text, images, maps, and drawings all in the same note; includes a to-do list, in app calendar, customized notes (icons, fonts, themes), passcode protection, email notes, set due dates, repeating tasks, and prioritize tasks; organize notes into folders; syncs with Google Docs/Evernote


Skitch ( Free, iPad; Free, Android )

Type: Note taking; sketching; annotation
Function/Impairment: Executive function

Description: Get your point across with fewer words using annotation, shapes and sketches, so that your ideas become reality faster.


SoundNote( $4.99, iPad; )

Type: Note taking; Synchronized audio
Function/Impairment: Executive function; Organization; Note taking; LD-dyslexia; Visual imp

Description: Record audio while taking notes. The app will sync your audio up with your notes. The notes can be exported through email into another note taking system like Evernote. Mimics the LiveScribe SmartPen.


Sync Voice Note( Free, Android; )

Type: Note taking; Synchronized audio
Function/Impairment: Executive function; Organization; Note taking

Description: The functionality of a memo pad and audio recorder; jot notes with synchronized audio recordings. search audio recordings to match with your notes, and vice versa; corresponding line highlighted during playback; functions similar to SmartPen


CamScannerHD/CamScanner( Free-lite; $4.99-full, Android; )

Type: Organization
Function/Impairment: Organization; Note taking; Memory

Description: Turns your tablet or phone into a scanner (HD is tablet version); digitize any paper documents by photo shooting; auto-crop image, enhance image quality and create an industry standard PDF file; free version is limited to 50 scans of 10 pages each, and has watermark


Pearltrees( Free, iPad )

Type: Organization
Function/Impairment: Executive function; Organization

Description: Collect, organize & share content from the web; Collect web pages and turn them into pearls; organize into pearltrees based on interests, categories


Popplet ( Free-lite, iPad;  )

Type: Organization; mind mapping
Function/Impairment: Organization

Description: An app for the web and iPad, where you can collect, curate and share your ideas, inspirations, and projects; brainstorming, mind mapping, diagrams, flowcharts, portfolio


ePresenter/eAudience ( .99 Pres; free Std, iPad )

Type: Quiz/Poll
Function/Impairment: Executive function; Attention & focus

Description: Electronic clicker app – ePresenter is the presenter app – create questions, polls & quizzes; audience can access the content either through eAudience (iPhone, iPad users) or any web connected device through the presenter app IP address


Socrative Teacher/Student ( free, iPad; free, Android )

Type: Quiz/Poll
Function/Impairment: Executive function; Attention & focus

Description: Electronic clicker app – Teacher is the presenter app – create questions, polls & quizzes; audience can access the content either through Student app (iPhone, iPad users) or any web connected device through the presenter app IP address and room #


GoodReader ( $4.99, iPad )

Type: Reading; Note taking
Function/Impairment: Study skills; Reading

Description: Handles huge PDF and TXT files, manuals, large books, magazines, rendering 100 mb + ; mark-up PDFs, using typewriter text boxes, sticky notes, lines, arrows, and freehand drawings on top of a PDF file


iAnnotate ( $9.99, iPad )

Type: Reading; Note taking
Function/Impairment: Study skills; Reading

Description: Intuitive interface and comprehensive, customizable set of features let you annotate, manage, and share pdf documents; fully searchable Library -organize, find, and read your documents.


Dictionary ( free, iPad; Free, Android )

Type: Reference
Function/Impairment: LD, dyslexia; general knowledge

Description: Content from dictionary.com and thesaurus.com; works offline


Dropbox ( free, iPad; Free, Android )

Type: Storage
Function/Impairment: Organization

Description: Online web storage and synchronization service; create a Dropbox account, then upload files. Files will be synchronized on all devices with a Dropbox app. Can also share files with others, even if they do not have a Dropbox account.


Pocket( free, iPad; Free, Android )

Type: Storage
Function/Impairment: Organization

Description: read and save webpages for offline reading; save articles, video web pages


Readability( free, iPad )

Type: Storage
Function/Impairment: Organization

Description: read and save webpages for offline reading


Prezi Viewer( free, iPad )

Type: Study tool

Description: View and present Prezi presentations


Anki/AnkiDroid( $24.99, iPad; Free, Android )

Type: Study tool – flashcards
Function/Impairment: Memory; Study skills

Description: Flashcard program which makes remembering things easy; more efficient than traditional study methods; content-agnostic and supports images, audio, videos and scientific markup (via LaTeX); Create your own flashcard decks or download free decks; Add material through the desktop application, or directly through Anki or Ankidroid.


Evernote Peek( free, iPad )

Type: Study tool – flashcards
Function/Impairment: Memory; Study skills

Description: Turn your notes, audio and images in Evernote into study materials with Evernote Peek. Prepare for a quiz or brush up on a language by simply lifting your iPad’s Smart Cover, or by using our virtual smart cover


Study Blue( free, iPad; free, Android )

Type: Study tool – flashcards
Function/Impairment: Memory; Study skills

Description: Make flashcards with text and images. A free StudyBlue.com account is required to use this app; create one after installation. Creating flashcards on the app requires an Internet connection to function properly. Offline study mode.


Mindjet( free, iPad; free, Android )

Type: Study tool – mind mapping
Function/Impairment: Executive function; organization; note taking

Description: Mind mapping: use for note taking, brainstorming, or creating tasks. Manage supporting information via attachments, links and notes.


iThoughtsHD( $9.99, iPad )

Type: Study tool – mind mapping; notes, planning
Function/Impairment: Organization; task management

Description: Mind mapping, Task lists, Brainstorming, Project planning, Goal setting, Course Notes/Revision will import and export mindmaps to and from many of the most popular desktop mindmap applications


Inspiration Lite/Inspiration( free -lite 14.99 full, iPad )

Type: Study tool; Mind mapping
Function/Impairment: Organization

Description: Inspiration mapping software for iPad; Lite version allows 5 maps; paid version allows unlimited maps and access to templates


Speak it!( $1.99, iPad )

Type: Text to Speech
Function/Impairment: LD; Dyslexia; Print disability; visual imp

Description: Copy emails, documents, web pages, PDF files, and more; paste them into Speak it!, and have the text spoken back to you with the highest quality text to speech engine available anywhere. You can even create the same quality audio files of the text to speech which can then be emailed to anyone you like!


Vocalyze( $7.99, iPad )

Type: Text to Speech
Function/Impairment: Print disabilities; general reading

Description: Stream news articles, twitter feeds, breaking stories, blogs, etc. Vocalyze reads you content, without tying up your hands and eyes; selecting articles requires vision;


Best Kitchen Timer( free, iPad )

Type: Time Management
Function/Impairment: Executive function; attention deficit; memory

Description: One timer up to 60 minutes; minute and a second visual indicator shows time is left ; You’ll be notified when your time is up even if you’re using another app or your device is locked. It can also repeat the sound alarm (up to 3 times) at the given interval if it was missed/snoozed.


Minutes to Go( 0.99, iPad )

Type: Time Management
Function/Impairment: Executive function; attention deficit; memory

Description: Alarm and countdown timer; pause and resume timers


StayOnTask( free, Android )

Type: Time Management
Function/Impairment: Executive function; attention & focus’

Description: A simple, unintrusive way to improve your focus and get your work done. A random timer means you can’t predict when it will check on you. Perfect for anyone who needs to stay focused while doing independent work.


Timer (Intuitit)( free, Android )

Type: Time Management
Function/Impairment: Executive function; attention & focus; memory

Description: Simple countdown timer(s) for daily time management; Run multiple timers concurrently


Timer+( free, iPad )

Type: Time Management
Function/Impairment: Executive function; attention deficit; memory

Description: Countdown timer; allows multiple timers to run at once; able to save timers, and pause and resume timer; app does not need to be running for timers to run; on iPhone – phone call interrupts timer – better for iPad


iTranslate( free; .99 voice rec add-in, iPad )

Type: Utility
Function/Impairment: Non English speaker; ELL

Description: Translator – multiple languages; voice recognition add-in for a fee


Outline Lite/Outline Coach( free-lite; 2.99 full, iPad )

Type: Writing; Organization
Function/Impairment: Executive function; organization; writing

Description: Helps you with the process of organizing thoughts to create an outline; paid version allows printing, emailing or uploading to Dropbox


Brevity( $0.99, iPad )

Type: Writing; Organization
Function/Impairment: Executive function; organization; writing

Description: Word complete for iPad; do not need to begin typing the word correctly – can type first letter and any other letters in the correct order – will provide a list of selections to choose from; add words to onboard dictionary


Vocab Builder( free, Android )

Type: Writing; Vocabulary
Function/Impairment: Vocabulary building

Description: Sleek, effective, and fun way to build your vocabulary. Get quizzed on thousands of English vocabulary words commonly found on tests such as the GRE and SAT; Contains a built-in dictionary; no audio


Words Words Words( free, Android )

Type: Writing; Vocabulary; TTS
Function/Impairment: LD; Vocabulary building

Description: What you need for effective communication; The 2000+ words become more difficult with each passing quiz. Audio is included to help with pronunciation.


Typ-O( $4.99, iPad )

Type: Writing; Word Prediction; TTS
Function/Impairment: Dyslexia; Spelling/writing

Description: A powerful word prediction engine and a sophisticated spelling error model to help you write, even if your spelling isn’t perfect. The integrated synthetic voices let you inspect the word predictions before selecting them, and check your text before emailing or pasting it into other applications.