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North Metropolitan TAFE Library: Apps

What is an App?

 App is the name given to computer applications used on mobile phones, iPads and other devices. Some apps work on PCs and Macs as well as mobile devices.

Very Useful Apps

Blackboard ($ Free) Access to your online courses.

Google ($ Free) Internet search engine. Available for iPhone, iPad & Android (Android allows voice activated searches).

Findmyphone ($ Free) Allows you to sign into your iCloud account and track your iPhone, iPad or Mac.
Kaywa ($ Free) Scan QR codes to obtain documents, information etc. Available for iPhone, iPad & Android.
Tinyscan ($ Free) Turns your device into a mini scanner for documents, photos etc, to store or email as PDFs. Available for iPhone, iPad & Android.



APPs for ebooks

Bluefire Reader ($ Free): Ebook reader to view and read the Library ebooks.
Overdrive Media Console ($ Free): Public Library ebook reader. Available for every major desktop and mobile platform.

Apps for Storing Files

Dropbox ($ Free) Easily access files - photos, docs, videos from your computer or via your mobile device. Available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Kindle Fire.
Pocket ($ Free) Allows you to store anything you want to read, take it with you offline and read later. You can also share these with others. Available for iPhone, iPad & Android.

Apps for Notetaking

Dragon Dictation ($ Free) Dictation - spoken words are converted to text. Possible to email or message text. Available for iPhone, iPad & Android.

Evernote ($ Free) Notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders; and all notes are searchable. Available for iPhone, iPad & Android.

Apps for Task Management


Wunderlist ($ Free) Task manager – for organising tasks and to-do lists. Available for iPhone, iPad and Android.

Trello ($ Free) Organises anything and can be shared with groups. Available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows 8 Tablet and web browser.

inClass ($ Free) Notetaking, record lecturer, screenshots of whiteboard/handouts,calendar/schedule with alerts, and file sharing to other in Class users. Available for iPad and iPhone.