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Apps for Research, Study, & Learning: Reference

A collection for iOS and Android apps for research, study, productivity, and more!

Reference Apps

Oxford Dictionary of English (Android & iOS)

This app is a mobile version of the authoritative Oxford English dictionary.

Advanced Dictionary & Thesaurus (Android & iOS)

Definitions include synonyms, antonyms, and more.

Google Translate (Android & iOS)

Translate between 103 languages by typing on your mobile device. You can also use your camera to instantly translate 37 languages and instantly translate speech in 32 languages.

Google Earth (Android & iOS)

Access an incredible amount of geographical data and explore the globe with this app.

CIA World Factbook with Worldnews (Android)

A mobile version of the CIA World Factbook. Access information on more than 200 countries covering geography, culture, government, and more. This app is only available for Android devices—WorldABC Blue is a similar app for iOS devices.

UN CountryStats (Android & iOS)

UN CountryStats allows you to access social, economic and environmental data from 229 countries and areas. This app is provided by the United Nations.

Wabbitemu (Android)

Wabbitemu emulates graphing calculators on your Android device.

Free Graphing Calculator (iOS)

A graphing and scientific calculator app for iOS devices.

mobilePDR (Android & iOS)

mobilePDR is the official app from the publishers of the Physicians Desk Reference. This app is free to health science students and faculty. You will have to register to use this app (registration is free).

Set up instructions:

  • Install and open the app
  • Tap Create an account
  • Tap Skip this step
  • Enter the requested information and submit the registration

Visual Anatomy Lite (Android & iOS)

A good introductory anatomy app.

3D Brain (Android & iOS)

View interactive brain structures with this free app. Each structure includes information on functions, disorders, brain damage, case studies, and more...

Periodic Table (Android & iOS)

Learn about the elements in this app from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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