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Useful Apps for Students

Screen reading apps

iPhones and other smart phones have an accessibility tab under their general settings. In this tab, you will be able to turn on such tools as Voiceover, Zoom, Magnifier and Speech. These screen readers are free to use on your device.

Android devices have very similar functions including TalkBack, Select to Speak and braille display. 

Read, annotate and share

Audio Books by Auidble logo  Audible – audio books and podcasts‚Äč | Download for iOS | Download for Android

This app holds over 200,000 audio books and podcasts, it is a library at your fingertips. Listen offline and catch up with your reading on the train or while exercising. Price: free 30 day trial Device: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android.

pocket logo  Pocket | Download for iOS | Download for Android

Save your articles, video or links in Pocket and come back to them later. With Pocket, you will never have to go searching for that interesting story you lost that morning again. Price: free Device: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android.

Kindle logo  Kindle | Download for iOS | Download for Android

A huge amount of eBooks can be found on Kindle and many of the classics are free! You can also sample a book before you buy Price: free Device: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android.

Image result for Al Jazeera English app  Al Jazeera English | Download for iOS | Download for Android

Search current and archived global news. Price: free Device: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android.

Stuff  | Download for iOS | Download for Android

Read the latest news from New Zealand and around the world. Price: free Device: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android.

Be My Eyes logo  Be My Eyes | Download for iOS | Download for Android

This app gives you eyes or allows you to be the eyes for someone else. Be My Eyes is designed to help those who are sight impaired. Price: free Device: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android.

Image result for bluefire reader  Bluefire Reader Download for iOS | Download for Android

Read EPUB and PDF e-books. You can also highlight, bookmark, annotate, find definitions and share book excerpts via email and social media. Price: free Device: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android.

Papers 3 logo  Papers 3 | Download for iOS

Organise your academic research on the go, wherever you are. This app allows you to read, organise, find and share research papers, helping you to create your own personal library of papers overtime. Search simultaneously from more than twenty databases, including PubMed, Google Scholar, JSTOR, Scopus and more. Price: free Device: iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.