Last Updated: Nov 6, 2013
Mobile applications and websites are becoming increasingly popular and relevant to all aspects of our daily lives. This Research Guide highlights a number of mobile applications and websites that might be of interest to students in the sciences and scientists. Please check each listing for download links for your specific device. If you know of a mobile app that is not listed in this guide, please let us know by sharing the link in the box below titled "Got Apps?"
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Which of the following devices or platforms do you use most often?
- Amazon App Store
The Amazon App Store runs inside Google's Android Market and its content is curated by reviewers. Android users may search, browse, and purchase apps in the store and special discounts on apps and a "free app of the day" may be offered. Amazon's Kindle Fire apps are also included.
- Android Market
Users may browse--and now search--for Android apps at this site both from their devices and online.
- Android Zoom
AndroidZoom is a search alternative for Android users. Apps may be downloaded from the site by using links or scanning QR Codes.
- Apple Web Apps
Easier to navigate than the iTunes App Store, allows users to search and browse iPhone and iPad web apps.
- Blackberry App World
Available online and as a download for Blackberry smartphones. Users may browse and search apps.
- Evernote Trunk
Evernote Trunk is an app store for Evernote users and features nearly 100 add-ons for users of the Evernote mobile productivity app.
- Facebook App Store
Handy features include a Featured tab, which helps you identify popular and "essential" apps available in the iTunes store and a Search & Share tab that allows you to search for and to share links to apps within Facebook.
- Nokia Store
This site allows Nokia smartphone users to search and browse apps compatible with their devices.
The latest apps supported by the NOOK from Barnes and Noble including the NOOK Tablet, Color, Simple Touch, and 1st Edition.
- Palm Applications
This is the official Palm website, at which users may browse popular apps for WebOS.
A great tool for searching more than 210,000 iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch applications.
- USA.gov Mobile Apps
This site provides information and download links for a variety of mobile apps created by the U.S. government.
- Windows 8 Store
The latest apps from Microsoft for devices supported by Windwos 8.