BrowZine is now available to the Penn community

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BrowZine is a tablet-based alerting service that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the Penn Libraries journal subscriptions on your iPad, Android or Kindle. It works by pulling together articles from library subscribed databases,  uniting them into complete issues and displaying them in a “newsstand” type presentation. Simply locate the journals titles you […]

Canvas apps? Yes!

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You may have heard that Penn is making the switch from Blackboard to Canvas this year. And great news, Canvas is mobile-friendly. Keep up with your courses, readings, and assignments with the free Canvas app for iOS and Android. To log into any of these apps, use the following URL (for general Penn courses): upenn.instructure.com […]

Isabel: Point of care diagnosis checklist

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Isabel is a diagnostic decision support checklist system. Two key features include a dynamic differential diagnostic checklist, and access to a number of textbooks, journals, web resources, and treatment guidelines and protocols.  Its development was inspired by the initial misdiagnosis of Jason and Charlotte Maude’s 3 year old daughter, Isabel.  Isabel Health was created to […]

Study break – Granny Smith

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Earlier this week, David reviewed the beautiful, zen puzzle game Little Things Forever. I too adore that game, but sometimes I want a little more action in my study break. Enter Granny Smith. This lady can really go. She’s got a cane, a pair of rollerskates, and a meddlesome kid to chase through every level. […]

Study break – Little Things Forever

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This time of the year, everyone is working extra hard, often for long stretches at a time. But it’s not productive to sit and study for long periods of time without taking breaks. My latest way to take a short break is the game “Little Things Forever,” by developer Klicktock. I play it on the […]

CamScanner for Apple and Android

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The folks at WIC have posted a great review of CamScanner, a smartphone scanner app you can download for free with a .edu email address! http://pennwic.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/camscanner-for-apple-and-android/

Two simple apps: Dragon Medical Search and Eponyms

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Dragon Medical 360 Mobile Search Available for iOS. Free. If you’re a health sciences student or professional on-the-go, you might be wishing for an easy, responsive voice search for your phone. Enter [the] Dragon – Nuance Communications’ granddaddy of dictation software and the industry standard for physicians’ medical dictation. Dragon has made a free iOS app […]

New Tablets in the Library!

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Thinking about getting one of the new tablets that have hit the market recently?  Maybe you’re not sure which one to ask for buy someone as a holiday gift? The folks in the Vitale Digital Media Lab in Van Pelt Library just got: iPad mini iPad 4 Nexus 7 Nexus 10 Microsoft Surface And you’re […]

Using Penn+Box on your iOS or Android Device

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By now, hopefully you’ve discovered Penn’s new Penn+Box service, which works a lot like Dropbox, except that you get 20GB of free storage. (If not, here’s Kate’s review: http://appsontap.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/dropbox-full-try-pennbox/) There’s a Box app for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, and it turns out you can use your PennKey to log into it, but it’s not […]

Let your Android read those PDFs to you. Seriously.

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I’ve been skeptical about text-to-voice apps over the last few years, but SoundGecko really turned my head this summer. Its only shortcoming is its inability to read PDFs, so I’ve been fishing for a solid PDF-to-speech reader for Android over the past couple of weeks. After many totally awful experiences, I finally found one I like: ezPDF Reader […]

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