Five great “How I Work” profiles at Lifehacker

It’s no secret that we read a lot of Lifehacker here at Apps on Tap, but this is one of our favorite sections: How I Work. Much like our My Five column, the folks at lh interview some of the most interesting people in the world about their work habits, favorite apps (or total rejection […]

CamScanner for Apple and Android

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!

Reset your Evernote password!

In case you haven’t heard, Evernote says: “Evernote’s Operations & Security team has discovered and blocked suspicious activity on the Evernote network that appears to have been a coordinated attempt to access secure areas of the Evernote Service.” Solution? New passwords for everyone. Check your email! Reset your password! More on the hack here:

David is unhappy with his beloved Evernote. Very unhappy.

Our favorite denizen of the Digital Media Lab, David Toccafondi, has a sad about Evernote 5. He hasn’t given up his go-to note-taking (and everything else) app, but he has good reason to gripe. Find out why you might NOT want to download that recent update at the PennWIC blog, here. For more quality time […]

Flashcard apps: Evernote Peek vs. Mental Case

It’s back to school season! Flashcards, whether physical or digital, are an effective study tool. There are many flashcard apps and software programs out there, but today I’ll be reviewing two of the most popular options. Evernote Peek Our first option is a free app from the creators of Evernote. It’s called Peek, and the […]

Noteshelf – Handwriting on the iPad

I really like the iPad.  But I don’t like typing on it. Sure, for some things, you just need a laptop and keyboard.  There’s simply no substitute.  But on the whole, I much prefer to take notes on a pad of paper.  Plus certain types of note-taking (sketches, math equations, diagrams, charts & graphs–not to mention […]

Demonstrating productivity apps to the Penn community

In January, librarians from the Biomedical Library and staff from the Weigle Information Commons presented “Apps for Clinical Productivity” to a group of tech-curious UPHS clinicians. Participants were each given an iPad from the Weigle Information Commons to allow them to explore a number of applications that could potentially improve productivity for the clinician. Crowd favorites […]