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Tech Tools are lists of mobile apps and web-based technology tools that the USA library staff have personally vetted as tools that could be useful to you as students. At least the basic version of all the tech tools are free.

Delicious - information storage – allows users to keep, share, and discover resources on the web

diigo - Bookmark and organize online resources

Docphin - Mobile app linking users to key medical journals

EBSCOhost - Mobile app to access the USA library's EBSCO resources (e.g. Search USA) on the go

PubMed for Handhelds - Access PubMed on the go

READ by QxMD - Mobile app linking users to key medical journals

Alarmy - Never sleep through another alarm

Any.do  - Personal task manager for school and life

CamScanner - Scan and save documents on the go (free pro account with .edu email)

Cloud Storage - Save your documents online; access them anywhere:

Dragon Dictation - It types what you say, no hands necessary (iOS only)

IFTTT (If this, then that) - A multipurpose tool for controlling your smartphone (e.g. If my phone is connected to USA wifi, then put phone on vibrate)

Pacifica Stress/Anxiety Relief - Follow this app’s breathing and relaxation techniques to help relieve stress

Productivity and Collaboration Tools:

  • Evernote - A notepad on your smartphone, plus more
  • Producteev - Task management software for teams
  • Workflowy - A notebook for lists

RefMe - Organize references from your mobile device (create account/log in with USA email to access free mobile app)

Rescue Time - Time management software

SmallPDF - Compress, merge, split, and convert PDFs to Word, Excel, PPT, or JPEG files

Studious - Scheduler that automatically silences your phone in class (Android only)

WhatsApp - Cross-platform mobile messaging app

LinkedIn - Connect with professionals in your field

Medical Dictionary: Healthcare Definitions & Terminology - iOS and Android

Office Lens - Capture and digitize whiteboard notes

Patient Education Tools

  • Knee Decide (iOS only) - images, videos, exercises, and more for patient engagement
  • Shoulder Decide (iOS only) - images, videos, exercises, and more for patient engagement
  • Spine Decide (iOS only) - images, videos, exercises, and more for patient engagement

Presentation Tools

  • Educreations - Record your iPad screen, with whiteboard tools, and share
  • Emaze - Professionally designed presentation templates for your content
  • Haiku Deck - Instant presentations, just add content
  • Prezi - A more creative alternative to PowerPoint

PT Goniometer (iOS and Android) - Virtual goniometer in your smartphone

Anatomy Tools

Distraction-Free Tools

  • Calmly Writer - distraction-free word processor with cloud storage
  • Cold Turkey - block specific websites while you're studying
  • Focus Writer - distraction-free word processor
  • SelfControl - (Mac users only) block specific websites while you're studying
  • Writer - Google Chrome plug-in. Internet word processor

Go Conqr - Virtual study tool that allows students to create, share, and discover resources on the web

Medical Dictionary: Healthcare Definitions & Terminology - iOS and Android

Office Lens - Capture and digitize whiteboard notes

Official NBCOT Exam Prep Flashcards - free version on iOS only

Pomodoro Timer (iOS and Android)- Counts 20 and 5 minute intervals, per the Pomodoro Technique

Quizlet - Flash cards, tests, and study games

SimpleMind - Mind mapping tool for iPhone or iPad

StudyBlue - Create flashcards importing notes from Evernote