Mobile Apps for July 2012

Mobile Apps

Check out these great apps for adding new functionality to your mobile devices:  Google Chrome for iOSFlipboard,  and Livebinders.

Get Flipboard App HereGet the Livebinders App Here

Released at the end of June of this year, the Google Chrome app for iOS lets you search and browse Web pages in a tabbed browser environment on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch devices.  To switch from one tab to another, simply swipe through the tabs from edge to edge and tap on the one you want to view. Just like on your desktop version of Chrome, if your browser crashes, you are given the option of restoring your tabs. If you use Chrome on other computers, you can sync your bookmarks, passwords, and open tabs to your mobile device’s installation of Chrome so that you can access them on-the-go.

If you could have your own magazine, covering the latest news and social media that interests you, what would it look like? With the Flipboard app, you don’t have to dream.  Flipboard is a social-media aggregation app that builds a rich, interactive digital magazine from your favorite Websites, Google Reader preferences, Twitter feeds, and more. After you customize your Flipboard feed, your personal magazine will populate with articles, status posts, and tweets.  Simply flip through the pages and tap on an article summary, image, or video that you want to view in full. Flipboard can be downloaded to iOS and Android mobile devices.

Livebinders is a great free  solution for keeping all your favorite online teaching resources organized in one central location for easy finding and sharing. A livebinder is a sort of virtual 3-ring binder or portfolio where you can organize and group digital resources  together just like you might group related documents under a tab or folder.  You can add Websites, videos, and uploaded Word or PDF documents to a binder. You can view each item in a binder as if viewing pages in a book on any computer. The Livebinders app for iPad allows you to view and manage your binders on the go.