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Site & App of the Week: January Apps

Each week an interesting web site and app are highlighted on this page. Visitors are invited to suggest sites and apps to be highlighted.

Week of January 6

To complement highlighting as our site of the week, I am highlighting the apps currently available for AskRI resources.  I will update as more information becomes available.



Currently, mobile access for A to Z Databases is available for iPhone and iPad devices only.  The device must be within a twenty mile range of a library with a subscription. 









EBSCOhost app provides mobile access to the databases on  Users must activate their devices, both Apple and Andriod, following the directions provided at EBSCO Support









Mango Mobile provides apps for iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android.  Links to the app and information about it are found at Mango Mobile.









Currently, the app for is available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.   Information about the app is available at is available via web access on all devices.

Week of January 13

iVisual Info Touch allows the user to create simple info graphics.  The app has a free version as well as one moderately priced at $2.99.  Learn more about this app at iPad Apps for School.   A free version of the app for Android is also available.

Week of January 20

Since this week's news again focused on the "skills gap," I thought I might highlight a math app aimed at elementary and middle school students.  Math Slicer is billed as "a fun alternative to using flashcards to practice basic mathematics skills."  It is available for both Android and iPad.  The paid version ($.99) is ad free.

Week of January 27

Back in September I highlighted the site for Instagrok.  On January 23, Instagrok annouced an app for the iPad is now available.  Find out more on iTunes.  Happy Grokking!