Welcome to the Madigan Library LibGuide for Mobile Devices & Apps! Here you will find links and information on how to use your mobile device more efficiently for research, productivity, and just getting through a busy day.
At this point the focus is on iOS (iPhone & iPad) and Android devices.
Please note that the library cannot offer support for these apps and that any problems should be referred to the database/app provider. Not all of the apps listed are free of charge.
Also please check that the app you chose to download will be compatible with the make and model of your device.
"A mobile device (also known as a handheld device, handheld computer or simply handheld) is a small, hand-held computing device, typically having a display screen with touch input and/or a miniature keyboard and weighing less than 2 pounds (0.91 kg). Apple, HTC, LG, Research in Motion (RIM) and Motorola are just a few examples of the many manufacturers that produce these types of devices."
"A mobile application (or mobile app) is a software application designed to run on smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices. They are available through application distribution platforms, which are typically operated by the owner of the mobile operating system, such as the Apple App Store, Google Play, Windows Phone Store andBlackBerry App World. Some apps are free, while others have a price. Usually, they are downloaded from the platform to a target device, such as an iPhone, BlackBerry, Androidphone or Windows Phone, but sometimes they can be downloaded to less mobile computers, such as laptops or desktops."
The websites listed here regularly feature reviews and news about mobile apps.
Here are some of the major websites that provide downable apps, either for free or a fee. Be sure to select the correct version of the app for your device.
Here are some simple safeguards to help ensure the security of your device and the data on it.
Install these apps to make your mobile devices more secure.