Monday, July 29, 2013

Cool Tools for Back to School

This post is a copy of the handout created for the Cool Tools for Back to School Presentation on July 30, 2013.

Cool Tools for Back to School

Device Accessories

Cases

Gumdrop | iOS, Android, Windows| $35-$60
- www.gumdropcases.com
Poetic Tablet Case | iOS, Android, Windows | $20-$50
- www.yourpoetic.com
OtterBox | iOS, Android, Kindle | $25-$120
- www.otterbox.com
LifeProof | iOS | $60-$130
- www.lifeproof.com

Keyboard Cases

ChesterKeys&Case for iPad | iOS | $90-$100
- www.chestercreek.com/iPadCases.html
Clamcase | iOS | $150
- www.clamcase.com

Styluses

Bamboo Stylus Solo | $30
- www.wacom.com
Cosmonaut | $25
- www.studioneat.com/products/cosmonaut
Boxwave iPad Stylus | $15
- www.boxwave.com/stylus/bwcd/z/
XStylus Plus | $40
- www.amazon.com/XStylus-Capacitive-Stylus-Magnetic-Holder/dp/B006P9HWJ2
iFaraday SALT | $20
- www.ifaraday.com
Adjustable Touch Screen - Stylus Enabling Devices | $80
- tinyurl.com/adjustablestylus

Mounts

Mount’n Mover System | iOS, Android, Windows | Price Varies
- www.mountnmover.com
Beyond Adaptive Mount | iOS, Android, Windows | $190-$500
- www.beyondadaptive.com
Ram Mount Suction Cup Mount | iOS, Android, Windows | $55-$60
- www.rammount.com
Breffo Spider Podium | iOS, Android, Windows | $20
- usa.breffo.com

Other Accessories

WeMo | iOS | $50-$80
- www.belkin.com/us/wemo
Lightning to USB Camera Adapter/Camera Connection Kit | iOS | $29
- store.apple.com/
USB Adapter Kit | Android, Windows | $5
- tinyurl.com/lyq2egx

Cool Tablet Tricks

iOS

  • Siri knows math, history, holidays, geography, and even how many calories are in that bagel.
    • Remind you to take out the trash when you get home
  • Speak Selection in Settings - General - Accessibility reads selected text

Android

  • Android can load alternative keyboards like:
    • Grammar & Spelling Keyboard by Ginger | tinyurl.com/kbvbbq2
    • Swype Keyboard | tinyurl.com/a9bxazl
  • Android can use dictation without an internet connection with slightly lower recognition quality

Organization

Google Calendar & Tasks | Windows, Mac, Android and iOS | Free
www.google.com/calendar/
CalenGoo; by Dominique Andr Gunia | Android | $5.99
CalenGoo; by Dominique Andr Gunia | iOS | $6.99
myHomework | Windows, Mac, Android and iOS | Free
- myhomeworkapp.com/
Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) | Windows and Mac | Free
- Research Project Calculator
- rpc.elm4you.org/

Time Management

Speaking Timer; by Johnny Sundblom | Android | $1.54
Time Announcer; by Johnny Sundblom | Android | $1.60
Interval Timer; by atsfky | Android | Free
Morning Routine; by Agens AS | Android | Free
UltraChron Stopwatch; by TheSpinningHead | Android | (Free - $0.99)
Activity Timer – Productivity; LiteDroid Studios | Android | $1.99
Time Timer; by Time Timer LLC | Android and iOS | $1.99-$2.99-$4.99
Timewinder; by Widget Revolt LLC | iOS | $2.99
30/30; by Binary Hammer | iOS | Free
Talking Clock; by Mobo Studio | iOS | $0.99-$1.99
Timer TalkTime; by Hugo IT Services Ltd. | iOS | $2.99
Demonstrate free Chef Timer for example
QR Alarm; by AppsWith.us LTD | iOS | $2.99
Toodledo | Windows, Mac, Android and iOS | Free-$14.95/yr.-$29.95/yr.
- www.toodledo.com/
DGT GTD & To-do List [ALPHA]; by dgtale | Android | Free
Toodledo; by Toodledo | iOS | $2.99
Wunderlist | Windows, Mac, Android and iOS | Free
- www.wunderlist.com
Wunderlist - To-do & Task List; by 6 Wunderkinder GmbH | Android | Free
- tinyurl.com/6pfglkj
Wunderlist – To-Do & Task List; by 6 Wunderkinder | iOS | Free
- appstore.com/wunderlist

Reading

Bookshare.org | Windows, Mac, Android, iOS | Free
- www.bookshare.org
Learning Ally | Windows, Mac and iOS | $49/quarterly -OR- $119/annually
- www.learningally.org
Calibre | Window and Mac | Free
- calibre-ebook.com/
Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) | Windows and Mac | Free
-Britannica -eBook Collection
- www.elm4you.org
Read:OutLoud | Windows and Mac | Free -$299 www.donjohnston.com
Nook Study Software | Windows and Mac | Free
- www.barnesandnoble.com/nookstudy/index.asp
Voice Dream Reader | iOS | $9.99
- appstore.com/voicedreamreader
Moon+ Reader Pro | Android| $4.99
- tinyurl.com/pzj3c8j
ezPDF Reader | Android and iOS | $3.99
- tinyurl.com/mjaqxcf - appstore.com/ezPDFReader
Readability | Windows, Mac, Chrome, Android and iOS | Free
- www.readability.com
Clearly; by Evernote | Windows, Mac and Chrome | Free - $5/mo. or $45/yr.
- evernote.com/clearly/
SpeakIt! extension | Windows, Mac and Chrome | Free
- tinyurl.com/luftmh2
Select and Speak | Windows, Mac and Chrome | Free
- tinyurl.com/m3obpul
ChromeVis extension | Windows, Mac and Chrome | Free
- tinyurl.com/m2g8xxo
Open-Dyslexic extension | Windows, Mac and Chrome | Free
- tinyurl.com/kd5kc4u
ClipRead; by Live Ink | Windows and Mac | Subscription: $3.95/mo OR $24.95/yr
- www.liveink.com
Natural Reader | Windows, Mac and Chrome | Free-$50+
- www.naturalreaders.com
Snap & Read | Windows and Mac | $130 - www.donjohnston.com
Safari | Mac and iOS | Free - www.apple.com/safari/
@Voice Aloud Reader-Read Aloud; by Hyperionics Technology LLC | Android | Free
- tinyurl.com/l94dw3m
Google Drive | Windows, Mac, Chrome, Android and iOS | Free
- drive.google.com/
Read&Write For Google Docs extension; by Texthelp | Windows, Mac and Chrome | Free
- tinyurl.com/kt3nczv
Read & Write(Gold or For Mac) | Windows or Mac | $645
- www.texthelp.com
Kurzweil 3000 | Windows or Mac | $1,395
- www.kurzweiledu.com/kurzweil–3000-v13-windows.html
Intel Reader | NA | $599
- www.humanware.com
Prizmo; by Creaceed | iOS | $9.99
- appstore.com/prizmo
Readiris; by I.R.I.S. s.a. | iOS | $37.99
- appstore.com/readiris
ABBYY TextGrabber + Translator; by ABBYY Software House | Android and iOS | $5.99
- www.abbyy.com/textgrabber/
Document Scanner | Android | $3.98
- tinyurl.com/mwfaebx
Google Goggles | Android | Free
- tinyurl.com/mnmvsvb
DyslexicReader extension | Windows, Mac and Chrome | Free
- tinyurl.com/l3t7nyk
Perfect OCR; by Tania Sulimov | iOS | $3.99
- tinyurl.com/kz5kozv
Snap2PDF; by Penpower Technology Ltd. | iOS | $2.99
- tinyurl.com/76skfhl
Scanthing OCR; by scanthing | Android | $5.12
Mobile112; by Mobile112 | Android | $2.78–29.95
- tinyurl.com/l8hnrv9
Pocket | Windows, Mac, Chrome, Android and iOS | Free
- www.getpocket.com

Writing

Dictionaries

Dictionary.com | Web, iOS, Android, Windows 8 | Free
- www.dictionary.com
Merriam-Webster Dictionary | Web, iOS, Android | Free
- www.merriam-webster.com
AbleNet’s Action Dictionary | iOS iBooks Store | $4.99
- www.ablenetinc.com/Curriculum/Action-Dictionary
Google | Web based | Free
- www.google.com

Contextual Spellcheckers and Grammar checkers

Ginger Software | PC, Android | $40 (Premium $89)
- www.gingersoftware.com
Ghotit | Mac, PC | $149 or Monthly $29
- www.ghotit.com
WhiteSmoke | PC | $199 Lifetime/$100 Yearly
- www.whitesmoke.com

Word Prediction

Co: Writer | Mac, PC | $290
- www.donjohnston.com
WordQ | PC, Mac | $149–199
- iWordQ US for iPad $24.99
- www.wordq.com
Typ-O | Mac, iOS | $9.99
- www.typ-o.com

Word Prediction Apps

iReadWrite | iOS | $19.99
- appstore.com/ireadwrite
Zen Tap Pro | iOS | $2.99
- appstore.com/zentappro
AppWriter US | iOS | $19.99
- appstore.com/appwriterus
iMean | iOS | $4.99
- appstore.com/imean
A.I.type Keyboard Plus | Android | $3.99
- tinyurl.com/qaz7gz9
TouchPal keyboard | Android | Free
- tinyurl.com/cx7jqfq

Speech Recognition

Dragon NaturallySpeaking | Mac, PC, iOS | $100-$599
- www.nuance.com
Windows OS Speech Recognition | Windows Vista & Newer | Free
- Found in Control Panel – Ease of Access
Mac OS Speech Recognition | Mountain Lion (10.8) | Free
- Found in System Preferences
iOS Speech Recognition | iPad version 3 & higher, iPhone 4s & higher | Free - Built in Keyboard

Mind Mapping Software

Inspiration by Inspiration | Mac, PC, iOS | $9-$59
- www.inspiration.com
Draft:Builder | PC, Mac | $150
- www.donjohnston.com
Bubbl | Web based | Free
- www.bubbl.us
FreeMind | Web based | Free
- freemind.sourceforge.net
SimpleMind+ | iOS, Android | free-$3.99
- www.simpleapps.eu/simplemind/
Mind Meister | iOS, Android | $4.99 Monthly
- www.mindmeister.com
iThoughts HD | iOS | $10.99
- tinyurl.com/bvjchd8
Mindjet | Mac, PC, iOS, Android | Yearly subscription
- www.mindjet.com
Mindomo | Mac, PC, iOS, Android | monthly subscription
- www.mindomo.com

Scanning & Form Filling Software

Googe Drive OCR | Mac, PC | Free
- drive.google.com
Foxit Reader | PC, Android | Free-$2.99
- www.foxitsoftware.com
Nuance PDF Reader | PC | Free
- www.nuance.com
OmniPage | PC | $150–500
- www.nuance.com
Adobe Reader | PC, Mac, Android, iOS | Free
- get.adobe.com/reader/
Neu.Annotate+ PDF | iOS | $1.99
- AppStore.com/neuannotatePDF
GoodNote | iOS | Free-$3.99
- AppStore.com/goodnote
PDFpen | Mac, iOS | $14.99
- www.smilesoftware.com/PDFpen
ezPDF Reader PDF Annotate Form | Android | $3.99
- tinyurl.com/b2e7grq