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Smartphones and tablets have become key tools for studying and research, and there is a wide range of apps that can be helpful for both.

We have made a list of useful apps for you. We have limited the selection to iOS and Android apps. Please send us an if there is an app that you use regularly that is not included here.

Database Provider

Description:
Access to all licensed eBooks
Price:
free
Compatibility:
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
4.0.1 or later
App setup:
See "Help"
Help:
https://help.ebsco.com/interfaces/eBooks_Audiobooks/eBooks/eBooks_User_Guide/How_can_I_download_and_read_eBooks_on_my_mobile_device
Note:
eBooks can be downloaded to your mobile device and read with the free Bluefire Reader app. You will need an Adobe ID.
Privacy policy:
https://www.ebsco.com/company/privacy-policy

Description:
Access to Springer eBooks and eJournals.
Price:
free
Compatibility:
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
4.0 or later
App setup:
Please access the university network via the VPN provided by Regional Computer Centre Erlangen (RRZE) to access the database.
Help:
http://link.springer.com/contactus
Privacy policy:
http://link.springer.com/termsandconditions

Essentials

Description:
Document scanning and sharing app
Price:
free
Compatibility:
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Varies with device
Help:
http://www.intsig.com/en/products/camscanner
Privacy policy:
http://www.intsig.com/en/site/statement

Description:
Collect and share online content
Price:
free
Compatibility:
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
2.3 or later
Help:
http://www.pearltrees.com/s/faq/en
Privacy policy:
http://www.pearltrees.com/info/privacy

News

Description:
News reader, personalized social magazine
Price:
free
Compatibility:
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Varies with device
Help:
https://about.flipboard.com/help-center/
Privacy policy:
http://www.flipboard.com/privacy/

Reference Management

Description:
Search, add and manage publications in your colwiz library on the go
Price:
free
Compatibility:
3.0 or later
Help:
http://help.colwiz.com/
Privacy policy:
http://www.colwiz.com/privacy

Description:
Cloud-based app for note taking, organizing, and archiving
Price:
free
Compatibility:
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Varies with device
Help:
https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us
Privacy policy:
http://evernote.com/legal/privacy.php

Description:
PDF reader and reference management
Price:
free
Compatibility:
2.2 or later
Help:
http://www.qiqqa.com/Help
Privacy policy:
http://www.qiqqa.com/Home/TandCs

Description:
iPad/iPhone client for Zotero reference management software
Price:
free
Compatibility:
Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Help:
http://zotpad.uservoice.com/knowledgebase
Privacy policy:
https://zotpad.uservoice.com/tos

Technology

Description:
Android ebook reader
Price:
free
Compatibility:
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
2.3 or later
Help:
https://aldiko.zendesk.com/home

Description:
Read Adobe® Content Server protected eBooks on your Android phone or tablet
Price:
free
Compatibility:
Requires iOS 8.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
4.0.1 or later
Help:
http://www.bluefirereader.com/faq.html

Description:
Establish a secure connection to the university network
Price:
free
Compatibility:
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
4.0 or later
App setup:
Server Address: “vpn.rrze.uni-erlangen.de” Please use your IdM credentials for login.
Help:
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/index.html
Note:
You can download a preconfigured configuration file under http://www.rrze.de/iphone
Privacy policy:
http://www.cisco.com/web/siteassets/legal/privacy.html

Description:
Cloud storage provider
Price:
free
Compatibility:
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
2.2 or later
Help:
https://www.dropbox.com/help/category/mobile
Privacy policy:
https://www.dropbox.com/privacy?mobile=1

Description:
FAUbox offers you quick access to all your data, anywhere and anytime. You can download your data and view it directly on your phone for later use. FAUbox allows you to easily manage all your data. It supports Sync, Backup, Versioning, Collaboration and Sharing of Files all in one Tool.
Price:
free
Compatibility:
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
5.0 and up

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