As 21st century students we are constantly finding new ways of using technology to enhance our lives, and also our education at Sheffield Hallam University. As well as Hallam’s very own SHUgo app, providing access to the Library Gateway, emails and Blackboard sites, there are a number of apps on the market for smartphones and tablets, which could be useful and inspiring to students of various disciplines. This series of articles provides information about our selection of these innovative apps, but please leave a comment below or contact us on Facebook if you have any favourites of your own.
iThoughts (£5.49 – iPhone; £6.99 – iPad)
This graphically striking and simple to use app is perfect to help with organising thoughts and ideas into visual ‘mind-maps’. Ideal for student of all disciplines, it has the potential to stimulate creativity and development of ideas using a range of features including images and icons, colour assigning, ‘drag and drop’ and merging of topics, and task management tools. Mind-maps can be exported and are then compatible with a range of other apps and software, including iBooks, Dropbox, PDF reader and even external projectors, making the app also suitable for group discussions and presentations.