Useful Apps

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Colour Blind Pal

Color Blind Pal is an app for iOS and Android that helps colour blind people see the colours around them.

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Notability is a note-taking app for iOS that allows users to note-take and annotate PDF files.

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Voice Recorder

Voice Recorder Pro is for Android that provides users with an easy-to-use voice recorder for recording voices in lectures, or for the user to record voice memos.

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Speech to Text

Speech To Text is an app for Android that allows user to dictate text which can be sent as an SMS or Email or copied and pasted into another app. The app is also capable of speaking text out using the built-in TTS Engine.

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Office 365

Microsoft Office provides app versions for most of their products for iOS and Android (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive, Outlook).

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ArcGIS Survey 123

ArcGIS Survey123 is an app for iOS and Android that allows users to create smart forms and collect data via web or mobile devices, even when offline. Users can analyse results and upload data securely for further analysis.

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Smart Geology

Smart Geology – Mineral Guide is an app for Android that provides mineral classifications, as well as a basic geological timescale and has a dictionary of common geological terms.

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The Saltmarsh App

Salt Marsh app for iOS and Android allows the users unique access to a variety of plants and animals found on salt marshes. It can be used to carry out interactive plant and soil surveys.

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Earth Now is a NASA app for iPad that visualises recent global climate data from Earth Science satellites, including surface air temperature, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, and water vapor as well as gravity and sea level variations.

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CEH Citizen Science Apps

CEH Citizen Science apps for iOS and Android allow users to quickly access information in the field. The apps use GPS and camera technology (in smart phones) to enable users to collect verifiable records in the field.

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Auto Level is a levelling training app for iOS and Android, which can be used for all types of surveying and topographic survey training.

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QField (QGIS)

QField is an app for iOS and Android. It allows QGIS users to deploy existing projects in the field.

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KoBo Toolbox

KoBoCollect is an app for iOS and Android, with a suite of tools for field data collection for use in challenging environments (i.e. humanitarian crises, global South countries).

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ArcGIS Fieldmaps

ArcGIS Field Maps is an app for iOS and Android that gives users all-in-one app for fieldwork. It uses data-driven maps, and users can collect and edit data, as well retrieving assets and information, and recording real-time locations.

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Geology Toolkit

Geology Toolkit (Lite or Premium) is an app for Android that allows users to examine and explore minerals and rocks features under the petrographic microscope or as hand-specimen.

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GeoExplore is an app for iOS and Android that can be used by first year undergraduates. It provides the tools needed to carry out geological or sedimentological investigations, such as a compass, clinometer, grain description and rock-naming charts and GPS location tagged note, image and sound recording.

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Theodolite (AR)

Theodolite is a premium app for iOS that gives users a multi-function viewfinder that combines a compass, two-axis inclinometer, rangefinder, GPS, map, nav calculator, and geo-overlay photo/movie camera into the app.

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Multi Clinometer

Multi Clinometer is an app for Android that includes a 2D spirit level, a 2D clinometer and a roll & pitch clinometer (inclinometer).

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Protocolpedia is an app for iOS and Android that allows users to access lab methods and protocols. It’s is an adaption of the website.

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Tree ID (Woodland Trust)

Tree ID is an app for iOS and Android to help users identify the UK's native and non-native trees.

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BGS mySoil

The BGS mySoil app for iOS and Android that gives the user access to a comprehensive European soil properties map.

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Survey Monkey

SurveyMonkey is an app for iOS and Android that allows users to create, manage and send surveys.

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Google Forms

Google Forms are for Android allows users to create online forms and surveys with multiple question types.

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SoundNote is a premium app for ioS that allows users to take notes in meetings, lectures, and interviews. It tracks what users type or draw, whilst recording the audio.

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Notes Plus

Notes Plus is a premium app for iPads that allows users to create handwritten notes.

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