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Mobile apps & sites: Overview

Mobile apps and web sites for college and university students and professors. Higher education students and faculty need productivity tools, research help, organization, cloud storage, creative ideas for using apps, research apps.


All things Quaker.

Penn MobilePenn Mobile
Web site. Free.
Mobile versions of Penn In Touch, campus news, events calendar, academic calendar, maps, athetics, public safety, libraries, directory and more.

Android/iOS app. Free.
Check out PennLabs' mobile app. Search for courses and professors, access dining menus and hours, browse maps and transit navigation, check the latest news, and more. PennMobile was made by PennLabs, a non-profit, student-run organization.

Penn LibrariesPenn Libraries
Web sites. Free.
Icons link to hours, contact info, catalog search, video search, image search, video clips, article finder, e-resource search and more.

Penn BoxPenn Box
Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Mobile. Free.
Sync your Penn+Box files everywhere.

VCat MobileVCat Mobile
Web site. Free.
Check the Libraries' collection for movies, right from the palm of your hand.

Penn on iTunesU
iOS app. Free.
Penn Schools, Centers and Libraries have been recording and publishing loads of amazing content to iTunesU over the years. Spend hours browsing and listening to interviews from Knowledge@Wharton, readings and interviews from Kelly Writer's House, software tutorials and more. Check out other universities' offerings as well for even more inspiration.

Penn Apps Labs
Penn StudySpaces
Web site. Free.
Find out which rooms are available anywhere on campus. Filter by time, date, number of people, room features. It even has a map. Links out to the individual booking services (which are not necessarily mobile-friendly). This site isn't specifically for-mobile, but it's the best thing out there.

TuneIn RadioPennSound Radio + TuneIn Radio
App. Free.
24 hours of poetry from the largest archive of recorded poetry in the world. Listen on your computer, or try TuneIn Radio. A free app for all platforms, TuneIn Radio is a giant index of brick-and-mortar radio stations with online streaming. Download the app, install it, then search for PennSound Radio. Add it to your Presets, listen, and love.

Penn TransitPenn Transit
Web site. Free.
Where's the bus? Answers in map or list form. Bookmark your usual route to avoid hunting and pecking. We're not sure this always works, but when it does, it's great.

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