Today, in the era of smartphones and tablets, mobile devices can be a great convenience for scholars and researchers seeking information, thanks to hundreds of thousands of different types of applications that are available on both Android and iOS devices. Among these applications, you can find a lot that are aimed specifically at researchers and students. Below you will find a list of some very useful apps for your smartphone or tablet.
Recently, I wrote about an extremely useful iPhone app, which allows users to access the arXiv.org repository on their mobile. However, do not worry if you are an Android device user, as there is another app available for this mobile platform. What is more, in my view this app is much more useful than the one developed for the iPhone.
Mobile apps can be very useful, especially now, when most of scientific research is available via internet. Unfortunately, many of them are hidden behind paywalls and to gain access to them the reader has to pay. Fortunately, there is a range of apps that help readers find and read articles freely available in Open Access model.
Modern mobile technologies may be very useful for academics and researchers as they can enhance their work by improving the efficiency and speed of some processes. Increasingly, the functionality of mobile phones is not limited to simple make-and-receive a call, as smartphones (and tablets) can be used by researchers to work more efficiently.