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Research Apps

Research Applications

Name Compatibility Free / Paid Description

Pocket 5.6

iPhones and iPads only Free

Used to easily save articles, videos and interesting links we find to peruse them later.

iAnnotate PDF 1.14

Android tablets Free

Used for reading and annotating PDFs. Lets you annotate, manage, search, and share documents.

Articlesearch 2.5

iPhones and iPads only Free

Enables you to perform simultaneous searches across multiple sources, for scientific papers, journals, articles, magazines and academic publications.

Instant Research Report

Android Free

Enter the area of research and application will displays latest news, videos, scholarly reports, wiki data and related books.

Research Highlights 1.406

Android Free

Helps in keeping track of newly-published research.

University Research News 3.0

Android Free

The app enables news and feed regarding latest researches conducted in some of the top universities in the world.

Referey 0.8.5

Android Free

Referey allows users to view Mendeley database and open associated local files on Android phone or Dropbox.

instaGrok 1.3.0

Ipad Free

instaGrok is an educational (re)search engine that lets students research any topic as a concept map. Users can pin their favorite materials to their grok and take notes in the built-in journals.


iOS Free

Qwiki automatically turns pictures and videos from events users have captured on their iPhone into brief movies to share.


iOS, Android and Desktop Free

A mind mapping tool that allows you to brainstorm ideas and also structure ideas and thoughts. Easy sync and navigation between mobiles, tablets and desktop.

Notability (4.0)

iPad Paid

Allows you to take pages of handwritten notes and create audio recordings of lectures and interviews that sync with the notes you type in the process.

Scanner Pro's

iPad/ iPod Paid

This application allows you to scan checks, agreements, pages, whiteboards and multipage documents.

Goodreader 4

iOS 8 Paid

Its core functions have been in the realms of PDF file management, viewing and annotation.


iOS Free

This application provides a means of downloading, organizing, and tagging your PDF-based research.


iOS Paid

It allows you to organize ideas and thoughts into mind maps.


iOS/ Android Paid

LogMeIn allows you to access your home/work computers on the go.


iOS Free

It delivers citations in MLA, AP, or Chicago styles.

DevonThink Pro: File Management

Mac Paid

This application allows you to save all your documents, keep them organized, and recalls them when you need them.

Feedly Feed reader

Android/iOS Free

Feedly is an RSS news reader.


Web-enabled mobile phones, smart phones, and personal data assistants (PDAs)

It is a web-based bibliographic management program.

Reference Manager

Mac/Windows Free

Reference Manager is a software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies.


Android, iPhone, Chrome and Web

A to-do list application that can help you to manage your time effectively.


iOS Paid

It’s a resource for finding relevant articles and journals for your research.


iOS/ Mac/ Windows/ Windows phone Free

This application allows students to organize assignments/research/projects and due dates.

YouNote lite

iOS/Windows phone/Mac/Windows Free

Lets you take text, audio, picture, or web notes and access them whenever you need to on your mobile device or home computer.

Research Plugins

Name Compatibility




iOS Free

Helps to scan and capture references. Accesses the bibliographic information and times cited counts directly from the world’s leading research platform, Web of Science, and save them to the user’s free EndNote online account to retrieve anytime, anywhere — no subscriptions required.

iSource APA

iPad Paid

iSource aloows formatting of bibliography entries and in-text citations, saves these formatted entries all in one place.


Chrome Free

Citelighter is an academic research tool that provides an organizational framework for writing papers.


Chrome Free

Diigo is an extension for annotating, archiving and bookmarking webpages.

Cite This For Me: Web Citer

Chrome Free

Automatically create website citations in the APA, MLA, Chicago, or Harvard referencing styles at the click of a button.


Chrome Free

Save citable quotes and notes from the web into Google spreadsheets.

Bookmark SYNC xmarks

Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari Free

It synchronizes any of your bookmarks across all your browsers, computers, smartphones and tablets.


Chrome and Firefox Free

Zotero is a research tool that automatically senses content in your web browser, allowing you to add it to your personal library.


iOS/ Windows/ iPhone/ ipAD Free/Paid

Is a free reference manager and academic social network which makes your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device.


Firefox Free

Extension for the web browser Firefox that saves entire web pages or blurbs from web pages to your desktop, along with the page’s address.

Group: Auke Akkerman, Agness Walwinder, Benaz Batrawi, Jan-Jaap Heine, Sameena
Topic revision: r7 - 22 Sep 2014, AukeAkkerman
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