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If you have a clear understanding of an application that you use to help with your studies why not share it with others? Express your interest and if suitable we can arrange the video production or help with a writen review and when completed it will be added to the resources below...

Our student reviews aim to give YOU a brief outline and unbiased review of current apps and cloud based technologies that can help you with your studies here at university.

Each review has a five star rating given by our digital ambassadors:

1 star Waste of time 1 star1 star I don't like it 1 star1 star1 star It's OK 1 star1 star1 star1 star I like it 1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star Life changing

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Our Digital Ambassador Helen talking about Google Drive.  

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Google apps

Access the link above to go to Google apps.
Google Apps are easy to set up through the App Search via mobile,
tablet, laptop or PC.
It is useful for Google Search, Mail, Drive, Map, Images, Videos, News, Shopping, Books, Flights, Apps. There are some similar alternative applications like PanTerra Networks, Cisco WebEx Mail, Yahoo Zimbra, IBM Lotus Live iNotes, Elastic Emails, Microsoft Exchange Online, Apptix, AppRiver, RackSpace Email&Apps. The Google App is easy to sync by all devices and it is also available on any Operating System - Android/iOS/web.
It is free to use, but any content uploaded is monitored. Therefore there is an online security/privacy issue that needs to be considered. This small con will not outweigh the pros, because anything confidential can be kept on paper and should not be uploaded.
I like the Mail, Search and the Drive the most. The reason is the large storage capacity and flexible use of documents. It is useful for any subject and I can recommend it to any student and give it 4 out of 5.
Currently all London Met students have unlimited space on their drive for storage.

1 star1 star1 star1 star reviewed by Anita

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Our Digital Ambassador Marina talking about Mendeley

 

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Mendeley linkAccess the link above to go to Mendeley

Mendeley is a desktop and web program for helping in research and sharing research papers and knowledge.
You can download Mendeley Desktop for free on Mac, Windows, Linux and iOS, but you can also install Mendeley iPhone and iPad apps, which are free.
Mendeley is easy to use and available either as a premium payable version or the basic version, which is free but registration is required.
Once you are registered, you can create your own account, invite friends and colleagues, join some existing groups, collect the documents you are interested in and share them depending on your discipline. There is a list of academic disciplines and sub - disciplines and you should choose yours.
It might be useful especially because it allows you to be in contact with academic students and researchers from all over the world who are working on your same discipline.
It really can change the way you work, so I recommend it with 5.

1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star reviewed by Marina

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Drop box

Access the link above to go to Drop Box

 

Hi everyone,
The last few days I've been using Dropbox, which if found very helpful and easy to use. It's like a USB smilely but it's safer since you can never lose it. You just need to download it on your device (mobile phones, laptops, tablets etc) . It automatically saves anything new on those devices, any kind of files, from photos to PDF files. Plus you can share those files with other people that have a Dropbox account, much easier, faster and safer.
Just remember your username and password and you can have access to all your files from anywhere. Simple as that... smilely

reviewed by Linda

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Diigo

Access the link above to go to Diigo

 

Hi everyone!
This is DIIGO,
It is an application that you can use on any computer, tablet, mobile phone (IOS and Android).
It provides online tools for annotating, bookmarking, archiving and sharing webpages between others. I like it and I think it is very useful because it’s like my library online.
I can easily find all the information that I found days ago, months ago… etc.
I can organize them by topic and I can also follow people that share interesting information for me. I save a lot of time collecting my links this way. Also you can save links and notes by email.
Import bookmarks from a browser and export your library. You can also export your annotated PDF files, publish to a blog, publish annotations as blog posts easily, Tagrolls, show your tag cloud on blog, enhanced Linkrolls show your bookmarks and annotations on a blog. You can save favourite tweets and automatically save them to Diigo.

1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star reviewed by Val

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