Top 10 App Wednesday – Referencing Apps

On March 6, 2013


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Every once in a while you need to reference something, whether it be for work, school or personal use, and that is where this weeks apps come in handy. We have compiled a list of the top 10 referencing apps to get you started on your project. So without further ado here is our list of apps, we will look at apps such as WolframAlpha, iWiki, HowStuffWorks as well as Redshift Astronomy and others.

#1. Dictionary & Thesaurus for iPad

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Price: Free

Top-rated app with trusted reference content from & WORKS OFFLINE – no Internet connection needed when searching words. Apple ‘Top 25 All-Time Best Apps For iPad’, Time Magazine ‘Top 10 Back-To-School App’, Winner: CNET Top 100 Mobile App Award.

#2. WolframAlpha

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Price: $2.99

Remember the Star Trek computer? It’s finally happening–with Wolfram|Alpha. Building on 25 years of development led by Stephen Wolfram, Wolfram|Alpha has rapidly become the world’s definitive source for instant expert knowledge and computation.

#3. Redshift – Astronomy

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Price: $11.99

Redshift brings the night sky to your desktop, with all major and dwarf planets, constellations and bright stars – displayed in top quality. The application goes beyond the basic planetarium because it also displays a 3D-model of the nearby part of our Galaxy.


#4. Terminology Ph

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Price: $1.99

Terminology is the perfect tool for anyone interested in honing their language. From writers working on the next great novel, to marketers crafting the perfect tagline.


#5. iWiki

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Price: $1.99

Experience Wikipedia flawlessly on your iPhone or iPod. With iWiki, accessing Wikipedia becomes quick and easy with a powerful set of features and perfectly optimized articles for reading on your mobile device.


#6. HowStuffWorks

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Price: Free

Use the HowStuffWorks iPhone App to get smarter wherever you are and whenever you want with access to 30,000+ HowStuffWorks articles. Watch archived videos from both HowStuffWorks and Discovery Channel! The HowStuffWorks iPhone App has all of your favorite content, from the thought provoking ’10 Inventions that Changed the World’ to the practical ’10 Ways to Ruin a Job Interview.’

#7. Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus HD

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Price: $3.99

America’s most useful and respected dictionary, designed and enhanced especially for iPad. In addition to all the definitions from Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, the app offers voice search – to let you look up a word without having to spell it – along with synonyms and antonyms, example sentences, Word of the Day, Favorites, and more. It’s a great tool for reference, education, and vocabulary building.

#8. Encyclopædia Britannica

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Price: Free

The complete Encyclopaedia Britannica – the world’s most trusted reference source, enhanced for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. “Especially for students, or anyone who values what Britannica has to offer, I found the new Britannica iPad app to be a pleasing, easy way to navigate through a large body of knowledge.”

#9. Barefoot World Atlas

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Price: $4.99

Barefoot World Atlas is a magical interactive 3D globe that invites children to explore the regions and countries of the world, discovering hundreds of fascinating features and immersing themselves in the rich wonders of our planet. This is a multi-language, universal app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The rich and beautifully detailed graphics take full advantage of the amazing new high definition retina screen.

#10. Easy Harvard Referencing

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Price: $1.99

Do you often lose marks from referencing incorrectly? This app is for you! Choose which type of reference you would like to cite from,enter the details and both the in-text and end references will be generated in the Harvard Referencing format. Simply email the bibliography to yourself and copy and paste to the end of your assignment. Choose from more than 20 different referencing options!