Mobile apps

The apps listed below can be used on your mobile device and will be available 24 x 7.

You’ll need to go to the app store for your device and search there to install the app on your device.

If an app is not available for your device, you can add a link of the webpage to the home screen.

  Books & reading


LibraryLink icon

The mobile app for the ResourceLink & BCE library catalogue. Available only for Apple & Android (11/02/2016)



The mobile app for the EBSCO databases. Search for research articles from the Education Research Collection or ERIC (Education Resource Information Center) databases.



The mobile app that gives you access to the BCE Digital Library of ebooks and audiobooks.

 Amazon tablet


The major online US book supplier. Purchase your books or ebooks here, but be aware you’ll be redirected to the Australian site to purchase and register your ebooks.



This app allows you to read ebooks without a Kindle device.
  Note taking



The app that helps you use Office OneNote as a digital notebook that synchronises files across devices.



This app is similar to OneNote. It syncs your files between all your devices.



Commercial PDF annotator ($15).



Formerly known as Papyrus – records handwritten notes on your tablet or phone using a stylus or your finger. Can be used as a virtual whiteboard. Because it is vector based, handwriting will look beautiful at any zoom level. NOT available as an Apple app (11/02/2016)



This is a PDF editor that is available for free as a mobile app. The full versions are commercial products.

Available for iPads & iPhones.

PDF Expert


Commercial app ($15) for editing PDFs.
  Mind mapping
Use these tools to brainstorm ideas. They allow you to drag & drop text into clusters, quickly building a hierarchy of ideas.



A mind mapping app that’s available for free for Apple & Android.



An excellent free online mind mapping tool. Not available as an app, so if you want to use it, save it to your desktop. It will save as an attractive icon that looks like an app.