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Tools to interact with electronic texts

Apps for working with PDFs

Adobe Reader - Annodate, highlight, draw on or add text directly on PDFs.  Use your laptop's "Print as PDF" function to convert Powerpoint slides, websites and Word docs to PDF to work with them all in one place.

iPad/iPhone
Android phone/tablet
Windows (uncheck the box to install McAfee)
Mac

Office 365 - The functionality of Windows Office online.  All WPU students have access to Office 365 through their WPU email address.
If you prefer to download the software, students can do so using these instructions.

iPad/iPhone
Android phone/tablet

Web

Google Drive - All you need is a gmail address and you can create, edit and share documents, surveys, forms, spreadsheets and slide presentations.  Collaborate on a presentation or paper without emailing files or printing out drafts.  Use the iOS or Android app to work on docuements directly on your mobile device.

Web
iPad/iPhone
Android phone/tablet (It's probably already installed)

Dropbox - Sync files with your online account and across all of your devices.  Save a file on your laptop and it shows up in your phone.  Edit the file on your PC at home and it updates everywhere else, automatically.  

iPad/iPhone
Android phone/tablet
Windows
Mac
Web

Evernote - Nearly all-in-one notetaking and research app.  Save audio, video, websites, notes, and pictures, and organize them using notebooks or tags.  Pro tip: Take a picture of important class handouts like the syllabus or course calendar and pull them up anywhere.

iPad/iPhone
Android phone/tablet
Windows
Mac
Web

Your Librarian

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Tony Joachim
Contact:
Reference Librarian
David & Lorraine Cheng Library
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
973-720-3665