As the year comes to an end and a new year appears in the horizons, the time to make resolutions on your work, personal life and work-life balance is now. And in a bid to support your resolution efforts, this article will place emphasis on both mobile and Web apps designed to help you simplify how you work; from home, on the go, or from other remote locations.
Every engineer deserves the peace of mind which comes from knowing that you can still be productive on that long rail journey or in traffic regardless of one’s device operating system. So this list would look to mix things up a bit by including apps that work on android, iOS and in some cases, Windows OS.
Apps for Engineering Students
This app which has been dubbed the Wikipedia of engineering by students, is a computational knowledge engine designed with the ability to answer engineering questions regardless of the users’ field.
Users make use of the app by simply imputing questions relevant to their field of study and the Alpha takes over from there, scans its data base as well as curated external sources in a bid to provide an accurate answer to the query. Note that it doesn’t just list out links to other website relative to the query keyed in but it actually endeavors to provide an answer to your questions making it an invaluable resource for students.
Availability: The Wolfram Alpha is available on iTunes, Play store and Microsoft store. It can be purchased for as little as $3.
The Wabbitemu is an android app developed by Revsoft for creating realistic instrumentation graphs on your device.
It is used for developing Texas instrument graph calculators in a fast an efficient manner on mobile devices which means that you can always have your calculator regardless of where you go or are located at any given time. The Wabbitemu is an emulator and it’s features ensure that the calculator you create functions exactly as the real one in your labs or offices.
Availability: The Android Wabbitemu was first created solely for use on Android devices but as of today, Revsoft has developed the app to run on both iOS and Windows devices. You can get the app in your respective device stores as well as online on Amazon or eBay.
This scanning app is a perfect tool for engineers who need to digitalized physical documents on the go. The app allows users to take pictures of physical documents, crop this image and store it as a scanned file on your device. You can then make use of the file in different ways such as; converting to Pdf, Word or JPG formats so they can be shared via emails or on social media platforms.
Note that in terms of clarity, the office lens takes clear images of your documents, and it also offers you editing features that can be used to either brighten images or add minute finishing touches to your documents.
Availability: The Office Lens is totally free and interested individuals can download the app off their mobile app stores as it is available on the Play Store, iTunes and Microsoft store.
Engineering Unit Converter
If you are looking for an all-in-one converter for your engineering calculations, then look no further than the Engineering Unit Converter app. This mobile app provides users with two spinning wheels in which you can select the categories you plan to convert, and then input their corresponding units to complete the conversion process.
The app supports the conversion of length, energy, entropy, and electric charge to the different S.I units that they can be measured with.
Availability: This unit converting app is available on all the major mobile platforms including the Android, Apple and Microsoft devices. It is a free app.
The Electrodroid app is an app designed specifically for use by Electrical engineering and electronics student. The app serves as a database for electronic tools and references which can be utilized by students looking to learn or practicing engineers searching for immediate information when solving problems.
The mobile app comes in the two versions; the Electrodroid and the Electrodroid Pro. The former is a free app and comes with the numerous Ads most free apps are known for while the Pro eliminates such distractions and provides its users with a seamless experience.
Availability: The Electrodroid is available on almost every mobile operating system currently on the tech market. The OS’s include: Android, BlackBerry, Apple, Windows, Partseeker etc. It is a free app which has a paid option.
Over the past few years, e-learning has become the study trend of most students and professionals looking to further their personal development by creating flexible schedules. Chegg is an app that enables this learning flexibility possible.
The app is a platform that makes it possible for users to rent both digital and physical text, as well as provide tutors and students with the resources to communicate with one another.
It was designed specifically to help Hugh school and college students study more effectively.
Availability: The app is available on the popular mobile operating systems and it can be freely downloaded on your mobile device.
We all know about the scheduling progress of Evernote for working professionals, and Google Keep’s ability to keep your life in sync with mails and deadlines. iStudiez can be defined as a scheduling app with both Evernote and Google Keep’s features for students.
The app is innovatively designed to provide its users with an overview of school assignments, lab work and projects on its interface. It also supports the imputing of your grades in order to calculate you cumulative grade point average.
Availability: iStudiez is available in two versions which are the; iStudiez and the iStudiez Pro version. You can get the former for free on your Android and iOS devices while the later comes at an affordable cost.
The LectureNote app is tied to its web platform, LectureNotes.in. It is an edu-tech platform that provides engineering students with access to every note pertaining to the courses you take. These lecture notes are submitted by both students and lecturers alike. The LectureNotes team also vets submitted notes to ensure that quality information/resources are been shared.
The app also provides communication opportunities between lecturers and students looking to supplement their classroom knowledge.
Availability: The app is readily available for free on Google’s Play Store and the iTunes store.
This mobile app just happens to be one of my personal favorites. The CamScanner is a document and image scanning app that gives you the needed features to turn physical documents into digital ones.
With the CamScanner, users can take a photo of any document type, re-arrange it’s geometry, tamper with its aesthetics and upload or send the said file to anyone using different file formats. The app supports Pdf, Word and JPG formats.
Availability: The app is widely used and it can be downloaded for free on your Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Windows devices.
There’s really nothing to say about Dropbox since its features have been widely reviewed by almost every tech blog in the tech community. That been said, the app is a useful tool for engineers working on bulky projects such as CAD design, animation, robotics etc. Dropbox provides every user with a large quantity of storage space for keeping files secure. Users can also access saved files regardless of their location or device.
Availability: The app is available on every mobile operating system you can think of and is absolutely free.
Microsoft’s OneNote is the tech’s giant reply to the Google Keep and Evernote. It is an app innovatively built to her users store important details, schedule appointments and keep track of these schedules personal information.
Availability: The app is readily available on all Windows devices by default. Using it comes with no charges.
Thanks for taking the time to go through this list with us. We would like you to share your experiences with any of these apps in the comment box.