Science major? You'll want these awesome apps

Argonne National Laboratory
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As a science major, you often get flooded with terms, concepts, equations and formulas to understand and memorize. No tool other than your own brain can ultimately do the job for you, but there exist a number of tools that can help you along the way. In this age of tablets and smartphones, an ever-increasing number of apps relevant to your needs can turn your device into a repository of resources that you can access anytime and anywhere you want to.

Price: $14.99
Download: Papers for iPhone and iPad

Papers was originally an application for Mac computers. Papers is very useful when it comes to organizing scientific journals, and we're sure you'll have a pretty large collection of those before you graduate. You can sync the iPhone or iPad app with the desktop application if you want, but the mobile app versions work as independent programs.

If you choose not to sync and download files from your desktop or laptop, you can use the several search engines available within the app. These search engines connect to different journal archives from which you can download files straight on your mobile device. The latest version of the app even lets you annotate and highlight text within PDF files.

Blausen Human Atlas HD
Price: $29.99
Download: Blausen Human Atlas HD for iPad

The Blausen Human Atlas HD app provides you with rotatable human figures (covering all nine systems of the body), so you can familiarize yourself with the human anatomy. But its main attraction is the 150 3-D animations of different medical conditions. It also contains 1,200 still images, as well as a search-enabled medical glossary. Contents are interlinked so you can find things easily, even if you're just starting out learning human anatomy.

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