Taking part in MobiMOOC has given me the opportunity to take stock of my own MobilePLE – the top 5 tools I find most useful as part of my ongoing learning.
- Catch Notes (previously 3Bananas) – mobile note taking the most critical component. Whenever I get a new device – this is what has to be installed as one of the first actions. For those not familiar with this software – it’s like Evernote without the bloat.
- TwiDroyd – mobile Twitter / Status.Net client. This could be replaced by similar Twitter clients
- GoogleReader – RSS reader client
- Flickr – image upload and sharing
- FourSquare – location based sharing
These are the main applications I use pretty much constantly, however here are some other useful services I use regularily:
- Delicious – Online Bookmarking (this is an old one, but a good one). Unfortunately there are not a great deal of mobile interfaces for Delicious as Yahoo has publicly stated that it is trying to offload the project
- Pixelpipe – universal uploader (upload to multiple services such as Flickr, Picasa, Youtube from mobile)
- BeyondPod – podcast client
- GoogleGoggles – image recognition software to allow searches based on camera input
- Zxing Barcode Scan – open source barcode scanner (QR codes as well as EAN type)
- WordPress Client – mobile client to edit wordpress blogs
- Sketchbook – mobile drawing application from Autodesk (you need a reaonable screen for this – tab preferred)
- UStream Broadcaster – streaming video producer from mobile handset
One thing worth noting is that this is very much the “CURRENT Mobi-PLE”. The one sure thing with mobile tech in general is that it tends to change quickly over time and with need.
Looking forward to hearing about things I am missing – comments welcome !