Here is a collection of mobile applications and methods to help Extension professionals (originally posted on eXtension website.)


Helpful Applications for Extension Professionals – (no official extension endorsement of these apps by this posting.)


  • Adobe– download as PDF’s to read later
  • Skype, Facetime, GoogleHangout – video access via phone or tablet
  • QR Code – QR Reader, Scan,  link to video and websites
  • Mobile books – Kindle, Nook, iBooks
  • ClickerSchool – poll audiences using App and internet connection… no need for clickers, only uses texts from the audience
  • SOS – first aid
  • Word/office tool: Google Docs/Drive , Documents to go, Pages, Keynote, and Numbers
  • Mobile printing from phone / tablet – HP’s e-print, Google cloud printing
  • Cloud Documents – Google Docs / Drive, Dropbox, iCloud
  • E-mail – K-9 Mail, Yahoo
  • Page scanner – Image to Text
  • Evernote – Capture products (notes, documents, voice)
  • Square  – Payment gateway
  • Package tracker – UPS / Fed ex
  • Meeting scheduler – Doodle
  • Social media – Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pintrest, Linked in
  • Social Media Posting – Hootsuite, Facebook Pages
  • News – CNN, Fox, Smart Briefs, Flipboard, Pocket
  • Weather – Weather Bug, Weather Channel
  • Maps – Google Maps (navigate feature), Apple Maps
  • Flashlight – Flashlight (using camera flash)
  • Kids Nutrition Games – Eat this not that,
  • Allowance – iAllowance app keeps track of chores that kids are assigned
  • Extension Apps – myUNLextension, Nebraska Extension 4-H at the Fair, Feed Cost Calculator (SDSU), Backyard Farmer
  • Web Conferencing – Adobe Connect, Web Ex, Go to Meeting
  • Camping – Geocaching, Camp Ohio (4-H camp), Camp Songs)
  • Cell phone provider – check minutes, texting, data plan, so you don’t go over the limit.

Here’s a great eXtension discussion that happened today as an On Air Google+ Hangout. The talk centered around the development of native mobile apps vs. web apps as they relate to Extension. You might also be interested in the respective chat comments and links related to the discussion.

If you find this conversation helpful, you might want to check out the next discussion in the series – Critical Conversation: BYOD – Smart phones and tablets in the workplace.