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.
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