We all enjoy apps that help us in our everyday life.

We found a handful that you might be interested in adding to your collection.

Be sure to check these out!



Quizlet: Flashcards are a tried and true method for studying, and now you do not have to carry a bulky stack around. This app allows you to create flashcards for whatever you need. Sets of flashcards created by other students can also be downloaded and customized. Available in the App Store and Google Play.


Nextdoor: Get involved in your community with this message board app focused on individual neighborhoods. Find local news, garage sales, reviews of businesses, or just chat with your neighbors. Available through the App Store and Google Play.


Forest: Sometimes it is important to put down your phone for a while, whether you need to focus on a task or just to enjoy the present. Forest helps curb the temptation to idly surf your device by growing virtual trees while you stay disconnected. Plant a seed and leave it to grow. If you interrupt the app, your tree will wither and die. Grow a variety of tree species and create your own virtual forest. Earn virtual coins that can be donated to plant trees in the real world. Available in the App Store and Google Play.

Merlin Bird ID: For ornithologists and amateurs alike, this app allows you to identify birds in your area. Answer a few basic questions, snap a picture, or record their song to discover any bird you see or hear. Keep a list of birds identified and learn about their migration patterns. Available in the App Store and Google Play.

RadioGarden: Looking to broaden your listening habits? This app allows you to explore the world through its radio stations. From Iceland to Australia, RadioGarden features thousands of stations you can tune into live. Search for a country or city, or spin the globe to find new music or talk radio. Available through the App Store and Google Play.

Originally posted in the Freeman/Lozier Library’s quarterly newsletter, More Than BooksV. 25 No. 4, Fall 2022.

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