10 Apps all E-Learning Professionals need to have

In the constantly evolving field of E-Learning, it’s essential to keep up-to-date with all of the latest technologies, to be surrounded by enthusiastic people and keep on top of your task list. To help you stay on top of your game, in no particular order, we’ve compiled a list of apps that will help you stay connected, current and enthusiastic about E-Learning:

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1.  MindNode MindNode
£6.99
iTunes App Store
MindNode is a brilliant mind-mapping tool that will allow you to record and organise your ideas into an intuitive visual format. As you input information, it will begin to arrange itself so that you can focus on the content instead of the layout. Featured by Apple as an “App Store Best”, it is well worth the price.For those on an Android device, check out Mindjet.
2.  GotoMeeting GoToMeeting
Free to install, In-App Purchases     
iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store
The GoToMeeting app means that you can attend meetings and connect with your colleagues or clients wherever you are. It is easy, convenient and reliable, with screen-sharing capabilities that enable you to view your colleagues’ presentations and reports.
3.  Trello Trello
Free
iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store
Trello is an organisational tool that will allow you to easily manage your to-do list, break down bulky projects into simple steps and most importantly serve as a focal point for organising the division and completion of tasks on a group project.Trello makes it easy to share pictures and links as well as communicate obstacles and progress between team members. Because everything is instantly synced and saved to the cloud, all of your devices will be kept up to date.
4.  Instruction Design Guru Instruction Design Guru
£1.83 on Google Play, £1.99 on iTunes
iTunes App Store, Google Play
Instructional Design Guru is a reference and performance support app designed by E-Learning Guru Connie Malamad. It is great for both Junior Instructional Designers and for those who have been in the complex and constantly evolving field of Instructional Design for much longer. Connie has defined over 470 terms from the areas of Instructional Design, Cognitive Psychology, Social Media, Multimedia, Technology and Law and shares great tips from her many years of experience.
5.  Reeder 2 Reeder 2
£2.99
iTunes App Store
Reeder 2 is the must-have app for viewing RSS feeds from all of your favourite websites in one place. Reeder 2 is simple and easy to use, making it perfect for RSS newbies and pros alike. For Android users, gReader has been referred to as “Hands down the incomparable king of RSS readers for Android” by AndroidPolice.
6.  Learnist Learnist
Free    
iTunes App Store, Google Play
The Learnist app is a lively knowledge network. Learnist enables you to follow experts, tags and topics which interest you, making it perfect for sharing and finding out new information.Learnist allows you to pose burning questions to specialists and to access and share a range of information related to E-Learning in an interactive multimedia format.
7.  Evernote Evernote
Free    
iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Blackberry World
Evernote is the ideal app for helping you to remember all of the big and small things from your day to day life. It can store entire webpages, notes, files, images, audio and much more so that it can be accessed by you whenever and wherever you need it.
8.  TED TED
Free
iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store
The TED app delivers over 1700 talks and videos recorded at TED conferences worldwide. These talks feature some of the most innovative movers and shakers in the fields of Technology, Entertainment and Design.The TED app presents a great opportunity to tap into the knowledge of some of the world’s most brilliant thinkers. The ‘My Talks’ section will allow you to download talks so you can tap into informal learning and new ideas even when you have no connection to the internet. As a learning and development professional, If you’re not learning yourself, then you’ve missed the point.
9.  Scoop it Scoop.it
Free
iTunes App Store, Google Play
Scoop.it is a handy content curation tool that will enable you to keep up to date with industry trends and insights. With this app, you can select, edit and publish content curated from suggested posts, other curators and from all over the web. You can then share interesting content on a variety of social media platforms.
10.  Fruit Ninja Fruit Ninja
Free    
iTunes App Store, Google Play
There are few better ways to wind down after a day of hard work than to slice some virtual fruit with a ninja sword. You deserve to have some fun!

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