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Essential Utilities

All UF Law professors should install these!

  • Cisco AnyConnect VPN client
    This tells other computers that you are a UF affiliate and provides you access to IP authentication databases, such as HeinOnline.

    Note: There are different versions of this application depending upon the manufacturer and possibly the model of your device. I recommend seeing assistance from IT.
  • PocketCloud RDP client
    Terminal server application that allows you to access UF servers and your X drive through remote access procedures. Creates a Windows-like environment on your Android.
  • XpressConnect
    An easy way to connect an Android device to the new UF wireless networks.

    After downloading the app, go here for instructions: http://getonline.ufl.edu/connect/page4_download.html?no_activex=1

Cloud computing

Do NOT place student records or confidential UF information on ANY online storage site except your UF Network Drive or UF's SharePoint site.

Confused by your options?  Here is a comparison chart to help.

  • Dropbox
    Sync your files to the cloud and access them from your computer, the open web, iPad, iPhone, Android or other compatible device. Also allows you to share files with others. 2 GB free with ability to earn more based on referrals.
  • Box
    Integrates into some apps, but not all. 5 - 50 GB free storage.
  • Google Drive
    Google's new cloud storage service. Integrates Google Docs. 5 GB free.
  • SugarSync
    While not integrated into as many apps, SugarSync does provide 5 GB of free storage and a few more options for syncing, sharing, and securing files than other cloud services.

Communications

  • UF Exchange mail & calendar set-up (not an app)
    How to set up your UF email, contacts and calendar.
  • How to Remotely Wipe an iPhone (or iPad) Using Exchange
    This works with Androids, too!!! Or at least they show up in UF's webmail system.

    Note: Contact IT for assistance.
  • Google Voice
    Obtain a free telephone number in a US area code of your choice. You can then hook the phone number into your phone with this app and make and receive phone calls and texts with your new number from your cell phone. Note: data and minute charges may apply if you use your plan. Good way to mask your cell phone number if you need to call a student from home.
  • Skype
    Voice & video conferencing app. May be some restrictions on camera use based on your Android OS. See Google Play page for more information.

Organization

  • Evernote
    Award-winning app that allows you to create and organize text, photo, and audio notes. OCR available for photos. Integrates with many other apps.
  • OneNote for Android
    "Jot down your ideas, add pictures, update your shopping list, and check your to-do's from this Microsoft Office app." Syncs through Microsoft SkyDrive (free account required) and uses Notebooks created in MS OneNote 2010 (already on your work PC).
  • Springpad
    Springpad is an organizational tool that is very visually oriented. It is not the best for tons of text-heavy notes, but does a great job with images, voice, and barcodes. Tries to be your mobile personal assistant. Can access through the web, on iOS, and via Android.
  • Springpad v. Evernote Review from Lifehacker
  • Trello
    Need to track research or plan a project? Trello is a free product for the computer, iOS, and Android that functions similarly to old fashioned index cards. Each card can be moved between lists. You are able to attach documents, write descriptions, assign the cards to colleagues, set deadlines, and apply categories to each card. You can also create cards via email. Trello can be used individually or collaboratively.

Misc.

  • Dolphin Browser HD
    Great Browser. Comes with built in ability to accept gestures to change pages. Add-ons provide features such as voice navigation, PDF viewer, save webpages as PDFs, screen capture, web v. full site choice, password manager, Evernote sync, and more.
  • Red Laser
    Excellent QR Code reader available for most platforms
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