Millsaps College
Apps to Manage/Annotate FIles
These are just a few suggestions, and there are many more similar apps available. Try several out to find which one you prefer. Search in the app store on your device and read reviews online to find more.
  • Google Drive (for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) and Google Drive (for Android): “In Google Drive, you can create new documents, spreadsheets and presentations instantly. Work together at the same time, on the same doc, and see changes as they appear.” You can access your documents from anywhere you are able to login to Google Drive.
  • Dropbox (dropbox.com): Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website. Dropbox is available for: iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, and Kindle Fire. It is also available for: Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  • Evernote (evernote.com): With Evernote, all of your notes, web clips, files and images are made available on every device and computer you use. Evernote is available for: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, and Web OS. Evernote is also available for: Windows, Mac, Safari, Chrome, Firefox.
  • GoodNotes Free: The free version of this app only allows you to have 2 “notebooks,” but you are able to export your notebooks to Dropbox so you may be able to get by with only using the free version. You can copy a document from your photos or Dropbox and then highlight, add text to the document, add shapes, or more. The full version currently costs $4.99 and removes the 2 notebooks limit. GoodNotes is only available for the iPad.
  • iAnnotate PDF (for iPad) and iAnnotate PDF (for Android): iAnnotate turns your tablet into a productivity tool for reading, marking up, and sharing PDF documents, Word/PowerPoint files, and images. It currently costs $9.99 for the iPad in the App Store. It is free in Google play.
Manage your documents on a computer
  • Email yourself documents. When you are in Big Search and click on the name of a result, you can then click on “E-mail” under “Tools” to email yourself a result.
  • Use Google Drive (drive.google.com): “In Google Drive, you can create new documents, spreadsheets and presentations instantly. Work together at the same time, on the same doc, and see changes as they appear.” You can access your documents from anywhere you are able to login to Google Drive.
  • Use Dropbox (dropbox.com): Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website.
Printing Guide
Tips to Print Less
  • Print double-sided. Duplex printing will be the default setting.
  • “Print Preview” the print job on the screen before sending it to print.
  • Select only the pages you really want to be printed. Change the print range in the print options before you print to remove any pages you will not use.
  • Review the total pages in your print job before sending it to print to make sure you do not print a longer print job than you intended.
  • Print multiple PowerPoint slides per page: Select to print as “Handouts”, and select to print 3, 4, or 6 slides per page.
  • Try reviewing and editing your drafts electronically instead of editing them on paper.
  • Decrease a document’s font size, margins, and line spacing to use fewer sheets when printing.
  • Read the document on screen instead of printing it.