Web Applications & Technology

Popular web applications and technology for both educational and personal use.


eReaders - West Vancouver Memorial Library
Choosing an e-book reader
- Burnaby Public Library


Make any page print friendly by just pasting in the url.

WorldCat Mobile

Visit www.worldcat.org/m/  on your mobile phone to download WorldCat Mobile. You can search libraries worldwide or use WorldCat to find books in libraries near you.


Use Dropbox to store and synchronize your files online and across computers. Files can also be accessed and updated from your iphone.

Amazon Cloud Drive

Free online storage. You can upload music, videos, photos, documents etc. and view files from any computer.

QR Code Generator

Create your own QR codes at http://qrcode.kaywa.com/.
QR codes can be used on posters, websites etc. to send brief messages that can be read and saved to your iphone. Mobile users just have to download a reader app e.g. i-nigma reader. Here's a sample QR code for Douglas College Library. 


The blog allows comments to be posted by the blog owner and others who visit the site. See also other software options such as Movable Type .


Good for storing and sharing bookmarks making them accessible from any computer. Other social bookmarking sites include Yahoo Bookmarks .

Doodle: easy scheduling

Free online tool for easy scheduling.


Store and share photos that you can access from any location.  Check out the library's photostream.


Set up an email account and have access to over 7 MB of free storage. Great for students needing access to their documents from any computer.

Google Docs

Free web-based word processor and spreadsheet. It also allows you to share and collaborate online. See also Zoho Docs.


Save your ideas, things you like, things you hear, and things you see.


Create your own social network.


This wiki works well when collaborating with others on online documents.  

Skype-to-Skype Calls

Use Skype to talk to anyone, anywhere for free. 


Users can upload and share PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and PDF files. See also UCI Replay or Prezi for making presentations.


Saves and annotates computer screen images. This software is free.


Tizmos lets you see thumbnails of your favorite sites and access them anywhere.


A free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you work - in the web browser itself.
Need help? Ask a Librarian.

Last Updated: 2018-05-10 12:56:04 PM