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Agricultural Mobile Apps: A review and update of non-agricultural apps

This article provides a review and update of some of the current “non-agricultural apps.” These apps can assist everyone and are for general use, such as e-readers, calculators, email, calendars, checking the speed of your internet connection, picture editing, and more.

This is the last article of the Ag-Apps series of annual reviews and updates from our KSUCROPS Crop Production team (led by Dr. Ciampitti) and the K-State Department of Agronomy. Check all the previous categories in the previous nine editions of our Agronomy eUpdate newsletter.

NOTE: These apps are all available as of the time this article is published. Alterations or changes in availability could occur, affecting the ability to access these apps.

For this series of articles, we have grouped Ag-Apps into the following 10 classifications:

  • ID Apps: For identification purposes (weeds, insects, diseases, and nutrients)
  • CALC Apps: For calculating purposes (nutrient removal calculations, tank mixes, volume to spray, etc.)
  • SCOUT Apps: For scouting purposes or for geo-positioning (soil sampling, recording notes, soil types, etc.).
  • ECON Apps: For checking grain prices, market evolutions, fertilizer price trends, news and finances.
  • FIELD GUIDE Apps: For diagnosing crop production issues in the field, primarily related to field guides (crop management: insect, disease, weed, and more).
  • LIVESTOCK Apps: Apps related to the animal side, nutrition, health, and information on markets.
  • IRRIGATION Apps: Apps related to field crop irrigation and water application.
  • MACHINERY Apps: Apps for associated with agricultural equipment preparation, inventory, providing information of the machine.
  • GENERAL AG Apps: GAG (general Ag-Apps) for general use, weather-related, for meetings, for reading magazines, among several other Apps’ properties.
  • NON-AG Apps: For general use from e-readers to calculators, email, calendar, picture editing, and more.

 

10. Non-Agricultural Apps

Apps for general use.

 

 

 

MOBILE AGRICULTURAL APPS – REVIEW from KSUCROPS ©Kansas State University

Non-Agricultural Apps

Name of App and Source

Picture

Brief description and cost

Download

iScanner

Ascella Apps

The iScanner app provides a way to scan any kind of book, receipt, document, paper note, schedule, and timetable.

$0.99

 

iOS

 

CamScanner

INTSIG Information Co., Ltd

This app allows you to scan any document, transfer text from scanned images to documents, and more.

FREE

 

iOS

 

Android

Crop

Green Mango Systems, Inc.

 

This app allows cropping and sizing of any image. Select a photo and drag the dots to crop your image. Rotate images too with a single touch.

FREE

iOS

 

 

MOBILE AGRICULTURAL APPS – REVIEW from KSUCROPS ©Kansas State University

Non-Agricultural Apps

Name of App and Source

Picture

Brief description and cost

Download

Photo Transfer App

ERCLab, LLC

Photo Transfer App allows you to quickly copy photos and videos between your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or PC using your local Wi-Fi network.

$2.99

 

iOS

 

Android

 

iTranslate

Sonico GmbH

Words and phrases often lead to different meanings based on dialects, regions, and more. iTranslate draws from many dictionaries to find the exact phrase you need.

FREE

iOS

 

Evernote

Evernote

With this app write notes, checklists, and research; clip from anywhere on the web. Check PDF documents and edit, highlight the text.

FREE

iOS

 

Android

 

 

MOBILE AGRICULTURAL APPS – REVIEW from KSUCROPS ©Kansas State University

Non-Agricultural Apps

Name of App and Source

Picture

Brief description and cost

Download

MyCalendar

K-Factor Media, LLC

Add birthdays of all contacts from your phone, customize reminder settings, and  easily message your friends via text or Facebook.

FREE

 

iOS

 

Android

Dropbox

Dropbox

Dropbox is the place for your photos, docs, videos, and other files. Files you keep in Dropbox are safely backed up and you can get to them from all your devices.

FREE

iOS

 

Android

Calculator Plus

DigitAlchemy, LLC

Calculator remembers everything you calculate, and lets you review it anytime, making it perfect for shopping, doing homework, balancing checkbooks, and calculating taxes.

FREE

iOS

 

Android

 

 

MOBILE AGRICULTURAL APPS – REVIEW from KSUCROPS ©Kansas State University

Non-Agricultural Apps

Name of App and Source

Picture

Brief description and cost

Download

OWA

Microsoft Corporation

This app is the Office Windows email for Apple products. All the familiar features of Office Email, with the convenience of your iPhone.

FREE

 

 

iOS

 

Speedtest.net

Ookla

This app provides information related to the download and upload speed of internet connections.

FREE

iOS

 

Android

iDownloader Pro

Contreras Graham

This app is designed to help download files to your iPhone, iPod, and iPad to work offline with lightning-fast speed.

FREE

iOS

 

 

 

This is the last in the series of eUpdate articles for this year featuring Ag Apps from our KSUCROPS Crop Production team and the K-State Department of Agronomy.

 

Ignacio A. Ciampitti, Crop Production and Cropping Systems Specialist
ciampitti@ksu.edu

Jeffrey Albers, Agronomy undergraduate student in crop production, KSUCROPS Team
jjalbers@ksu.edu

Aaron Brinkman, Agronomy undergraduate student in crop production, KSUCROPS Team
aaron49@ksu.edu