Updated App Search Resource List
Searching for the right app can be a timely process. Many app lists these days are dated, making it hard to sift and winnow for the right app when considering there are thousands of possibilities. Further, we now may be considering apps across Chrome, Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac when considering the multiple devices used by clients or within an educational systems for client served. All considered, it can be a difficult and timely task.
Although lists don’t hand you the answers for apps, they can provide some guidance for app choices when they come from reputable sources. When looking for apps I also strongly consider the following app details when making a choice:
- Has the app been around for a while?
- Has it been updated recently ? I steer clear of apps that have not been updated in the past year ( or less) as system changes are so frequent. Recent updates tell me the developer is committed to supporting the app so that it will function appropriately.
- What are recent comments that may reflect how currently changes may affect the app function? Is it now working solidly as reflected in reviews or comments?
- What OS is required to support it? Will it work on your current device or operating system?
Listed below is an updated list of app/extensions/resources related to assistive technology. Although there remain areas not represented, it is a current list of app search engines and resources that may be helpful to you.
If you have suggestions for current lists of apps or technology for special needs, please share!
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