Many excellent free and paid apps are available for mobile devices in addition to the native apps built into the respective operating systems. Here are a few recommendations. The apps below are free unless otherwise noted.

iOS

Accessing Gmail@Valpo

The native Mail, Calendar and Contacts apps will work with your Gmail@Valpo account. In the App Store, search for “Google” and many different apps, including official Google apps as well as third party apps, will be listed. There are many apps that work with the various functions of your Gmail@Valpo account. Here are some official Google apps that you may find useful.

  • Gmail - access your email
  • Drive - access your file storage
  • Docs - view, edit, or create documents (currently iPad only)
  • Sheets - view, edit, or create spreadsheets (currently iPad only)
  • Hangouts - real time conversations with other Google users
  • Google+ - social media network
  • YouTube - view videos
  • Authenticator - set up two-step authentication to better protect your Google account security

Security and Privacy

In addition to setting a passcode in the built-in Settings app, there are other ways to protect your phone and privacy. You can configure privacy settings in Safari. These apps also provide security and privacy for your device.

  • Find My iPhone - if your device gets lost, you can lock or reset it from any computer or other iOS device
  • SonicWall Mobile Connect - Valpo’s official VPN system that encrypts information sent to or from your device

Additional Apps

  • Adobe Reader - view PDFs and make notations or highlight text
  • Chrome - synchronizes your bookmarks among all devices where you use Google’s browser
  • CloudOn - view or edit Microsoft Office files on your iPad (including track changes!), view PDFs and virtually any other file type; links to cloud-based accounts (Google Drive, Dropbox, Box). (Note: This app provides the most similar interface to Microsoft Office 2010 of any 3rd party app currently available.)
  • Documents To Go – open, create, edit Microsoft Office files on your device; 2 versions available:
  • Dragon Dictation - speak into your device’s microphone and your words will be converted to text
  • Dropbox - free cloud storage accessible via mobile devices or desktop computers
  • lynda.com - access the lynda.com Online Training Library® anytime, anywhere on your device
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop – access the remote apps available on our network
  • NWI.com - local news
  • PS Express - edit photos on your device with this light version of PhotoShop
  • QR Reader - scan the funny-looking square (QR) codes for easy access to information
  • Twitter – follow @ValpoAlert for campus emergency updates
  • ValpoLife.com - local news that accentuates the positive

Android

Accessing Gmail@Valpo

The Gmail and Calendar apps are native to the OS and should automatically be available on your device. In the Google Play Store, search for “Google” and many different apps, including official Google apps as well as third party apps, will be listed. There are many apps that work with the various functions of your Gmail@Valpo account. Here are some official Google apps that you may find useful.

  • Drive - access your file storage
  • Docs - view, edit, or create documents (currently iPad only)
  • Sheets - view, edit, or create spreadsheets (currently iPad only)
  • Hangouts - real time conversations with other Google users
  • Google+ - social media network
  • YouTube - view videos
  • Authenticator - set up two-step authentication to better protect your Google account security

Security and Privacy

Wheres My Droid - if your device gets lost, you can lock or reset it from WheresMyDroid.com

Access to the SonicWall VPN system at Valpo is currently not supported on Android devices.

Additional Apps

  • Adobe Reader - view PDFs and make notations or highlight text
  • Chrome - synchronizes your bookmarks among all devices where you use Google’s browser
  • CloudOn - view or edit Microsoft Office files on your iPad (including track changes!), view PDFs and virtually any other file type; links to cloud-based accounts (Google Drive, Dropbox, Box).
  • Documents to Go – Microsoft Office in a mobile format, 2 versions available
    • free - view files
    • Full Version Key, $14.99 – full editing capabilities, and synchronize with Google Drive
  • Dropbox - free cloud storage accessible via mobile devices or desktop computers
  • lynda.com - access the lynda.com Online Training Library® anytime, anywhere on your device
  • Microsoft Office Mobile (see our Microsoft Office page)
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop - access the remote apps available on our network
  • NWI Times - local news
  • PS Express - edit photos on your device with this light version of PhotoShop
  • QR Reader - scan the funny-looking square (QR) codes for easy access to information
  • Twitter – follow @ValpoAlert for campus emergency updates
  • ValpoLife.com - local news that accentuates the positive