Productivity Tools

Here are a few selected tools to support your success at NYIT. Select a category below.

Citation Management

  • RefMe (Android, iOS, Web) – Generate citations, reference lists and bibliographies. Use your mobile phone to scan barcodes. Store references online for easy access.
  • RefWorks – Online research management, writing and collaborartion tool [More info].
  • Zotero – Gather and organize sources and share the results of your research.
  • Mendeley –  Reference manager and academic social network.


  • Jing – Record on-screen activity, edit and enhance your content, and share to viewers anywhere.
  • GoogleDocs Presentation – Create presentations and open existing ones. Share with others to edit together.
  • Prezi – A cloud-based presentation software and storytelling tool with a zoomable canvas.
  • SlideShare – Upload files privately or publicly in the following file formats: PowerPoint, PDF, Keynote or OpenOffice presentations.
  • Voicethread – Allows users to upload, share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos.


  • Blogger – A simple and quick way to get a blog up and running with your NYIT MyMail address.
  • Google Docs – A suite of collaboration applications [More info].


  • Dropbox – File syncing service that lets you bring your docs, images and videos anywhere and share them.
  • Google Drive – Home to NYIT's Google productivity tools.
  • SpiderOak – Store, sync and share privately.


  • Outlook – Rewcommended iOS App for Outlook users.
  • Spark – Recommended iOS App for Gmail users. 


  • PiratePad – Use Piratepad in class for real-time collaborative note-taking
  • TodaysMeet – Create a backchannel chat platform for your classroom.


  • Audacity – Multilingual audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.
  • Google Voice –  Voice, text messaging, call forwarding and voicemail services.
  • Google Hangouts – Video chat inlcuding instant messaging, SMS and VOIP features.
  • Skype – Communicate and collaborate using instant messaging and VoIP.
  • YouTube – Create, upload and share video with your students using your NYIT username and password. Videos can be public, unlisted, or private.
  • Zoom – Video meeting service. It supports HD video, audio, chat, and screen-sharing for up to 25 participants at a time. Select "Login with Google" and enter your NYIT ID.

Social Bookmarking

  • Diigo – Collection and annotation of screenshots and pictures, and personal memos.


  • PollEverywhere – Create multiple-choice or open-ended polls. You can also use Poll Everywhere in distance learning classrooms or fully online courses. Request a Pro account.
  • SafeAssign – Blackboard's plagiarism detection service.
  • Turnitin – Internet based plagiarism detection service.