Mobile Applications

There are a range of apps that will help you find your way around the University's campuses and the surrounding areas and provide an additional access point for your study materials.

The DerbyUni app gives you mobile access to our University of Derby Online portal (UDo). It is our main app for information and it's available for download from the app stores for Apple, Android and is available for web enabled phones including Windows. We also provide and support third party apps such as Blackboard Mobile Learn that may support your studies or work. We have also provided a signposting service for apps that we cannot directly support but you may find useful.

University supported apps

We support and provide these applications to all enrolled students. They're available to download from the relevant app stores.

Blackboard Mobile Learn

The Blackboard Mobile application (Blackboard app) provides a more user-friendly way of accessing Course Resources (Blackboard) on any internet connected mobile device such as a mobile phone or tablet.

Download Blackboard for iOSDownload Blackboard for Android

Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate provides you with the ability to join live classes, view whiteboard material or download recordings to you your iPhone or iPad.

Download Blackboard for iOSDownload Blackboard for Android

DerbyUni App (UDo Student Portal)

The DerbyUni App is the UDo Student Portal App. Through this, you can access course resources, support, and other helpful resources that you will need access to during your time at the University of Derby.

Download DerbyUni App for iOSDownload DerbyUni App for Android

Find My Bus (RYGo)

RYGo is the transportation app which utilises GPS technology to track University Buses and provides the scheduled timetables of these buses.

Download RYGO for iOSDownload RYGO for Android

Other apps

You might find these apps useful, you can download them from from the play stores (see availability) however, we don't currently offer support for them.

Digital flashcards

AppWhat does it do?Available on
AnkiDroid Flashcards Create, download, and share digital flashcards perfect for quizzing yourself and others Android
Flashcards Create, download, and share digital flashcards perfect for quizzing yourself and others iOS

Information resources

AppWhat does it do?Available on
Black's Law Dictionary The most widely cited law book in the world iOS
First Aid by UK Red Cross Teaches basic first aid techniques anytime, anywhere iOS, Android
Google Earth Fly around the planet with a swipe of your finger with Google Earth iOS, Android, Windows, Mac OS, Linux
Human Anatomy App providing a quick glimpse at how everything fits together iOS, Android
iTunesU A vast learning resource offering free educational content from many Universities iOS
TED Watch some of the world's greatest lectures from some of the world's greatest minds iOS, Android
The World Factbook Annually-updated app (backed by the CIA!) for a quick look at information regarding every nation in the world  iOS, Android
WikiHow Learn how to do pretty much anything with more than 120,000 instructions uploaded by experts and non-experts from around the world iOS

Dictation/notes/voice recording/readers

AppWhat does it do?Available on
AudioNote A combined note-taking and voice recording app iOS, Android, Windows, Mac OS
Dragon Dictation Allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email message. iOS, Android
Instapaper A simple tool to save web pages for reading later iOS, Android, Kindle, Web browsers
Neu.Notes+ Take notes and draw on your iPad iOS
Noteshelf Noteshelf is the handwriting note taker app iOS
OmmWriter Note taking app iOS, Mac, OS
Pages Word processing application iOS, Mac, OS
Penultimate Handwriting note taker app iOS
Writer Word processing app iOS

Photo/video editing

AppWhat does it do?Available on
Adobe Photoshop Express Photo editing application iOS, Android
Autostitch Stitch photos in any order or arrangement, including vertical, horizontal, or mixed arrangements iOS, Windows
iStopMotion for iPad Make animated movies on a shoestring iOS
Snapseed Photo editing software iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, OS


AppWhat does it do?Available on
Keynote Presentation application iOS, Mac, OS
Presentation Clock If you give presentations, training, tutorials or speak publicly, this app is for you iOS, Android

Other productivity tools

AppWhat does it do?Available on
Adobe Reader for mobile View and interact with PDF files on your mobile device iOS, Android
Air Display Air Display turns your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch into a wireless display, to extend or mirror your computer screen iOS
Hootsuite Manage Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, and LinkedIn accounts all at once iOS, Android, Blackberry, Web browsers

FontMakerTM is the first font editor exclusively for iPad

iStudiez Pro Student app to manage your lectures, deadlines, assignments etc. iOS, Android, Mac, OS
iThoughts Mind mapping tool for the iPad iOS
iTranslate Easy translation application for up to 50 different languages iOS
myHomework Student app to manage your lectures, deadlines, assignments etc. iOS, Android, Windows, Web browsers
NavFree GPS Navfree is a completely free GPS navigational app iOS, Android
Numbers  Spreadsheet Application iOS
Popplet Capture your ideas, sort them visually iOS
Pulp Unique and innovative newsreader that lets you turn your favourite news sites to your own personalised newspaper iOS, Android
SimpleMind  Mind-mapping tool iOS, Android
Sketchbook Pro Sketch, paint and draw with a professional-grade app that is easy for any artist to use iOS, Android
Whiteboard Lite: Collaborative Drawing Easy to use collaborative drawing app iOS, Android
Wuala Cloud Storage iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, OS, Linux

 For any support related queries please email the IT Service Centre at