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PubMed On Tap app for iPhone and iPad

4.2 ( 4272 ratings )
Reference Medical
Developer: ReferencesOnTap
2.99 USD
Current version: 2.10, last update: 9 months ago
First release : 10 Jan 2009
App size: 33.01 Mb

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PubMed On Tap searches PubMed and PubMed Central to find, display, and import reference information and pdfs of the full article (if you have access privileges). You can search your personal reference library, organize your references in groups (static and smart), and email references from your device to yourself or others in a form suitable for reading or importing into desktop reference management applications. Many features are optimized for reference retrieval and management (advanced boolean searches, search for Full Text or Free Full text, recall recent searches, etc.).
Note: PubMed sometimes mistakenly lists a restricted Full Text article as Free Full Text, and PubMed On Tap identifies them as such. In these cases, youll need access privileges to read the Full Text.

• PubMed On Tap is included in the Online LPN to RN guide to Terrific Apps Every Nurse Should be Using
• “Top 5 Apps you will really use.” — Practice Magazine, Optometrists Association Australia
• “PubMed On Tap for the iPhone: the National Library of Medicine in your pocket.” — Joel Topf, MD
• “School of medicine to study effectiveness of iPads in education.” —
• “Libraries looking for ways that the iPhone might change users interactions with academic databases need look no further than the PubMed On Tap application.” — The UWTLIT Weblog

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Pros and cons of PubMed On Tap app for iPhone and iPad

PubMed On Tap app good for

Nice and convenient way to grab references when there is no computer available. Highly recommended. I have two requests. It would be great to have my ezproxy info stored via a cookie or something so I do have to keep on re-entering it. And sometimes, downloaded PDFs wont store.
Fast response from customer service. The ez proxy works well most of the time. I wish you could restrict to reviews like the real pubmed.
Have to say that this is a must buy for any medical professional who regularly searches pubmed. This app has made my working so efficient. Searches are very easy and I can use ezproxy to search my university account by signing on just once. Easy to store document in other programs as well as email. Recommend this app without reservation and extremely highly.
Searches as fast if not faster than on my desktop. Excellent.
Awesome app. If you could save the PDFs that would be huge. I would pay 5 bucks for an app that did that as well.
I really like having the advanced search options, but I still cant get access to many paid full-texts that I should have institutional access to. Sometimes if I am on the campus wifi, some sites will recognize my institution, but many others will not. Anyway, this app makes searching quick and easy, and the last update was a significant improvement. I hope the developers keep it up. There is a database selection screen which leads me to believe they are planning to add more in addition to pubmed which would be nice, but might require a name change for the app. Update version 2.0: Great update! This app is now right up there with Papers, and much cheaper. Very nice job.

Some bad moments

I didint found any article abstract name... Why didint work???
How is this any better than using safari and building your own iPhone or iPad reference library with iBooks or other PDF organizers. One can not even navigate through authors after selecting a publication which by the is possible if you simply use good old safari. Simply felt responsible after seeing all the 5 star comments. I do not recommend. -al
Dont waste your money on this stupid app.. All it does is link you to the actually pubmed website which you can just go on safari or Google chrome and do the same thing..
Great app for years until latest update. When I open the app it immediately closes. Have tried re-installs and reboots but nothing works.
This was an exceptional app that I used constantly for work. After the update it only crashes. Wish Id read the other review first....
...Could any developer have for a essentially releasing a null version of the app?