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PubMed On Tap Lite app for iPhone and iPad

4.4 ( 6784 ratings )
Reference Medical
Developer: ReferencesOnTap
Current version: 2.9.2, last update: 1 year ago
First release : 24 Feb 2009
App size: 58.22 Mb

• This is an outdated version of PubMed On Tap. Do not buy this version, it’s only here so the existing customers can install it on new devices or replace a lost copy. Instead, download our latest app, called “PubMed On Tap 2”.

••• Check out Bookends On Tap - PubMed On Taps big brother •••

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.

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

PubMed On Tap Lite app good for

Helps you keep on top of the publications. Useful in my opinion
Easier to use and faster loading than the PubMed website on the iPhone.
This frequently-updated app makes it a snap to find information on PubMed when youre not at your computer. E-mailing tagged references to yourself or others to be imported into a reference management application is a nice addition, too. People who use PubMed seriously should check out this apps big brother, PubMed On Tap, which can return an unlimited number of hits.
Works a lot better than the Medline apps that are on here. Actually shows you the whole abstract. Consistent results. A little confusing with the menu items that dont do anything, and still have search boxes that always return "no results". Just scroll down to "PubMed online search" and search there.
Very useful app to search for references instantly. Although provides only 20 references with the free version, most of the times it is sufficient for quick referencing. Using a wise combination of key words would eliminate chaff and get you the top 20. Free full articles are a bonus. Works seamlessly with the institutional VPN for full article access of the subscription journals. Highly recommended.

Some bad moments

As search result number is limited to 10, this app is as useful as a car without . Dont even bother installing it.
Function is ok. Who takes lite version knows the Limits. But its really unendurable with the Lot of commercial in below!
This could have been a useful app but they chose to annoy users with no more than 10 citations. What is that ever good for?
Crashes instantly on launch. 100% repeatable. 64 GB iPod Touch 3rd Gen. with iOS 3.1.3.
Ive been searching medline since the 80s and ive never come across a more opaque interface.
The programmer of this app apparently thought that the user would want to manage references one at a time. For example the user cannot add multiple references to a (static) group. I see no reason for this limited thinking.