Papers for iPhone, your personal library of Science, in your pocket

February 19, 2009 in Productivity (E)

[] Aalsmeer, The Netherlands - Papers, your personal library of Science, and winner of the 2007 Apple Design Award for best Mac OS X scientific computing solution on the Mac, is now available for iPhone and iPod touch. Papers puts your entire research literature database in your pocket, available at your fingertips wherever you go; whether you're at a conference, in class, visiting your peers, or on the road.

Papers was redesigned from scratch to be a perfect and beautiful fit to the iPhone and iPod touch. Browse through the hundreds of articles in your library with the flick of a finger, lookup the papers written by a certain author or published in that well-known journal, organize your library in collections and add your rating or flag great works. Papers comes with a stunning PDF viewer built-in, and of course allows you to add your thoughts and notes to the articles you read, all at the spot, wherever you happen to be.

But what if you forgot to add that one paper? Or you want to check out what's new this week? Papers comes with 6 built-in search engines that give you access to millions of articles at any time. Search the world's largest repositories, visit the publisher's websites and even download new PDFs to your library and start reading straight away, it's that simple. And you can even wirelessly exchange articles with other Papers for iPhone and iPod touch users as well, or send an email to your friends and colleagues to tell them about your new findings and ideas.

And last but not least, Papers of course synchronizes wirelessly with Papers on your Mac. But also if you use a PC or don't use Papers on the Mac it works great as a stand-alone application. It even allows you to do online backups of your library for free!

With Papers for iPhone and iPod touch, the world's knowledge is never more than the flick of a finger away. Your personal library of Science, in your pocket. Visit our web site for a screencast to find out more.

Key Features:
* Browse hundreds of articles with the flick of a finger
* Explore full metadata of your papers
* Organize your library in collections and flag and rate articles
* Read your PDFs with the built-in PDF viewer
* Search on author and journals
* Wirelessly share papers with your colleagues
* Search through millions of papers with the built-in search engines
* Backup your library online for free
* Optionally sync your library with Papers for Mac

Minimum Requirements:
* Papers works on all iPhone and iPod touch models
* Syncing with the Mac version of Papers requires Papers 1.9 (sold separately)

Pricing and Availability:
Introductory Price - To celebrate the launch of Papers for iPhone and iPod touch you can now buy version 1.0 for the introductory price of $9.99 in the iTunes app store.

Review copies are available:
If you are interested in trying Papers for iPhone and iPod touch and are a member of the press or would like to cover it on your website or blog, please contact us by email for a free copy. A press kit with high resolution images available on request.

Papers is a program made by Mekentosj BV, a Dutch independent software company that writes innovative software for scientists. After a PhD in Cell Biology founder and CEO Alexander Griekspoor switched fields and initially joined the European Bioinformatics institute as a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow. Alexander is perhaps most well-known as "Mek" from the duo "Mekentosj". Together with his friend Tom "Tosj" Groothuis he developed a number of scientific Mac applications, two of which won Apple Design Awards for best Best Student and Best scientific Mac OS X application, respectively. What started in his spare time became his passion and has now also become his work: Mekentosj Inc. He aims to create new and innovative Mac OS X applications for scientists, of which his recently released new program Papers is a prime example, it won Mekentosj' third Apple Design Award. Visit our website to learn more.


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