Last Updated on November 25, 2011 by New-Startups Team
ReadCube by Labtiva enables researchers to manage and create their own personal content library and discover new articles / readings in their field through a recommendation system that is personalized just for them.
Labtiva is co-founded by Sinisa Hrvatin & Robert McGrath as a startup that was initiated in a Harvard College dorm room. As roommates the two discovered the problems faced with researching. Which were: the lack of tools to help with organization and the ability to independently find new / useful literature for their disciplines. ReadCube is the brainchild of the two co-founders who are making reading, finding and organizing literature easier and personalized.
ReadCube lets you easily import article PDF’s into the application which will then be automatically organized into a fully searchable library. The application is also able to make finding citations and content super easy with an advanced full text search, and once the article needed is found, a citation can be added as an endnote for personal use without much work. With ReadCube also being utilized with PubMed and Google Scholar, researchers will be able to quickly find articles that are being referenced and view other papers that utilize the same citations that are currently being read.
“ReadCube streamlines PubMed /Google Scholar searches and article downloads, helps researchers to organize and annotate publications, and to create references with endnotes. Read Cube generates daily recommendations for recently published articles that may be of interest to you based on the contents in your library.”
ReadCube has also partnered with Nature.com to make the web reading experience enriched, easy and usable for research. Their Web Reader will allow you to add articles and annotations directly to your library, view in-line references being used by the article, highlight and apply notes for referencing, and generates a simple download link button for desktop usage.
Researcher’s should be watering at the mouth and jumping on the chance to use such a smart and intuitive article organization tool such as ReadCube. By providing a singular platform location to find, learn, organize and be offered recommendations based on daily usage, ReadCube is a feature packed application that is a dream come true for every researcher – and it’s free!