Monday, February 1, 2010 Mobile iPhone App(s)

The World's Best Science And Medicine At Your Fingertips

The iPhone application allows you to access science news stories and the latest published research from Nature Publishing Group on your iPhone wherever you are. As new articles are published they're pushed straight to your iPhone where you can read the full text immediately or just save them for later.

Tell the app which journals you're interested in or set up saved searches, which will show you the titles and abstracts of new articles from any journals in PubMed that match your key words.

Keeping abreast of the latest research has never been easier!


Great reading experience- the app has been designed to make reading scientific content on the iPhone a rewarding experience. A fast, attractive interface lets you get straight to the news and research you need and lets you read it comfortably and with minimum fuss.

Save for later- want to skim abstracts on the bus but read the full text back at your desk? Just use the application's "save" button and a link and downloadable citation for that article will appear on this website.

Saved searches- set up saved searches on PubMed or so that you can be alerted to new, relevant research as soon as it gets published.

Zoom and pan figures- tap on a figure and it'll open a new screen where you can pan and zoom in to see fine detail, making best use of the iPhone's smaller screen.

Easy references- no need to jump to the end of the document and back to assess a reference, just tap it to get details.

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!!! Thanks To / Barbara Quint / Editor / Searcher: The Magazine For Database Professionals  / For The HeadsUp !!


  1. There being no such thing as a free lunch I assume that after the introductory offer of free access to Nature and Nature News content expires on the 30th April there will be per-article charges levied?

  2. Utterly pointless without free access. I know a lot more papers are open access but there is no point to this unless everything is free.

  3. Steve, you're right that content won't stay free to access after the introductory period. NPG are working on a range of options, including how mobile access will work with personal and institutional subscriptions.

    Feedback is welcome and helpful, and there is a discussion forum here:


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