the IOS App is now ALSO for IPAD, which is a big step forward. This makes Docphin more competitive with ReadbyQxMD and docwise. The Docphin web-interface is however still unique, offering users to check and maintain their preferred journals & news on desktop computers easily. Maybe ReadbyQxMD is goind that way too with their Read on the Web, searchfeature.
Institutional Access- Save your password and never type it in again This is a major improvement too taking away loging in over and over again. ReadbyQxMD, BrowZine and Docphin now have this for the library proxy and I am hoping docwise will go there soon too!
Medstream - Keep up with breaking research in the news Get visually triggered by relevant topics and related articles underneath. I like it. Here is what Sachin Nanavati (Co-founder Docphin) wrote to me in an email about Medstream:
"We've spent significant time developing the technology
behind Medstream, which curates trending articles in both main stream new
sources and evidenced-based medical journals. The technology then couples
related articles, thus providing users with comprehensive coverage of the most
relevant and discussed healthcare topics of the day. In doing so,
our goal is to create a relevant, evidenced-based stream of content that
healthcare professionals can reference each to help them treat their patients
everyday. As you can see, we've also enhanced many of the
other features on Docphin including an Search and the Alerts tabs. We'll
continue to make enhancements to each of these features in bi-monthly updates
to the apps."
Search - Filter by journal, author, specialty, or type of
studyI still want to now details about search syntax, it's a mystery for me. Also I think they should add a Save Search Options, or al least an option to Save As Alert. Anoying is the Search can not be run via the screen keyboard. You have to close it and press Search.
Alerts - Get updates on your favorite topics Same issue as with the Search syntax here. I want to understand what it is search for and how I can get what i want...
Library - Save your
articles and we'll sync them to all your device Nice to be abled to read offline, simply hit the star * to save it. You would expect to get the latest saved articles on top, but they are on the bottowm of the list unfortunately..
All in all, Docphin makes a big step forward and seems to be working on nice clever features for the future. Having it now on my iPad I will use it more and together with the Saved Institutional Access, it will be smooth to get the pdf's.
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Here a short overview of all new updates around the Journal apps we are supporting. Personally I am most excited about the anouncements of "docwise" making big steps to keep up with BrowZine & Read (Integration -"Open in"- with Dropbox, Evernote and more, save and email full text articles), but making a hug jump with unique features, like shareable Folders with docwise users ánd a RSS reader feature (boldly called Google Reader replacement!). Bring it on!