Findings - Lab Notebook 4+

Nucleobytes BV

    • 4.4 • 30 Ratings
    • Free



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Findings is your lab notebook, reinvented. With Findings, you can easily keep track of your experiments and your research: your lab notebook is always with you and always up to date, be it on the field, at the bench, or at a conference. Findings helps you browse your results, reproduce crucial experiments, and assemble and publish your discoveries. Findings for iOS is even more powerful when used in combination with Findings for Mac (separate app available on our web site), and with Apple Watch.

EXPERIMENTS. With Findings, all your experiments are in one place, neatly arranged and easy to browse. See what you have planned for today and this week. You can follow your progress, add a picture or a quick note, edit your experiment conditions, and never forget a step. Once finished, your results are safely stored alongside your notes and the protocols you used. All in one place, always saved, always accessible to your future self.

TIMERS & TIMESTAMPS. You can attach a countdown timer, a stopwatch or a timestamp to any task in any of your experiments. All your running timers are accessible from the list of experiments and can easily be viewed in context with just one more tap. Thanks to local notifications, Findings will remind you when the time has come, whatever app you're using, wherever you are, online or offline. And of course, Apple Watch works great with timers too!

PROTOCOLS. Protocols have a special place in Findings, where you can browse, edit, and organize them. Protocols are the primary building blocks of your experiments. You can add one protocol or multiple protocols to an experiment. Once integrated, a copy of the protocol is made, so you can modify it just for that one use, and leave the original untouched. Protocols can be organized by field, with a number of sufields available for each: biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, engineering, mathematics, cookery. Findings is for all the branches of science.

SYNC. All your data can be automatically synced and backed up to Dropbox. Once linked to a Dropbox account, your experiments and protocols are shared with Findings on other iOS devices or on your Mac (separate Findings app for Mac available on our web site).

SHARING AND COLLABORATING. Your research should not be in a silo. Findings can easily export any subset or all of your experiments and protocols to PDF, with all the attachments neatly arranged in folders. With our smart export/import features, you can also collaborate directly with Findings, and choose what to share, how to share it and when to share it.

YOUR DATA IS YOURS. Unlike most electronic lab notebooks (ELN), your data is not stored on a server and remains under your control. Experiments and protocols are stored in an open-source format (PARStore) and are always with you, even when offline. And you can still get the best of both worlds: with Dropbox sync, you can keep your data in sync on multiple devices, while having an extra backup.

What’s New

Version 1.3.5

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Fixing issues with interface layout on iPhone X.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Recently User ,

Love it, but also needs to polish with more rich feature

Not a scientist nor researcher, I use Findings as a notebook, rather than research tracking tool. I love how I can review my notes from mobile, but different kind of notes is now consider as experiment on mobile. Current stage doesn’t have ability to view all feature on the MacOS. I really hope developers can expend the horizon of what both MacOS and IOS app can do, and craft features that can be implemented for different field with the same scientific documentation techniques. Thank you for the good app.

CookieElle ,

Helpful ELN, please consider adding...

I really like this app and find it to be very useful in organizing my experiments. I would just like to provide one suggestion—could you add a materials section to the protocol? It might be me, as I am still in the learning process of using the app, but I cannot seem to incorporate the materials required for any particular protocol.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the nice words. I have indeed the idea of a materials section in my todo list, and it's very useful to know that you would like to see such features in Findings. At this stage, I can't promise when that will happen, but I hope we can get to it in the future :-)

omnivocal ,

Good, but not without flaws

This app is pretty solid in terms of what you can track with it, and I haven't found anything better in a standalone app. However, , it has some issues with text formatting that interrupt the workflow somewhat. For example, when adding a new paragraph to an experiment, if text is selected and you press the "title" button to convert that text to a heading, the text is no longer selected, so you need to go back and delete it manually. Also, it's not possible to add separate paragraph styles at the same time--changing to a heading style will change all of the text on the edit paragraph screen, even if two would-be paragraphs are separated by a blank line.

That said, the app has improved dramatically in both features and stability over the past few years, and if you can get past the spots where the not-quite-intuitive workflows affect the user experience, it's definitely a worthwhile investment for a student or researcher looking for a digital lab notebook solution.

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for your thorough feedback and review. There are definitely ways we can improve the editing experience on iOS. Our focus on iOS has been more on building a companion app that leverages what a mobile device can bring to a lab notebook, such as quick notes, timers and quick pictures. All your suggestions make sense and we hope to indeed keep building up and iterating in the future to make Findings even better.

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