LabArchives 4+


Designed for iPad

    • 2.7 • 27 Ratings
    • Free



LabArchives for iPhone / iPad is an easy-to-use, free companion to the LabArchives web application. This app enables LabArchives users to list all entries in their LabArchives Notebooks. Users can view text files, Office docs, PDF files, and images; edit Plain Text, Rich Text, and Heading entries; and can take and upload photos into their Notebooks. Descriptions may be added to pictures, and photos may be resized when connectivity is limited.

Stay organized and improve your productivity in the laboratory or lab class. LabArchives enables you to make notes, store photos and other data, and makes all completely searchable.

With LabArchives for the iPhone and iPad, you can snap photos of posters, gels, whiteboards, or even books and have them stored safely in your Notebook from anywhere in the world.

LabArchives is available for the Web, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

What’s New

Version 3.0.2

LabArchives Mobile V.3 introduces a number of enhancements including a new UI, sketch entry and display, widget display, and support for the new U.K. LabArchives regional site.
** LabArchives Mobile V.3 requires iOS 10 or above. **
DO NOT INSTALL this update if your device runs a version of iOS prior to 10.
V.3.0.2 includes some minor fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

labstudent ,

App needs improvement.

The website is great, but the app can definitely use some improvements.

-The app doesn’t work with the apple keyboard made for the newer iPads. For example, the arrow keys don’t work with the app.

- Can’t customize the font on rich text through the app. Some of the options like subscripts or color change are not available. Also special characters are not available

- Copy & paste images from the iPad to the app work, but then when returning to edit more, the images are no longer available.

- Can’t edit and customize tables made on rich text.

- Can’t move entries up and down with the app.

-Notification symbol (for new comments or context) doesn’t disappear even after dismissing them or changing preferences.

ZsBvZlJ ,

Version 3.0.1

Tried version 3.0.1, it happened 2 times that I still signed in, created a plain text, typed into it, saved it and although the text was visible for a while during stepping into a different directory and returning, after a while my text switched back to an earlier saved version, so lost most of that I typed. What can I do against this?

I like the app otherwise, I have one wish only: it would be nice to be able to select and insert multiple images in the same time.

Note: text formatting option menu is not available later on the computer if the text object was created by the mobile app.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for your review. We have been unable to replicate your issue. Would you please contact our support team at so that we can work with you to resolve this?

Chris Cardinale ,

LabArchives is the premier electronic lab notebook, but this app is a travesty

The web browser interface to LabArchives is a superb product. Since I switched from writing in a paper lab notebook to using LabArchives, which is supplied to our research institute, I have had improved productivity and organization in my laboratory data. I’m a molecular biologist and molecular geneticist. If you’re still using a paper notebook, you’re missing out.
On the other hand, this iOS app implementation is terrible. It doesn’t display entries correctly and the rich text editor just doesn’t work. I haven’t even tried uploading images or attachments. There’s potential here for a great way to access data, but this app just isn’t it.

App Privacy

The developer, LabArchives, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

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