What’s New

Version 2.12

• Added a new BibTex export option for references.
• If you like PubMed On Tap, please take the time to give us a nice review: it really helps.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
741 Ratings

741 Ratings

ElegantScience ,

Excellent access to PubMed

I barely use PubMed in a browser on my computer anymore. This is a very thoughtful and well-designed app. In terms of browsing and reading abstracts it cannot be best - and makes it very easy to do a very quick searches & saving of relevant papers that can be explored more in-depth later. I highly recommend it.

1-800 Frustrated ,

Mobile vs Desktop?

Just paid $1.99 for an app that - yes - is mobile friendly, and well organized for the convenience of searching with my phone, but to just get the same results Google provides me on my normal internet browser... I got a list full of articles that only included abstracts, and maybe 5% of them included full text. What am I paying for exactly? I understand that articles are expensive to view at full, but what am I benefiting from with this app, if it does nothing but give me the same results Google does, and doesn’t allow any privileges past viewing an abstract? This app should be free, and paying for articles should be separate, but both? There wasn’t even a detailed disclosure as to what this app had to offer. People want to know what they’re going to get if they’re paying money. $1.99 isn’t much, but I feel like I just got scammed into paying money for an app that doesn’t nothing different for me than what I’m capable of doing without it.

Developer Response ,

PubMed is a free resource and the results it provides are the same regardless of how it is accessed. Unlike a browser, PubMed On Tap lets you store the references locally in an easily-readable and format to which you can add your own comments, can search off-line manually or via smart groups, etc. You can also attach PDFs you have permissions for to be read off-line. Many find these features an improvement over a browser. No app allows you unlimited to PDFs, which is restricted independently by each publisher. Access privileges are typically paid for by your university or institution, and cost a tad more than $1.99.

Jasbo7 ,

Handy App

I like the ease of the app


Serhiy Duminskyy
30.6 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© References On Tap


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

More By This Developer