Monday, July 20, 2015

Backed my first Kickstarter: Reader

Today I backed my first Kickstarter which will create Reader: Dragging Science Publications into the 21st Century.  As someone who reads a lot of science publications, I think this is a fantastic idea! Reader is a viewer that will render manuscripts in a web browser (phone, tablet and computer) to allow the reader to interact and discuss papers, bookmark papers & citations, load figures and inline context of the paper (no software or app to install).  

It's always a hassle to flip back and forth between the results section, figures, figure legend, and references when reading a paper in the traditional format. Now all of that will be changed with Reader. Here is an demo of a publication from their website. I look forward to start using Reader in August 2015 (expected date of completion).  

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