BrowZine- must-have personal journal tablet bookshelf
Last week, one of my trainees introduced me to an iPad (and Android tablet) app called BrowZine. At the outset, it is worthwhile to mention that the app is FREE!!
This app allows the reader to create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals and access them through the electronic access offered through the hospital or university. The app also allows the reader to combine individual articles from databases and create complete journals and arranges them in an intuitive newsstand. This Flipboard-like ability offers an easy to use format optimized for the iPad or Android tablets. The interface offers an intuitive way for users to browse journals by subject, discover new titles, and easily read articles.
The user has to log in only once to authorize their library e-access and then proceeds to select journals to fill the bookshelf. The app also offers the ability to arrange the journals on the shelf based on the user’s interests.
BrowZine enables easy access to written scholarly articles on the go and also includes the ability to share links to articles with colleagues or email a link to your group, all from within the app. And now on the new iPad air with retina display and newer Android devices like the Nexus 7, the articles are as crisp as news print – finally making reading on a tablet a very attractive solution for digital reading.