EasyBib, for iPad
By Imagine Easy Solutions
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Just like our iPhone app, you can create accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations in seconds by scanning a book bar code or by typing the name of a book. Build and manage your works cited list on the larger screen of the iPad. Once done, email your citations and then export your citations to EasyBib.com's popular bibliography management service.
What's New in Version 1.1
Updated barcode scanning for latest version of iPad
Could be great with more features
As less and less research comes from traditional physical sources, it makes me wonder why there is no support for web resources (articles, blog posts, videos, images, etc.) available within the app. I realize you can go to the website for this, but it doesn't make sense to force users to go to more than one place to use your service. This could be a really useful app if all of the features available on the website are added to the app (including account integration). The way it is now, I have no desire to recommend this to my colleagues and students.
Not Quite Ready
Until this app can save directly to your EasyBib account either as a new bibliography or to an existing one, it is useless. The suggested email solution is ridiculous and cumbersome. You have to add each citation by clicking the link in the email and then confirming it in the browser. Being able to scan is great, but you have to incorporate the data to be useful. It reminds me of the old Seinfeld episode where Jerry comments that the restaurant knows how to take the reservation, but it doesn't know how to hold the reservation. There is a similar flaw with this app.
This app is great if you only want to cite already-published books that it has pre-cited in its data banks, but there is no manual entry option, and you aren't able to cite anything that is not strictly a book. I love books, but there are other ways of retrieving information that this app seems to be unaware of. I can't cite websites, abstracts, documentaries, pamphlets, artworks, legal works, or the like. Don't even bother with this app, the website is much better if you want to cite things.
- Category: Education
- Updated: May 23, 2012
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 0.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Imagine Easy Solutions LLC
- © Imagine Easy Solutions, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.