We wrote about the launch of BioData‘s flagship product LabGuru last December, a lightweight research management tool for use in the lab. The web application, designed by a researcher frustrated with the inefficiency and mismanagement of lab resources, helps users organise the myriad information sources in their lab, plan their experiments, and share results with peers.

Today, BioData unveil a free iPad app that seamlessly integrates with Labguru, allowing researchers a means of conducting and managing multiple experiments at the bench, as well as syncing their results and progress back to their main account. The application is free in the app store, and is designed to not only build upon the user’s experience but enhance it, enabling protocol formatting for bench use, embedded timers, space for reference material and even room for additional notes.

We’ve seen a push in recent years for a more digital experience at the bench – a naturally analog workspace – but none to date who have moved beyond electronic lab notebook functionality and note capture to a more intuitive interface that allows researchers to manage *all* of their experiments easily with integrated, easy to follow protocols. Labguru’s iPad app not only allows for researchers to have a place for their notes and protocols, but also seamlessly syncs the results and additional data to their main account for later reference.

Our colleagues at BioData have put together an informative video to walk you through the additional functionality. We hope you’ll give the tool a try. We’d love to hear your thoughts

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For the full announcement, visit our Latest News section. You can download the app here, and find out more about Labguru and BioData on their website.