There has been an explosion of new applications that can revolutionize the way you research that you don’t want to miss.
Applications like Amazon, Uber and Spotify have changed our lives in ways that make it hard to remember what it was like before they were developed, and these are 10 applications that will transform your research life in a similar way!
While many still prefer the tried and tested methods of research management (like paper lab notebooks), more and more researchers are maximizing their research efforts with technology.
From electronic lab notebooks to artificial intelligence-powered software, these applications are designed to make your research life easier, faster and more enjoyable.
Here are 10 applications to kick-start your research in 2021:
A fully-unified platform for all of your research needs with a premium digital lab notebook and LIMS experience. Benchling’s innovative platform makes it easy to track your research from inception all the way to result. Collaborate effortlessly and keep your entire team up to date on each project in Benchling!
Quartzy is the application you need for lab management. Keeping track of orders, deliveries and stock is challenging, but Quartzy streamlines the entire process (which means you’ll never accidentally run out of an important re-agent again)! All in Quartzy, your lab members can request, approve and manage orders, making sure the lab is always fully stocked to keep your research going!
BenchSci is a free platform for academic scientists that uses artificial intelligence to help you quickly find the antibody you need for your research. Enter your protein target and BenchSci will review thousands of publications and websites to help you choose the antibody you need for the application you need it for!
LabArchives is the leading cloud-based electronic lab notebook. Replace your pen and paper notebook with this digital lab notebook that effortlessly integrates with your digital data and makes collaboration a breeze. LabArchives has key features like real time collaboration, customization and can capture data right from your lab equipment, making it the ideal companion for your modern research lab.
eLabJournal is a premium lab journal that is more than just a notebook: it’s an integrated solution for experiment tracking, ordering, equipment booking and more. A key feature that eLabJournal offers is the ability to automatically generate (and print) barcodes for your samples, devices and inventory that can be scanned using their mobile application!
SnapGene is the go-to application for viewing and annotating DNA sequences. SnapGene helps you design cloning procedures, visualize your work, and can automatically record your workflow. With over 2,700 plasmid files that you can download and the SnapGene viewer for visualizing and sharing, you’ll love this application for your work.
HistoWiz automates histology for researchers: you mail your tissue samples, they’ll process the samples and provides you with digitally scanned slides in as little as 3 days! Offering features ranging from routine histology to quantitative image analysis, HistoWiz makes histology faster so that you have more time for your research!
Labstep is a digital research environment: it connects your notebook, inventory, applications and data in a single workspace. It’s fully connected, which makes managing your entire laboratory, multiple research projects and team collaboration easy. Write protocols, keep track of reagents, store your data all in Labstep.
Connected Papers is a unique visual tool that helps you visualize and explore the literature with powerful graphics . Enter the paper of your choice and Connected Papers will generate a connected web of similar papers in the field. Connected Papers is the ideal tool for helping you make sure you haven’t missed a paper and can even help you create a comprehensive bibliography.
At BioRender, we created a web-based illustration tool to help anyone create professional science figures in minutes. Our library has over 30,000 pre-made icons across a wide variety of disciplines! BioRender is ideal for creating schematics, graphical abstracts and figures to help you communicate your research to reviewers, colleagues and the public. Check out the BioRender Learning Hub for easy design tips from expert illustrators for your next figure!
Give one of these apps a try to change the way you do your research in 2021! Did we miss an application that you think is a must-have for scientific research in 2021? We’d love to hear your suggestions! Let us know at @BioRender or [email protected]!