I am very excited to announce the launch of Findings, a Mac app for scientists that aims to replace the paper lab notebook that is still in use in most research labs. You can sign up on the web site to get notified when Findings is ready. And be sure to share the URL with all your scientist friends or relatives. You can also follow us on twitter, retweet us, or check our Facebook page.
When doing science and running experiments, it is crucial to keep track of what one is doing, to be able to later reproduce the results, assemble and publish them. This is what lab notebooks are for. There is something great about paper, and the freedom and flexibility it affords. But in 2014, paper starts to show its limits in other areas where computers have taken over: storing results, analysing data, searching, replicating, sharing, preserving, and more.
Findings ambition is simple: make your computer a better tool than paper to run your experiments and keep your lab records.
For now, we are running a private beta (enroll with the same sign-up page at findingsapp.com). We plan to release version 1.0 very soon.
When a product is just starting, there is a unique opportunity for early adopters to shape its future and to influence its path. We need this feedback to reach our goals and truly reinvent the lab notebook.