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PubMed On Tap app review: powerful referencing



Researchers across the land will be glad they downloaded PubMed On Tap onto their iPhone and iPad as it provides quick and easy access to full texts on PubMed and PubMed Central with the option to save them as offline PDF documents.

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There are a lot of websites covering subjects like nutrition, medicine, and so on that neglect to back up their claims with credible sources and I think that an app like this should definitely make it easier for people to access peer-reviewed studies in a more convenient format.

PubMed On Tap


Full Texts On Your iOS Device

What we have here is an excellent reference app in the Medical category of the App Store that you can use to perform extensive searches for papers on PubMed and PubMed Central, customizing your searches to look for full texts, free texts, and so on.

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You will of course need the relevant permissions in order to access certain papers, but any that you do have the access rights for you’ll be able to import into the app for offline access so that you can reference them at your leisure.

Easy referencing
Easy referencing

Compatible With iOS 8

PubMed On Tap saves downloaded papers as PDF documents on your iOS device, and from there you can back them up by emailing them to yourself or of course share them with your colleagues via email.

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What’s more, this app has been fully updated and optimized to work in line with iOS 8 so if you’re struggling with the compatibility issues that some comparable apps might have then this should make for a refreshingly consistent user-experience.

Search for specific subjects
Search for specific subjects

PubMed On Tap


Pros & Cons


  • Perform extensive searches for papers on PubMed and PubMed Central
  • Customize your searches for full texts, free texts, abstracts, and so on
  • Import papers directly into the app for anytime offline access
  • Access full PDF versions of papers where you have the correct credentials
  • Share your references or back them up by emailing them to yourself
  • Fully updated and optimized to work with iOS 8


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Read full texts (where available)
Read full texts (where available)

Final Words

PubMed On Tap makes it easier than ever for you to directly access scientific papers on your iPhone and iPad so I would definitely recommend checking it out if you need this kind of utility for your day-to-day work.


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Mark is an opinionated writer who loves to review apps. In 2012, he started reviewing Apple apps on a regular basis and wonders how he survived up to that point without these apps.