ReadCube is a desktop application for Windows and Mac that aims to help you organize your research literature better. I initially tried it out last fall and found it to be a powerful tool even if it wasn’t the most intuitive tool I’ve ever tried. This morning I received an email announcing that ReadCube is now available to anyone that wants to try it out. Therefore, I thought I would reintroduce it to you today.
ReadCube provides a place for students to save and annotate scholarly documents. Through ReadCube students can search Google Scholar and Pub Med. Students can also import to ReadCube PDFs that they find elsewhere. The video below offers a short overview of what ReadCube can do.
Applications for Education
When you download ReadCube, it will ask you for your university email. Don’t be discouraged by that, I was able to register using my K-12 school email account. But the fact they ask for your university email account is an indication that Read Cube is clearly targeted to a higher ed audience. Still, Read Cube could be useful for some high school students working on long-term research assignments. You might also consider using it yourself for your next continuing education course.