Keeping the creative juices flowing by researching topics on the go is no easy feat. While there may be various research apps for mobile phones out there, not all provide a truly unique and simple research experience. We at Questia, the premier online research tool for students, are pleased to announce the release of our new iOS app designed specifically for a compelling mobile research experience.
We know that researching on your mobile device is an experience unique from that of researching on your laptop of desktop. With that in mind, we thought long and hard on what it means to perform research while on a phone or tablet and, more importantly, what set of features make for a compelling mobile research experience.
Scholars on the go hold a preference for researching in smaller increments and aren’t necessarily hunkered down to do a large portion of work all at once. So we built around a set of features that give you quick access to highly relevant content, research tools to evaluate that material quickly and a convenient workspace to organize it all for further exploration once back in front of a desktop or laptop.
The Questia iOS app encompasses three key features for users that help enhance the research experience.
- Search & Discovery: Questia’s online collection contains over 70,000 books and 6 million articles. The new app simplifies the search interface to make it easy for users to quickly find and evaluate content. With the search feature, users have instant access to high-quality content hand-selected by librarians.
- Smooth Reading: Reading on a mobile device’s small screen used to get frustrating fast. The new app features a fluid reading style with easy-turn pages on par with the popular tablet reading styles.
- Saved Projects: Few people use mobile phones as their primary tool for research, but having it as a handy side-kick for researching on the go makes for limitless possibilities. The Questia iOS app simplifies projects, making it easy for users to save and later access research both on their mobile and on their computer.
With the user friendly interface, you can easily navigate between mobile and desktop platforms to search, read and organize your work. We also provide utility to users who aren’t currently Questia subscribers by offering a free version of the app. In this version, some aspects can be used for free, but other premium features are special benefits for our Questia members, who can access 100% of the Questia library, its research tools and cloud-synched project folders.
Free vs. Premium
The new Questia iOS app helps students access information on the go and write better research papers faster. The free app will be available for download in the iTunes store January 14th, 2013. For those interested in gaining access to the full Questia library and arsenal of research tools, yearly subscriptions are $99.99, semester subscriptions are $49.99 and monthly subscriptions are available for just $19.99. Begin researching better and faster today!