Search results in PubSavvy are clean, readable, and free from ads or behind the scenes financial arrangements. PubSavvy supports full display of PubMed/MEDLINE structured abstracts (Objective - Methods - Results - Conclusions), which can be truncated in other PubMed search apps. In PubSavvy 2.0 we've added the PubMed unique identifier (PMID) to the display, and a green ribbon appears to indicate that full text of the article is available for free.
PubSavvy is the only PubMed search app to offer a custom keyboard interface, so that commonly used entries are not buried 2 or 3 screens down on your iPhone standard keyboard. The custom keyboard includes boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT, plus commonly used PubMed / MEDLINE punctuation. Use standard parentheses ( ) to nest boolean operations. Use square brackets [ ] to indicate PubMed indexing fields, such as author [AU], first author [1AU] MEDLINE subject heading [MeSH], or date of publication [DP].
Once you run your search, PubSavvy gives you the power to easily select the most relevant citations. You can select multiple citations from a list by using the "Select" and "Add" buttons, or read the full abstract of each citation by clicking on the article title.
PubSavvy saves your search history, even when you are not connected to the internet. Unlike search histories on the PubMed website which can expire after a few hours, PubSavvy search terms are stored on your device. Simply click on a search to run it again, or type a new search into the bar at the top of the page.
Because the database is so comprehensive, PubMed searches often return many more citations than the user intended. PubSavvy helps you to refine your search with pre-set limits. Mix and match your desired criteria for each search, including reviews, systematic reviews, English language citations, free full text articles, and custom-designed search strings for randomized trials and for all clinical studies excluding comments, editorials, news items, reviews, and case reports.
PubSavvy allows you to view and email full text pdfs for open access journals and those with subscriptions held by your institution. (Image shown from Kopetz et al, J Clin Oncol 2009)
Create user collections on the fly, and save the most relevant abstracts from one or many searches. Name and add to your Collections for different projects, and review in app or email to colleagues.
Individual abstracts and papers or whole Collections can be sent by email for later perusal. PubSavvy automatically creates a meaningful subject line with the name of the Collection or article. Need to work with citations on your computer, for manuscript writing or to populate a CV? Don't re-type citation infomation! Select "Medline export" in the user preferences to automatically attach a MEDLINE-formatted file to all emails sent from PubSavvy. This formatted text file can be easily imported to bibliographic management software such as EndNote, RefMan, and RefWorks.