A few years ago, when I was doing my PhD, the thing I needed most was a quick snapshot of every paper I’d saved to my computer to help me figure out which ones were most important to my work. I couldn’t face reading them all but the abstract or introduction didn’t give me enough to go on.
In the end I had to do what most researchers and others needing to digest long documents do – skim-read as much as possible and scribble notes for the papers I needed to come back to. I forgot a lot of what I read and when I came back to them, my notes weren’t always that useful. That meant re-reading, which was painful!
So, at the start of 2018 I set about developing something that does exactly that. Our mission at Scholarcy is to help you read less and understand more. We do that by giving you more than just an abstract or introduction – we give you context, highlight key sections for you and let you easily save or export your summaries to come back to later.
A few months on we’re working with universities, publishers and non-profit organisations to make every day research faster and more productive. We’re adding new features and improvements all the time and would love to talk to you if you have ideas, suggestions or feedback. Get in contact. We would love to hear from you.