In the past few weeks, we have been working hard on the next milestones for Findings: Findings Sync and Findings for iOS. We are almost ready, but before we officially release new versions of Findings, we would like to give you the opportunity to beta-test these new features... and give us the opportunity to fix any issue that we may have missed.
Findings Sync can already be enabled in the version 1.0.6 of Findings for Mac. First, make sure you have the latest version using the menu Findings > Check for Updates. After restarting the app, you can enable Dropbox sync in the 'Library' tab in your preferences (accessed via the menu Findings).
Note that because of OS X security, you will need to give access to your Dropbox folder by selecting its location on disk (typically the Dropbox folder in your home folder). Do the same on all your Macs, and have all your experiments and protocols in Dropbox, available everywhere! Please let us know if you have any question or problem: send us an email using the Help menu in Findings, or simply email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Findings for iOS
If you would like to try Findings on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, send us an email. We will need to give you special access to our beta program. If you are already using Findings for Mac, be sure to enable Dropbox sync. The data from your Mac will then be stored in a special folder in Dropbox, where it can be accessed by Findings on iOS as well. This makes for a great combination: prepare your experiments on your Mac, run them using your iPhone, and go back to your Mac to add results and conclusions.
Share the News
To help us get all the feedback we need, please share the news about Findings with your colleagues and friends, tweet about us, follow @findingsapp, like our page on facebook, blog about it, email to colleagues, friends, postdoc or student mailing lists, whatever you feel comfortable with. Thanks!
We are very curious to hear what you think about Findings Sync and Findings for iOS.