Be more productive with labfolder

Today marks World Productivity Day. Everybody wants to be more productive. It means you can save time and devote it to the more important things in life like more experiments, new discoveries and less time on recording data. But apart from getting 6-8 hours of sleep a night, drinking 8 glasses of water a day and planning a week of meals on Sunday, how can you become a more productive person?

labfolder aims to make recording your data faster and easier – it optimizes your research time to allow more time for what science is all about – discovery and innovation.

Do you want to increase your productivity, make new scientific discoveries and become the next Nobel Prize winner? Maybe you should try labfolder!

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One of the biggest advantages of going digital is having all your data in its original format, all in one place. Nowadays, people are more stressed, life is fast paced and you need to multitask constantly. Rather than adding to the multitasking, having all your scientific tools in one location, within labfolder, means less switching between platforms, less stress and leading a happier, fuller life – claim scientists at labfolder.

Data entry
labfolder bases itself on the format of a paper lab notebook, and with this design, it strives to be intuitive. Input original content directly in the notebook sections. Enter data as text, tables or sketches, just as you would in the traditional paper lab notebook.

Images
No longer do you need to print and stick images into your paper lab notebook, only to scan and send them to a colleague. By sharing your project with your team, they can access your work as soon as you record it.

Annotate your images within your digital lab notebook – just sketch your illustrations on top of the image. Need the unannotated image again? No problem! It is easy to retrieve the original, by selecting Download original image in the image download section.

Read more about image annotation in labfolder here.

Import
You can also keep related content in one location. Attach relevant reading in PDF or Microsoft Word format directly to a project to keep all your research connected with the data it applies to.

 

One place to look for all your research.

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Let’s go back to the days when the only thing that existed was the old frayed paper lab notebook. Minutes, hours, days even, were spent sifting through the pages, hunting for data. If only this data could be carefully organized by date, or project title, maybe even tagged so that you can find all the data related to IHC instantly… oh wait!

With labfolder, you can filter your data with two clicks by date (creation date, last modified or custom dates), the author, project title and tags that you can assign to project entries yourself.

But what if you just want to find that one entry, where you know a crucial piece of data is hidden? Search the keyword or keywords in the search bar to find it in a few seconds. In the digital age, there’s no need to waste time searching – all the data you need is right at your fingertips!

Read more about labfolder’s search and filter functions here.

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Standard protocols are a way of laboratory life. You have completed the experiment for the tenth time, collected the results, now the real pain starts – copying. Copying, copying, copying. Word. By. Word.

But Suzie next to you has already finished recording her data and she is on to the next experiment! What’s her trick?

“Well, basically, all I did, Paul, was press Save as template in labfolder – the digital lab notebook that everyone’s talking about! I just took the template, only filled in the bits I needed to with the new data and I was done!”

Save your protocols as templates within labfolder and you can reuse them whenever you like.

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Everyone knows that the most organized person has a to-do list – it is all over Pinterest, after all. But it can get confusing when your scientific tasks get mixed into your everyday tasks. Imagine the situation:

  • Split cells
  • Run WB with 5 samples
  • Incubate bacteria culture overnight
  • Iron shirt
  • Record results in labfolder

It just doesn’t really work. How am I meant to remember to iron my blue shirt for Suzie’s party tonight, when it is mixed up with my lab work?

Which is why, within labfolder, there is a to-do list designed to be devoted to your lab workload. You can have as many to-do lists as you like, which you could use for each of your experiments, keeping them separate from each other. It means you can keep on top of your lab tasks and keep your life and work jobs apart as well as looking fabulous for Suzie’s party.

To improve your productivity give labfolder a go! Sign up here.

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