I’ve recently come across an interesting application, Pubchase, that would like to serve as a search and recommendation tool in the biomedical literature.
As the user saves articles to his or her library, PubChase recommends newly-published articles that are relevant to the individual. This is a free service, available on the web, iOS, or Android devices.
The heart of PubChase is not simply a pretty mobile interface to the published literature. With over 100,000 biomedical articles published each month, our hope is to enable scientists to discover new research important to them, no matter where it is published (as opposed to simply scanning tables of contents of high-impact journals, as many of us commonly do now).