7.03 Mobile App for Android and IOS
The LabArchives Mobile App is ideal when you want to access your notebooks on a small mobile device. It complements the full web version of LabArchives with handy features that leverage tablet and smartphone features. To get started, download the Mobile App from the Google Play Store or App Store. Due to device variation, the mobile app may appear slightly different on your device compared to the screenshots in this document. The functionality will remain the same.
To view a Demo of the LabArchives App for Android Click Here.
After launching the LabArchives app, you can
If you access LabArchives through your Institutional single
Note: If your Single Sign-on System uses Duo, you will need to use the passcode authentication method to generate a passcode.
If you access LabArchives on another server, tap the gear icon to open settings and select your server.
For more information about Accessing LabArchives on the Australian Server Click Here.
For more information about Accessing LabArchives on the UK Server Click Here.
After logging in, you will see the structure of your lab notebook. To view other notebooks in your account,
A preview of each entry will be shown on the page. To view the full entry, tap on the entry. To view a widget thumbnail, image or PDF attached to your notebook, tap on the entry. To open an entry in the web browser, tap “web”
Create and Edit Entries
To add a new entry to a page
The rich text entry allows you to add, edit and format text on the page. To learn more Rich Text entries please Click Here.
Headings allow you to divide a notebook page making it more readable and visually appealing.
The Plain text entry does not have the formatting options available with the rich text entry. Note: Plain text entries viewed on the mobile app do not support Markdown.
You can take a photo or attach an image from your library. Name the image and select the image size
You can record audio or attach an audio file from your device. If you choose to record audio from within the app tap the Red Circle to record. When you are finished, name the file on the “Capture” field.
You can record Video or attach a Video file from your device. When you are finished, name the file on the “Name” field.
To change the pen color, tap the color square on the top right, select a color, brightness and saturation. To adjust the thickness of the pen, tap the PEN ICON. To turn on or off the eraser, tap “eraser.” When you are finished, tap the word “Save” to save the sketch. Note: After Saving, sketches made on the mobile app are treated as images.
To receive notifications on the mobile app, turn on notifications in settings. To open your notifications, you can tap
To filter your notifications tap the filter
To view or comment on an entry tap the Comment Icon. If an entry has a comment you will you see a green number indicating the number of comments. When you are finished adding your comment, tap Done to save. To delete a comment tap, delete.
To perform a simple search of your notebook tap the on the top right of the page. To learn more about the LabArchives Search feature Click Here.
Android Only- Save files to LabArchives from other apps
Several applications allow you to share photos or files
If you select save to notebook, you will be prompted to select the page. Save to inbox will add the file to your LabArchives Inbox. To learn more about the inbox, Click Here.
Session Timeout Feature
Your institution may set an institution-wide timeout for mobile app sessions. If you are inactive for a period of time, you will see the following message. Once the session has timed out, you will be back on the Login page.
Speech to text
Many users will take advantage of the Voice to text options provided by Google Voice, Siri, or another voice to text tool. Due to the variation in devices, please contact the manufacturer of your device for more information on the voice to text options available.
Handwriting to Text
Many devices support the use of a stylus to input text using the keyboard. Due to the variation in devices, please contact the manufacturer of your device for more information on the handwriting to text options available.