I’ve been playing around with a new iteration of our PubMed search app. This version is geared towards discovering articles of interest right when you open up the app, so we created an autosearch feature which I tinker with behind the scenes. It’s surprisingly tough to create a random search that really “seems random,” by the way! Still figuring that out. Meanwhile, when I have time I throw in custom groups of 10 citations on a particular theme.


Here are the ones we’ve put up so far – saved here for posterity, since they come and go in the app…


Ten treats for our beta testers (“scary clown one” got the biggest reaction)

Halloween theme – this set was live, or perhaps undead, at PubSavvy Swipe’s release in the app store

Thanksgiving theme – my personal favorite holiday, probably on account of the pie

Christmas theme – yeah, again with the holidays. They are so fun to search, though! And who knew about the “Grinch effect”?

Self-improvement theme – in keeping with New Year’s resolutions, naturally

Rare Diseases Day – don’t you love that it’s on Feb 29?


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