Once created, you can save them automatically to a cloud of you choice, then share that information in a professional format.
• Circle any text on your mobile device, and Ref-Ren will extract the information and store it into proper formatting of users choice, creating what we call a “Bib” (Bibliography)
• “Bibs” can be shared with members of your “Focus Group” – a group you create to specifically share your research with, or shared publicly on your profile page.
Users can share their “Bib” just as quickly as they can share a picture on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Instead of sharing pictures, Ref-Ren shares research and information.
With Ref-Ren, users can cite sources on the go and not have to worry about taking the time to put them into the format themselves, or data input everything into a bibliography creator. Just circle, cite, and continue on your way.
Why we created Ref-Ren?
Lets face it – over the next few years, Text books are all going to be on mobile devices. Add that to everything else you can find on the web that can be used as citations in term papers, thesis’ or even in “professional” setting.
Have you ever created a citation for something you found online? If you haven’t, Look it up real quick. It’s just awful.
Citing a written publication in the proper format is not only time consuming, but think about typing that all out on a phone or tablet, which is where I know I spend most of my time “looking stuff up”. Now, users can create their bibliography as they go and save it for later.
Lets say a group of college students are doing a group project and part of it is a written presentation. How great is it going to be when people can just use Ref-Ren to share their “Bibs” with their classmates instantly and not have to compose emails or upload and download files.
Physicians researching new medical technology can now create their share their “Bib” with other physicians of the group working on the project.
Attorneys working together for a client can now research previous cases, share their “Bib” with their colleagues to help further assist creating their individual case based off cases previously tried in court.
Traders on Wall Street researching a public company can share their “Bib” with their clients or colleagues trying to analyze a stock.
Or how about this, think about all the bloggers out there that blog about the serious stuff. They’re blogging about education, medicine, technology, etc. How great is it going to be for them when they can share their “Bib” right in their blog?
For us, Ref-Ren is a “Information Network”. Ref-Ren is promoting people to share their research and their thoughts. Not just in an academic setting, but with whom ever they chose, whatever the reason is and back it up with their research. Imagine what could be achieved if everyone was able to share their thoughts and research for others to use and share.