A new NeuroMind
Early 2016 NeuroMind 3 for iOS has been introduced. Fully available off line, optimized for iOS, and many new technical features. Sounds great, and initially it felt that way for me too. But there were drawbacks: for any update, even a small one, I needed Apple’s App Store submission process (which costs time and makes me less flexible – in particular if an error needs to be corrected). Android is not served (which I knew when working on the iOS upgrade, but I did not realize how many NeuroMind users are currently on Android). And the offline database structure (SQLite) which originated back from the first versions was as inflexible as possible: limited search options, and almost no options for collaboration. I wanted that to change.
NeuroMind.cc fulfills my wishes, and many wishes I received from users all over the world. NeuroMind.cc is fully webbased and implements responsive design to work on all platforms and all screen sizes! (“continuous”) Yes, it also works on your desktop as a regular website! And it keeps working from the App Store version or Google Play version. You can comment directly below the content and discuss relevant issues. (“collaborative”) I can perform quick updates, easily include images and implement other web technologies that work on all platforms. Also, I can now measure which pages are frequently being visited and optimize frequenty used content (which I could not do until now).
Favorites are currently not available as an option: to allow this you would need to create an account and I chose not to enable this option for now. This is something which may be added in the future. For now, you will enjoy the much improved search box and menu, which allows for easy navigation through all content.
So although I realize that for users coming from NeuroMind 3 for iOS, this new version may be experienced as “a step back”, I am convinced that this is the way forward. I want to thank all users for their ongoing confidence in NeuroMind as their preferred quick reference platform for neurosurgery, and welcome you to NeuroMind.cc – the future of NeuroMind!
From today, NeuroMind.cc is available as a free download from the App Store and Google Play!
Pieter Kubben, MD, PhD
Neurosurgeon and lead developer of NeuroMind.cc