2019-08-09 New Sketch Widget In Labii ELN & LIMS To Write And Draw


Over the past 10 years, the adoption curve has changed dramatically as more and more people are shifting from using their desktop/laptop to using their smartphones/tablets for just about everything. Gone are the days of waiting to be at an office or home to use a desktop/laptop to browse the web, sending emails, finishing work-related tasks, and more. The increase of tech within smartphones and tablets have made it to where people rely heavily on their mobile devices for work and that also changes how scientists and researchers document their lab notes. When it comes to documenting lab notes, scientists increasingly have the need to use their mobile devices to access their Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) platform and documenting their work. In today’s market, ELN vendors, for the most part, are lagging behind when it comes to adding features and functionality supporting the rise of mobile devices. To help solve this problem, Labii has released a “Sketch” widget in their Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) platform. The sketch widget enables scientists to capture and write down their ideas/notes, create different shapes and colors (perfect for tablet users with a stylus), and edit images within their fingertips.

Sketch widgets can be added to the detail view of a record by clicking "+Section".

Here are the tools/functionality within the sketch widget:

  • Save - save the sketch

  • Tool - drawing tools

    • Pencil - drawing pencil

    • Line - draw lines

    • Rectangle - create rectangles

    • Circle - create circles

    • Select - disables drawing and gives you the ability to modify existing elements in the canvas

    • Pan - disables drawing and gives you the ability to move the complete canvas at will which is useful to adjust the canvas when zooming in or out

  • Line width - change line width. Labii provides the options of 1px to 24 px.

  • Font color - change the font/line color

  • Fill color - change the fill color of a shape

  • Background color - change the curve background

  • Text - insert text into the canvas

  • Undo - undo the previous step

  • Clear - clear all data

  • Zoom in

  • Zoom out

  • Resize - resize the canvas

    • Default to 100% in width, 610px in height.

    • When width=100%, changing the screen size will change the shape of the drawing. To keep the shape of the drawing, use the resize function to save an absolute value of the width.

  • Image - insert a picture into the drawing

  • Download - download the drawing as a picture

Labii Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is truly designed for mobile and the sketch widget is one of many features that are perfect for users on the go. To learn more, schedule a meeting with Labii representatives (https://call.skd.labii.com) or create an account (https://www.labii.com/signup/) to try it out yourself.

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