The LabArchives Web App can be viewed easily right from a browser on any mobile device. If you want to access your notebooks on a tablet or smartphone, you can simply use your preferred web browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox) on your device. It complements the full web version of LabArchives ELN while leveraging tablet and smartphone features, such as image or video capture and voice to text.
Due to device variations, the screenshots shown in this document may appear slightly different on your device. The functionality will remain the same.
Login to LabArchives through your Mobile Browser
Launch the browser on your mobile device and enter one of the following web addresses:
US and other countries – https://mynotebook.labarchives.com
Australia and New Zealand – https://au-mynotebook.labarchives.com
United Kingdom – https://uk-mynotebook.labarchives.com
Once you are directed to our homepage, you can login to your LabArchives Account by entering your email address and password.
If you access LabArchives through your Institutional single sign on system, click "Sign in through your institution”, and select your institution from the list. You will be redirected your institution login page.
Android Only - Adding the LabArchives as an App to your Homescreen
Android users have the ability to add LabArchives Web App to their main mobile device homescreen. This will behave like an app on your mobile device making it easily accessible. Use the browser (Chrome or Firefox) on your mobile device to login and follow the steps below. Unfortunately, this feature is not available on for iOS devices.
- Google Chrome:
- Go to https://mynotebook.labarchives.com/ (or the URL for you region)
- Click on the Triple Dot icon in the top-right corner
- Tap “Add to Home screen”.
- You will then be prompted to title the shortcut and tap ‘Add’ to save it to your phone.
- Mozilla Firefox
- Go to https://mynotebook.labarchives.com/ (or the URL for your region)
- Click on the Triple Dot icon in the bottom-right corner
- Tap “Install”.
- Either tap and hold to manually place the shortcut on your Homescreen, or tap “Add Automatically” to have the shortcut added to your Home screen.
After logging in, you will see the structure of your lab notebook. To view other notebooks in your account, tap the icon on the top left. To open a Page or folder tap on the name of that item. To create a new page or folder tap , provide a name for the page or folder, and tap "Add."
Create and Edit Entries
To add a new entry to a page tap or the Create Something Newlink, and select the entry type that you would like to add. To edit an existing entry, first tap on the entry, then tap the pencil icon on the top left. When you are finished with the entry, click the Save Entry button the top left corner of your entry to save. To cancel your edits, click the Cancel button.
The rich text entry allows you to add, edit and format text on the page. To learn more Rich Text entries please click HERE.
Office documents can be viewed on all mobile devices.
Note for iPad users: On iPad devices using Safari will give the option to edit Office files online.
Note for Android users: Using Chrome and switching to “Desktop Site” (via Chrome’s triple dot menu) will give the option to edit Office files online.
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 an image or attach an image from your library. Name the image, add an optional description, and tap Save to page to upload. Note that you can upload multiple images, just as you do when working on a desktop computer.
You can take a video or attach a video from your library. Name the video, add an optional description, and tap Save to page to upload.
This entry allows you to draw, edit, and annotate sketches in your notebook
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 on the trash bin icon next to it.
To perform a simple search of your notebook, tap the at the top left of the page. To learn more about the LabArchives Search feature CLICK HERE.
To perform an advanced Search of your notebook, tap the at the top left 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 to the LabArchives App. When you’ve located the content, you wish to save to LabArchives, tap the Share icon and select LabArchives from your app list.
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 the web 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.
Users may see the message above for reasons other than the Session Timeout Feature. See the list below for the most common causes of premature session expirations:
- Unstable internet connection, or loss of internet connection due to device entering Sleep Mode.
- A second browser tab has accessed the LabArchives login screen. Other tabs can be used to access LabArchives, as long as they're opened using the standard LabArchives URL.
- Additional IT settings regulating internet session length.
- An update is pending in your internet browser.
- Some cached data in your internet browser is triggering a premature log-out.
Speech to text
User can take advantage of the voice to text options provided on the keyboard of their mobile device. 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.