"I think partly why I’ve still preferred printing articles still has been so I could have them all there before me, physically highlighted, and not trying to remember which tab is which article. But I think Lateral is even better than that for having everything visible and easily accessible."
"The Lateral app solves all the hassle with documents and saves me time. It helps to settle my literature review 5 to 10 times faster than before."
“I can recommend Lateral to anyone working with lots of documents at the same time. It really saves time and hassle, and is very easy to navigate."
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Short answer: Yes, sign-up only takes a couple of minutes. We are often told that Lateral is very intuitive and easy to use!
Long answer: It is super easy and fast to get started. If you have any open questions before signing up you can book a demo for a short 15min intro or watch a quick 3min intro video here. Once you've signed up you can contact us at anytime using the in-app chat.
Short answer: You can get started for free. You setup payment once you run out of pages and we are out of the beta phase.
Long answer: When you sign up you get 500 free pages to use + a page boost if you sign up during our current beta phase. You can also get more pages by referring friends. Currently as a Lateral Pioneer, when you run out of pages you can request more pages during our beta phase. When the beta phase ends you can subscribe to one of our payment plans and setup payment.
Short answer: No.
Long answer: Lateral is completely usable through your browser. Therefore you do not need to download and install any extra software. Currently Lateral works on desktop computers. A mobile version may be available in the future.
Short answer: No, but it can compliment reference managers.
Long answer: Reference managers (like Mendeley or Zotero) let you keep track of your papers and easily insert references into your text as you are writing. Lateral helps you read papers efficiently and to discover and keep track of key findings easily. It helps you capture your entire research process to reference later and share with colleagues or supervisors. You can copy and edit references directly in Lateral and export to keep your reference managers in sync.
Short answer: Really well ;)
Long answer: Unlike keywords where you are looking for "key words", Lateral AI helps you find text that is thematically similar to any highlighted text. It does this by matching text contextually and can help you find connections between your content that you may otherwise have not found. It provides a completely new way to navigate text.