Wanted: An App That Writes Your Bibliography for You


So we find this kind of annoying, even though we penned our senior thesis long, long ago, when most college kids were still using landlines: Quick Cite, a new $.99 app out for iPhone and Android, uses a smartphone’s camera to scan the barcode on the back of a book and then puts together your bibliography for you in the style of your choice — PA, MLA, Chicago, or IEEE. Just think how much time that would save you! And no more typing-related fatigue! The app was developed by seven undergraduates at the University of Waterloo who spent seven days writing code for fun while drinking a lot of coffee. We almost wish that we had a dissertation to write just so that we could try it out. Almost. [via Fast Company]