As of now, all e-codices manuscripts can be viewed in their entirety in an app for iPhone and iPad.
Some of the things you can do with the app:
The app has been developed by text & bytes GmbH and is available on the App Store for free. If you find the app useful, please make a donation to support the developer and future updates.
- Search and browse almost 1,000 manuscripts, including selected highlights
- Bookmark single pages within manuscripts
- Bookmark manuscripts and build your own library („MyCodices“)
- Download entire manuscripts and view them offline
Prof. Christoph Flüeler, director of e-codices, explains why he thinks an app for digitized manuscripts is important:
„Nowadays, most manuscript scholars own and travel with a smartphone. Even though the possibilities to use an iPhone are seemingly endless, this personal digital assistant is hardly used for scholarly work in the Humanities yet. Our goal was to take full advantage of these possibilities and create a mobile application that would serve as a scholarly working tool.“
And what does Christoph like best about the new app? „I can access the full range of manuscripts on e-codices and create my own library under MyCodices with which I can work offline, when I don’t have an internet connection, such as on an airplane or at a remote location. But I also like the playful component: browsing through a manuscript on the iPad is simply fun.“
For more information see: http://e-codices.textandbytes.com/