Lifehacker directs us to an interesting use of iTunes’ powerful search, storage and sharing capabilities. Radiologists at the Shanghai Jiaotong Univeristy School of Medicine are using the free software to stay on top of the numerous PDFs that are read hospital-wide. By enabling the sharing function in iTunes of each computer, every radiologist has access to the same files and folders, supporting customized views for every individual.

“One day I just happened to drag and drop a PDF into iTunes and was surprised to find that it was supported by iTunes. This means that you can search, describe, and rate PDFs just like you do the music files,” said Dr. Qian. “We no longer need to keep PDF files in redundant folders.”

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