I'm delighted to announce the launch of our first Materials Today iPad app. It's available now in the iTunes store, just search for “Materials Today”.

The Materials Today app will give you complete and up to the minute access to all our news, research channels and announcements. You'll now be able to share news stories with your friends and colleagues. With one click you can share these stories on Twitter, Facebook and post via email.

In the magazine area you'll find the latest edition to read online or download to browse offline. And if you've missed a copy of Materials Today magazine in the past you'll now be able to catch-up online.

Other sections on our iPad include a whitepaper section where you'll be able to keep up with all the latest techniques, to help in your day to day work. Our ever popular podcasts have now become even more portable as you'll be able to download and listen to them on your iPad whilst browsing the latest news or current issue of the magazine!

As the title of my editorial this month says, we need you! Let us know what you think once you've downloaded the app. Only with your suggestions and support can we improve.

Don't forget too that on March 21st we will be hosting our next virtual conference on electron microscopy. We've got a great line-up of speakers and you can find out more by visitinghttp://www.materialstoday.com/virtualconference/the-frontiers-of-microscopy

You'll be able to post questions to our speakers, download a wealth of content from our sponsors, and also network with friends and colleagues from around the world. So register now for what is promising to be a major event in our calendar this year.

At Elsevier we are constantly trying to improve your online experience. From webinars, iPad apps, integrated analysis tools, and podcasts, right up to brand new content formats such as the article of the future; it's our aim to enhance your time spent exploring and enjoying materials science. To make sure we're on the right track; we need to hear from you!

Materials Today is putting together a group of aspiring researchers that will not only be the first to test out our new formats, but also tell us how our efforts can be improved and what you want to see in the future. If you'd like to have a say in the future content development, then getting involved is easy: just get in touch by emailing materialstoday@elsevier.com with just a few words on some of your thoughts and ideas and we'll get back to you.

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DOI: 10.1016/S1369-7021(12)70001-9