Docear's Feature Wishlist

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  1. Annotation of web pages

    Add the possibility to annotate web pages and then import the annotation in the map as happens for the pdf files.
    There are already web based web pages annotators, but of course there is not any mind map.
    It would be nice to save web pages on local machine and then be able to annotate them for instance.
    I know the it is possible to save web pages as pdf, but the result quality is not the same

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    • inline attributes for notes within the pdf reader

      This is something, that I've been dreaming to have on reading pdf-s for years and years. Okular does a great job in importing the annotations, and you can also tag them with attributes within Okular.

      I'm wondering if there would be a way to write in these attributes already while annotating the pdf-s in readers.

      For example you could write something like ":tag1:tag2:tag3:" or ":tag1_prop1:tag2:tag3_prop2:" in the end of the note.

      It does not really matter how this is structured, as a user I would be willing to learn whatever system. Just the point is that Docear should then interpret…

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      • move away from Java

        With so many concerns about Java vulnerabilities and security, most systems are moving away from Java. Both Microsoft and Apple have moved away from it (MS Edge no longer supports Java, MacOSX doesn't include it), and Google no longer supports it in Chrome as a plug in. I know this application does not use the browser plugin, but I (and many others) would probably not want to install Java due to those concerns. I refrained from using Docear for three months because of these concerns. Please migrate away if at all possible! Thanks for the wonderful app and support!

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        • Docear as Task history profiler and manager

          I wish to have Docear a task management feature similar to the way I keep may task list on my notebook. My task notebook have two general features:

          1. Task list page (A tabular list of tasks with Entry date, task name, output needed, first action, due date, accomplished on/status). I usually use the front side of the page as task list for easy viewing of tasks.
          2. Task history page. Each entry in the task list page, especially if upon doing it has many details, I create a corresponding mind map of the details at the back side of…

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          • Docear to negotiate file shortcuts (symbolic links in Linux) to pdf files.

            It would be great if Docear could negotiate file shortcuts (Windows) and symbolic links (Linux). This would allow you to pull in just the needed PDFs into Docear (Merging the associated .bib entries back and forth to keep the systems synchronised).
            Then Docear will shine as the information manipulation plan using the existing literature management system as an adjunct, rather than forcing one to migrate to a more restrictive repository database capability (IMHO and not undermining how good JabRef is behind Docear, because it is JabRef I use natively for my database).
            In my case Docear just cannot sensibly deal…

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            • Re-read ALL monitoring folders

              I have several monitoring folders in my mind-map, and it would be great to re-read all of them instead of going one by one. thank you. Great software!!

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              • Addition of multiple icons in a time.

                When I try to add multiple icons on a node, I have to click icon button for each time. So, it should be better that the icon window is kept open until I finish adding icons.

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                • Adding functionality to icons

                  If we can apply some sort of processes to the nodes with specific icon, it should be better to group nodes. It may be possible to use tags other than icons.

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                  • A french version

                    A french version to use all Docear's capacities

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                    • Create long/short node editor

                      to make a node longer or shorter.
                      Some times, when I insert a node from root, Docear create a very, very long node

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                      • Auto Save & Mind Map close at the page tab

                        I have many time working and I forgot to save the created mind map and because there are no auto save I lost my work auto save should be configurable by the end users but set value by default is coming with the package itself such as every 10 minutes .
                        there are no close at the tab opened for the mind map it should give the ability to close in short cut by using the mouse.

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                        • display of only sources relelvant to the currently open mindmap in the references sidebar

                          When using a mindmap to outline a paper, it would be convenient to have a list of the sources of the annotations added to that mindmap, rather than always the full list of all literature

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                          • on welcome Docear.mm, the System request to import project on a newly created project in order for the advance features to work. How to cont

                            It is confusing whether to continue with the new project and ignore the warning sign or to seek for help
                            I tried to create two new project but the warning signs continues
                            kindly advise as there is no project file to import as it is a new project.
                            Note: warning reads
                            The project this map is associated with is not loaded or entirely missing therefore all advanced features, like reference and pdf management will not work. Please import the project
                            Thank you very much
                            wendy

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                            • Track changes or ideas that are removed.

                              Add an option that does not delete a branch, but greys it out without changing attributes of the branch. This would be helpful in tracking what ideas are thrown out as time goes on, but keeping them for the sake of tracking. Strike-through can also help, but again this is a painful way of doing something that should be just a selection.

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                              • windows 10 compatibility

                                windows 10 compatibility

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                                • Automatic add literature repository when a bibtex file is imported with field "file"

                                  When I import a bibtex file with field "file" that describe which directory the corresponding PDF is, can docear automatically add the directories.

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                                  • why not ontology model other than mind-mapping for user modelling?

                                    hello sir,I am curious to know the reason that why docear is more keen towards mind-mapping for construction of user model rather than ontology model by using which there is a possibility for gaining more efficient results.
                                    kindly let me know the reason.This would help me in my Masters Project.
                                    Thanking you.

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                                    • being able to work with other mindmap software

                                      I often use Refworks in my document for writing documents with references. I also need to find a way to use a mindmapping tool to be able to import the references I have written notes with from the reference citation in my document and then add that to the mindmap.
                                      When you are writing large documents and want any references that have changed to show up in the mind map that would be really handy. I have been using mindmaple and this is a great nice free tool, not sure if you can implement importing the mind maps from one…

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                                      • Using the XChange Editor..

                                        Using Xchange Editor instead of Viewer? Any suggestions/ways to do this???

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                                        • alternating/ shifting menu bars-buttons according to nodes chosen

                                          menu bars and right click items alternation or change according to the node or item choosen may enhance usage and user comfort & may contribute larger time save throughout long hours of usage

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