Docear's Feature Wishlist

Please post any ideas you have for new features here in this forum (and vote on those ideas you like). For bug reports and general inquiries please use our message board.

Please note, you DO NOT need to register for submitting ideas. Just enter your email address, and a name and that’s it (it can be a fake email and name, we don’t care, but if you provide a real email you will be notified on answers).

A great feature would be...

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can vote and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can vote on it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. Move user directory out of user root

    For windows, docear puts the user directory ".docear" in the "C:\Users\<username>\" folder.

    This adds to the clutter of that folder. I know its possible to use a batch file to change this, but it would be nice if by default it stored the config files in one of the Users\<username>\AppData folders to keep it out of the way.

    2 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    • Open with Third Party Application

      This request idea is similar to the Open with context menu in Windows, basically you set specific applications to open certain extension file types. The user can greatly appreciate this if they use portable apps (www.Portableapps.com) or use flash drives, because with this, you wont need to install apps on the computer your using, you will always have it ready.

      one great example is the program XYplorer's POM (Portable Openwith Menu) and PAF (Portable File Associations),

      you set application to open extensions, very useful if you use portable applications because you wont be needing to first install application. …

      3 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        1 comment  ·  Admin →
      • Folder Monitoring Auto-close / Hidden

        This is the Folder Monitoring
        http://i.imgur.com/lFZI7pm.png

        and i want it to auto-close or set it hidden when no problem.

        I would like to request the Folder Monitoring set to Auto-close or an option to set it to hidden when importing files. Every time i use the refresh button to import files, i always need to close the Folder Monitoring window (see picture above).

        I like it to auto-close example [OK](3),[OK](2),[OK](1), or set it to hidden and just show up when something wrong happen. This would make importing files feels more automagic.

        Thank You!

        1 vote
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          1 comment  ·  Admin →
        • Portable version 2

          This is a second request for a portable version of Docear, the first request is here. https://docear.uservoice.com/forums/124375-docear-s-feature-wishlist/suggestions/2030145-portable-version, portability for me is the idea of user's convenience and application usability, as a user, i want the application to just work, and not be bothered about dependencies and such, and like to have all data in one place for easy backup,

          Thus, i like to suggest another download option - Portable - this include the java dependencies (see batch below) and configured to have the data in path - http://www.docear.org/support/user-manual/#Change_the_settings_path_Make_Docear_portable. This is for anyone to have Docear set-up quickly.

          To…

          2 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            1 comment  ·  Admin →
          • Better save folder for paper recommendations

            The "free research papers" feature is nice, but I always have to click my way from the "downloads" directory somewhere in Docear's directory structure to my monitoring folder (in the "Save" dialog). I would prefer having the monitoring folder as default, or alternatively saving the folder that has been used last time and reusing it for the next paper.

            1 vote
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            • docear4word: install without admin rights

              I have a corporate PC and I can not run the setup program. A zip-file with instructions on where to put the files would allow persons without administrator rights to run docear4word

              1 vote
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              • Separate incoming and literature_repository folders, pdfs moved on import

                I have over 1000 pdfs in my monitored folder. As a result, updating using the refresh function to detect newly added PDFs takes some time, especially the first time.

                It would be great if docear had separate incoming and literature_repository folders. Only the incoming folder would be monitored, and once it was refreshed, the PDFs would be moved to the literature_repository folder, keeping the incoming folder relatively empty.

                2 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                • joining multiple node

                  when joining multiple node with pdf file, it will just remove all other pdf file & left one pdf file. Hope can fix this problem.
                  Suggest change to "group" & "ungroup" with similar function in ms words.
                  So we can gather the same categories information in one group.

                  1 vote
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  • Close multiple maps

                    Currently we can only close a single map. It is great if can close multiple map by add "close other tabs" & "close tabs to the right" function that similar in chrome.

                    1 vote
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    • icon-set for Docear

                      Hi,

                      I saw an icon-set and I found it useful for Docear. I believe, the way software looks has a great impact on them. The link to this icon-set is:

                      http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/EleMint+Icon+Theme?content=165866

                      In gnome-look web site, there are lot's of icon-sets that are free. You may consider them for using in Docear, if their license is suitable.

                      Cheers,

                      1 vote
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      • Projects & sub-projects; their designs directly on a mains mind map

                        Hi there
                        I wonder a smarter new project deployment or overlaying...

                        The workspace panel might be assisted with a parralel pannel that may work completely like a mind map; such that we may organise, relate or deploy new projects and/ or sub-projects directly by simply adding a node after another or by directly dragging and dropping from another node or from a win folder. All of the neccesary backgroung shufflings folder adresses reference materials may also be reorganised by the software...

                        1 vote
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        • Manual Download Link

                          Do you have a link on the website to download the manual in pdf or word. If not, it would be a great addition. If there is one, where is it located?

                          1 vote
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          • Docear4Word: parse csl fields "accessed" and "issued" (day)

                            Styles that contain the csl fields "accessed" or "issued" (day) are not yet parsed correctly (as it works with Zotero, it seems to be a D4W-problem, cf. http://www.docear.org/2012/08/08/docear4word-mapping-bibtex-fields-and-types-with-the-citation-style-language/). These fields would be important for providing retrieval information in the bibliography. Would it be complicated to parse these fields and how much would we have to donate?

                            3 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              1 comment  ·  Admin →
                            • hyperlink

                              It would be very useful to have the capacity to choose between relative path and absolu path when creating an hyperlink

                              1 vote
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              • 1 vote
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                • "save all mindmaps" also saves changes in bibtex

                                  I'd like to have a shortcut/menu item which saves everything. I often overlook the asterisk (unsaved changes) in the bibtex panel.

                                  9 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  • (Reliable) Keyboard-based switching between windows

                                    The focus doesn't jump back to the map once you clicked something in the ribbon bar. Hitting any Alt-{1-3} doesn't produce a reliable outcome. You can't even see which panel is active right then... either the cursors moves in the map or nothing happens.

                                    1 vote
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    • Don't display the wr****** welcome screen all the time

                                      Every time I clean up my workspace and close all my maps that wretched welcome screen jumps into my face. I've been trying to remove it from the origins I found but to no avail! Please, please allow me to start with a blank workspace!

                                      1 vote
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      • Have integration with bug/issue tracker like BugZilla, or Mantis, or others like these.

                                        It would be less time consuming if I could directly sync my issues or bugs from Bugzilla to Docear.

                                        I think you could add that option as sub-nodes of the starting point, or from a chosen node.

                                        As reference, in eclipse you can see bugzilla tasks, which are fetched from bugzilla server.

                                        1 vote
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        • See the assigned keyboard shortcuts

                                          In FreePlane you can see the assigned shortcut a menu entry but not in DocEar. As I am switching from FreeMind there are quite a few differences and I need to relearn those anew (like "add local link"). Currently I must open FreePlane to get the key and switch back to DocEar to use it.

                                          0 votes
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            I agree to the terms of service
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          ← Previous 1 3 4 5 12 13
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Docear's Feature Wishlist

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base