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  1. List of recently opened MindMaps in Menu

    Enable to open recently opened MindMaps again.

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    • Managing Sessions of Open Mindmaps

      Usually one works with different projects involving each a number of MindMaps. It is then sometimes hard to identify the MindMap to focus on from the tabs. Therefore, it would be useful to have only those MindMaps open which belong to a certain project and being able to store that set of MindMaps and switch it when working on a different project. Alternatively, a list with open MindMaps per project that are clickable in order to bring the according MindMap to front would do the job.

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      • xmind like grids

        Xmind has the ability to visualize data as grids - an incredibly useful feature when dealing with mass information as it permits superior organization

        Please consider implementing such a feature

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        • organizing a huge project like a mind map

          Working with huge projects with extreme & complex work breakdown structure is difficult with the current DOCEAR versions.

          it would be very impressive & extremely useful in project work and progress tracing for natural scineces if a huge project can be layed out as a map such that clicking to each node in th emap opens a sub project with its delicate organization

          likewise the project tree layout in the workspace pannel might be organized horizontally rather than vertically

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          • possibility to crossreference from notes

            The highlighted text that is imported in Docear, sometimes contains references to other papers. It would be great if I could substitute the bracketed number (e.g. [10]) with an hyperlink to the referenced document (assuming this document has been uploaded as well on the Docear bibliography).

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            • 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.

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              • 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. …

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                • 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!

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                  • 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…

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                    • 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.

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                      • 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

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                        • 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.

                          5 votes
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                          • 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.

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                            • 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.

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                              • 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,

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                                • 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?

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                                  • 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
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                                    • hyperlink

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

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                                        • "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.

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