Docear's Feature Wishlist

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  1. Automatic saving feature

    I lose mind maps with docear because I forget to save before closing the software - stupid me.

    Is there already a tool I need to activate? or should be created?

    Important for dummies like me.

    Regards

    fil

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    • JabRef 2.10

      The *.bib generated by JabRef 2.10 is more "clear" as all items are in one line instead of breaking into several line.

      Also, when switching between JabRef 2.10 and Docear, the *.bib keep changing for the format, even though there is no change in the content.

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      • Generate nodes according to the groups in JabRef

        I use JagRef and have organized the literatures into groups. When I create a new project and import the pdf files, the mind map "Literature & Annotations" can be much better organized than just creating an "incoming" node with hundreds of subnodes.

        This function may also facilitate the literature management. For example, people can organize their literature in JabRef intuitively, and then refresh the "Literature & Annotations" map, the papers and comments are put into corresponding categories automatically.

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        • Custom/Multiple source folders for Docear4Word citation styles

          Would like to be able to select additional destinations where I keep csl files I have written are maintaining in a shared network destination for use on multiple computers.

          It would be great to have two options associated with this browse for new destination folder: 1) add the style folder to a global path so that all documents may use these; 2) add the style folder only to the local document being worked on (would have to be selected with each new document in a particular project, but it would help keep the list of csl files from growing to…

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          • Reduce memory usage for large library

            At startup, docear takes approx. 400 MB. When I do a refresh on my literature and annotations to import new articles i've added, the usage jumps to 1.5 GB (I have about 1,100 pdfs).

            It would be nice if this could be cut down somehow.

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            • Medline search from JabRef

              Integration with JabRef losts one of the main usefule features of JabRef, i.e. the possibility of searching medline (and the other search engines) directly form JabRef. Without this utility I need continuously (and annoying) to jump between 'regular' JabRef and Docear in order to update bibliography. This is REALLY a great limitation for this software

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              • copy image into clipboard directly

                Currently the right click menu on the image of a node has only 4 functions. I suggest a "copy image" option so that I can copy it into other applications like libreoffice.

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                • 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. …

                              10 votes
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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.

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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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