Docear's Feature Wishlist

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  1. basket embedded

    basket is a software like Onenote, only lack of mindmap, and with basket, the text in Docear can be arranged freely, ok, it's just a little mind storm...

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    • Easily share-able mind maps and bibliographies

      Sharing projects between multiple people is difficult because of absolute paths in both the mind map file and any saved bibliography file.

      Lets say I do two things
      a) create a project with a file structure beginning (C:\Users\NAME\...)
      b) create a folder with pdfs and documents with its own .bib file

      I monitor the folder in b) and add the pdfs as necessary and I link the .bib file.

      If I wish to share my project with a colleague I first save the mindmap to a shared folder and I give them a link to the project folder, mindmap and…

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      • Translation

        Hi,
        I am using the German Version of Docear. It is very useful to have some German word in the software and it would be great to have everything translated. Until now, I have to go towards the commercial software. Is it planned to translate the Software?

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        • Username changable

          I just created Docear account with wrong username. Can you provide an web entry to change the username or provide a method to delete my account that I can create a new one.

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          • citavi

            you should be able to import your pdf-files from citavi

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            • Docear4word - independent bibliographies within a single document

              If, within a single document, you need to create multiple bibliographies, an option to select the text for which specific bibliographies should be generated could be convenient. Please. Multiple chapter thesis, or individual bibliographies for intro's and methods.

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              • Create a hyperlink from the reference in the text to the bibliography (docear4word)

                MS Word has the ability of creating hyperlinks from references to e.g. table and figure captions. It would be nice if the docear4word references could hyperlink to the bibliography.

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                • Support for formats other than PDF

                  We also need support of docx and odf formats.

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                  • Papers management

                    1 Autorecognize DOI in papers
                    2 Create hierarchies of papers based on references list in the end. Add annotations to the places where paper is cited - either direct links to papers from local library (if present) or links to dx.doi.org or another custom doi providers (added as plugins) .
                    3 Autorecognize authors and titles and other meta and fill in pdf fields for them, if not filled by the author (this will allow to see it when I hover the document with mouse pointer in windows explorer)
                    4 fetch additional info from dx.doi.org such as tags ...

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                    • if it was possible to merge two nodes

                      Sometimes I find it helpful to first highlight a reference or keyword, and then a bit later in the text highlight the rest of the information. These highlights are now imported to docear as two separate annotations. To combine them, I press F2, copy and paste, etc. It would be nice to have a shortcut to do this immediately. This is not a super important feature, but a nice one.

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                      • Word count, (estimated) page count and planning

                        Add a feature that counts all words in a node an all subnodes including notes and citations. There could also be an option with an estimated page count based where one could have some parameters like font size and spaces for the most used fonts and page sizes.

                        It would also be a good idea to add a page count/word count PLANNING feature where one could add the planned space for a node and it subnodes. The planned words for subnodes could be added up and compared with the planned space for a node, so one can see wether the…

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                        • 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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