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  1. Spanish Version of Docear

    Translate
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    and ..... enjoy!

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      It looks like it could be a great product if I could read it. It's very sad- I've tried all the suggestions I could find on these sites. Sad.

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      • Export a project including all linked local files

        In case my work will be transferred to another colleague, and I have a lot of file links in my mind map. I would like to be able to export a single zip file and share with my colleague. The zip file will include the mind map and the linked files.

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        • Change the default settings for notes

          Wouldnt it be nice if the user can change the default font settings and color settings for the notes. This would help in notes standing out from the rest of the text!

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          • Adding user-created tags

            Endnote allows tags to be associated with a given entry. What if you could add tags (through Docear's interface or using pattern matching by adding #tagName in the PDF, for example)? And what if those same tags were then autocreated as nodes in Docear linking to the respective text? Then you could have perhaps a separate tree that is based on user-created tags, enabling faster content absorption. (It would be important to be able to attach multiple tags.)

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            • Ignoring certain folders and files within the monitoring folder

              Why not use a simple text file (similar to the .gitignore) to add the feature of ignoring certain folders or files from being monitored!

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              • Collapse all nodes at a given level

                It would be great if you could automatically collapse/fold all child nodes at a given level of the tree in order to get a more "strategic overview". Maybe an option to start with all nodes folded?

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                • Collapsable file/folder monitoring table

                  Aesthetically it would help if the file/folder monitoring table was collapsable or optional to have below the root node. In a mind map, the mon_incoming text and the table in general seem to be a bit disruptive in my opinion, as they have no relevance to other text elements on the MM

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                  • A "lab journal"

                    Every action on the mind map or bibliography (or other modules) is time-stamped and tabbed in an agenda where manual edits and notes can be logged. entries could be browsable through the calendar or agenda or in full text like in a chat-like window.

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                    • Process epub

                      I think docear is doing a good job processing PDFs, I was just wondering if it's possible to cover epub sometime in the future.
                      I am not sure about my time but who knows - sometime in the future I can contribute by coding some bits of it.

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                      • import document structure from lyx

                        Any chance you could add the ability to import a document structure (table of contents) into a mind-map from LaTeX or better yet Lyx?

                        I often find it handy to analyze a document by breaking it down and rearranging it via a mind-map. I don't want the body of the text, just the headings, sub headings and so on. Its a quick and handy way of sifting to the very important/relevant contents you need to to work with.

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                        • supporting the export of the attributes together with the nodes when exporting to word

                          Generally every paper involves many aspects that we want to comment on, e.g., keywords, methods, novelty etc, and we often need to use some criteria to filter out which paper we are interested in. We could use different child nodes for one paper for different aspects, but even if paper A has an interesting node a, when we use this as a filter, we will not be able to see A's other children b,c, etc. So using attributes for these aspects is a good choice to show all the things together, but I notice that when exporting to .doc, the…

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                          • enabling handwriting notes taking with pen like Microsoft Onenote

                            One of the most convenient features in One-note that I missed the most after shifting to Docear is handwritten notes. it would be great if you added this feature so one can take notes with drawing tablets. The paper in Onenote is of infinite size so no need to flip to new page to continue your notes and what is more, it is searchable with the smart handwriting recognition feature.
                            I hope I can do the same in Docear.

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                            • to be able to choose which fields of the data base are displayed when adding the reference.

                              only a sort of id number is appropriate to characterize a data base entry. Therefore it should be possible to display other fields than only the default fields in the window where I select the reference to add it.
                              The best would be to display just all fields present in the original data base.

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                              • Import SVG images into the mind map

                                The images supported currently include JPEG, GIF and PNG. Please add SVG to the list. This would make exporting to LaTeX even better for technical publication.

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                                • Alt keyboard shortcuts for using tab bar

                                  Using the alt key, you can navigate to any command in the tab bar in microsoft office and other programs that use a tab bar in its user interface (http://thenewpaperclip.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/WindowsLiveWriter/ShortcutKeysinWord2007Excel2007PowerPoin_EDB7/shortcuts%5B9%5D.png). Please implement these types of shortcuts in Docear.

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                                  • Integration with Highlights app for Mac

                                    It would be great if Docear could recognize PDFs' highlighted text from Highlights App for Mac. This should allow docear to import them as annotations.
                                    I'm using Highlights App because it allows you to organize your highlighted text in the pdf by color. For every color you use, you can assign a specific category so that every time you come back to that study you can easily recall what was the parts that you were supposed to cite/quote, the parts where you agree or disagree on etc. It's a pretty unique feature and it's very helpful. A good integration with…

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                                    • Organize notes by sections and subsections in PDF document

                                      I take a lot of notes in PDF documents. It would be useful to organize them by chapter, section, and subsection (i.e. notes taken in section 1.3.3 of a document are in a "1.3.3 node"), and possibly by color (for example grey highlights in a node with a gray outline).

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                                      • At least include Latex formulas in plain text when Exporting

                                        There is no Export function that includes Latex formulas from the mindmap. I suggest to handle them like another Details box. This will still be relevant when you upgrade to the newest freeplane version, because of backwarts compability.

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                                        • Upgrade to the newest freeplane version ...

                                          ... for better Latex support

                                          Freeplane deprecates the Latex boxes, which are still used in Docear. I like the new concept to activate the latex feature in a node by typing "\latex"

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