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  1. 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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      • 4 votes
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        • 1 vote
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          • Update of JabRef to the last version (3.4 at the moment)

            The used version of JabRef is somewhat outdated. It would be helpful, to use the actual version with its new features. May be it is possible to update the JabRef by a link to the jar-file?
            Best regards, Christian

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            • pin the program to the taskbar

              I don't like having a lot of icons in the desktop. I have all the programms I use in the taskbar, but docear. i'll be great to have docear too

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              • pdf xchange

                i want to know how to use pdf xchange for Mac, i have alreadly fixed several pdfs but that can't work with docear,i really like docear but is there any solution for Mac?

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                • automatic matching nodes and references

                  now, I have to drag&drop the references from the reference window to the nodes to match them, the nodes may be PDF links. if i have a lot of this kind of nods, i have to drag&drop the icons one by one, it;s boring! so i wander if there is a way to match references and nodes automatically, maybe according their name or other. thanks, maybe this suite already provides this function but i haven't found it.

                  5 votes
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                  • support for high dpi screen

                    I'm using MS Surface Pro4 with 2736×1824 dpi, which makes the control panels and icons too small to discriminate them, why not support high dpi screens for better experience?

                    18 votes
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                    • metadata extraction from doi

                      since in mostly all papers the digital object identifier (doi) is apparent, why not using it to get the citation data directly from the journals page, instead of using google scholar, which does not work for all documents

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                      • Using PDF-XChange Editor V6

                        Hello,

                        My name is Patrick and I work at Tracker Software Products ltd (publishers and designers of PDF-XChange). I have installed your Docear system in response to our mutual user's request, and can see that our replacement for the PDF-XChange Viewer The PDF-XChange Editor is not supported.

                        The Editor was built from the ground up as a replacement for the viewer starting in 2013. I am happy to say that though our initial releases of the Editor could not really hold a candle to the tried and true Viewer, it now surpasses the Viewer in almost every respect. New compatibility…

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                        • Docear webbrowser integration, Webbased Platform agnositic PDF viewer & Hypothes.is

                          This is long but bear with me....

                          1. Docear integration with popular browsers (firefox, chrome, konqueror etc) for Zotero like functionality
                          2. move PDF viewer to default platform agnostic PDF viewer - webbased seems logical - eg .js used in above browsers.
                          3. Intergrate with annotation/highlight import from online scholarly annotation project - hypothes.is
                          4. integration with webbased office - googledocs, windows, and most importanlt upcoming libreoffice online (as well as offline - as previously requested)
                          5. full emacs org integration as requeated previously - including taking the opportunity to possibly import ideas from org, eg task making, calender/time marking…

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                          • Add new features through add-ons

                            Please keep docear customizable, each feature can be chosed to be turnned on or off. That is make the basic docear simple and elegant, give it power through add-ons.

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                            • refresh annotations when them were changed in pdf

                              plz add a refresh button asides pdf. when one hit this button, annotations which were changed in pdf chold be refresh automaticlly. users could also use this button to import new annotations. This could save users much time.

                              6 votes
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                              • Embedding image files into the mindmap

                                The drag-and-drop function to add pictures to nodes is amazing - Until you transport your mindmap file to some other computer, in which case no image can be displayed, as the mindmap only seems to save the full, absolute path to an image inside the mindmap. Please add an option to import images into the mindmap structure or into an additional folder relative to the mindmap file!

                                4 votes
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                                • Annotation of web pages

                                  Add the possibility to annotate web pages and then import the annotation in the map as happens for the pdf files.
                                  There are already web based web pages annotators, but of course there is not any mind map.
                                  It would be nice to save web pages on local machine and then be able to annotate them for instance.
                                  I know the it is possible to save web pages as pdf, but the result quality is not the same

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                                  • inline attributes for notes within the pdf reader

                                    This is something, that I've been dreaming to have on reading pdf-s for years and years. Okular does a great job in importing the annotations, and you can also tag them with attributes within Okular.

                                    I'm wondering if there would be a way to write in these attributes already while annotating the pdf-s in readers.

                                    For example you could write something like ":tag1:tag2:tag3:" or ":tag1_prop1:tag2:tag3_prop2:" in the end of the note.

                                    It does not really matter how this is structured, as a user I would be willing to learn whatever system. Just the point is that Docear should then interpret…

                                    7 votes
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                                    • move away from Java

                                      With so many concerns about Java vulnerabilities and security, most systems are moving away from Java. Both Microsoft and Apple have moved away from it (MS Edge no longer supports Java, MacOSX doesn't include it), and Google no longer supports it in Chrome as a plug in. I know this application does not use the browser plugin, but I (and many others) would probably not want to install Java due to those concerns. I refrained from using Docear for three months because of these concerns. Please migrate away if at all possible! Thanks for the wonderful app and support!

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                                      • Docear as Task history profiler and manager

                                        I wish to have Docear a task management feature similar to the way I keep may task list on my notebook. My task notebook have two general features:

                                        1. Task list page (A tabular list of tasks with Entry date, task name, output needed, first action, due date, accomplished on/status). I usually use the front side of the page as task list for easy viewing of tasks.
                                        2. Task history page. Each entry in the task list page, especially if upon doing it has many details, I create a corresponding mind map of the details at the back side of…

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                                        • Docear to negotiate file shortcuts (symbolic links in Linux) to pdf files.

                                          It would be great if Docear could negotiate file shortcuts (Windows) and symbolic links (Linux). This would allow you to pull in just the needed PDFs into Docear (Merging the associated .bib entries back and forth to keep the systems synchronised).
                                          Then Docear will shine as the information manipulation plan using the existing literature management system as an adjunct, rather than forcing one to migrate to a more restrictive repository database capability (IMHO and not undermining how good JabRef is behind Docear, because it is JabRef I use natively for my database).
                                          In my case Docear just cannot sensibly deal…

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