Docear's Feature Wishlist

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  1. 1 vote
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    • Adding a background grid and auto-snap on/off feature for nodes.

      I would love to have this. I am currently mind mapping a bunch of free nodes and not having the ability to line up the nodes is really peeving me out. I looked in the option to try to turn off the snapping movement currently in place. Great program. Just not finding the free movement to put the nodes exactly where I want.

      3 votes
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      • Enhanced Search Features

        What you are doing is awesome - thank you. That being said, please advise how to utilize this product with out the Internet. Some people would prefer not to upload everything they are working. No sync'ing - that is what a thumb drive is for. No sharing - read the shit and learn it your damn self. No automatic citing - c'mon - you're in college and don't know how to cite a paper - should your really be in college?
        Secondly - would it be possible to include a more robust search feature? Including, but not limited to: NLP,…

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          • Convert Docear to Plugins to Freeplane

            Is it possible to break out the features of Docear as seperate Addons to Freeplane so that the functionality keeps pace with the latest Freeplane versions?

            Possible addons might be; a Docear theme, the cool file folder acces (with standard file structure), basic PDF annotation import/export functionality, PDF file import monitoring similar to Zotfile, etc.

            7 votes
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            • Associate Mindmap to Exisiting Project

              When a mind map is not currently part of a project, there should be an option to associate it with the project or automatically associate it with the project if the mind map file is copies to the directory structure.

              6 votes
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              • Arrange

                Auto arrange or balance entire mindmap / all nodes or subsequent nodes based upon certain parameters such as node radial distance, connector / leader type, content, distance from center per node, etc.

                3 votes
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                • Fix Processor Use

                  The processor is constantly pegging one of my threads at 100% all the time, taking up 25%-30% of my total CPU use. This is causing high heat and KILLS battery life. This is not a freeplane issue, as I also have that installed and it does not behave the same way Docear does. This has happened on several of my systems with a variety of different OSes. To note, when minimized, the CPU drops to a trickle. This is also present within a variety of skins, not just the default. It appears that there may be a runaway rendering or…

                  3 votes
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                  • easy to locate the node by inserting keywords

                    If you have made a quite big mind map, and you have to look for something need quickly, you will be eager for an application for locate the node by inserting keywords.

                    3 votes
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                    • Highlight References Docear4word

                      It would be great if there would be an option to highlight the references in the document with a colored background, in order to see immediately where references have been added in the document and also in order to keep track where possibly references are missing.

                      10 votes
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                      • Sort function in Docear4Word

                        I would like to to see an option to sort the actually cited references in docear4word when I edit the references without browsing through all the references in order to figure out what has actually been cited in line of the text in the document.

                        3 votes
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                        • set project folder as standard mimdmap folder

                          Hi, thanks a lot for this great software tool!! It would enhance the work flow if the mind-maps folder would correspond to the project home folder automatically; instead it defaults to the .docear folder in /home (I'm using linux here). Thanks again!!

                          1 vote
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                          • Spanish Version of Docear

                            Translate
                            Show
                            Teach
                            and ..... enjoy!

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                            • size

                              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.

                              4 votes
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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.

                                18 votes
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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.)

                                    7 votes
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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!

                                      6 votes
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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?

                                        7 votes
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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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