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  1. Improve the rendering of the PDF viewer

    At least in OSX, the quality of the PDF rendering is not as good as some other PDF viewers. I have observed this in a few of computers. This leads me to read the PDF in other programs and use readcube only to search/categorize the files. If would be great if you could improve the rendering of the PDF viewer, so that I would not need to leave the program to read the articles.

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  2. Mark article as read/unread

    It would be nice to mark an article as unread, so as the library grows you can keep track of the articles to be read.

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  3. Prevent articles from being accidentally added twice, warn you if it is happening, or find a way to quickly resolve that issue.

    When you add an article, sometimes it can get accidentally added twice. Then you might have it in the library twice, with different versions, different annotations, and in different folders (potentially)

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    Hi ReadCube users!

    We definitely agree that there should be an easy way for our users to return back to whatever they were looking at before they clicked on a link (for example, back to your search after clicking on an article, or back to the article you were reading after clicking a reference). We think that the left-side bar allows for this with its “recently viewed” and “recent searches” sections and fills this need. For now, we think that an additional back button would be unnecessary.

    If you disagree, feel free to let us know at support@readcube.com.

    Best,

    Alex

  5. Have a notes/comments only search

    It would be great if readcube could let us search notes only rather than just our whole library. That way we could quickly find notes to follow up on specfic projects or ideas that occur to us while scanning the literature. Ideally we could click through from there to the section highlighted or noted in the original paper.

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  6. Share papers/notes/comments with Readcube-using colleagues (Collaboration, i.e.)

    It would greatly add to the functionality of Readcube if we could find a nice paper, and then share it with a colleague, share our notes on it, or specific comments, all through Readcube. I guess this would entail Readcube having to maintain a network of clients within itself: a colleague network, say. Complex, but innovative.

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  7. Rotate Pages

    In the papers I read, there can be tables which are positioned on their sides covering the whole A4 sheet of paper. It would be helpful if there was a rotate feature available.

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  8. Please add dictionary to the readcube

    The new update in readcube is amazing (sync feature). It would be helpful if readcube embeds a scientific dictionary in their software. It makes reading more fun.

    Thanks,
    Venkata

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  9. SmartCite in Pages (Mac)

    Support SmartCite in Pages (Mac word processor)

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  10. Can I get Impact Factor of the journal when i read the detail of a paper?

    Can I get Impact Factor of the journal when i read the detail of a paper?

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  11. have an "undo" feature.

    For example, I just accidentally deleted a note I wrote. I tried pressing
    command Z, and it did nothing. This made me sad.

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  12. Link my articles, and the links could be seen in a graphical format like a MINDMAP

    Every article we read has a specific relationship with other article i.e. cited by, cited in, disproved by, earlier work of same author, same work in other species o model system, etc. At present we can have a folder with many articles. And to though we can make notes with each article, we can not see all of them together,One needs to open each article abstract to see. IT could be really great if we can make our links between articles and view them in a graphical format, like a MIND MAP, i.e. A flowchart depicting all the work that…

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  13. 201 votes
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  14. support SmartCite on the Scrivener word processor

    Scrivener is a great word processor for long documents such as doctoral thesis, SmartCite would enable to use it seamlessly along with ReadCube

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  15. expose its API to let users create plugins or simply automatise their database management

    There will always be functions that users would like to have that are not present in ReadCube (at a given point in time). If ReadCube could expose some kind of API to let their users interface with it from programming languages - it would spark whole ecosystem of plugins and extenstions.
    An inspiring example is SublimeText - proprietary software that exposes an API for python. SublimeText has now more than 2500 plugins extending its functionality. Many of these extensions are wonderful tools!

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  16. 458 votes
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  17. Support SmartCite in google docs

    I do a lot of collaborative writing and we frequently use google docs. There is currently no good way to input the citations from readcube into google docs. It would be amazing if SmartCite working in the google docs application.

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  18. Make a fully functional ReadCube Windows 10 app

    With Windows 10 it's possible to make one app for all Windows devices (phones, tablets, hybrids, laptops, pc's... even Xbox) with a scalable UI. ReadCube from phone to TV!
    It would be great to have full touch and pen support for devices like a Surface, or any other Windows tablet with pen. That way PDF's can be annotated in any possible way, just like paper.
    It's now even possible for developers to easily port the Android/iOS app. ;)
    (http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-going-all-out-courting-ios-android-developers)

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  19. highlight and add in-line notes to scanned articles.

    Sometimes I only have access to a scanned PDF -- for example, one that was retrieved through interlibrary loan. For such PDFs, it would be nice to be able to add in-line notes and highlighting even if ReadCube is unable to recognize the text.

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  20. Have the option to delete the pdf file when I delete a paper from my library

    ReadCube only deletes PDFs from your library, but the file remains on your computer. Having the option to delete both would be helpful when trying to clean up one's library.

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