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  1. Support Patent Search

    via Google Scholar, including patent citation data

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  2. have a native 64-bit support to make full use of 4GB of RAM available in most laptops.

    Most folks here are using laptops with at least 4GB of RAM available to them. Hope to see readcube comes up with a 64-bit version of the software to make full use of the hardware powers.

    76 votes
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  3. be portable

    i.e. be able to run from a microSD card or from a USB flash drive, without requiring installation on a local machine. Not all researchers can lug around a laptop, but almost everyone carries a phone.

    171 votes
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  4. 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

    290 votes
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  5. 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?

    88 votes
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  6. 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.

    436 votes
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  7. Have shortcut keys for common actions in the ReadCube reader

    Add keystrokes to:
    -delete a file from a list
    -delete a file from the library
    -auto-resolve a file
    -navigate from file to file without going back to the library
    -add a note
    -switch to highlighter

    231 votes
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  8. 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.

    375 votes
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  9. 428 votes
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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

  10. 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.

    1,487 votes
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  11. be my default PDF reader.

    I should be able to set this as my default reader so that I don't have to also keep an alternative reader around just to open the odd PDF that is not imported. Currently, if set as default, the PDF does not open but ReadCube manager does.

    14 votes
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  12. Allow non-unique names for sublists

    Recently a nested sublist feature has been implemented, but it does not allow for a "true" nested structure. It can't be collapsed, and sublists must have unique names, even if they are put under a different parent list (e.g. you can create the list "clinical trials" under "****** cancer", but if then you try to create "clinical trials" under "colon cancer", the former will be erased. My proposition is to make sublists collapsible, and their names non-unique.

    38 votes
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  13. NOT clip abstracts that are too long

    Abstracts that are too long are not shown in full, but are clipped ("..."). This is annoying, because often useful information is lost. And I don't see why it should be necessary to shorten the abstracts.
    I would appreciate if for every paper, the entire abstract was visible on the right side.

    82 votes
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  14. allow articles to be sorted by number of citations

    It is helpful when doing a literature review on a topic to be able to see publication date and number of times articles have been cited in a single glance. I need to know what papers are most important in a certain area, so I would like to be able to sort articles in a list in my library by number of times each paper has been cited.

    52 votes
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  15. Open multiple PDFs in different panes

    I often cycle between many articles and have them open at the same time, side by side. I find the one window - toggling back and forth affects my flow when writing.

    136 votes
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  16. 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.

    237 votes
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  17. 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)

    881 votes
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  18. SmartCite in Pages (Mac)

    Support SmartCite in Pages (Mac word processor)

    641 votes
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  19. 42 votes
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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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