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  1. remember my position

    When switching between Full Text and Supplementary Information my position is lost, I'm just sent to the start of the document. This is a bit frustrating when reading an article that refers regularly to a supplementary document.

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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.

    73 votes
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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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  4. Associate a color with a list when viewing articles in my library

    I want to assign a color code to my lists, and then view color tagged articles in my library. I should also be able to see if an article belongs to more than one list.

    438 votes
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  5. Automatically download articles from reference data

    When importing references or bibliographies, it would be great if readcube could automatically download the pdf and associated supporting information from the web without having to click on the 'download from web' button.

    29 votes
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  6. 39 votes
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  7. SmartCite in Pages (Mac)

    Support SmartCite in Pages (Mac word processor)

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  8. add in pdf bookmarks

    I commonly use Adobe Acrobat's bookmark feature to save location points in pdf documents, such as introduction, method, study 1, study 2 so i can quickly navigate the document.

    58 votes
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  9. link in the Zotero quick-add button when viewing the "Article page"

    When you open the "Article page", it would by handy if you could see the same quick-add button that you'd see in another browser with the Zotero add-on.

    Currently, I have to copy the article title, open Chrome/browser, search for the article again, and then click the Zotero quick-add button.

    With this improvement, you eliminate all but one step, making it a one-step add for in-text citations with Word/document editor!

    10 votes
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  10. Smartcite CTRL CTRL ans Cursor

    When I double click CTRL the smartcite pop-up shows up, but when I type I'm still in the word document (I first have to click the search box to type start searching the article I need).
    It would be great if the cursor would be in the searc box after 2xCTRL.

    Thanks

    8 votes
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  11. 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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  12. Let you enter notes directly on the page, as text or as a pop-up note.

    The free-form note page that drops down is great, as are the notes on highlighting. However, some older/scanned pdf documents don't permit highlighting of the text - on these documents, it isn't possible to annotate specific regions. Having the ability to put a textbox or mouse-over pop-up note on specific regions of the text would be really great ('Foxit' has this functionality, for comparison).

    36 votes
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  13. show the lists (labels) where an article belongs to.

    When showing the paper information, it would be useful to see if it has been assigned to a list.

    86 votes
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  14. allow users to increase font size of abstract in right hand panel

    The abstract would be easier and quicker to read if the font size was a bit larger. Nice would be a control-up/down short cut. Esp. more senior people would probably apreciate this.

    54 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.

    128 votes
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  16. 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

    230 votes
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  17. have an "annotation report" feature like Qiqqa does.

    You could select what references you'd like to pull comments from, and the annotations you've made would be pulled out and compiled into a report, complete with citation. Or even just pull out the citation and the "note" feature for each selected reference, so that it is possible to create an instant annotated bibliography. This should be exportable to Word or text file.

    115 votes
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  18. provide an interface for evernote and/or MarginNote.

    Read cube is great for organizing articles. Eververnote is great for organizing multiple notes, links, thought, etc. and MarginNote is great for cross references and lateral thinking.
    Providing an interface that allows to open pfds in MarginNote or to save notes/highlighted parts/ screenshots to evernote, would greatly enhance productivity and combine the best of all.

    39 votes
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  19. have an option to bold, italisize, or underline text in notes

    You should be able to do basic modifications to your text, like ctrl+I to italisize ctrl+U to underline and ctrl+B to bold text in our notes

    22 votes
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  20. preview pdf when searching my library

    Similar to apple's finder, it would be nice to preview the pdf's when searching my library.

    32 votes
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