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  1. Ask to download articles via cloud during sync

    Right now, the sync feature only downloads metadata but not the entire pdf files. Each article has to be downloaded separately. It would be cool if we could choose articles or lists or the entire library that we want to download automatically during sync.

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  2. 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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  3. Enable text-to-speech functionality

    Have a text to speech option available. As a dyslexic, i find this incredibly useful.

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  4. Detect and suggest pdf updates when available

    Two situations where this feature would be useful:

    1. Some publishers (Science mag, BMC) allow early online access to publications and provide a draft pdf version of the paper which lacks the regular format of the journal. Once the whole publication process has been completed, a new pdf is available with an improved and much more readable layout.

    2. Editors may receive corrections of the original paper later after publication. This would appear online as an Erratum/Corrigendum, but it is often integrated into the pdf version.

    26 votes
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  5. 33 votes
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  6. Be available on Chrome OS for those who use Google Chromebook computers

    Mac and Windows are great but Chrome is quickly becoming the #3 major operating system, especially with the increasing popularity of Chromebook computers. It would be great to have ReadCube available there as well.

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  7. 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.

    121 votes
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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. 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…

    61 votes
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  10. allow smart lists

    I think having smart lists would be a big benefit of having this program. For example, if I have a smart list that links all papers that have XPS in the title, or an authors name would help in organizing my files.

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  11. have a split view in the PDF browser so that you can see two parts of the document at the same time.

    Provide a mechanism so that you can view two or more parts of a PDF document at the same time. For example, it is common to want to see a figure on a different page while reading text.

    169 votes
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  12. 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.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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).

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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

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  19. 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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  20. Export comments to Evernote

    It would be great if it was possible to export the notes and highlights to Evernote. The title of the note should be the reference and they can be stored in a Readcube notebook.

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