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  1. Store Favorite/Custom Searches

    Search a pre-set list of journals (e.g. high-impact in medicine or chemical biology).

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  2. allow copy and paste with correct formatting

    I currently use Readcube and one thing that has been a small frustration is that I like to make notes separately (in google docs) but when I copy and paste information the formatting is off. Specifically, there are too many spaces between words so I have to manually delete them. Also, symbols, subscripts, superscripts don't paste correctly either. Not a huge deal but I noticed I don't have this problem in Mendeley and it just makes it less annoying.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. Support Patent Search

    via Google Scholar, including patent citation data

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  6. show the abstract of the articles on the right hand panel as I browse the list of "related articles"

    abstracts preview on the right hand panel as i browse the list of related articles instead of having to dl the article first...thanks!

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  7. Change the page background color.

    Reading on bright white is difficult and very harmful to eyes. As word and adobe can work, if i change the background to some light green, it fells softer to stare at the screen for quite a while.

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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi ReadCube users!

    We understand that this is a really important feature for a lot of you, as white backgrounds do strain your eyes and are difficult to look at after long periods of time. This is definitely something we want to work on at some point and implement as an actual feature.

    For now, I recommend giving http://justgetflux.com/ a shot, as it is designed to reduce eyestrain for your entire monitor and should function as an appropriate substitute for the time being.

    Thanks so much for your patience and feedback!

    Alex

  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. have searchable sidebar notes

    Allow the option of searching within the side bar notes.

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  11. 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.

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  12. export comments in .doc

    enable the export of the comments in word. For example if you review an article and annotate the text then it would be nice to merge directly all the comments into .doc file to upload for the editor and authors.

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  13. 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.

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  14. Enable text-to-speech functionality

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

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  15. 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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  16. View annotations in article preview

    Annotations (highlights, notes, etc) should show in the preview pane on the right when you select an aricle from your library.

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  17. 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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  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.

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  19. allow Shibboleth login

    Allow an oppourtunity to login via Shibboleth (or similar) to allow access to university papers whilst off campus. If you could login once Readcube was open then it could allow automatic downloads.
    Whilst you can do this through the Readcube browser which opens it is very laggy and time consuming.

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  20. bring back the ability to switch between PubMed and Google Scholar in the same search

    This went away in the latest update. It was quite useful, because if searching for full article title, it often varies whether PubMed or Google Scholar will find the correct article as the top hit.

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