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  1. delete whole search terms

    After searching for something, the search terms are separated (which I love). But, you can no longer highlight the text, so to delete everything, you need to delete the last letter, then highlight, delete all, and start again. Once the term is entered, can you delete it all at once?Using the keyboard delete key?

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  2. show you where exactly it found the search text

    As google does, show you a highlighted mark where the engine found your text in order to understand the context.

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  3. 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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  4. Enable text-to-speech functionality

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

    55 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 33 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  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. 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.

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  11. 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

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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. 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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  14. allow users to attach supplemental files to a reference item

    Part of my workflow includes saving marked up versions of documents as their own files, as well as typing up specially-formatted notes on my PDF documents in separate files. (I create these files and save them as PDFs. These are not the supplemental files provided by some publishers along with articles.)

    It would be LOVELY if I could attach self-created supplemental files to a PDF item in my reference list.

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  15. have searchable sidebar notes

    Allow the option of searching within the side bar notes.

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  16. correctly export bibtex files when searched with google scholar

    bibtex export works fine for publications imported by pubmed search.
    when imported by google scholar search, the author field contains a number of 'null's. probably simple bug fix.

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  17. Work without the user needing administrator rights on their computer

    My university imposes many restrictions on the use of our work computers, meaning that I do not have admin rights. Those seem however to be needed for the operation of the software. Indeed, our technician says that Readcube needs access to the registry, which is not allowed to the standard user. It is therefore not possible for me to use Readcube at work.

    37 votes
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  18. allow specific timeframes for recommendations

    When offering recommendations, allow the user to choose a year or years to pull recommendations from. The difference between last year an anytime is too great.

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  19. Allowed re-ordering of list

    I have around 20 lists and it could be great to be able to reorder them alphabetically or whatever I like. It looks like I can't change the order and last created list is at the bottom even if it would be easier to be close to another list.

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  20. 21 votes
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