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  1. 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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  2. search the internet for highlighted word or phrases

    Search google for a highlighted word/phrase from a document

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  3. Support math in comments in web version using mathjax

    Now this is a neat hack for math support in readcube's web version - there's a thing called MathJax (http://www.mathjax.org/) that essentially can turn any plain-text written equation on any webpage into a LaTeX-style pro looking font typesetted math - just write your LaTeX or MathML code in ordinary text in tags like this $e^{i\pi}+1=0$ and upon site rendering it will be turned into HQ math typography. And oh my gawd it is soo useful if you're a physics/engineering/math type of a person. I mean, any webpage, webapp can now easily do math with this using simple javascript.…

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  4. have an "Add to" button to easily add articles to lists.

    Making reading lists is a very useful feature of readcube. But it gets annoying when you have more lists (like 40 for instance) to add papers to lists. Currently, it is possible only to drag and drop an article to any list. If you have 30-40 lists and you have 5 papers opened in a session, it is impossible to drag it to the lists that are currently not displayed in the screen [as the list doesn't scroll automatically while dragging]. So, a simple "Add to" button on each article or in the right-click menu would be very handy.

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  5. be more accessible to people with limited eyesight.

    There doesn't seem to be a way to increase text or window size, which makes readcube unusable for some. It's very borderline for me, and my impairment is minimal.

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  6. 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.

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  7. Perform a smarter (and not heuristic) date sorting.

    Date sorting of articles (currently only by year) appears to be heuristic (changes from one session to another) which is REALLY annoying.

    Performing a smarter (based on DD/MM/YY of publication) sorting of articles would avoid this issue and help keeping a well organized library.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. customize the location of folder "data" that store the database

    customize the location of folder "data" that store the database

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  11. ask you the saving path folder before saving an article instead of having a predefined path

    It would be cool if ReadCube could...ask you the saving path folder before saving an article instead of having a predefined path

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  12. Provide support of other file types as well a ebooks, images ...png, jpeg.

    Allow the ability to link to cloud storages ..dropbox,box.net.onedrive etc

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  13. 13 votes
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  14. preview an article without downloading it to the library

    See the full text of an article without including it into the library (to check whether it is worthwhile including or not).

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  15. when I move a PDF to another folder the library reference will stay linked to the PDF

    When I import PDFs into Readcube, the PDFs are linked to a library reference. But if I rearrange my physical PDFs into different folders, etc. the library reference is no longer linked to the physical PDF. It would be great if they could stay linked.

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  16. 12 votes
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  17. search for articles among the recommendations feed

    the idea being that while I have over 200 articles recommended based upon a certain library list over the last year, I would like to filter that to specifi key words or dates

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  18. show your own manuscripts in Readcube

    If you are working on a manuscript with colleagues or on your own (and all add their citations/references with Readcube), wouldn't it be great if you can read that manuscript in Readcube with all the advantages attached (easily checking references etc)?

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  19. sort articles by resolution status

    This functionality would allow the user to sort their library or a list by whether or not a pdf has been successfully resolved with a matching reference. A use case for example: grouping all unresolved entries together.

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  20. 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!

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