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  1. 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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  2. Export to Endnote from within PDF view

    It would be helpful if there was a really easy way to be export to ENDNOTE while reading the paper in readcube, not just from the list view.

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  3. 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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  4. Show only new recommendations

    Add an option to show only new added recommendation that were added since you last checked for recomeendations

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  5. Store Favorite/Custom Searches

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

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  6. 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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    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

  7. not make me re-enter my name, billing address every time

    What would be even better is if you could add to a cart like Science Direct (Elsevier) and not have to make each purchase individually. Very time consuming if you are getting 5-10 articles, and extremely aggravating if you are getting more. Can't believe Wiley finally updated their system after 5+ years, and it still can't do this. In fact now it's worse since it does not even save your name and address. (I am logged in, I checked.)

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  8. display author and journal information in the "Open Articles" list.

    If I'm doing a literature review, I often have 10-20 pdfs open at one time, and I tend to remember papers by first author rather than title. This means it gets difficult to remember which paper is which when you can only see title information in the open articles list. Could see author/year information also, so we can quickly identify and pull out a particular article from a long list?

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Have seperate libraries for distinct programs

    I have a few very different projects, and do not want the libraries combined, i.e. lists do not work well for what I would like to do. It would be very helpful to be able have independent libraries.

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  12. 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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  13. use 'Esc' key to close popups (e.g. Internet browser, settings window) instead of requiring mouse click on close button

    use 'Esc' key to close popups (e.g. Internet browser, settings window) instead of requiring mouse click on close button

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  14. relocate the entire library archives to a new final folder

    It will be useful if first I drag my papers from very different folders, then click on library and relocate the entire library to a Final Folder with all my articles.

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  15. Allows to set my library proxy settings manually (not EZ-Proxy)...

    My library uses manual proxy configuration (a proxy server IP adress and port). I can access the online libraries via my username and password. So, it world so helpful if ReadCube could allow to set manual proxy configuration.

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  16. Match a bunch of selected documents

    Although, the documents that are imported into ReadCube are matched instantly but some times this feature fails for some reason. The recent future of matching the unmatched documents when the system idle is good. But, it would be really nice if you can match a bunch of selected documents instead of selecting a single document for matching.

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  17. force attempt to automatically resolve article

    Often an article does not automatically resolve when first imported. I find that if I click on the reference entry it will say "Attempting to automatically resolve this article..." and often it will resolve. It would be great to be able to select a group of articles and then "force" a re-attempt to resolve automatically.

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  18. Find PDF on deepdyve.com

    For those without an academic affiliation, deepdyve is a reasonable alternative to access articles. Even with no membership you can preview 5 minutes for free.

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  19. sort potentially matched articles by title, author, publication, or year

    If an article cannot be automatically resolved by ReadCube, the program searches for the article by title, author, and other user-provided fields. It would be useful if the search results could be sorted by a selected field. Often I know the title of the article and could jump right to the correct entry without reading all of the entries.

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  20. better deal with complex family names during Article Imports

    When importing articles by authors with names like "J. van der Kamp" or "V. di Lollo", ReadCube currently often (but, curiously, not always) creates author names like "Van, J." or "Di, V."
    This makes is hard to subsequently search for articles written by these authors using the author search function in the library.

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