More robust note-taking functionality
Make notes hyperlinked, so that by clicking note in the sidebar would automatically show that part in the text. Also - notes should be sorted by date or placement in article (by default the latter). It would be nice that by pointing a highlighted part or note, the note would pop up.
This functionality is in the development queue and will be released in an upcoming desktop update.
Tobias Weber commented
Please, Please, Please, all the things (Notes are linked to the pdf-text, sorted by page, searching in notes, etc.) are so important, if you want to use the app for working out scientific papers. I'm really looking for a referent management app like readcube but without this functions, I'm not sure, if i can use it. Can you tell us, when it will be integrated?
Grant Herrman commented
Any progress on this feature?
Charles Fournier commented
This is a critical functionality of any QDA app for serious research (Nvivo, etc.).
A note should be treated as any other object in the database -- one should be possible to tag it, search it, etc. A note is just an object that can be cross-referred to another one with a page reference and a place marker.
Note are treated as an afterthought or add-on instead of being an integral part of the application. In research, contextualization is everything. We should be able to add to the side-bar and link any object (drag and drop to the location in the pdf file where we want to attach the reference).
In fact all object should allow linking. One should be able to link a section of a paper to another paper with a comment. The link should also be searchable by type (refute, support, etc).
This is also a standard feature of professional CRM apps (Salesforce, etc.).
Very very important. Is this functionality almost ready?, it's almost a year since you said "This functionality is in the development queue and will be released in an upcoming desktop update".
neil fisher commented
Additionally, it would be great if we could edit the notes generated by highlighting text (which as mentioned in the initial suggestion, would be better if they were sorted by placement in the article.
Fasahath Husain commented
Hi Alex, any timeline when this will happen? I use readcube 30% of the time for my work. But for this function I will go 80%.
Rachel Murray commented
In the "notes" side bar, it would be useful to see the notes in the order that they appear in the PDF - so that when I read a scientific article, all of the notes I took on the "Introduction" are near the top, all of the notes on "Methods" are near each other, all of the notes on "Results" are near each other etc.
This is particularly useful for long PDF's (like whole books or book sections) where I don't want to scroll through the whole PDF just to see which notes are where.
I tried to figure out how to do this with the app, but it doesn't look like the function is available.
Paschale Noël Bégin commented
And to be able to order them according to the appearance of the note in the article.
Lauren Foster commented
The #1 feature I think is needed after using ReadCube for graduate work and research for 3 months
Philipp Rhein commented
Absolutely correct, would be great!!
Hi, part of your suggestion was also files here before: http://support.readcube.com/forums/136555-feature-requests/suggestions/6019254-jump-to-highlighted-text-when-clicking-on-a-note (It already had more votes, that's why I up-voted that one)
But your second point (sorting notes by page and not date added) is totally valid and should be default (but changeable as it is done in Adobe Acrobat)
Yes yes yes please :)
Right now, even the note's page number is not displayed...