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  1. Folder Flexibility

    It would be nice if it would be possible to move the folders of the Library and to achieve more flexibility. So new projects (folder) may be also listed above and not as the lowest folder

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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Library  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Google docs plugin "insert citation" improvements

    Currently the search function of the insert citation only works on titles. It would be a vast improvement if it allowed searching for author etc.

    7 votes
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  3. It will be very nice to have the option to link other cloud disk (such as Google drive etc) as limited available drive space

    It will be very nice to have the option to link other cloud disk or drives (such as Google drive etc) as limited available drive space colwiz is provided

    18 votes
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  4. Enhancing PDF saving

    When saving a PDF on a drive, automatic naming based on cilation data will be great e.g. FirstName_date_title.pdf

    Saving all the PDF from a folder at the same time will also be great - We may need to make a backup or to share a folder content.

    17 votes
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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Desktop App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Import Profile info from LinkedIn upon linking accounts

    When you link up your account to LinkedIn, it should suggest importing the data from the profile to populate the profile of new colwiz users.

    9 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. More powerful search function accross the entire app

    I think BOTH the web-based app and desktop app need more powerful search across the entire article database; article keywords, abstracts, publication notes, text within the PDFs, internal PDF notes/highlights, etc. The internal PDF search is good for a single PDF, but this functionality needs to work in search for all available articles and content. As a writer/researcher I'm tying together ideas/notes from hundreds of articles and these need to be instantly searchable alongside the article content.

    Google Drive is the only app that can satisfy this search requirement. If colwiz could take that functionality, or integrate with google drive,…

    38 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Library  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Firstly, thank you for your valuable comments, such feedback is integral to continuous improvement of our software. Our search function is undergoing substantial modification at present. Currently we are focusing on expediting database searches to minimise delays when users search and add new references to their colwiz Library. This process is nearing completion, at which point we aim to incorporate more of the search functionality you describe, into both our Desktop and Web applications.

    Regarding your side note, we agree that several companies fail to the hit mark by trying to address too many concerns through one application. However, we believe our core objective, which aims to accelerate research by providing reference management, collaboration and productivity features in an all-in-one workspace environment, will help save researchers time by not having to switch between applications. We recognise that some of our core features still require refinement, and are working hard…

  7. Accessed when

    When adding new references. In the bibliography, the "accessed" date in the citation is wrong. It doesn't show the correct date.
    It would be nice, if it showed todays date.

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    0 comments  ·  Web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your comment. We are currently looking into ensuring that the date does not change no matter which browser or platform you are using. If the problem reoccurs we will be happy to support you again. Thank you for your patience in the meantime whilst we are looking to resolve this.

  8. Doesn't work well

    Doesn't work well

    - I try to upload references with the Chrome add-on: doesn't work well. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

    - I try using the desktop app search tool: doesn't work well. It doesn't add the references even if it says it has done it.

    - I try manually uploading new references in the desktop app: it doesn't work well. It doesn't sync with the web.

    - I try manually uploading new references in the web: it doesn't work well. It doesn't sync with the desktop app.

    It's driving me crazy....

    2 votes
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  9. Add a folder for publications which info couldn't be extracted automatically

    When Colwiz cannot extract the info from a PDF file or "has a doubt" about the extracted info, the publication should be put in a "Needs review" folder.

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  10. Uploading folders in specific folders on the app

    Thanking for coming up with this open source reference management software. I have used Mendely and EndNote, but I am switching to this one. I have realized that I can not import folders in the specific folder in the app. Once I import the articles goes to all publications, so if I am working with different projects it becomes difficult. Also I can't import a folder containing sub folders at once, I have to import the subfolders separately. Otherwise I like the app. Thanks.

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  11. Journal title not being abbreviated correctly

    [Reposting. My first attempt had a typo that said the opposite of what I meant]

    For example, using the Nature style in Word 2010 on Windows 7, the journal "American Journal of Physiology-Heart And Circulatory Physiology" gets abbreviated as "Am. J. Physiol. Hear. Circ. Physiol.".

    The ISI Journal Title Abbreviation

    http://www.efm.leeds.ac.uk/~mark/ISIabbr/A_abrvjt.html

    should be

    Am J Physiol-Heart C

    Maybe you are using another system, but most certainly, "Heart" shouldn't be abbreviated as "Hear"

    2 votes
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  12. Add a function to import open pdf files from browsers.

    At the moment it seems that references can only be imported from a web browser using specific search engines, and from their search results or publication information pages. Being able to directly download pdfs (and the corresponding citation info) that are open in a web browser would make the web importer more versatile.

    4 votes
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  13. Improve metadata collection from imported citations

    Even if I imprt the publicatoin from pubmed the metadata like volume, pages, year don't get automatically improted. This need to be fixed urgently otherwise it will cost us so much time to do it again.

    5 votes
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  14. Touch Screen Compatible Highlighter

    Allow the highlighter to be used with a finger or stylus on a touch screen, instead of having to use a mouse.

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  15. Edit publications in Groups

    Currently, it is not possible, to edit a publication in a group. Maybe, because it is just linked to the main entry. But the problem is that the title formatting (i. e. species names in italics) is lost. Also, if I click on the group's entry, the formatting gets also lost in the main entry. That's a bug, i think.

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  16. Zotero importer ignores italic text

    I switch over to colwiz because it supports Google Docs. After importing my library from Zotero, all text marked in italics (i. e. species names in titles) disappeared. Now I have to edit all publications and retype the html tag for italics (<i>E. coli</i>). That's quite a lot of work.
    It would be better to import this information as well.

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  17. Subgroup in library

    I think it would be nice if you include the option to have subgroups in the individual groups.

    7 votes
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  18. Do the LaTeX rendering via MathJax

    Use MathJax for rendering LaTeX formulas in notes.

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  19. it is better allow to organize articles into different folders

    it is better allow to organize articles into different folders. at this moment one can not move articles into folder just copy ... which duplicate articles in library .

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  20. it really hard to open multiple attachments at same time

    so I suggest to Open attached files in new tap.

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