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  1. Allow more than one Group calendar

    It is usefull to have a separate calendar for, e.g. for booking devices.

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

    Hello,

    That sounds like a neat idea – thanks for taking the time to post! I have passed your suggestion on to our engineers for possible future implementation. At present we are addressing high demand requests with first priority, but please be assured that your idea will be assessed by the development team.

    colwiz Team

  2. Smoother editing within the Desktop App

    When viewing publications its quick and easy to add notes to an article, but the editor for everything else (keywords, authors, year, abstract, etc) is clunky and difficult to edit. Can this be improved?

    Perhaps if the article info could be extracted from PDF uploads this would not be such an issue.

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    0 comments  ·  Desktop App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Many thanks for your feedback, it is invaluable to the improvement of colwiz. At present, we are undergoing some significant engineering changes, where we are implementing the modern utility of HTML5 technology in place of previously used Flash software. This should greatly enhance the features that are causing you concern.

    To address your second question:

    The colwiz Library is designed to extract metadata from an imported PDF. However, PDFs with illustrative content can cause issues for metadata extraction. In such instances, you can use the DOI search to append reference metadata to any article missing citation information, which is in your colwiz Library.

    colwiz Team

  3. 'Active' daily keyword searches

    There is another reference manager which you can define a set of keywords. It obviously does an automatic daily trawl of a subset of the search engines and if there are any papers which match any of the keywords, it will add them to a folder in your library automatically, as well as sending you an email about the new papers.

    I really like the interface, feel and usefulness, but I'm still torn between another reference manager and Colwiz because of the lack of this feature....

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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Very glad to hear that you like our user interface. Coincidentally, our product team have had several recent discussions relating to your query. We are in the process of developing a variety of similar smart organisational mechanisms. Please check out our blog, where we will soon be posting new and upcoming releases (http://blog.colwiz.com/).

    Warm regards,

    colwiz Team

  4. Citelighter like notes, send to word...

    It would be awesome to create notes like in Citelighter, where we can later order and select the notes that we want to export to word with citations, this way we can research, read, annotate and at the same time we are already somehow creating the end document (paper, thesis...).

    thank you.

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Desktop App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Many thanks for your feedback! Your idea is similar to an ongoing development project our engineers are hard at work with. Please hold tight and I think you’ll be pleased with the results! Check out our blog, where we will soon be posting new and upcoming releases (http://blog.colwiz.com/).

    colwiz Team

  5. implement tags (in addition to the existing keywords)

    The keyword list of my library is spammed with automatic keywords from pubmed which makes it difficult to find my own personal keywords. I think a good way around this would be to allow the user to not import these predefined keywords when importing a paper. Alternatively, a new type of keywords, e.g. tags, could be used to separate personal and automatic keywords.

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    0 comments  ·  Desktop App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The ability to search for personal keywords is definitely supported by our Desktop Library. If you select “View as table” option on top while you’re present in the keywords page, you’ll see a search bar on top which will allow you to search for keywords that you have personally assigned to references.

    However, we do see your point. The navigation in this particular case can be improved..

  6. adding functionality to import simple webpages (as part of the web importer)

    Would be great if users could add a snapshot of any webpage to their library through the web-importer.

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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Web Importer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. lab notebook

    Hello colwiz team,

    I think that an electronic lab notebook where we could add for example information of some experiments and together add the output of the experiment as some pictures or charts in the same page would be very useful. In this way we could keep on track about all experiments and compare them... I know that in the description part of a task where we could describe it, but if we could insert all information in a specific label developed for it it would be much better...

    Best Regards and congrats for you great job!

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

    We do have plans to revamp our Tasks management interface and introducing more sections for storing/displaying more information will be something we’ll work on.

    You make a great suggestion about having an area for displaying results and outcomes. We’ll surely take this into consideration. Thanks for posting :)

  8. enable the tag function for the documented thoughts/discussions in projects

    Hello.
    It couldn't be better to add a 'tag' function to the dialogues/discussions documented in the projects. Thus when the archives get more and more, classification of the thoughts/topics will be much easier and so does the search. Thanks

    3 votes
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  9. move discussions from one project to another

    There are the cases that I happened to start a topic/ share thoughts in a wrong project. I couldn't find any function to move this topic to the project I would like it to be. So I have to delete the original flow of discussion then type them letter by letter (or copy/paste) in the right place. It is troublesome. It couldn't be better to have an option of 'move to' than ' x (delete)' at the upper right corner or than 'like' and 'comment' at the bottom of each dialogue.

    4 votes
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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Dropbox needed.

    Could you integrate Dropbox? That would be awsome.
    Other managment programs are doing this integration (like Azendo and as far as I understand Asana was going to also.)
    Thanks for this awsome program.

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    1 comment  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the compliment! We are constantly improving colwiz and integration with Dropbox is something we can definitely look into in the near future. Many thanks for the feedback. Keep an eye on our blog posts and twitter feeds :)

    colwiz Team

  11. Importing Mendeley's notes and pdf annotation would be nice!

    I am one of the ones who spent quite some time relying on apps like Mendeley. colwiz has more to add to the competition, which can be worth dealing with the fact that notes and annotations created in, e.g., Mendeley are not imported here.

    It would be nice to see this feature available. Thanks!

    10 votes
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  12. Colwiz should allow bookmarking, highlighting and annotating on any website.

    If Colwiz allowed bookmarking, highlighting and annotating on any website it would definitely surpass your competition such ad Diigo.com. It would also allow me to use it with each class I teach ever month.

    3 votes
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  13. Browser indicator

    Browser extension that indicates if the article in the opened page was already imported into Colwiz.

    2 votes
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  14. I need to be able to view a collection by keywords.

    I work for a research centre. The current ability to view the keywords for the entire library is fine and the results are presented well, but I need the ability to view keywords by collection, so I can compare the keywords from publications of different collections.

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  15. Find duplicates using checksum and hash on PDF files

    Finding duplicates using DOI info is nice, but not all files have DOIs.

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    True! But then colwiz also has other Data Identifiers like pubmed and arXivID apart from DOIs as fallback solutions.

    Do you have something else in mind regarding this?

    Thanks for posting!

  16. Import from local Mendeley database

    The current Mendeley import is pulling the info from the Mendeley website. It'll be more efficient if it could import from the local Mendeley database: faster and capable of retrieving the pdfs directly from the hard drive.

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    We understand this must be very convenient for our users to import their data directly from Mendeley’s Database and we’re trying to come up with a permanent solution for it. This idea is definitely being explored by the team.

    However if you want a quicker import, you can always do it as a BibTeX file. Export your Mendeley data as a BibTeX and import it into colwiz.

    Thanks for posting!

  17. Make the Desktop app Retina display ready

    because right now, all these pixels look a bit ugly on my screen :-)

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  18. Add pdf preview panel

    PDF preview side panel will be a great enhancement. One best remembers a paper by its visual appearance.

    15 votes
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  19. Fullscreen support for MacOs Mountain Lion

    Would it be possible to create a Full screen functionality for the Mac Mountain Lion OS?

    Thank you

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  20. iPad annotations in PDF

    I would suggest that instead of you developing the perfect pdf reader for e.g. iPad - simply let the Colwiz use any pdf reader as a 3rd party plugin. Important is though that one can annotate and sync afterwards.

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