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  1. '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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

    4 votes
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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..

  4. 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.

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Web Importer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is something that’s been internally discussed about. Ideally we’d love to have this feature built into our web Importer. Let’s see how it plays out.

    Thanks for posting :)

  5. 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!

    11 votes
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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 :)

  6. 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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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

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  8. 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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    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Desktop App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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

  10. 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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  11. 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.

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  12. Browser indicator

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

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  13. 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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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Library  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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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    0 comments  ·  Desktop App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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!

  15. 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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    2 comments  ·  Desktop App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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!

  16. Make the Desktop app Retina display ready

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

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  17. 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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  18. 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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    0 comments  ·  Desktop App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi!

    We have been considering adding support for a fullscreen experience on Mac , both the Library and Reader applications.

    Keep an eye out on Blogs and Twitter, we will update you once this is made available.

    Thanks for the feedback!

  19. 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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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  iPhone and iPad  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. abandoned task label

    Dear Colwiz team,

    I just did a follow-up on the lower ranks of my task list - and just realized that there are some projects I did not follow through and subsequently abandonned (for various reasons).
    Is it possible you add a feature abonned tasks? It would allow to keep track of them and would help with a better self-assessment on one#s project realization-rate...
    Thanks! Anna

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

    That really would be a cool feature, we agree. Our team is constantly looking at different alternatives to improve tracking and delegations of tasks and we shall definitely take this idea into consideration too.

    Currently you can still keep track of over-due tasks by searching your tasks list and sorting by date and overdue tasks will show up with a red indicator on their due dates.

    You do make a strong case with your opinion as there should be some notification given to the user when their tasks get over due. Thanks for the feedback! :)

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