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  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. Add smart collections

    Collections are nice, but smart collections are better (collections automatically created based on keywords, search results, etc...).

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  4. Make the Desktop app Retina display ready

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

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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Desktop App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. In app pdf viewer

    Instead of a separate app.

    16 votes
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  6. 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

  7. 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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  8. Citation input for 'Pages' on Ipad (mini), or 'Copy citation' capacity

    If its possible, can you please add some citation input capacity for the IPAD mini application, to function with 'Pages' writing software.

    I would be happy if could be in the form of 'cite as you write' plugin, but if not possible, then a copy and paste function as exists in the desktop application.

    Thank you

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  9. Citation plugin for 'Pages' (mac writing software)

    I started exploring your app yesterday, and as a PHD student I have to say it is by far the most useful citation software I have been able to find.

    My suggestion->
    For the desktop app: Please provide 'cite as you write' or something similar that enable inserting citations, and adding bibliography automatically, for the 'Pages' writing software for Mac.

    Also, I noted that annotations made in external editors display as 'strike-through' in mac desktop application, making highlighted text unreadable.

    Thank you for a great application

    10 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Desktop App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey there!

    We’re humbled by your compliment. We put in a lot of effort to make sure that all the required features and necessary tools are built into colwiz. Feedback like yours is very valuable as it helps us do that.

    As you are aware, colwiz supports Word, Open Office and LaTeX editors on Mac. We will certainly consider adding support for Pages in future.

    We will keep updated on its progress and hopefully have it resolved by the time the next update rolls out.

    Many thanks for the feedback. Stay in touch and have a great day :)

  10. 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! :)

  11. print out function for calendar

    please install a proper printout function for the calendar - the virtual version does not work always and I want to keep printouts for documentation

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  12. Calendar

    I think you should use the calendar in a different way The calendar should allow to attach files to the day in the calendar, in the form of links that can be positioned inside the square that comprehends the day in the calendar. Results obtained in that day, pdf files, versions of papers during writing should be positioned with notes that describe the results obtained for instance using popup windows.

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  13. 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.

    8 votes
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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  iPhone and iPad  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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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    0 comments  ·  Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Yes indeed. Tasks for Calendar is definitely planned and hence it would fare better for all Group members to be able to view Tasks directly from the Calendar.

    We’re currently in the initial phases of planning/designing for this feature so it may take a while before we have something to share. But do let us know if you have some more elaborate ideas of your own regarding the issue.

    Thanks for posting! :)

  16. 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"

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  17. Sync between Colwiz calendars and mac calendar

    I think that a possibility to sync the colwiz calendars and the mac calendar app would be a very nice extension

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  18. Citation from captions

    Adding a citation inside a figure caption doesn't work (Word Office 2010, Windows 7). The citation is given number "1", and the reference is not added to the bibliography with the citations from the main body text.

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    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Library  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Improvments on PDF Reader

    The PDF Reader needs some improvments:


    • Please make it faster and more fluid (both when openning documents and when scrolling through pages)

    • Make the highlighting tool more intuitive by allowing the user to select text and then highlight (the Apple iBook's way is really convenient in this regard) instead of drawing a rectangle!

    • Also please make the highlighting feature compatible to other apps, so if I import a pdf document with some highlighted text, done in say adobe reader, the colwiz reader should be able to recognise that and allow me to edit/remove it like the native highlighting feature.

    17 votes
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  20. 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.

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