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  1. 8 votes
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  2. Highlight and androud

    I just love this software. There only two things I'm not really pleased with. First I would like to highlight words and sentences instead of just rectangles. Secondly the reader should also be available on the Android version. This would really make a deference.

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    1 comment  ·  colwiz Reader  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Subgroup in library

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

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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Library  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Allow creating recurring events in calendar

    Allow creating recurring events in calendar like regular group meetings

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

    Hello,

    We understand the importance of this feature. Your request has been passed on to our development team for future integration. Please note there are a number of high priority cases we are dealing with at present, and as such we can not provide an accurate timeline for implementation of this function. Many thanks for the post!

    colwiz Team

  5. multiple attachments

    Colwiz provides options for upload/display one attached link, one publication, one poll, one file or some equations(not sure if the number is one or not 'cause I didn't check this), which is very good. However, it is also a common case to share multiple files at one time when posting an idea or starting a discussion inside a project. Plus for the replies I didn't find any way to attach links/files/publictions/equations or anything else to respond. It could be better if these two functions are added to the next version of ColWiz. Thanks.

    7 votes
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  6. 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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    0 comments  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. APA Citations

    There is no APA 7th edition for citations.

    Also, when searching to add a new citation style, the boxes cannot be expanded so I cannot read the full title of some of the citation styles.

    In Google docs, when inserting a citation, there's no comma after the author's name (there should be). It does insert a comma on Word, but the Word plugin does not use et al. properly.

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

    Hi Jay,

    Thanks for the feedback. We already working on including the APA 7th edition in plugin so you will get it soon..
    We also working on Add new citation style window new UI. It will show the box length as per the citation style title.
    Both update are in development and soon be available for users.

    Thanks & Regards
    wizdom.ai Team

  8. Tell the user whether import succeeded ot not

    At the moment it can silently fail, perhaps because the paper is already there, and perhaps not.

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

    Thanks for posting. Try downloading the latest version of colwiz off our website and see if the problem persists.

    Also mention the source which you are importing from.

  9. Show Tasks in Calendar

    Currently we can't see our tasks deadlines on the calendar. It'll be cool if Task deadlines can be shown in the calendar as a separate calender.

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  10. 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.

    5 votes
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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.

  11. keyboard shortcuts

    Promising tool! Please consider adding keyboard shortcuts for all elements in the desktop app.

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  12. 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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  13. Folder management

    Hello! I'm new to colwiz but it is instantly loveable, easy and great to use. Yet, I have two short suggestions for the android app:


    1. Could you allow the app to delete articles, create folders and move them between them?

    2. Could you add support for the smart folders in the app?

    Thanks I lot, I appreciate your work and help

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Android Phone/Tablet  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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.

    4 votes
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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

  15. create the possibility to add tags to (shared) document folders

    Would it be possible to tag the articles shared in our library with certain keywords? Or, otherwise, structure them in another way?
    Let's say, our group shares several hundert publications after using colwiz for a while, and you want to see all articles which are associated with a certain topic, i.e. climate change or a certain measurement method.

    In this case, it would be helpful to be able to view all papers which have a certain tag.

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

    Thanks for posting. This feature is already present in colwiz. Once you select a publication, double click on the panel on the right to edit its details. There, you can scroll down and find the “Keywords” tab where you can add and save keywords for that article.

    Once a keyword has been associated with an article, it can be searched up with that keyword using the “view all keywords” button on the top right of your colwiz library panel. Write the keyword on the search bar there and you will see all the articles associated with it.

  16. pdf annotation syncing

    I have been trying it for some times but it does not appear that my annotation in my tablet are synced. That is, it does not appear that changes made in my tablet, at least on the pdf files, are not synced. But it is really necessary to have this functionality.

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Android Phone/Tablet  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi there,

    We’re sorry to hear that you are having issues with PDF annotation syncing. This forum is dedicated to feature requests, but our support team will be happy to resolve this issue for you. Your query has been forward to them. Could you possibly provide the support team (support@colwiz.com) with a breakdown of the actions you took to try syncing your annotations?

    Warm regards,
    colwiz Team

  17. '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....

    4 votes
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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

  18. 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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  19. 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..

  20. Have one paper in multiple folders

    I came from Mendeley due to their lack of an android app, but I miss the ability to have a single paper in multiple folders.
    As papers often span multiple topics it makes sense to allow them to be in multiple categories. This is especially useful for librarys that contain large numbers of papers and searching by keywords is not efficent.
    As far as implimentation, I think mendeleys is quite nice - having a paper selected also shows the other folders it is in by having them lightly highligted on the left column.

    4 votes
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