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  1. android app

    The choices in the app are a little weak.
    I would like to add an folder for recently added and recently read.

    But I love that I can use Adobe pdf Reader -- do not change that!

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    planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Android Phone/Tablet  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Crucial

    1- It will be a marvellous app/programme/website, if you can integrate Colwiz with Jabref (since Jabref is also written in Java) and/or Kbibtex. Extracting citations in Bibtex form will be much easier than now.

    2- It is interesting not to see New Hart's (Oxford) style in a website/app prepared by researchers of Oxford University. It will be very kind of you if you can add it to the options.

    3- Finally but momentous, it will be amazing if you can make google scholar to recognize -just and only- the articles shared to all world in Colwiz.

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

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Android Phone/Tablet  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    8 votes
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    1 comment  ·  colwiz Reader  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Add support for high DPI screens

    Windows 8 scaling makes the UI appear very blurry, but disabling the scaling makes the UI too small to be usable. The software seems like exactly what I'd like, but I am unable to use it sadly.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Desktop App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Search by subject

    The search function gives me a too broad set of articles. It would be more useful if there was an option to specify subject, e.g. marketing, nursing, engineering, social media, advertising.

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  8. Correcting details of an article

    Some of the citation data may not be correct or incomplete. You have provided an option to edit the fields of each citation entry manual. Considering the tools already available in Colwiz, that is not an efficient solution. I am suggesting for you to make this correction of citation details automatic by using online searching of Google scholar or any other database where such information available.

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

    Hi Shemsedin,

    Many thanks for your suggestion. We have a variety of exciting updates that are due for release in the coming weeks – please standby! Currently, using an article’s doi to source correct citation information through the 30+ databases in colwiz is a quick and easy method to update entries that display incorrect info.

    Warm regards,
    colwiz Team

  9. Read/unread differentiation

    In Mendeley there is a column where you can see if you have read or opened an article or not. I think this functionality is so valuable and I would like to see it in Colwiz

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

    Hi there,

    Many thanks for taking the time to make this suggestion, which we agree would be a neat feature! This has been ticketed for future implementation with our development team.

    Best wishes,
    colwiz Team

  10. Mac app - losing all annotation when a comment includes the double quote char

    So I've been round and recreated the problem a few times so I'm happy its reportable.
    Although it seems like an issue that others would have hit already if it were a global issue.
    I'm finding that I lose all annotations to a pdf when I include a comment with the double quote (") character.
    I'm using version 2.13.
    Feel free to drop me an email if you would like more details.

    Also on the suggestions front, a way to add links to annotations (to other docs in colwiz and urls) would save alot of time.

    Great app tho,
    Thanks.

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

    Many thanks for the support, we’re glad you’re enjoying using colwiz. Regarding the issue you have faced with annotation, this is unique at present but this has been reported to our support team, so they can flag up similar issues if they arise. If you need any assistance do not hesitate to contact support@colwiz.com, which is our dedicated support channel.

    Your suggestion is a neat idea, I have passed this on to our developers for future implementation.

    Kind regards,
    colwiz Team

  11. advanced search for online and desktop

    ...great program but until it has advanced search functions like endnote I ca't use it. Hope it's added soon.

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  12. 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.

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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

  13. 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

  14. It's really hard to relocate conversation, file shared between me and another collaborator

    not all of the notifications load, cannot filter notifications. Ideally, I can type in the name of my collaborator and all types of communication would appear, e.g., files that are shared in Drive.

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

    We are in the process of revising our Web interface. Some changes will come into effect later today with the release of our latest update. Your comments have been passed on to our development team, which will examine potential solutions to the issues you have raised. As ever, we are most grateful for you feedback.

    Warm wishes,
    colwiz Team

  15. Bibtex code method to add papers

    For example just by submit these codes to colwiz to import this paper

    @article{PhysRevLett.110.168702,
    title = {Causal Entropic Forces},
    author = {Wissner-Gross, A. D. and Freer, C. E.},
    journal = {Phys. Rev. Lett.},
    volume = {110},
    issue = {16},
    pages = {168702},
    numpages = {5},
    year = {2013},
    month = {Apr},
    publisher = {American Physical Society},
    doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.168702},
    url = {http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.168702}
    }

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

    This is a great idea, and one in fact we used to implement. However, due to low usage it was removed in a previous software update. Your idea request has been ticketed to our developers, so please keep an eye on our blog (http://blog.colwiz.com/) where forthcoming updates will be reported. In the meantime, you should be able to paste the code into notepad and manually assign ‘.bib’ to the resulting saved file, which you can then drag and drop into colwiz.

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. '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

  19. 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

  20. advanced search function for desktop app

    It would be great to enable searching through the local library specifically inside titles, abstract, journal names, etc.

    THX a lot for colwiz! :)

    10 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Desktop App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Couldn’t agree more. An advanced search option would do wonders for users of all types. It’s definitely something that’s planned and we’ll try to get it out as soon as we can.

    Thanks so much for your input :)

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