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  1. 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 :)

  2. Integrated PDF reader for the Android app

    Using a third-party reader is a bad idea because annotations can not be treated as meta-data that can be later used as such in the desktop app (they will just be embedded in the pdf files).

    25 votes
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    planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Android Phone/Tablet  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Improve the drawing tool to better support digital pens

    Many of the upcoming windows 8 tablets will make us of digital pens, some like e.g. the surface pro already do. Therefore it would be amazing to implement some of the pen-specific features like:
    - pressure sensitive annotations
    - using the eraser at the top of the pen
    - overall making the drawing smoother (currently lots of laggs)

    I think some of these features might be easier to implement as it seems because Win8 has a native support for pen input.
    THX for colwiz! Keep up the good work! :)

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  colwiz Reader  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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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    0 comments  ·  Library  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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.

    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..

  6. Nice linefeed and white spaces needed in the web

    This is quite a small thing but can be very convenient.
    I think it would be much better if colwiz "share your thoughts" post boxes can use a proper linefeed and white spaces.

    It is very useful as it helps posts to be a lot easier to read. It can also be used to 1. get ideas in a post organised, 2. separate each topics, 3. make lists of items, etc. Without a proper linefeed and white spaces, a post appears as a block of texts like this paragraph.

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    0 comments  ·  Web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Optional field for LaTeXed title

    Publications (in my field, at least) often have formulae in their titles. As well as the main "title" field, it would be useful to have an optional second field where one could add LaTeX code, which would then be used in place of the plain text title when exporting to BibTeX.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Library  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Merge two journals

    At present there is a "merge" button for authors (useful if you have the same author's name spelled two slightly different ways) but no corresponding button for journals, which I think would be useful to have.

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    0 comments  ·  Library  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Web Importer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. keyboard shortcuts

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

    5 votes
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  11. 8 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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 :)

  13. 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 →
  14. 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 →
  15. 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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    0 comments  ·  Web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. In app pdf viewer

    Instead of a separate app.

    16 votes
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    planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Desktop App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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.

    11 votes
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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

  18. 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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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Add smart collections

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

    9 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Library  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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