Docear 1.2 Stable: PDF Metadata Improvements & Faster Monitoring
After releasing the Beta some weeks ago, we made some minor adjustments, and consider the current version 1.2 as stable. There are two major improvements and two bad news:
- Various improvements in the PDF Metadata retrieval function for Google Scholar.
If you had some problems in the previous Docear versions with retrieving metadata from Google Scholar, try the new Docear 1.2 and let us know if the retrieval works now. If it does not, enable our new extended logging and send us the log files.
- Much faster monitoring update
When you update your incoming mind-map, monitoring node respectively, the update will be much faster. In a large project with ~2.000 PDFs and thousands of annotations, the update process is about 60% faster.
- Add-on to import highlighted text cannot be released
This new add-on was supposed to be a true milestone in the Docear development. So far you could only import highlighted text from PDF editors that copied the highlighted text into a pop-up annotation. The new add-on imports the text that was actually highlighted. This means, you can create highlights with basically any PDF editor on any device and as long as the PDF editor uses the standard Adobe PDF format, and Docear imports the highlighted text quite reliably. However, the add-on page has bug that may delete many of your annotations in some situations. Hence, we decided to not yet offer the add-on.
- Online Services are down
Currently, all of Docear’s online services are down. This means, you cannot register, log-in to download backups, or receive recommendations. As we have very limited time right now for the development of Docear, we are afraid that we won’t be able to fix this problem soon. However, we adjusted Docear 1.2 to dynamically deal with this situation. This means, as long as the online services are down, the recommendation button is not shown and the registration dialog is not shown when installing Docear for the first time. As soon as the services are up again, all the buttons etc. are automatically shown again.
Download: Visit the Docear Download Page.