Docear

Docear’s Online Services Are Down (Recommendation; User Registration; Backup)

Currently, all of Docear’s online services are down, including the recommender system. This means, you cannot register, log-in to download backups, or receive recommendations. As we have no time right now for the development of Docear, we are afraid that we won’t be able to fix this problem anytime soon. However, we adjusted the current version of Docear (v1.2) to dynamically deal with this situation. This means, as long as the 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. Update 2017-07-20: Probably, we will not activate the current recommender system again Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago
Docear4Word

Docear4Word 1.30: Faster and more robust BibTeX key handling

Docear4Word 1.30 is available for download. We improved the error handling, the speed, and the robustness for special characters in BibTeX keys. Here are all changes in detail A database parsing error during Refresh now displays message with line and column information. More robustness for special characters in BibTeX keys: Changing to the official spec of allowed characters was causing too many problems for existing libraries. < > & % { } ” plus whitespace characters are now disallowed but any other char is valid An apostrophe ‘ is allowed in the database but is removed from the BibTeX key before use rather than treat it as invalid. Some optimizations have been made so that moving through a large document Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago
Beta

Docear Beta 9 with several bug fixes and feature enhancements

The 9th Beta of Docear is available for free download. It contains no new features but several bug fixes and feature improvements. One improvement includes the removal of line breaks in imported annotations. So far, when you highlighted text over several lines in a PDF, Docear imported the lines breaks of the highlighted text which sometimes caused a not so nice layout. In the new Docear you can do a right click on a node that links an annotation and select "PDF->Remove lines breaks from annotation". Bug fixes include a  fix for the bug that the Adobe Acrobat Professional PDF Viewer wasn't recognized under MacOS. On Linux the splash screen does not hide any more the setup screen on the very first start of Docear. For a detailed list of all changes see the following change log. And keep in mind - we are always looking forward for your feedback and don't forget to have a look at the new preview of Docear's Online Viewer. Feature Enhancements:

  • #678 Adobe Acrobat Professional is included in PDF Viewer recognition on MacOS
  • #782 Function to remove line breaks in annotations
  • #784 More default file types to be imported
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By Joeran Beel, ago
Beta

First public version of Docear released (1.0 Beta 1)

Today, on February 15th, 2012 we released the first public version of Docear. It's a Beta version and still has some bugs and missing features but overall it will give you a thorough impression of what we consider an academic literature suite to be. The main idea behind Docear is that you annotate everything you consider important in a PDF. That means, you highlight text, write comments, or create bookmarks in the PDF. To create bookmarks and comments, you can use almost any PDF reader (highlighting text is a bit more complicated). These PDF annotations are then imported by Docear to a mind map. In this mind map you can organize all your annotations into categories, create further nodes and add more text. With the integrated reference manager, bibliographic data can be added to each of the PDF annotations (and all other nodes in the mind map). Then, you can create a new mind map, drag e.g. a research paper, copy your annotations to the draft and if you need more information you just click on the PDF annotation and the PDF will open on the page the annotation was made. Watch this video to get a better idea of what Docear can do (watch it in full-screen mode). (more…)

By Joeran Beel, ago