Docear Beta 6 (Usability improvements)

Docear 1.0 Beta 6 is available for download. There are quite a few improvements and new features. The major change is a small icon to refresh the incoming mind map. Instead of selecting the entry in the menu, you can just click on the icon to get a new list of all your PDFs. In addition, when you create a new workspace (or start Docear for the very first time), the mind maps in the Library (Incoming, Literature & Annotations, …) will have a brief description for how to use them. We hope these two new features make Docear easier to use. Furthermore, Adobe Reader X and Professional are now correctly recognized by Docear and LaTeX users will be happy to hear that they can copy reference keys with a \cite{} prefix.

The complete changes are as follows

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Docear Video Teaser Online

We created an introductory video for Docear. It aims at providing a brief overview of Docear’s capabilities and the basic workflow. Please let us know what you think could be improved. Personally, I believe it could be done much better in general but we don’t have the skills to do Read more…

How to write a thesis (Bachelor, Master, or PhD) and which software tools to use

Available translations: Chinese (thanks to Chen Feng) | Portuguese (thanks to Marcelo Cruz dos Santos) | Russian (thanks to Sergey Loy) send us your translation Writing a thesis is a complex task. You need to find related literature, take notes, draft the thesis, and eventually write the final document and create the bibliography. Many books explain how to Read more…