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  1. Pen tool for annotations

    Make a pen tool for drawing free-hand annotations in the built-in pdf reader. Or at least make tools for making circles and arrows. I love drawing on my pdfs!

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      under review  ·  121 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Admin →
    • Make a Windows 8/RT metro app for Mendeley

      PDF viewer with annotation/highlight features

      Search integration to locate papers in library

      Share integration to send papers/annotations to contacts/group

      Device integration to allow printing of papers/annotations

      Secondary tiles for quick access to library folders and live group updates

      Academic profile and groups management

      Link Mendeley network contacts to People app

      839 votes
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        77 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Admin →

        Mendeley Desktop is supported under Windows 8, but not Windows RT. If you’re planning to buy a Windows-based tablet and you want to run Mendeley on it, get one running Windows 8 (not Windows RT). We’re not planning to work on a ‘Metro’ app ourselves in the near future.

      • Manage PC/Kindle files

        Because the Kindle doesn't have file management, it becomes a huge hassle to store >100 pdfs on there. It would be great if Mendeley had a devices section. That way when my Kindle is connected I could move files on and off it, i.e., manage what's on there. This could work just like managing the songs on an iPod with iTunes. I imagine that it could be implemented pretty easily since the Kindle can be used as a USB drive when it's attached.

        This would be pretty simple, and when combined the ability to push metadata into the pdfs (as…

        491 votes
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          26 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Admin →
        • annotated and highlighted texts are exportable

          provide a feature so that highlighted texts are also exportable or can be shown in one place
          this feature can drastically improve user experience and will put you in front of all the current available softwares.

          297 votes
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          • to develop an app for windows phone 8

            An application vor Windows Phone 8 would ne very helpful!

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              26 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Admin →
            • Version for Windows Phone 7

              Hello,
              since you have already a version for the iPhone and iPad and are working on an Android version, how about a version for Windows Phone 7? Since it has full Microsoft Office capabilitis Mendeley would be a very useful application for editing manuscripts on the go!

              188 votes
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                24 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Admin →

                With the new iOS app we’re building, we are using our public API for everything, which has allowed us to make improvements which enable third parties to develop clients for other platforms such as WP7 much more easily.

                We simply don’t have the resource yet to tackle this in-house though. I’m keeping this request open anyway so that we can complete it if an enterprising developer gets a working version up and running.

              • Integration with iAnnotate

                Dear Sir,

                iAnnotate is a great app for iPad used for annotationj/highlighting/commenting ... etc. of PDF files. It would be great if you can link your iPad app with iAnnotate.

                Export to iAnnotate and import back to Mendeley would be a good start. Of course, the capacity to recognize annotations from this app is essential. Almost all annotations are recognized by standard Adobe Acrobat Reader.

                Thanks.

                Best
                Marek

                180 votes
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                  8 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Admin →
                • Windows 10 app for mobile and tablets (...)

                  Now that Windows 10 launched and with it the unifications of all the different Windows devices is making a big leap forward. I think, it is eventually time to develop an universal app for the Windows crowd.
                  This getting us of your back as a whole, I hope.

                  Thanks and best regards,

                  Felix

                  130 votes
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                    10 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Admin →
                  • For iPad Pro: Please let me annotate with the pencil(stylus) on the papers!!

                    Please Please Please let me write on the papers with the new iPad Pro and a stylus. Make that searchable, (similar to how my evernote does) and I need nothing else!

                    104 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Admin →
                    • build a kindle app using the new Kindle SDK

                      Rather than syncing to Kindle, why not write a mendeley app for the new Kindle SDK?

                      86 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Admin →

                        This has been raised, however it would involve quite a huge undertaking and we are currently working on other new and exciting features in the short term.

                      • Make pdfs searchable

                        One of the strongest features of the desktop version is its ability to search within the pdfs. Is it possible to incorporate a function allowing searching within the downloaded pdfs in the mobile app?

                        76 votes
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                        • Windows Phone 8 app

                          Windows phone is having steady rise in market share and it would be better to instantly do it. I am also a Windows Phone user.

                          71 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Admin →
                          • 66 votes
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                              13 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Admin →
                            • Application for the PocketBook e-book reader

                              It will be great to have the Mendeley application for the PocketBook e-reader. To synchronize the collection of articles along with all associates notes through the cable or online.
                              NB: PocketBook is the only one completely pdf-friendly e-book reader, especially 903 model which I use.
                              PS: GPL license for the Mendeley could resolve this problem also.

                              66 votes
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                                6 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Admin →
                              • Add microsoft plugin for Mendeley in Microsoft word app on Ipad

                                I started working on my ipad so I wouldn't have to log my laptop around. It would be great if I could insert citations and bibliographies in my microsoft word app from Mendeley like I can do on my laptop.

                                62 votes
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                                • Mendeley for Symbian

                                  Nokia cells are great machine. It is a great improvement if it is possible to make a version for this OS.

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                                    15 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Admin →
                                  • App for Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

                                    I love Mendeley for organizing my research papers, but I much prefer to read papers on my Kindle Fire HDX as opposed to my laptop. So, I download the paper on my computer and add it to Mendeley, but then also have to add it to my Amazon cloud drive to access it from my Kindle. On my Kindle, I then have to open it and annotate/highlight using a separate app, so my annotations on my Kindle are separate from my Mendeley annotations. Can you please create a Mendeley app for Kindle? This way I won't have to carry my…

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                                    • Support for apple pencil @ ipad pro

                                      support for apple pencil @ ipad pro

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                                        3 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Admin →
                                      • 47 votes
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                                          9 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Admin →
                                        • Quick scroll, jump to page, bookmarks and greater search options. Mendeley app.

                                          A feature to scroll through pdfs quickly, jump to a page or possibly a way of bookmarking pdfs. Important for large pdfs and incredibly annoying as the app currently stands, relocating to the first page each time you open a pdf.

                                          Also, greater searching flexibility; particularly searching by tag.

                                          I'm referring to the android version of the Mendeley app.

                                          37 votes
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