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  1. Review/correct DOI looked up metadata before overwriting existing

    When I want to import more metadata via DOI lookup that will overwrite the existing metadata. For example if I have an entry with author Silverstein, Michael, and perform a DOI lookup and for that particular journal there are only the initials in the database then it will overwrite the author field with Silverstein, M. It would be great to have an option to check/correct what would be overwritten beforehand.

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    • 23 votes
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      • sync citeulike pdf

        so it syncs citeulike data - which is awesome. But what about all my pdf's on citeulike?

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          started  ·  7 comments  ·  Admin →
        • Ability to set external pdf viewer

          I would like to have the ability to choose which pdf viewer to use to read papers.

          I think a similar feature request was closed a couple of weeks ago ("allow to set which pdf viewer to use") with the suggestion of changing the default pdf viewer for the system.

          However, I have multiple pdf viewers installed: a lightweight one that I use for most pdfs, and a more complete one with the ability to highlight and take notes that I use for reading papers. The former is my system defaults, but I would like to use the latter in…

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            28 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Admin →

            There appear to be two issues here: the first is the one reported, whereby mirko.montanari would like to have the option to view PDFs though different browsers.

            The second is the ability to have ‘Open Externally’ as default. If this is what you are voting/commenting for, please go here: http://feedback.mendeley.com/forums/4941-general/suggestions/216079-ability-to-set-external-pdf-viewer

            Eiher way, both tickets have been raised with our Development Team.

          • Add option to 'move' rather than 'copy' with file organizer

            While I love file organizer, I would very much welcome having the option to move the auto-filed file, rather than copy it. With this I can automatically clear out folders by importing files, rather than having to double check that each file has been imported-copied before deleting it.

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              31 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Admin →
            • Allow PDF import directly from a URL

              I have occasionally wanted to import a PDF file from a link. Currently, you have to right-click, choose save file, give it a name, then switch to Mendeley and click import. Would it not be nice if I could paste the URL directly into Mendeley and it would fetch the PDF directly? This would also enable another feature. If I am reading a PDF file in the reader plugin in my browser and I click my "Import to Mendeley" bookmarklet, the bookmarklet tries to import from the current URL which points to the PDF file. If Mendeley could handle links…

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                planned  ·  13 comments  ·  Admin →
              • Spelling check

                An option to initiate spell check in the documents to ensure that your entries are correct.
                This will help when you are also searching within notes.

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                • Add journal table of content browsing

                  My primary method of article discovery (other than when searching ISI and Google scholar) is subscribing to journal RSS feeds and browsing them in Google reader. There would be some big advantages to integrating this with Mendeley (probably in the web interface, not the desktop). First, it would make it really easy to flag new articles as I discover them, perhaps placing them in a "my reading list" or "papers of interest" queue. Second, this would facilitate adding these papers to my Mendeley database (while allowing me to discard those I am not interested in). Third, it would allow Mendeley…

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                    12 comments  ·  Web  ·  Admin →
                  • Add "Undo" for "Search by title"

                    Sometimes google returns not the article that you've been looking for. And if you wanted only to correct some minor errors in the document details, that could be very painful.

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                      planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Admin →
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                      • add institution support for site bookmarklet

                        When I download papers, I normally do it through my University which has an institute license with the likes of ieeexplore etc. The bookmarklet doesn't seem to support this, perhaps because the url is slightly different. A fix would be awesome!

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                          31 comments  ·  Web  ·  Admin →

                          Our Web Team have been made aware of this request. We realize it is quite requested, but would require a lot of work on the importer to change how it works to allow it to work with other institutional pages or EZproxies. Regardless, it has been logged and should be reviewed shortly.

                        • Automatically look for BibTex data online, such as Google scholar

                          When you add an article to Mendeley, it should be able to automatically look for the BibTex data on the web, such as using Google scholar. Currently, when I add a PDF file, I have to manually input the data, such as the journal name where the article is published.

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                            6 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Admin →
                          • Create Book reviews as document type and link it to books

                            We frequently read book reviews, these usually have some intersting ideas about a book. It would be great if there could be a seperate document type that links it automatically to the book which is under review.

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                            • create tagged notes with links to supporting documents or document sections

                              Be able to add tags to notes and markup in a pdf. Then be able to search all notes in your library by tag. The search results should display the note as well as the reference it is associated to.

                              This would make it possible to build up a collection of paper snippets and notes associated with a particular idea, then be able to use those notes in your writings and have the citation available right next to the note or idea you need to cite.

                              This would reduce the gap between researching and writing.

                              23 votes
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                              • Add a way to let users increase the size of the fonts in Mendeley Desktop

                                Some of us "older" researchers would greatly appreciate an easier to read interface!

                                32 votes
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                                • Paper watching : alert when some new paper cites it

                                  You could tag an article of your library for being watched. The system would continuously check if some new paper is citing the paper of interest (just keep an eye on the number of citations in google scholar for example). It could display these new articles as an RSS feed or as a list of suggestion where you would just have to check boxes to include or not the new articles in your library.

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                                    30 comments  ·  Web  ·  Admin →

                                    I have discussed the possibility of getting this implemented with some of our Developers here, we certainly would be interested in making this change a reality, however, it would require a lot of ground work so may be some time down the line.

                                  • Everything "Needs review"

                                    New documents, irrespective how they were imported (Drag and Drop, Bookmarklet, Manually, Oberserving folder...) should first go to the "needs review" categorie. By this one makes sure everything is correct.

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                                    • Linking related papers/references

                                      Link related papers e.g. response to a paper, or a comment on an important trial can be linked to the main paper. It would be useful to have this information analyzed by the Mendeley servers, if enough users link related papers, and then other uses may be prompted that a certain paper is related to another one(s).

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                                        36 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Admin →
                                      • Introduce Ebook isbn resover

                                        Mendeley only allows PDF files with DOI info. Why not make it also into an ebook organizer and file renamer based on ISBN info (either read form file name, or from document

                                        860 votes
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                                          99 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Admin →
                                        • Cover images for books

                                          It would be great to automatically get cover images of books (by isbn) and display them with the books in result lists - kind of virtual bookshelf.

                                          70 votes
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                                            6 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Admin →
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