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  1. More powerful search function accross the entire app

    I think BOTH the web-based app and desktop app need more powerful search across the entire article database; article keywords, abstracts, publication notes, text within the PDFs, internal PDF notes/highlights, etc. The internal PDF search is good for a single PDF, but this functionality needs to work in search for all available articles and content. As a writer/researcher I'm tying together ideas/notes from hundreds of articles and these need to be instantly searchable alongside the article content.

    Google Drive is the only app that can satisfy this search requirement. If colwiz could take that functionality, or integrate with google drive,…

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    0 comments  ·  Library  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Firstly, thank you for your valuable comments, such feedback is integral to continuous improvement of our software. Our search function is undergoing substantial modification at present. Currently we are focusing on expediting database searches to minimise delays when users search and add new references to their colwiz Library. This process is nearing completion, at which point we aim to incorporate more of the search functionality you describe, into both our Desktop and Web applications.

    Regarding your side note, we agree that several companies fail to the hit mark by trying to address too many concerns through one application. However, we believe our core objective, which aims to accelerate research by providing reference management, collaboration and productivity features in an all-in-one workspace environment, will help save researchers time by not having to switch between applications. We recognise that some of our core features still require refinement, and are working hard…

  2. Correcting details of an article

    Some of the citation data may not be correct or incomplete. You have provided an option to edit the fields of each citation entry manual. Considering the tools already available in Colwiz, that is not an efficient solution. I am suggesting for you to make this correction of citation details automatic by using online searching of Google scholar or any other database where such information available.

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    0 comments  ·  Desktop App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Shemsedin,

    Many thanks for your suggestion. We have a variety of exciting updates that are due for release in the coming weeks – please standby! Currently, using an article’s doi to source correct citation information through the 30+ databases in colwiz is a quick and easy method to update entries that display incorrect info.

    Warm regards,
    colwiz Team

  3. Zotero importer ignores italic text

    I switch over to colwiz because it supports Google Docs. After importing my library from Zotero, all text marked in italics (i. e. species names in titles) disappeared. Now I have to edit all publications and retype the html tag for italics (<i>E. coli</i>). That's quite a lot of work.
    It would be better to import this information as well.

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  4. Edit publications in Groups

    Currently, it is not possible, to edit a publication in a group. Maybe, because it is just linked to the main entry. But the problem is that the title formatting (i. e. species names in italics) is lost. Also, if I click on the group's entry, the formatting gets also lost in the main entry. That's a bug, i think.

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  5. Folder Flexibility

    It would be nice if it would be possible to move the folders of the Library and to achieve more flexibility. So new projects (folder) may be also listed above and not as the lowest folder

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  6. Improve metadata collection from imported citations

    Even if I imprt the publicatoin from pubmed the metadata like volume, pages, year don't get automatically improted. This need to be fixed urgently otherwise it will cost us so much time to do it again.

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  7. Touch Screen Compatible Highlighter

    Allow the highlighter to be used with a finger or stylus on a touch screen, instead of having to use a mouse.

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  8. it is better allow to organize articles into different folders

    it is better allow to organize articles into different folders. at this moment one can not move articles into folder just copy ... which duplicate articles in library .

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  9. Subgroup in library

    I think it would be nice if you include the option to have subgroups in the individual groups.

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  10. Add pdf preview panel

    PDF preview side panel will be a great enhancement. One best remembers a paper by its visual appearance.

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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Desktop App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. it really hard to open multiple attachments at same time

    so I suggest to Open attached files in new tap.

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  12. Do the LaTeX rendering via MathJax

    Use MathJax for rendering LaTeX formulas in notes.

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  13. Enhancing PDF saving

    When saving a PDF on a drive, automatic naming based on cilation data will be great e.g. FirstName_date_title.pdf

    Saving all the PDF from a folder at the same time will also be great - We may need to make a backup or to share a folder content.

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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Desktop App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Crucial

    1- It will be a marvellous app/programme/website, if you can integrate Colwiz with Jabref (since Jabref is also written in Java) and/or Kbibtex. Extracting citations in Bibtex form will be much easier than now.

    2- It is interesting not to see New Hart's (Oxford) style in a website/app prepared by researchers of Oxford University. It will be very kind of you if you can add it to the options.

    3- Finally but momentous, it will be amazing if you can make google scholar to recognize -just and only- the articles shared to all world in Colwiz.

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  15. move discussions from one project to another

    There are the cases that I happened to start a topic/ share thoughts in a wrong project. I couldn't find any function to move this topic to the project I would like it to be. So I have to delete the original flow of discussion then type them letter by letter (or copy/paste) in the right place. It is troublesome. It couldn't be better to have an option of 'move to' than ' x (delete)' at the upper right corner or than 'like' and 'comment' at the bottom of each dialogue.

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  16. Allow creating recurring events in calendar

    Allow creating recurring events in calendar like regular group meetings

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    0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    We understand the importance of this feature. Your request has been passed on to our development team for future integration. Please note there are a number of high priority cases we are dealing with at present, and as such we can not provide an accurate timeline for implementation of this function. Many thanks for the post!

    colwiz Team

  17. Citation from captions

    Adding a citation inside a figure caption doesn't work (Word Office 2010, Windows 7). The citation is given number "1", and the reference is not added to the bibliography with the citations from the main body text.

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    1 comment  ·  Library  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Can you tell us how you’re inserting the picture on your document? Are you doing it by going into the “Insert” tab and selecting the “Picture” button? Or by some other way? Thank you.

  18. implement tags (in addition to the existing keywords)

    The keyword list of my library is spammed with automatic keywords from pubmed which makes it difficult to find my own personal keywords. I think a good way around this would be to allow the user to not import these predefined keywords when importing a paper. Alternatively, a new type of keywords, e.g. tags, could be used to separate personal and automatic keywords.

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    0 comments  ·  Desktop App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The ability to search for personal keywords is definitely supported by our Desktop Library. If you select “View as table” option on top while you’re present in the keywords page, you’ll see a search bar on top which will allow you to search for keywords that you have personally assigned to references.

    However, we do see your point. The navigation in this particular case can be improved..

  19. Allow more than one Group calendar

    It is usefull to have a separate calendar for, e.g. for booking devices.

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    0 comments  ·  Groups  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    That sounds like a neat idea – thanks for taking the time to post! I have passed your suggestion on to our engineers for possible future implementation. At present we are addressing high demand requests with first priority, but please be assured that your idea will be assessed by the development team.

    colwiz Team

  20. Add a folder for publications which info couldn't be extracted automatically

    When Colwiz cannot extract the info from a PDF file or "has a doubt" about the extracted info, the publication should be put in a "Needs review" folder.

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