Quick way of importing PDFs from the web if all you have is the reference
Could you find a way of importing a PDF from the web (if it is open access or you have a subscription for it) if you already have the reference in your Mendeley library, without having to find the paper, download it, save it and then attach it to the reference?
(Would be even better if it can be done for multiple references at once. Very useful for people who have accumulated years of references in another software, but now also want to have the PDF)
Sadhbh Byrne commented
This is my main problem with Mendeley! The 'Save to Mendeley' bookmarklet is practically useless to me without this function. It would save so much time if, when I have a PDF open online, I could just click 'Save to Mendeley' and it would save as a PDF in my Mendeley desktop, rather than having to save the file into the Watch folder
junaid ali commented
You can add the references to watch folder. Mendeley works pretty well from there onward.
James Norman commented
This is sorely missing from Mendeley. In Endnote, I could add references from a database, then "find full text" from my library to get PDFs if they were available. Right now, I'm using EndNote to do this and them importing references into Mendeley.
jiagui liu commented
I have suggested them something similar like adding a function to download pdf by double click the items in the library. it should be useful
Yi Ma commented
I used to just drag the pdf link to Mendeley but now this function seems to be down. I could see the importing process but after it is 100%, I don't see the reference in the list. I think this is a bug and hope they can fix it.