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  1. Enable the built-in PDF reader to recognize annotations (notes, highlights, etc.) made in external PDF readers (such as Acrobat and Evince).

    The built-in PDF reader do not recognize annotations (notes, highlights, etc.) made in external PDF readers (such as Acrobat Reader and Evince). The problem is twofold:
    (1) when I include notes on Mendeley, I must export the notes as a new PDF file, so they cannot e changed in another PDF reader; and
    (2) when I include notes on my Android device (with any PDF reader), the notes are not recognized by Mendeley.

    My suggestion is to enable the Mendeley's built-in PDF reader to recognize such annotations. So the changes made both on my tablet (external reader) or on my…

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  2. Provide several colours for highlighting the pdf

    This would allow more thorough work with the document, such as highlighting by topics or by importance

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  3. Create a Mendeley Google Drive addons

    Create a Mendeley Google Drive Addons to allow the same features of the Word Plugin. This will sky rocket Google Drive for the production of articles.

    https://developers.google.com/apps-script/quickstart/docs

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  4. Enable the built-in PDF reader to print the document

    to enable the built-in PDF reader to print the document using the standard print dialog

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  5. Use full name of journal instead of ellipsis (...)

    When using the "search by title" function, if the journal's name is long, the name is trimmed and ellipsis is added. However, the full name is not available when I copy the article as a bibtex entry. This means I have to manually add the journal title every time this happens.

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  6. Mendeley Import should work on the new APS websites

    It used to work with the old version of the website, so it should also work now.

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  7. Enable File Organizer to organize files so as to match the folder organization the user has already defined in Mendeley Desktop

    Users define the logical organization of their references using Mendeley Desktop folders. It would be nice if the physical organization of downloaded papers on the local hard drive also matched this organization. Currently, File Organizer does not enable you to do this, and instead only organizes files by year, author etc.

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  8. Enable sorting in the main pane by ANY field

    The sorting functionality is restricted to
    Favorite
    Read/Unread
    File Attached
    Authors
    Title
    Year
    Published In
    Added

    However, citations include many more fields that could (and in my opinion should) be used to allow sorting. I want to be able to right click on the field bar and choose which fields I want to populate and select which field I want to sort by by toggling the column header (similar to Windows Explorer).

    Any fields that are accessible to Mendeley should be able to be a sort term.

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  9. Show which references in Mendeley have been cited in a Word document

    When working on extensive papers allot of papers are read and imported in Mendeley, but there is no way to check whether those papers have actually been cited in a Word Document. Something similar to the check mark that the native Word reference manager uses to identify which articles have been cited in the current document.

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  10. Be able to flag papers you want to read more carefully at a later moment

    Add a new category under My Library similar to Favorites but named Flagged for papers that are extra interesting but don't qualify to be favorites. This can be useful as a "temporary favorites" catalog for instance if there are some papers you need to read more carefully later on or if you want to keep them highlighted while writing a certain paper or preparing a talk etc.

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  11. enable direct export to Mendeley from Google Scholar and EBSCO

    This will increase the notoriety of Mendeley as reference manager and save a lot of time for Mendeley users.

    FYI, currently Google scholar allows direct export to Import into BibTeX Import into EndNote Import into RefMan Import into RefWorks and EBSCO allows Direct Export to RefWorks and EndNote Web and Direct Exports in RIS Format (e.g. CITAVI, EasyBib, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zotero).

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  12. Assign a label in "All Document" section for each pdf to show the folder that it belongs to.

    Assume you import a large amount of pdf to your Mendeley Desktop. Now you create some folders and subfolders to categorize your PDFs.
    Then you go to "All Documents" and try to categorize pdfs. you do it for 50 PDFs and for some reason decide to do the rest later.
    After a while you open Mendeley to categorize the rest, so you go to all documents. Your problem starts!! You don't know which one is categorized before. I mean you cannot recognize the 50 PDFs which you already categorized in "All Document" section.

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  13. Sync with your Google Scholar account and the new Library, such that Mendeley imports your citations AND the papers you've cited

    Google Scholar now has a library feature. When you have set up a Google Scholar account, it tracks your publications, and makes them available via your library. It will also automatically track all the papers you've cited in your own publications. It would be cool if Mendeley could retrieve those citations, given your Google Scholar credentials.

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  14. Would like to add images and presentations that I use for my research with references

    I use many images, images of graphs and presentations that I reference and would like to include these as this forms my single repository for all my studies.

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  15. Create a keyboard shortcut to add a new tag

    It would be to enhace the classification work and would extremely helpful to sistematic review studies.

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  17. Mendley should store current session somewhere and should reopen all the opened files if it crashes or gets shutdown accidently.

    If a computer gets shutdown accidentally or user closes mendley by mistake ,all the files he had opened to read are gone. When user restarts mendeley , he has to search for all the files and has to open all the files which he was reading one by one. I request you to introduce a session storage facility in which mendeley will store all the information about the current session. And when reopened, it would automatically open all the files that were opened at the time of shutting down mendeley. If the user is closing the application himself, it should…

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  18. Option to show only the hightlights of a paper, instead of the whole paper

    Implement the option to only show the highlights of a paper, instead of the whole paper. This will improve finding the needed hightlight for example a quote

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  19. create subfolders for each folder in my library

    so basically, may be the feature is already there, but I don't see it !
    It would be great if Mendely creates subfolder in the document directory based on groups/folders that users makes. I have 10 folders, and under each 20 documents. but Mendely store all 200 at one place. I would to have them in the subfolder !

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  20. Remove the preference for searching Google Scholar and make PMID or DOI much more evident as search criteria.

    The Google Scholar search is not working for many people, and is inferior to PMID or DOI, ISBN, etc. Nonetheless, the Google Scholar search is right on top in a bright yellow box for some reason. I suggest de-emphasising Google Scholar or at least make the other search criteria equally evident.

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