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 noted in another request) would make Mendeley THE app for use with a Kindle.
There is a Kindle/Mendeley app available that has been developed by a third party using the Mendeley Open API at http://www.kinsync.com/ Hope this helps!
I developed an tiny application (for Windows) that synchronizes pdfs in a specific folder automatically with your Kindle, once you conneted it via USB to your computer. You only have to export Files from Mendeley into this folder to synchronize them. The app can be found here:
The app moves all files so please keep a copy in another folder as well!
This would be a fantastic idea :D
I'm currently doing my PhD and keeping track of articles soon seems to be more of an effort than actually going through them :P
The same would be great for iPad
@Stephan, its "email@example.com" but Mendeley does not send the file itself but only a link to the document so you cant use the mendeley email function for your kindle. sadly.
@topic: a mendeley<->kindle sync feature is much needed as those two are the best for academic reading right now...
Hi, I would like to email documents to my kindle via the send document to email button, but I have to authorize an email address from Mendeley, any idea what it is?
It would be so so useful if Mendeley and Kindle could sync, particularly for highlights (as Kindle for PC won't sync for pdf highlights, I believe).
We need the Kindle and Mendeley to play nicely together. I have Calibre, but I'm less interested in storing copies of the articles themselves than I am in extracting data from the e-book files for automated citations in various styles. There's an app for that... in my head.
You might want to look at calibre, which provides the eReader functionality you are talking about. Alternatively, if Mendeley could integrate the libraries that calibre uses (which I believe are open source) or the command-line tools that it provides, that would probably be more convenient.
Viacheslav Zgonnik commented
It will be great to have possibility to synchronize the collection of articles with e-book device (especially, with notes and annotations). I'm waiting for this day.
Robert Knight commented
> Can you develop software for the kindle?
There is an SDK, although as mentioned in the description for this thread, you can also treat the Kindle as a USB drive.
Fridolin Slaggersen commented
Can you develop software for the kindle? I thought that was restricted. Of course I would love that, too. Heck, even a simple tool that slices conf. papers so you can read them well on the small kindle, like:
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This would be fantastic, especially if it meant I could keep my notes and hilights to<>from the Kindle and Mendeley! As a student who uses the Kindle to read lots of articles (pdf format) it would be a real godsend.
Also, does this work for the nook?
Has anybody figured out how to use Mendeley2kindle? Where do you put the file after download and how to you use it?
This would be great! Since many of my friends (graduate students) are using kindle to read papers, and it is a pain not being able to using Mendeley to manage these files.
Also, this application slices 2-up pages in a particularly easy way. It also trims margins. This kind of functionality would be nice as part of Mendeley's suite of Kindle support!
Given the heaps of Kindles sold recently, it would seem like this is a strategic opportunity for Mendeley!
There is a kindle sdk available for this.