An android app to access Mendely from android phones would be welcome (when all bugs in the desktop app are fixed ;-)
Android version please!
to make notes and annotate papers on the Android tablet inside Mendeley App and sync them with desktop.
This would help me to work with papers during travels and then - easily to find citations while writing.
n android app is needed
The IPhone app is a good idea, but why not make the app available for a wider public? I would be interested to use Mendeley on my Nokia running on Symbian and I am sure Android and Windows 7 users will be too.
You should do apps for more mobile devices instead of staying only on iphone.
A mendeley version for andriod tablet pc like the ipad one would be great.
Create an app so you can view you online library and read journals using the mobile google android OS
Aleksey Baldygin commented
Scholarley works amazingly well on Android tablet and phones.
C P L Berry commented
Just got an Android phone and was thinking of what apps I would like... most disappointed to find there's still no Mendeley!
Niraj Yadav commented
Glad to see that the merger has some good things planned for us users. While I don't want to speak negatively about the exiting Android clients out there, it still would be nice to see the full power of Android fully leveraged by Mendeley itself. It's so much better to know that hte company is writing its own app, rather than depending upon a single (or handful of ) developer(s) to make use of Mendeley on the go.
Here's to hoping that the wait is short.
"Henning told Wired.co.uk that it would focus on its existing product pipeline, but that the additional resources in terms of finance and data would speed things up. In addition to integrating Mendeley with Elsevier's products, a key focus will be to hire a mobile team to launch and Android app and overhaul the existing iOS tool."
Please! Mendeley, Please make an android app. I have switched to Quiqqa because I use an android tablet to read papers.
I would happily pay for such an app. It would be TOTALLY worth your time hiring a team to make this happen! We promise!!
Alexander Gleich commented
Where is the android app???
+1 for Android. I miss being able to leave notes in the documents!
+1 for android, I am currently trying to get mendeley implemented at my company but I will hit a lot of walls without android support since it is split probably 60/40 (in favor of androids). Maybe I can get the company to require an iPad and could make the iPad a business write off :)
This would definitely be useful. The third party apps do not offer the same functionality as the desktop version and having Mendeley on phones and tablets would be a huge plus.
Urging for an official Mendeley for Android!
Mike Furgason commented
This would be great now that we have devices like the nexus 7, my preferred journal reader. Been using Scholarley, which is decent, but an officially supported app would be awesome
@Stefano re: AC's method. I beleive the reason for the one-way sync is because referey will screw up the database for the desktop versions. The developer of the app notes this at http://www.referey.web44.net/ saying
"Since version 0.8.1, Referey opens the database with write-access for compatibility reasons. As this may change the "journal mode" of the database you should not sync the Referey database back to Mendeley Desktop."
I'm still setting up this solution for myself as it seems to get what I want out of it (the ability to annotate pdfs on my tablet and have those show up on the desktop version). It seems like you cannot make other changes on the android version and have it sync back though. I think these will include editing the metadata and things like that. This is fine for me since using a computer should be better for this sort of thing than using a mobile device. Note that you should be able to add pdf's to the two-way synced watched folder on your mobile device and have that pop up on the desktop version but I still don't see myself searching for papers on the mobile device, I just want to read them on it.
I'm not positive what I'm saying is right but hope that helps.
I can't believe this request is more than 3 years old and there is no official app for Android. What a pity.
@AC thanks for sharing your method.
I don't understand why you duplicated the "Mendeley Desktop" folder with one-way sync though. In this way, how can you have your Mendeley up to date with the files you've annotated?
Why don't you sync directly that original folder with SugarSync?
cecy: he recibido solo un libro
Just an update on how I connected Mendeley (Mac) to my android tablet Asus Tf101:
I use Mendeley on a mac at home, on a PC at work and on the android tablet.
1. Sync the folder with pdf files with android using sugarsync. Dropbox wont be useful here.
2. Sync "Mendeley Desktop" folder inside the "application support" to a different local directory on the mac (eg in Documents folder) using any sync software. I use goodsync. Set it up for automatic one-way sync at regular intervals.
3. Again sync this "Mendeley Desktop" folder from the documents folder using Sugarsync.
4. On Android, install sugarsync and sync the two folders to android.
5. Now install "Referey" and setup the database file and the pdf folder in the preferences as per their instructions.
Everytime you work with Mendeley, everything will be automatically synced to android.
On android I use "iAnnotate PDF". All annotations are synced back to mac and to my online Mendeley account.
The problem is that Referey is not designed for tablets which means it has an outdated flat appearance. But overall it works smoothly, no crashes. I like how Scholarley is designed but getting really tired of its frequent crashes, slow sync and inability to sync back notes etc.
Hope it helps!
M S Olsen, B.S. Engineering commented
I find it funny that so many people are complaining about the iOS app. I have seen it in use and it is nearly worthless. The comments from the apple users are quite bad, and most have gone on to use other 3rd part software.
As for there not being an android app, there are 3 sponsored by Google's app store: Droideley, Scholarly, and Refery. Each has it's own advantages and disadvantages. For myself I have chosen Droideley after having installed and used all 3. It simply provides me a more comfortable and intuitive environment. That said, all 3 did everything their respective websites claimed.
It should be noted that most programs and service providers do NOT provide associated mobile apps. Generally these are designed and maintained by 3rd parties with permission from the software/service owner. The reason being that any major software project is a monster to maintain on its own, and most companies (Microsoft and Apple are not most companies) simply do not have the resources to do the extra.
As it is, most persons using Mendeley are using the free version. Which means you are already getting far more service than your actions justify. Of those using the free service, few contribute other than to gripe about lack of tertiary elements. It's time to grow up and realize that NOTHING in life is truly free. Either work to improve things, make positive suggestions (complaining about some else having something you don't is not positive), or stay out of the way of those doing the first two. For those who have a paid subscription, you are receiving everything you paid for and more.
For such a tech savvy group of people, I am shocked that someone simply hasn't built a better app instead of complaining so much and so loudly.
Edmund Laugasson commented
It's amazing - at the address http://www.mendeley.com/#mobile there is iOS support but no Android - why? I guess it shouldn't be a problem for you if already iOS is supported...
Jake Van Epps commented
Seriously! I know it is more difficult than iOS but support for iOS and not for Android tends to evoke a negative emotional state towards your company. And however slight...that is bad business to the largest smartphone share in the world!