12 comments to Call for Donation: (Automatic) PDF Metadata Extraction and Renaming

  • roman

    Please do not remove the document link from the dialogue. There is often the need to open the document to extract the title if it is not correct.

  • Good luck raising the cash for this! At the moment I use Mendeley to do my metadata extraction / bibtex management / document renaming but I would *much* prefer to manage the whole thing with Docear and simplify my workflow considerably.

  • francesco

    I’ve just donated… Please, keep up with the hard work… I need your mind maps. I was a mess with writing reports and scientific papers. Now I’ve everything in the right place! Moreover your software allows to save tons of paper and a lot of trees.


  • Kermit

    I tried to donate but the PayPal web-site returned with:

    Return to Docear
    Error Message
    The link you have used to enter the PayPal system contains an incorrectly formatted item amount.

    Return to Docear
    At this time, we are unable to process your request. Please return to Docear and try another option.

    Please fix it.

    Good luck!

    • it works for me. which button did you try? the one at the bottom of the page or at the top of the page? could it be that you entered a comma or point such as 3,000 or 30.50? this is not accepted by paypal, you can only enter digits.

  • For half the funding, so far, can’t you aim at just 1. and/or 2.?



  • forget it, I was seeing an elder version of this page. Cache defeat…

  • Congratulations on implementing this. It’s a great achievement to have raised the cash then done the job on time and to a very high standard. Having donated, I’m really happy to now be using this feature, and have finally been able to dump Mendeley. I’ll be even more excited when the PDF document renaming/moving function is enabled as that’s a really important part of my workflow. At the moment I’m switching between Docear and standalone JabRef 2.7 + renameFile plugin, first importing with Docear, then renaming in JabRef ‘accepting changes’ between them. It’s a little clunky, but it works.

  • Stephan

    Is there any progress planned on these key features?
    (I just searched through all reference managers and found docear to be highly preferable compared to mendeley and zotero, as I like to work on and with the pdf-files I already have)

    I miss especially the renaming feature, which should be impressively easy to implement. JabRef had such plugin, however after plugins got disabled, it does not seem to be merged yet.
    Have I missed something?

    Does someone know how to replace the renaming-feature (essentially you only need the bib-files), as long as it is not implemented?

    • there is no progress yet. however, renaming is not as easy as e.g. in jabref, because in Docear you need to rename the files and links in both bibtex files and all the mind-maps (of course, it’s also not that difficult to implement)

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