12 comments to Docear 1.1 stable released with strongly improved PDF metadata extraction

  • Michael Strack

    Glad to hear about the stable release. I’m looking forward to getting around to trying Docear in the next few months – I’m currently using various programs for each separate task of managing and annotating PDFs, synthesising knowledge into larger paragraphs of notes, arranging them into concept maps, share them with colleagues and the public etc. I think an integrated software suite is an exciting prospect – good luck, and I’ll let you know how I get along!

  • kartoffelsalat

    Thanks for your great work, the PDF metadata retrieval works almost seamlessly.
    Nevertheless, I’m facing difficulties with PDFs from Elsevier, Journal of Memory and Language (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0749596X ). It might be some other journals in this format, too. Docear’s metadata retrieval retrieves as title the Journal title and not the paper title.

    • Docear recognizes the largest font on the first page as title. Unfortunately, many Elsevier Journals have their journal title as largest font. We are aware of this problem but I am afraid we won’t be able to fix this soon. However, the pdf title extraction is open source. If anybody out there want to improve it: go ahead! 🙂

  • Jonathan Cole

    I’m new to Docear and was hoping to try it out. Unfortunately I just found this post where you have said proxy support has been removed.
    Is there a timeframe for when proxy support might come back?

  • Bernd

    The an alyses of PDF to obtain reference data on title, authors etc. works very nicely and wrong guess can easily be corrrected by adding a number of right search terms separated by comma. But after havind dons this for 14 references and allowing about 15 answers for each, I am blocked permanently by multiple and never ending captcha requests (I assume from google scholar) and so I cannot use the system anymore to identify other references. Too bad. I will probably hafe to lock for another solution.

  • Marc

    Having similar problems with Captcha requests. Entering the correct word in the dialog does not work, neither does deleting the settings files. Running Mac OS X 10.9.4 and sitting behind a static uni IP

  • Marc

    Thank you.

    Tried back at my flat which has a broadband connection, after deleting the settings files managed to get everything working again. But returning to the Uni department this morning the functionality is not working.

    I can sort of work around this by copying the bibtex information from google scholar in a web browser. Pasting it in to the reference manager and linking the node to the reference. But this is of course a few extra steps.

  • Heba

    I have similar problem with Captcha requests. By entering the correct word in the box for several time, it does not work. I have tried deleting the settings files as well, does not work either

  • Trevor

    I am having this same problem, and deleting the user settings (including the Google Scholar cookie) does nothing; I continue to see captcha request after captcha request, whether my input to the captcha is correct or incorrect.
    What should I do?

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