Docear 1.0 (RC2) available with many bug fixes and better support for MacOS PDF viewers

There is a new version of Docear available for download. It’s basically the (experimental) RC1 version done right. RC2 fixes a lot of bugs that were caused by the new workspace model with multiple projects, it features a refined and polished version of the Ribbon, fixes a lot of bugs in general and supports the […]

Docear 1.0 (RC1) released with new workspace and new UI (ribbons)

The last version of Docear was released three month ago and you might wonder what we were doing. Well, I can tell you we were really busy. Besides working on some research papers for conferences in Indianapolis and on Malta (read here and here), we finally implemented two major milestones for Docear. These two milestones […]

Docear Beta 9 with several bug fixes and feature enhancements

The 9th Beta of Docear is available for free download. It contains no new features but several bug fixes and feature improvements. One improvement includes the removal of line breaks in imported annotations. So far, when you highlighted text over several lines in a PDF, Docear imported the lines breaks of the highlighted text which […]

Docear Beta 8 released with minor bug fixes

Beta 8 of Docear is available for download. There is no major new feature but a few bug fixes. In addition, we merged Docear’s source code with the latest version of Freeplane (1.2.21 beta) which includes many new features and bug fixes not listed here.

Feature improvements include: #672 Create BibTeX keys automatically when database […]

Bachelor students: Do a paid internship in software engineering or statistics here at Docear

We are glad to announce that we, again, will offer a paid internship in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange service (DAAD). If you are an undergraduate student, interested in software engineering or statistics, and coming from the US, UK or Canada, get yourself started and do an 8-12 weeks internship in summer or autumn […]

Don’t be shy: Write a testimonial about Docear

Today I was giving a presentation about Docear. Among others I wanted to show how positive many researchers respond to the concept of Docear. So I assembled a little picture with quotes about Docear (SciPlore MindMapping respectively) (see figure below).

After the presentation one of the attendees told me, he was surprised to not […]

Docear Beta 6 (Usability improvements)

Docear 1.0 Beta 6 is available for download. There are quite a few improvements and new features. The major change is a small icon to refresh the incoming mind map. Instead of selecting the entry in the menu, you can just click on the icon to get a new list of all your PDFs. In […]

Docear 1.0 Beta 5 with Zotero and much better PDF Reader support

Yesterday we released Beta 5 of Docear with two major improvements. First, Docear fully supports Zotero. That means as a Zotero user you can use Zotero as you are used to and work with the same PDF files and references in Docear. For instructions on setting up Docear for Zotero read our manual. Second, we […]

Experimental Releases: Test the latest features of Docear

So far, rather few people try out our experimental versions. Therefore, I would like to use the chance making some advertisement for them :-). Before we release a new version on http://www.docear.org/software/download/we always release at least one experimental version (usually two or three). They are not necessarily worse than the final releases. Usually they contain […]

Docear moves to a new office and welcomes an intern from Cambridge

It’ already a few weeks ago that we moved to a new office. The computer science department of our university (OvGU) sponsors it and it’s really great, and huge. It has space for six or even seven work spaces and there is a second room for another two or three people (again a big ‘thank […]

On the future of Docear: Funding for the next 18 months and 2nd prize at ego.Business (business plan contest)

As you might know, Docear originates from ‘SciPlore MindMapping’ which some friends and I developed as part of my PhD studies. Our work was partly financed by my university (Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg) and supported by many others such as the University of California, Berkeley. One year ago my friends Stefan and Marcel and I decided […]

Docear 1.0 Beta 4 with literature recommendations (free full-text download)

Beta 4 of Docear is available for download. There are many minor changes and enhancements. For instance, your existing PDF reader (e.g. Foxit) is automatically pre-selected, handling BibTeX files from Mendeley improved (you can automatically resolve duplicate BibTeX keys), and we did many bug fixes. But, there is one major improvement: Docear Beta 4 offers […]

New Docear release: Beta 3 with update-check, information retrieval, licence, and several bug fixes

The third Beta of Docear was released today (download here). Besides several bug fixes, the major changes are:

An automatic update-check which informs you when a new version of Docear was released. We also have a proper licence now you have to accept when starting Docear for the first time. Of course, the main licences […]

Docear 1.0 Beta 2 released with Online Backup and many bug fixes

Beta 2 brings many new features and even more bug fixes. The most important new feature probably is the online backup. You can register and Docear will create backups of your mind maps on our sever each time you save a mind map. That means, if you should have data loss or need an old […]

First public version of Docear released (1.0 Beta 1)

Today, on February 15th, 2012 we released the first public version of Docear. It’s a Beta version and still has some bugs and missing features but overall it will give you a thorough impression of what we consider an academic literature suite to be.

The main idea behind Docear is that you annotate everything you […]

Private Alpha of “Docear – The Academic Literature Suite” begins

The Alpha version of Docear is ready to be released and we are really proud of what we achieved the last six months. From the old “SciPlore MindMapping” is nothing left, except the basic idea. Have a look at the major changes and try the Alpha now (if you are a SciPlore MindMapping user – […]