My daily readings 10/10/2012

  • tags: webslide

  • tags: research PDF annotation

    • PDF library organization is important if you’re a student or a scholar. Enter new kid on the block ReadCube, a free Adobe AIR app currently in public beta. ReadCube offers a comprehensive, all-in-one solution for organizing, finding and reading articles. It’s a worthy competitor to Zotero and Mendeley.
    • The integrated reader is a killer feature, eliminating the need for a standalone PDF reader. It gets even better with the Enhance PDF feature, which turns all citations and names into links, bringing related articles to your fingertips. A click on a citation will reveal the entire reference on the right-hand sidebar, and another click will lead to the full text, on your computer or through an online search. 

       

       Using ReadCube’s built-in reader, you can also add highlights, annotations, and even take screenshots of any part of the article. Easy-to-use buttons on top toggle between the article’s full text, any supplements it includes, your general notes on this article, and its journal page online. Aside from citations, the beautiful right sidebar also toggles between all inline comments you made, and the page-by-page view of the article.

    • Being an all-in-one solution, ReadCube naturally includes a search feature, which utilizes two of the biggest online resources: Google Scholar and PubMed. 

       


      Use ReadCube’s built-in search to find exactly what you’re looking for.

       

       The tedious chore of searching for articles becomes almost a joy when using ReadCube. When searching for keywords or author names, ReadCube provides useful suggestions, and formats the search elements as tags you can easily add and remove. The search results, unfortunately, are not perfect— I couldn’t find my own article from 2011— but are very comprehensive nonetheless, almost eliminating the need for browsers and bookmarklets.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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