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What's new in this version (0.9.8.8 Beta):
0.9.8.7 -> 0.9.8.8:
- FEATURE: Add donation and billing support into Scholarley in preparation for upload features.
- ENHANCEMENT: Reconfigure the action bar in preparation for new upcoming modes.
- BUGFIX: Fix potential crash when trying to log in.
- BUGFIX: Restore the tablet view.
Scholarley is an Android client for Mendeley; using Mendeley's Open API. Mendeley is a free and convenient application for managing academic papers (see: http://www.mendeley.com/). Scholarley has been designed to run smoothly on both Android phones and tablets.
WARNING: Scholarley is currently limited by the API which is being offered by Mendeley. In particular, it is not possible to synchronise changes in tags or document information from Scholarley to the Mendeley servers. According to correspondence with Mendeley, some of these deficiencies are going to be remedied by the end of this year.
If you find a bug in Scholarley, or want to request a new feature, please visit: http://bugs.matthewwardrop.info/ ; and submit a new bug report or feature request. Remember, though, that I am a full time PhD student, and Scholarley is written in my spare time; originally just for myself. Overly critical reviews and impatience are not at all motivating.
Scholarley's current features include the ability to:
- Authenticate with Mendeley's services using OAuth.
- Download your entire Mendeley library for offline use onto your phone or tablet (including, at your option, all of your PDFs).
- Browse your library even while it synchronises using the attractive and asynchronous user interface.
- Showing your document list:
- by folder/subfolder/group
- sorted by author/title/citation_key (with more options coming)
- by author (with smart deduplication)
- by tag
- with quick filters
- Viewing document details and metadata in an attractive format.
- Opening PDFs (or indeed any type of file) using the applications on your phone that are specially designed for that purpose. For PDFs, ezPDF comes highly recommended.
- Make local changes to the tags on the documents that are persistent (they survive a resynchronisation). Unfortunately, as noted above, they cannot yet be uploaded to Mendeley.
Scholarley's upcoming and proposed features for 1.0.0 include:
- Local changes to folders (adding, deleting, and moving documents into and out of them); with the ability to synchronise those changes to Mendeley.
- Further refinement of the user interface.
- PDF upload to Mendeley support.
- Undo support for local changes to the library.
- Detect when PDFs are modified on disk, and then synchronise the changed PDFs with Mendeley. [Note that the Mendeley desktop client does not support editing annotations that were created outside of itself].
Features are added to Scholarley as and when the developer feels motivated to do so. Tweaks to the themeing will occur throughout the development. As a general guide, however, the development of Scholarley will follow the roadmap below.
- 0.9.8.x releases will be focussed on exten