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What is Docear?
Docear is a unique solution to academic literature management, which helps you organizing, creating, and discovering academic literature. The 3 most distinct features are:
A single-section user-interface that allows the most comprehensive organization of your literature. With Docear, you can sort documents into categories; you can sort annotations (comments, bookmarks, and highlighted text from PDFs) into categories; you can sort annotations within PDFs; and you can view multiple annotations of multiple documents, in multiple categories – at once.
A ‘literature suite concept‘ that combines several tools in a single application (pdf management, reference management, mind mapping, …). This allows you to draft your own papers, assignments, thesis, etc. directly in Docear and copy annotations and references from your collection directly into your draft.
A recommender system that helps you to discover new literature: Docear recommends papers which are free, in full-text, instantly to download, and tailored to your information needs.
Last, but not least, Docear is free, open source, available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, and not evil. In addition, it can be used stand-alone or together with reference managers such as Zotero or Mendeley
Development and support of Docear have been stopped in August 2017. Last version, 1.2, released in December 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website. http://www.docear.org/2017/02/05/docears-online-services-are-down-recommendation-user-registration-backup/
Comments and Reviews
Said about Docear as an alternative
Docear is a fork of Freeplane, specializing in bibliography and reference document management.
better for real world (academic references) work
Best way to organize annotations of a pdf
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- sbgmailcom Upvoted a comment on Zotero as an alternative to DocearZotero is a partial alternative for Docear. Docear is an open source blend of mind-mapping and reference management for academic writing. Zotero manages references, like Docear it's integrated to word processing software and has a great browser plugin to extract metadata from articles. But it lacks the mind-mapping component. Docear can integrate with Zotero, too, so you can benefit from the power of both.
docear is great! i love it! if you work with PDFs there is no better tool!
docear seems beautiful. really amazing. but it should be more user friendly. i spent two days before i knew how to use it. now i know and will probably switch from zotero.