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 is saved

Bug fixes include:
#724 NPE occured after starting Docear
#714 error occured when using XMP metadata import
#722 Metadata retrieval “crashes” for non-registered users
#720 fixed errors on opening / deleting mind maps in Docear
#716 Incoming mind map did not have monitoring attributes under certain circumstances
#721 Error in Update Notifier
#723 “Copy reference keys…” menu entry was full of bugs
#668 Hyperlinks to open folders did not always work
#625 double check PDF-XCV compatibility settings

You might wonder why there are so few new features. Well, that’s for three reasons: First, we are working really hard on an online version of Docear with our students. We hope to have a simple viewer for your mind maps ready in a few weeks. Second, we are doing a lot of research on the recommendations of Docear and write papers for conferences (SIGIR 2013, and JCDL 2013). Third, hey, it was Christmas and New Year and we deserve a little break, don’t you think? ;-).


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