Today, one of the world’s largest crowdsourced research libraries (that’s us) released version 1.0 of our desktop software, after almost 3 years in beta. This release comes just after two other significant milestones: the 1 millionth user of our application and the 100 millionth research document upload to our open research catalog. Key updates include duplicate detection, nested folders, and a refreshed Word plugin that stores a mini-library of cited publications inside Microsoft Word and OpenOffice documents. Get Mendeley 1.0 on the downloads page.
Jonathan Eisen, Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis, had this to say, “Mendeley is at the leading edge of a scientific revolution: integration of social networking and scientific sharing. I am using it in a diverse array of applications, from scientific collaborations to outreach to staying up to date on the latest scientific advances.”
Along with the major updates in 1.0, the web has seen a few updates as well and we have some great new videos to help people get started:
We’re especially proud that we were able to knock out 3 of the 5 all-time most requested features in this update. However, there’s still lots of work to do. Upcoming features include: A easy-to-use citation style editor, better metadata extraction, improved handling of journal abbreviations, advanced search – internally within sticky notes as well as across external databases such as Pubmed – and more.
Finally, what’s a feature release post without an Android app update? There are at least 3 developer teams working on Android apps using our Open API. I’m optimistic we’ll see something before the end of September, which is, entirely coincidentally, the last date to submit an app for our $10001 Binary Battle developer challenge.