This update makes it easier to open PDF files in Mendeley Desktop and also lays the groundwork for improved integration between Mendeley Desktop and the research catalog on Mendeley.com. Internally, we have been spring-cleaning the software to reduce memory usage and improve stability.
Among the changes in this release:
- You can now open PDF files directly in Mendeley from Windows Explorer / Finder / Nautilus (this also means that it is now possible to set Mendeley to be the default program to handle PDF files if you wish).
- In the Mac version, you can now drag and drop PDF files onto the Mendeley dock icon. You can also drag and drop links to PDF files from your browser onto the dock icon and Mendeley will download and open them.
- Memory usage when importing PDFs has been reduced and file downloads during sync will be faster for many users.
- Several problems running Mendeley on very recent Linux distributions (Ubuntu 11.10 and Fedora 16) were fixed. Under Fedora 16 you’ll need to use the –force-bundled-qt command-line argument in order for the software to run.
- A number of sync bugs relating to folders in groups have been resolved.
- Mendeley does not automatically appear in the ‘Open With…’ list in Windows Explorer. It needs to be added manually. We will resolve this before the final release.
This release is backwards compatible with the previous 1.1 release.
Please leave any feedback related to the new release on the feedback forum. You can also tweet @mendeleysupport or email firstname.lastname@example.org