We’re very proud to announce the release of the all new Mendeley for iOS. We’ve rebuilt the app from the ground up to make it fast, fluid and easier to use than ever before. It’s available today for FREE on the app store.
It’s been a long time coming. We’ve listened to your feedback, and have taken our time to ensure that we’ve crafted a great product, that makes your research workflow quicker and much more efficient.
- Redesigned from the ground up to deliver the best possible mobile experience
- Highlight important text and record your thoughts with sticky notes
- Sync highlights and notes to Mendeley Desktop on Windows, Mac, or Linux
- Sync wirelessly without interrupting your workflow
- Easily tap-to-download full-text files
- Fullscreen reading in any orientation
- Explore papers related to the one you’re reading
- Supports nested folders in your library and groups
- Easily tag documents or add them to folders
When you first login to the app, all your references, folders, and groups from Mendeley Desktop will be synced to your device automatically. You can also sync the changes you make at any time by tapping the sync button in the bottom left. The Library overview lists all your folders and groups, as well as the smart filters that you’re used to in Mendeley Desktop, including ‘Favorites’, ‘My Publications’, and ‘Recently Added’. This means that recently added documents will also appear on your iPhone or iPad. You can customise which smart filters are visible by tapping ‘Edit’ at the top of the library overview.
These days a lot of reading happens away from the computer screen, so Mendeley for iOS has been designed to give you the best possible reading experience wherever you are, on your iPad or iPhone. Full-text PDFs aren’t downloaded to the device by default, but we’ve streamlined the UI to let you easily download individual PDFs on demand. Simply tap the download arrow on a document to download the PDF. When the PDF has downloaded, a blue “Read” button will display instead. Tap this to go directly to reading mode. If you’d rather have all your PDFs stored on your device, you can enable this in ‘Settings’.
When reading a PDF, you can slide the document details out of your way, and single-tap on the PDF to enable true full-screen reading mode in landscape or portrait orientation.
Highlights & Annotations
The feature you’ve been requesting is finally here! All users will now be able to create and edit highlights and notes on their iPhone and iPad devices. Simply select a line of text to highlight it, or add a text note for reference later. Long-press and release on an area where there’s no text (such as a margin, or an older scanned PDF) to add a note to that point.
More Coming Soon…
Though we managed to close an impressive 67% of the outstanding mobile feedback issues, a few really important things had to be stripped from this first release in order to get it out the door on time. Updates will come faster and more regularly than before, and it’s important to us that we keep you posted about what we’re working on.
Things we’re working on next include:
- Sort document lists by Author, Year, and Added date
- Automatic metadata lookup
- Sync speed improvements
- Recently Read
- Create and edit folders
You can always suggest new mobile features, or vote up other people’s suggestions at http://feedback.mendeley.com/ If you like what you see, please help spread the word by leaving a review in the app store, or tweet with the #MendeleyiOS hashtag. We really appreciate your support!