We were so inspired by Josh Emerson’s Back to the Future look at internet history, we wanted to do one of our own!
We had quite a productive 2014, but it is nothing compared to what is in the works for 2015. Some of it we can reveal to you now — but stay tuned this year. Good things are happening, but here is a look at the past, present, and future of Mendeley 2015.
Mendeley Future — Android, iOS and Web Library
Anxious for a sneak preview? Product Manager Steve Dennis walks us through the latest iteration on this preview video.
We also have a sneak preview of the fresh web library, your Mendeley library accessed through a browser. The new web library, expected within the next month, is redesigned from the ground up, with a much improved user interface. Highlights include the ability to upload PDFs with automatic metadata extraction.
This is just a brief sneak peek, there are many other new things coming soon! And don’t worry about missing the news — we’ll sound the trumpets when they all get officially released!
Mendeley Present — Desktop Update
When you opened your Mendeley Desktop after your New Years’ break (and of course you took a proper break rather than work through the holidays, right?), you may have noticed an update to your Mendeley Desktop (version 1.13-dev7 for the technically-minded).
So what’s new in your Mendeley Desktop? We:
- Fixed empty titles on document deduplication.
- Fixed issue that would prevent the user from deleting a document note created by another user in a shared group.
- Fixed issue that could crash the application if the owner of a shared group had deleted his account
- Fixed issue that would prevent the user from restoring the backup.
For more information, and to find out what to do if you’ve encountered any issues with the new release, read the release notes on our website.
All of these changes feed into our bigger goal to give our users the ability for users to easily access and sync their Mendeley
library across a range of devices.
All of our updates take advantage our fresh API, which is open for everyone to use for building tools to make researchers’ lives easier.
Mendeley Past — A look back to where we started
And learn what Mendeley was called before it was Mendeley. Hint: It has B-movie overtones.
What do you remember best about Mendeley past? What are you hoping for most in the Mendeley future? Share your thoughts in the comments!