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  1. Add the possibility to open an article from another app (e.g. Feedly) in Android.

    Case in point: I browse headlines from journals through their rss-feeds on Feedly, and would love to be able to open the full text article in Browzine.

    The added benefit of this as opposed to opening it in a browser is the reduced loading time, improved readability, and the built in access through my library's proxy that Browzine offers.

    I see that from Feedly I can 'share' the link to different apps on my tablet, e.g. Gmail, clipboard, etc. It would be great if Browzine could be added to that list, so that the full text could be read from…

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      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
    • Start with unread

      I noticed if I click on a journal with unread articles, I start in the latest table of content, which is often not where unread articles are. These are often in "Articles in Press" and I suggest to be brought to that section.

      17 votes
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      • Add built-in auto-read feature

        It would be wonderful to have an auto-read feature built-in the app. This could be used for those interested in an article but have too small a screen, listening to an article while on the road (or wherever), and for BrowZine accessibility for those with poor to minimal eyesight. I think this support facet could greatly increase ‘everyday’ usage of the app.

        3 votes
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        • Show all journals in the library and their number in addition to journals and their number in each category.

          Users want to see the scope/size of the library. They are asking how many journals are available in total. Subject categories artificially and subjectively segment journals. They may hide some journals from the users especial in the highly interdisciplinary research. Researchers do not want to jump between multiple categories and repeat browse in each.

          9 votes
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          • Add additional bookcases to My Bookshelf

            64 seems an arbitrarily low number of journals to track--I'd like to be able to keep tabs on more.

            8 votes
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            • Ability to customize button text and links for BrowZine marketing widget

              This is referring to the "Explore Journals" and "Watch the Video" buttons. Presently the links can be customized for the two buttons on the widget, but the button TEXT cannot. This suggestion is to allow libraries to also customize the button text to fully customize the two buttons.

              4 votes
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              • Platform report1 (R4)

                We would like to know how often specific platforms are accessed through BrowZine.

                2 votes
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                • Increase the number of journals allowed on each shelf.

                  There are currently only 4 journals allowed on each shelf. I have my shelves (and book cases) categorized and it would be nice to be able to fit all journals of interest in that specific category. Unlimited number of journals per shelf would be idea, but dramatically increasing the number of journals per shelf is needed.

                  13 votes
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                  • Create Artificial Issues for continuously published titles like the Frontiers series

                    Doing so would make the titles much easier to browse.

                    2 votes
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                    • Allow title page additions to shelves.

                      Allow titles to be added to book shelves from the list page, instead of forcing the user to go to the individual journal pages to add the title.

                      1 vote
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                      • Allow a user to bulk transfer articles saved in the app

                        This would be useful to backup articles found and saved in BrowZine in a service like DropBox, Mendeley or other service.

                        9 votes
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                        • Include PubMed IDs and PubMed Central IDs in data sent to ILL and for bibliographic softwoare

                          Include PubMed IDs and PubMed Central IDs in the metadata that is sent to the ILL form upon integration. In addition, include PMIDs and PMCIDs with other exports, for example, to bibliographic management software.

                          9 votes
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                          • Switch Off Warnings

                            Allow user to switch off display of warnings, such as 'Authentication Failed' in the Preferences/User Settings. E.g. I know when I am on the intranet or not and what to expect in both cases, so no warning needed.

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                            • Start

                              On the PC, when I go to http://browzine.com, I'd like to start on My Bookshelf - as long as I'm logged in. This is in analogy to how Browzine behaves on the iPad. When not logged in, Browzine would start in the Browzine Library.

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                              • 7 votes
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                                • It'd be nice to be able to get a url to a widget for posting to social media. The embed code is great for libguides!

                                  I would like to do target marketing to departments, so it'd be nice to tweet something to the Art Department about art education journals via browzine with a nice widget/gif displaying

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                                  • Allow a user to mark an issue unread (the system already marks articles unread when a new issue/article comes out)

                                    It would be useful for a user to mark an issue unread for them to better keep track of issues/articles that they wish to read, whether the issue is new or not. Note that BrowZine already marks new articles/issues unread.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • add the ability to create a placeholder for non-BrowZine journals.

                                      Add a way for users to add a non-BrowZine compatible journal to their bookshelf and link it to the journal website, library A-to-Z list or other location.

                                      10 votes
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                                      • Add support for EasyBib

                                        Add direct export for EasyBib

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Enable a way to bookmark a spot in a journal

                                          It can sometimes be useful to not necessarily save a particular article but to bookmark my place when scanning through numerous old issues of a journal so that I can easily pick up where I left off later. Creating a function where I can place this marker on an article within an issue which is easily retrievable from the journal level and that would sync across devices would allow me to easily pick up where I left off, regardless of the device I'm using.

                                          3 votes
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