Docear is the complete solution for searching, organizing and creating academic literature such as assignments, theses, books and research papers. Just as an office suite bundles the applications essential to the professional environment, Docear integrates the essential applications of a researcher. These include an academic search engine, file manager, PDF reader, mind mapping and note taking tool, reference manager, paper drafting, and word processor. While the components are integrated, they are still replaceable so that if you don’t like Docear’s reference manager, you can simply use another one.
Docear has two unique features that no other currently available tools offer. Firstly, Docear lets you import PDF annotations (including bookmarks, comments and highlighted text). This allows a document’s most important information can be easily organized. If more information is required than the bookmark or comment itself provides, Docear can open the PDF on the page the bookmarks points to. Secondly, all information is structured in a mind map which we believe to be much more effective and efficient than a simple list or social tags.
Docear is programmed in Java 6 and runs on all major operating systems for which Java 6 is available for: Windows (7, Vista, XP, 2000, etc.), Linux, and Mac Os (Leopard 10.5 and later).