The new Docear? Zotero + VUE (or another map app)?
I have been impressed with the Open Source app Docear, which integrates reference management (JabRef) with mindmapping (Freeplane) and adds things like searchable pdf annotations inside the pdf - still difficult to come by in most ref managers including Zotero - and then it maps these annotations and pdfs. However, while I love the Docear concept, I still find it buggy, at least on a Mac. Part of this has to do with JabRef and Freeplane apps themselves. I have contacted Docear but they are unable to consider other open source alternatives at the moment. So, I wonder if Zotero has considered such collaboration. I love Zotero and still choose it over other ref mgrs. (I just wish it would add in-app pdf viewing and annotation.) I found the VUE app today and very impressed. It looks like one of the more powerful mapping apps I've seen. Is Zotero considering a Docear-like integration? Apparently the VUE plugin doesn't work any longer. However, I eagerly cast my vote for such a move! Perhaps there are other integration projects already in the pipeline?