Scholarley (Beta)

Scholarley (Beta)


Scholarley is an unofficial Android client for Mendeley; which is a free and convenient application for managing your library of academic papers (see: http://www.mendeley.com/). Scholarley has been designed for both Android phones and tablets.

Mendeley has started talking about disabling the version of the API used by Scholarly in favour of a new and better API. When that happens, Scholarley will no longer function. By that time, it is my expectation that Mendeley will have released an official Android client. I had planned on open sourcing Scholarley, but life (including my son and my PhD) has kept me from doing so. Updating Scholarley to the latest API is a considerable task, and one I do not think makes much sense; since Mendeley's official client will be able to do much more than is possible due to commercial backing (including in-app annotations). I will contact Mendeley and request they hold off on discontinuing the old API until such time as the official client is ready.

Features
Scholarley's current features (★ indicates in-app upgrade is required):
- Authentication with Mendeley using OAuth.
- Streamlined synchronisation for even large libraries with thousands of documents.
- Viewing of document details in a refined format.
- Opening documents and attachments of any format provided that your Android device supports them. An external PDF viewer is required for viewing PDFs.
- A convenient user interface which supports filtering documents by:
- (sub-)folder
- group
- author (with smart deduplication)
- tags
- And support for sorting documents by title, author, citation key, date of addition to library, and date of last modification.
- Full offline synchronisation of your Mendeley library (including, at your option, PDFs and attachments).
- Complete interface for making local changes to document metadata, with undo capability.
★ Full two-way synchronisation of document metadata.
★ Document creation and attachment upload to Mendeley. [Experimental]

Development Status
Due to Mendeley's plans for an official app, and the upcoming deprecation of the API used by Scholarley, development on Scholarley has ceased. Please enjoy using Scholarley until the official client is released.

Subsidisation
Scholarley was originally intended for my private use only. Since then, at the requests of many people, various features have been added. Although no longer under active development, activation of these features will remain billed at a reduced price of AUD$3. Once Mendeley releases their official client, and it satisfactorily supersedes Scholarley, Scholarley will be removed from the app store.

If Scholarley does not satisfy your needs, please do consider alternative Mendeley clients for Android such as Droideley and Referey.

Recent changes:
0.9.9.18 -> 0.9.9.19:
- BUGFIX: Properly allow refreshing of access token.
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About Scholarley (Beta)
Scholarley is an unofficial Android client for Mendeley; which is a free and convenient application for managing your library of academic papers (see: http://www.mendeley.com/). Scholarley has been designed for both Android phones and tablets.

Mendeley has started talking about disabling the version of the API used by Scholarly in favour of a new and better API. When that happens, Scholarley will no longer function. By that time, it is my expectation that Mendeley will have released an official Android client. I had planned on open sourcing Scholarley, but life (including my son and my PhD) has kept me from doing so. Updating Scholarley to the latest API is a considerable task, and one I do not think makes much sense; since Mendeley's official client will be able to do much more than is possible due to commercial backing (including in-app annotations). I will contact Mendeley and request they hold off on discontinuing the old API until such time as the official client is ready.

Features
Scholarley's current features (★ indicates in-app upgrade is required):
- Authentication with Mendeley using OAuth.
- Streamlined synchronisation for even large libraries with thousands of documents.
- Viewing of document details in a refined format.
- Opening documents and attachments of any format provided that your Android device supports them. An external PDF viewer is required for viewing PDFs.
- A convenient user interface which supports filtering documents by:
- (sub-)folder
- group
- author (with smart deduplication)
- tags
- And support for sorting documents by title, author, citation key, date of addition to library, and date of last modification.
- Full offline synchronisation of your Mendeley library (including, at your option, PDFs and attachments).
- Complete interface for making local changes to document metadata, with undo capability.
★ Full two-way synchronisation of document metadata.
★ Document creation and attachment upload to Mendeley. [Experimental]

Development Status
Due to Mendeley's plans for an official app, and the upcoming deprecation of the API used by Scholarley, development on Scholarley has ceased. Please enjoy using Scholarley until the official client is released.

Subsidisation
Scholarley was originally intended for my private use only. Since then, at the requests of many people, various features have been added. Although no longer under active development, activation of these features will remain billed at a reduced price of AUD$3. Once Mendeley releases their official client, and it satisfactorily supersedes Scholarley, Scholarley will be removed from the app store.

If Scholarley does not satisfy your needs, please do consider alternative Mendeley clients for Android such as Droideley and Referey.

Recent changes:
0.9.9.18 -> 0.9.9.19:
- BUGFIX: Properly allow refreshing of access token.

User reviews of Scholarley (Beta)
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A Google User
Feb 24, 2015
Frequently crashes Isn't stable when trying to open articles.
A Google User
Feb 18, 2015
Awesome. Really helps wit my research...and now on the go without having to use my browser. Would like an official "Mendeley" app tho....
A Google User
Feb 13, 2015
As of 2/2015 this program is obsolete This program does not take advantage of Mendeley's new API and cannot properly sync the database anymore.
A Google User
Feb 12, 2015
The support is obvious Really useful app. Anyway I am struggling on how to remove a synced pdf file since I would like to free some space and on searching by author.
A Google User
Feb 1, 2015
(Begrudgingly) The Best Mendeley App Scholarley is the only Android app for Mendeley that works. It retrieves your references and documents, organizes them correctly, and stores them locally on your android device. It also integrates fairly well with Adobe Reader, so edits/annotations you make while reading are retained the next time you open the PDF on your device. However, these edits don't seem to make it back to the desktop application. I'm not sure if this is a Mendeley, Scholarley, or Adobe Reader problem, but its a shame. Another issue is the frequent need to manually sync my data, but the manual syncs do typically resolve issues. The GUI design of Scholarley is also very clunky, and could use a serious overhaul. I'm torn on Scholarley. I'm very appreciative that it exists, and it is quite clearly the best implementation of Mendeley on Android. However, its complete lack of competition seems to stunt its development, and Mendeley deserves a better Android implementation than what we're currently working with. If Mendeley isn't going to develop their own Android app, they should invest in this developer so that he can devote more time to turning this into something great.