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A new infobar and QR code generation

Lazy Scholar is updated to version 0.8.8.0! Normally I do not force you to read this blog when I make an update, but so you aren’t caught off guard, you will see something new when you open your next paper. I would appreciate any feedback in the comments below. Infobar Lazy Scholar has a new infobar that automatically loads […]

In text citation identification and updates

As Lazy Scholar nears 3,000 users and crosses 50,000 queries, I have a new feature and some updates that I just pushed out. Feature: In text citation identification Even though full texts usually have anchor tags linked to references at the bottom, I often find it annoying when I want to quickly know what paper […]

PubPeer comments

Along with PubMed Commons comments, Lazy Scholar now also checks for PubPeer comments in version 0.8.1. PubPeer provides another option for critical discussion of papers. Here is an example of a paper that has comments:       Clicking the link will bring you to the PubPeer page to read them. Similar to PubMed comments, […]

PDF exchange: need beta testers

Edit (9.10.2014): I have removed this functionality from Lazy Scholar, so I no longer need testers. It may be incorporated in some other way in future versions. I have reached an exciting point on something I have been working on for a long time now: a PDF exchange system that occurs fully in Chrome. After much […]

Checking PubMed Commons

Yesterday, PubMed’s new comments system, PubMed Commons, went public. If you are staring at a paper from a journal’s website, it would be tedious to open PubMed just to check if there are comments on it there. Lazy Scholar now does it automatically, in version 0.7.5. Here is what it looks like; the comment count […]

Find a paper contact email & cite counts

I am on a bit of a coding spree lately, and added 2 new features to Lazy Scholar that appear in version 0.7.0, just pushed out: finding a contact email for a paper, and citation counts. By default, finding a contact email address is turned off (turn on in Options) as it adds an extra […]

Fast citation copying & sending to reference managers

Lazy Scholar gets an update today to version 0.6 with 2 new features: citation copying and saving to reference managers. Now when you click the browser button, text links will be appended to the bottom of the popup. By default, APA formatting appears, but you can turn this off or add MLA or Chicago in […]

Fast Saving to Google Scholar Library

Google Scholar put out an update this week with a new feature: Library. It allows you to save references in a folder on the Google Scholar page and organize by tags. This is useful, but requires you to be on Google Scholar to save them – until now. For example, here I am browsing a […]

Renaming PDF filenames

I’ve released an update to Lazy Scholar today (version 0.4.0) that adds a new feature: renaming PDF filenames. Usually when you download a PDF from a journal it looks something like “ioi80118_2268_2275.pdf”. This is not helpful when you are trying to find it later in your download folder. Lazy Scholar now attempts to rename the […]