First of all I want to thank you for very interesting program. It looks very promising. For now my workflow is quite cumbersome – several programs for viewing, tagging and denoting. Tropy can replace all of them.
But now it lacks some features for comfortable work:
There should be opportunity to search only notes – for me it is main reason why I can’t use Tropy now as my main software for work with documents. I don’t know, what will bee advanced search and I hope that such opportunity will be there. Maybe it could be some place where user can tick or untick “notes”, “tags”, “names”, “metadata” so he can search only notes, or only notes and tags etc.
Item view is quite uncomfortable after using Tagstoo: https://tagstoo.sourceforge.io/ for viewing large images. This program uses jQuery plugin ABigImage. I don’t know, can it be used in Tropy, but all other viewers feels very uncomfortable after using it because of: a) I can slide touchpad side for zooming in and out; b) a very pleasant way of manipulating very big image only with touchpad so I can zoom in deeply into image and read very small letters without need to touch keyboard or mouse – I can move image to reach all zones of image only moving finger in the touchpad. And it can be customized to work with keyboard too, as I understand.
I can’t hide or even resize metadata/tags pane in item view. It is needed only sometimes (to update metadata or add a tag) but eats a lot of space which can be used by image. It should be the ability to quickly hide and open that pane with button and hotkey.
That are main obstacles for using Tropy for me now.
Some smaller features.
The ability to export of metadata/notes to/from Zotero could be great. It can be quite cumbersome to map Trypy fields to Zotero fields properly, as I understand, because Zotero fields are very strictly limited unlike Tropy. Maybe some mapping tables for users that want export/import?
And I want to second feature request of adding tags to selections: Enhancing annotation: Adding tags to selections Then you can tag only part of paper and get more detailed and relevant selection with tags to selections.
And in the farther future Tropy can turn into free alternative to Maxqda with free notes (without adding to image), pdf import and tagging of selections.
Sorry for a lot of requests, but that is because Tropy fired big hopes in me :).
So thank you for your efforts of creating such great piece of software.