Overview
 

UbikReader Pro is the new way to organize your documents. Multitask while you read, annotate, write notes and share your documents with ease. No more worrying about how to manage your large, cluttered library of documents. UbikReader’s versatile system allows you to accomplish this and more.

With this revolutionary application you have the ability to perform all the activities surrounding the interactions of a document. UbikReader grants users the ability to add, create and edit document Metadata such as titles, authors, published dates and more.


UbikReader is an essential addition to any students or researchers tools or any persons wishing to have a flexible, user-friendly way to organize their documents.


There are several components that require the user to understand to operate the basic functions of UbikReader:

  • Toolbar

  • Sidebar

  • Document List

  • Document View

  • ScopeBar

  • Detailed View

TOOLBAR



The Toolbar is located at the top of the application window and contains basic operating functions of the program. It includes buttons that execute actions like creating New Collections, Smart Collections, Importing Documents, Emailing Documents, Notes, Print, Archive and Flags. The Annotation feature can also be accessed from the Toolbar and is described in the Annotation segment of the Help & Support Manual.



On the right side of the toolbar, the buttons for selecting The Working Mode Views can be found. These working Mode Views are called Organize View, Reader View and Detailed View.





When the Organize View is accessed this working mode allows users to import and organize documents by utilizing the SideBar and Document List.


When the Reader View is accessed this working mode allows users to focus primarily on reading documents and enlarges documents to maximize reading area for optimal viewing.



When the Detailed View is accessed, this working mode allows users to retrieve, view and edit document metadata associated with the file, document, or website articles selected. For more details on retrieving, viewing and editing metadata refer to the metadata section of the Help & Support Manual.



On the right side of Toolbar, you can find the search box, as you can see in the picture bellow. Searching for documents can be rendered by typing in titles ,authors, keywords, associated notes and abstracts. Documents found, appear in the Document List while typing. For more information on Searching items, refer to the Search section of the Help & Support Manual.


 

Sidebar

The Sidebar is located on the left side of the application window and can only be accessed in the working mode of the Organize View.   




The Sidebar is broken down into three main sections, LIBRARY, SOURCE and COLLECTION. The LIBRARY section contains Documents, Last Import, Recently Read, Labels, Flagged, Archive, and Trash.


LIBRARY

Inside Documents different document Types such as Articles, Books, Media, Patents & Laws, Reports & References can be found. These document Types will help organize and categorize documents in your library.  Clicking on Documents shows all documents of your library in the Document List. Clicking on specific document Types such as Articles, Books, Media, Patents & Laws and Reports & References only shows files that have been that the user has categorized as those document Types.

 



  • Last import shows users the last documents imported into the application.
  • Recently Read shows users the last document read.
  • Labels show documents that have been labeled by the user.
  • Flagged shows documents that have been flagged by the user.
  • Archive shows documents that have been archived by the user.
  • Trash shows documents that have been deleted from the library.




SOURCES

In Sources there are two main sections, Websites and Authors. In the Websites section all the websites imported into your library will appear on the Document List. In the Authors section, documents that are grouped by authors will appear in the Document List. The Authors section allows users to easily access documents that are written by a specific Author.



TIPS: You can enable or disable document Type or the Sources section in Preferences Panel. To learn more about this go to the Preferences section of the Help & Support Manual.



COLLECTIONS

Collections are a way of organizing or grouping a set of documents.  This feature also allows users to create their own hierarchy of classification.





There are two different types of Collections that can be created by the user. Normal Collection and Smart Collection.


Normal Collection is like a folder where you can add and remove documents.






Smart Collection is similar to Normal Collection with the exception of Filters. The user creates parameters in which the Smart Collection searches and adds documents with these specific parameters into the Collection. Users can rename the Collections as Project name or Subject and or drag and drop folders into existing folders and creating their own hierarchy of collections. This will be further explaining in the Organization of he Help & Support Manual.





DOCUMENT LIST



The Document List refers to the column to the right of the Sidebar. The Document List shows the list of documents and are divided into rows and are highlighted blue when selected. Documents shown here can be sorted by Last Imported Date, Subtitle, Author, Editor, Published Date, Document Rating and Flagged Items in a descending or ascending order. By default the program is set to view Documents in the list ascending by the Last Imported Date.


The Document List contains information about each document. Information depicted in each row are the titles, author names, subtitle, if the document as been flagged or label. Note information in the Document List for each Document will only appear if the Document Metadata contains these information. Users can add additional information by Viewing the Document in the Detailed View Mode and editing Metadata attributes.





TIPS: The Document List also tells the user if the document as been read or not. A blue dot will appear in the Document List for items that have not been read. When Documents have been read the blue dot will disappear. Documents can be remarked as unread again by right click the document in the Document List and selecting Mark as Unread.



DOCUMENT VIEW

Is the main window in which the document or website appears.





MAIN SCOPE BAR

The Main Scope bar is located just under the Main toolbar as depicted in the picture bellow. The Scope bar changes depending on which item is selected on the sidebar. For example, selecting Articles a Scope bar showing a list of Article Subtype categories appear in which allows users to further classify their documents.





For example, by selecting Labels a Scope bar showing Different colored Labels appear. When you select and item in this Scope bar, for example Red, Documents Labeled with a Red tag appears in the Document List. Selecting All Flags, shows all documents tagged regardless of the color in the Document List.


TIPS:  Label names can be changed by opening the Preference Panel of the Application. For further information Refer to the Preference section of the Help & Support Manual.


In the pictures bellow, we show the diferents ScopeBar that you can find in our application, when you select the diferents section in the Sidebar.









DETAILED VIEW

The Detailed View can be accessed by selecting the Detailed View button located in the Main Toolbar. Functions in Detailed View include Metadata, Notes, Outline, Thumbnail (Page Selection) and Search.


Metadata - Information and attributes associated with a selected document appear in the Detailed View. When a document is imported the application also imports the information associated with the document. If there are attributes or information that are missing, it can be added my selecting the Edit button in the top right corner of the Metadata View.


    


Note - allows users to create notes associate with the document.





Outline - allows users to view the index of document selected.





Thumbnail (Page Selection) - allows users quick access to specific pages of a document by selecting a thumbnail





Search - allows users to search within the document. Refer to picture below.