Docear is the complete solution for searching, organizing and creating academic literature (assignments, theses, books, research papers). Where an office suite bundles several applications for office workers, Docear integrates several applications for researchers, i.e. academic search engine*, file manager, PDF reader*, mind mapping and note taking tool, reference manager, paper drafting, and word processor*. Most of these components are exchangeable which means, if you don't like Docear's reference manager, you can easily use another one instead.
Docear has two unique features, no other tools offer. First, Docear let's you import PDF annotations (bookmarks, comments and highlighted text). This way, a document's most important information can be easily organized. If more information is required than the bookmark or comment itself provides, Docear can open the PDF on the page the bookmarks points to. Second, all information is structured in a mind map. Information management in a mind map is much more effective and efficient than using a simple list or social tags.
Docear is programmed in Java 6 and runs on all major operating systems that Java 6 is available for, i.e. Windows (7, Vista, XP, 2000, etc.), Linux, and Mac Os (Leopard 10.5 and later)