Not good enough Have had problems syncing (no automatic sync) and it is impossible to open files via the webdav function (How does one do it?). Without this I think this app is not suitable for research; I organise all my working papers on Zotero and use a webdav cloud to sync everything. I would love a papership type app in my device, that would let me access and read the files. Android is behind ios in terms of research tools. Zandy is going in the right direction, but is not quite there yet (look at papership for good ideas!). Hope this is changed soon, I am willing to reconsider my review if this changes. The interface could also be a bit more polished and offer a white background possibility. (also, smart searches and tagging support would be welcome)
Very Useful App - One, hopefully fixable, problem Very Helpful on the whole I use this app frequently, both on my Blackberry Passport and on my Samsung Note 8. It syncs well with my Zotero references. My only concern is that I am unable to enter new references using ISBN numbers. When I enter the ISBN number using the "add by identifer" command. the app seems to go into an infinite loop and never adds the requested information. This happens both on the Passport and the Note 8. This severely limits its utility for mobile use in libraries, bookstores, etc. If this problem is fixed, I would give it 5 stars.
Only option for Zotero and not a solid one The app works somewhat but it is very, very clunky. User interface is unintuitive. I still don't get how sync works as some collections show items within them and some dont. Bottom line - requires a lot of improvements before this app can be ready for primetime. This aint no papership like available for ios.
Can't get new items to cloud (1) Altho it syncs existing items w/ cloud when changed (eg, added line to existing note), can't get an item first created on Zandy to sync with (get uploaded to) the cloud. (2) The keyboard overlays bottom of Note and there's no scroll bar to move window's contents. (That's the same problem with this data entry right now on the play store, so maybe that's Android vs the app?) Downloaded Zandy today from Android app store on Samsung S4 running Android 5.0.1.
Bad UI and bad features I am hoping that the developer will soon understand why so many users are frustrated with this app. This being the only Zotero app for Android, the app has huge market, if developed well.
Good Idea. At first I gave a low score because I couldn't add content, just view. After being informed that I must be doing something wrong, I realized that some things can be added on the go. But - and I may just be technologically deficient, as this is my first smart phone - I can only add material to an existing folder already created in the full Zotero program. I cannot seem to use the app to start a new line of research from scratch. It is a very good idea. And I hope that the app is expanded - even if what is needed is user education.
1.4.4: Performance improvement for downloads and unzipping.