Missing an important piece : Library Links This app looks great, is minimalist, and does a good job of searching Google Scholar. There are two major problems with it though. First, there are no links back to the full-text of the user's campus library. In the browser version of Google Scholar these are prominent and widely used. Not having them there is a huge drawback. Secondly, the cited by links are not in this app which is a great way to find similar research. For these two reasons, I can't recommend using this app for research over using the browser.
Doesn't do enough If I link through my university proxy server and use google scholar I can download articles, but Scholar Droid has no way of making the essential proxy link, so one cannot go straight to the needed article. A search tool really needs to help access materials, not just let you see titles. On this score the app fails.
Doesn't actually search Google Scholar I attempted to continue a search I had just left at my desk from my phone, and downloaded this app to do so. The exact words I had been searching with yielded 0 results on this app. There are hundreds of papers with the keywords I used, as its simply a bacterial species and a secondary metabolite antibiotic it produces, so I'm not sure what this app does, but it does not search Google Scholar as advertised.
Does what it claims but... Would REALLY appreciate it if they included the ability to do law related searches. Include that and it gets give stars and a donation...
Pretty poor Where are the bibliographies and citations? Better to use your browser.
Does what I need it to do Which is easily and quickly search scholar... Google really should make their own mobile app for this...
1. Previous search queries typed in the search box are now saved. Based on saved history, the search box will provide suggestions while you type. Use Advanced->Menu key->Clear History to delete saved search queries.
2. A simple notepad to jot down notes onto Notes.txt file in your Downloads folder while reading a PDF or webpage.
3. Ability to alter background color for the search interface.