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Created a post 24 points @hexomancer • 1 comments

Show HN: Sioyek – PDF viewer for reading research papers and technical documents

@hexomancer 1 hour

Replying to @hexomancer 🎙

Some of the features:

* You can middle click on a reference/figure to go to the reference/figure (even if the PDF doesn't have links)

* You can middle click on a paper name in references to directly search it on google scholar

* Searchable table of contents

* You can mark locations by character symbols (vim style)

Currently only the Windows build is available. Mac and Linux builds coming soon.

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@billconan 10 minutes

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I hope it can have annotation

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@dfdz 24 minutes

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I really like the idea of building a PDF viewer for research papers.

One feature that I don’t see mentioned that would convince me to use the product is fast search (possibly after some pre computation)

When I’m reading a long technical document I often search for words/phrases to remember the definition

For some reason, this process is very slow for longer documents and take a couple seconds (various depending on pdf viewer

I’ve always wished this was fast. For example, if I’m going to be reading a paper for 1hr I wouldn’t mind if there computer spent the first minute building a data structure to enable faster lookup times

Does anyone know if a current pdf viewer has this feature

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