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Wizfolio to be succeeded by EEWOWW, bringing you the brand new experience of authoring

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Dear Valued Customer,


We thank you for giving us the opportunity to provide you with WizFolio services over the years.


By end of year 2017, we will halt all activities in WizFolio.


But please do not panic!


We have developed a new authoring platform that will deliver a brand new authoring experience to you. This new platform, EEWOWW (pronounced as ee-wow) will replace WizFolio.  EEWOWW has all the basic features of WizFolio plus new features like originality checking, cloud storage integration, customized authoring template and many more. Do visit EEWOWW today to check it out at or register yourself for a free account at


We would like to offer our loyal customers free access to our EEWOWW platform. EEWOWW has many new features waiting for you to explore! Just drop us a note at and we will assist you to set up a trial account.


For those needing to renew their WizFolio subscription, we have prepared a very attractive package to transfer your renewal to EEWOWW. We are offering the same renewal price of WizFolio for a 12-month subscription at USD25 for premium access to EEWOWW. If you would like to transfer your existing data from WizFolio to EEWWOW, please write to us at


We are always ready to address your questions, comments or suggestions. Please don’t hesitate to e-mail us at

We greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with you and look forward to serving you for many years to come.


Thank you and see you at EEWOWW!


iGroup (Asia Pacific Ltd)




2012 Upgrade of WizFolio (Version Rainbow)

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

About Version Rainbow

This upgrade is designed to improve collaboration amongst colleagues and to allow backup of your data to your local computer. We also perform minor bug fixes and improved certain functions.


We have created a new sharing function in which you can give full edit permission (read, edit, add and delete items) to a specific colleague for your shared folder.







Backup your data

You can now back up your bibliographic data and uploaded files in your account to your local computer.   In the “My WizFolio” page, go to Settings.  At the bottom of the page click on Go to Backup Page. For more detail see FAQ on How do I backup my account.

Minor changes

  1. The Note editor now include embedding of links and a larger edit box.
  2. Double clicking on an item (in Item List Panel) will open PDF when available.




WizCite Desktop in Windows for OpenOffice/LibreOffice and Word 2003

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

We are pleased to announce the official release of WizCite Desktop in Windows for OpenOffice/LibreOffice and Word 2003.  The Window version of WizCite Desktop uses the same interface as the Mac version.  Download installation package here.



WizCite Desktop for Mac v1.0.0.0

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Official Release

After extensive in-house and focus group testings, WizCite Desktop for Mac is officially released today.  The same citation generator is used, so those of you who are familiar with previous versions of WizCite will find WizCite Desktop for Mac just as easy to use. With this release we achieve compatibility between Mac and PC users especially for those who are Microsoft Word users.

Collaborative citing is made easy with universal compatibility.

Universal compatibility means that you can take a document cited in one word processor, import it into another word processor and still be able to continue to insert citations and to generate bibliography dynamically.

Bibliographic data of all the citations are stored on the cloud.

All the citations inserted in your documents using WizFolio are stored on the cloud. This allows you and your colleagues to share bibliographic data of your references without having to send each other library files.

For a preview of WizCite Desktop for Mac click here.

You can download the latest versions of WizCite here.


WizCite DeskTop for Mac Beta Release

Friday, April 20th, 2012

We finally have the beta version of WizCite for Mac ready.  This is a desktop version that access your bibliographic data from your online WizFolio account.  We have spent a considerable amount of resources and time coming up with this Mac version for Word 2011, OpenOffice Writer (v3.3)  and LibreOffice 3 Writer (v3.5).  The beta version has undergone very extensive in-house and focus group testings and is now ready for your feedback. We used the same citation engine as in the other versions, so the performance and work flow are similar. The latest WizCite Desktop package (beta) can be downloaded here:

WizCite DeskTop for Mac is officially released on April 30, 2012.
Download the latest version version here.

2011 Upgrade of WizFolio (Version Avatara)

Friday, January 7th, 2011

About Version Avatara

This new version of WizFolio is designed to improve the impact of your research through social sharing and publicity of your research results. The new functionalities will enable you to increase your footprint on the Internet, thereby increasing the chances of your publications being noticed and cited.

My Profile Page

This publicly accessible page displays your name and research interests together with a list of your publications and your publicly shared collections of references.   Changes made to the “My Publications” folder in your WizFolio  account are immediately reflected on your profile page.

My Publicly Shared Collections

You can now share your list of compiled references with the public on your Profile page.  Other users can subscribe and be notified of new additions to your publicly shared collections and publications. By sharing your list of compiled references and publications, you can enhance your reputation as an expert in your chosen field.

WizFolio Search

There is a new public WizFolio search page.  This fast and convenient search page is optimized for scholarly publications. The search page returns results from WizFolio’s Publicly Shared Collections, Pubmed, Scholars Portal (20+ million journal articles), CiteUlike or Google Scholar. Convenient features include a one-click save to your WizFolio account and a one-click linkage to locate PDFs.

More ways to share

Sharing items using Twitter and Facebook is now fast and easy. You can also email item(s) to colleagues and friends. You don’t even have to login to WizFolio to share.

Bibliography made simple

Exporting a list of references from supported websites is fast and easy. A new bibliographic exporter can generate and export bibliography in RIS, BibTeX format or in any one of the major citation styles. Supported websites include WizFolio Public Pages, major publishers’ webpages and scholarly databases.

List of changes

Major Changes:

  1. Improved bibliographic data abstraction from  PDFs
  2. Sharing by Facebook, Twitter and Email
  3. New home page layout
  4. New profile page
  5. New search page
  6. Post and subscribe to publicly shared items
  7. New citation exporter integrated with WizAdd
  8. Common navigation bar and footer for all pages
  9. Stream-lined registration process

Minor Changes:

  1. More than 1200 citation styles added
  2. Displays popular citation styles and search functionality for citation styles
  3. Improved bibliographic generation when importing from clipboard
  4. Improved bibliographic matching during manual entry
  5. Faster search for ScholarsPortal
  6. Support for BibTeX
  7. More supported websites for WizAdd (e.g. Tissue Engineering, Future Medicine etc.)
  8. Report error button for WizAdd
  9. Improved WizFolio subscription page layout
  10. Updated help page content

2-thumb power surfing on the iPad

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

(Just released YouTube demo video on what you can do on an iPad using WizFolio)

After having undergone 3 months of intensive testing, we are proud to announce the official release of the iPad version of  WizFolio.  This is the first web-based iPad application for managing research information on the cloud and for reading your research papers from the cloud.  What do you have to do to get the iPad version?  Nothing.  It is free and there is no download required. Simply login to your WizFolio account from your iPad using the built in Safari browser.  The iPad version of WizFolio will be automatically loaded.

We have configured this version to make use of the best iPad features for an outstanding user experience.  In particular, the navigation is highly optimized for smooth touch screen navigation.  Our focused group studies revealed that the best way to navigate on an iPad for reading content is to cradle the iPad in your palms and fingers and navigate with your two thumbs.  This is 2-thumb power surfing with ease and elegance, an experience currently not available on another class of device. Use your left thumb to control the folder panel and use your right thumb to flip through the individual items.  It is as simple as that!

More on how to navigate around WizFolio on iPad see here.

The WizFolio team has taken special care to maintain the clean look and feel of the original version of WizFolio, including many of the useful features such as search, copy items, colleagues,  flags, tags, notes, edit, locate PDF, summary, view, sort by and find.  Even the advance search function is available. The highly popular duplicate check is also maintained in the iPad version. A single tap will rapidly load the PDF for viewing.  For those of you who like to organize your YouTube play lists in WizFolio, not to worry, Youtube continues to be viewable inside WizFolio.  Spreading your thumb and index finger will make the YouTube video full screen.  Cool.

If you are a Zotero or Mendeley user and you want to try the WizFolio experience on the iPad, simply sign up for an account in WizFolio and then import your Zotero or Mendeley collections (including PDFs) to your WizFolio account using our recently released WizImporter.  If you encounter upload limitation because of your large collection please contact us at

If you are an EndNote or RefWorks user you can export your bibliographic collection as an RIS file and then import it into your WizFolio account.

We hope you will enjoy the magical WizFolio experience on the iPad.  We love to hear feedbacks from you.

Casey Chan MD

WizFolio Upgrade – Dragon Ball

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

In order to serve you better, we have scheduled an upgrade of WizFolio. Please note that WizFolio will be down during the following hours:

US Eastern Time: July 4, 2010 (Sun) 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.

London Time:      July 5, 2010 (Mon) 2 a.m. – 3 a.m.

Singapore Time:  July 5, 2010 (Mon) 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Some of the new features are:

1.     WizCite can cite collaboratively across different platform and across different format – MS Word (Win), Open Office (Win, Mac, Linux), Zoho Writer.
2.    WizAdd now supports additional publishers’ websites including Social Science Research Network, SciFinder, American Mathematical Society and many others.
3.     WizImporter – One-click import of bibliographic data and PDFs directly from Mendeley and Zotero into WizFolio.
4.     Integrated Search within WizFolio can now search Google Books, Scholars Portal and CiteULike.
5.     Upload PDF is now more powerful in detecting bibliographic data.

Please note:
1.    Google Docs has rolled out major changes to their platform on June 17 2010 to accommodate new features such as quick sharing options, allowing real time collaborations and so on. WizCite is NOT compatible with the new Google Docs platform. New version of Google Docs is being implemented incrementally and may not affect all the users.
If you would like to collaboratively cite on Google Docs using WizCite, you can do so on the old version of Google Docs (prior to June 17 2010). Google still gives you an option to use the previous version of Google Docs:
•    From your Google Docs page, go the Settings -> Document Settings
•    Click on the Editing Tab
•    Uncheck “Create Documents using the lastest version of Google Docs
2.    We have decided not to include the streaming reader for this upgrade. We will be implementing the streaming reader in the next upgrade along with an annotation platform.

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Can you read research papers on an iPad?

Sunday, April 11th, 2010
I was eager to find out if you can read research papers on an iPad.  We had an iPad shipped from the US over to Singapore as soon as it was available last Saturday.  Here is a sneak preview of how WizFolio will work on an iPad. The read-only functions work really well.
It is an interesting idea to read research papers on an iPad sitting in your couch.  Having played with the iPad for 3 days, I must say it is a life style changing device.  iPad as a “Couch Surfing Device” would not be too far off as a descriptive term for this new category of net device.
Loading of PDFs is fast, even faster than a laptop or a desktop device.  I am not sure why.  This is a very pleasant surprise.  Zooming in and out is very conveninet with the multi-touch screen.  WizFolio is one of the first journal reference management applications that works on the iPad straight out of the box.
The company is committed to making the functionalities even easier to use on the iPad in the near future. One of the reasons why WizFolio works on iPad (at least for the read-only functions and the non-Flash dependent functions) is because two years ago we made a commitment to build WizFolio as a Web 2.0 app from the ground up using the latest Web technology.
Please have a look at the video and judge for yourself.

Double click above image to play the YouTube video (link updated July 31, 2010).

If you don’t have an iPad yet, try on an iPhone. WizFolio actually works fairly well even on the  iPhone’s smaller screen.
Please forward this link to your colleagues who you think may find this information interesting or useful.