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PDF Improvements & Auto Complete Beta - Scholarly Updates

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The past few weeks have been quite busy for Scholarly. We've been working on a lot of new features and improvements. Let's take a look at what's new.

PDF Improvements

PDFs have always been at the core of Scholarly. Many of our current users joined Scholarly in order to convert their PDFs into flashcards. We've been working hard to improve the PDF experience and make it easier to use.

PDF Viewer

Intuitive PDF Viewer

We've completely redesigned the PDF viewer to be more intuitive and easier to use. We've also added a new empty state to help you get started with PDFs. You can now directly move pages, rotate the PDF, and view the PDF much easier. We've also added a new page indicator to help you keep track of where you are in the PDF.

The PDF Viewer now has the following features:

  • Page Indicator: You can now see what page you're on in the PDF.
  • Page Navigation: You can now navigate to any page in the PDF.
  • Page Rotation: You can now rotate the PDF to any orientation.
  • Page Movement: You can now move pages around in the PDF.
  • Page Zoom: You can now zoom in and out of the PDF.
  • Page Fit: You can now fit the PDF to the screen.
  • Full Screen: You can now view the PDF in full screen.
  • Empty State: You can now easily get started with PDFs.

PDF to Flashcards

We've made it even easier to convert PDF to flashcards. Previously, the PDF to Flashcard modal was quite unintuitive and difficult to use. We've completely redesigned it to be more intuitive and easier to use.

PDF AI Assistant

We've been working on an AI assistant for PDFs. The AI assistant will be able to help you with your PDFs by answering questions, summarizing the PDF, and more. We're still working on it, but we hope to release it soon. If you wish to join the beta, email us by clicking the button below.

Join Beta

Auto Complete Beta

We've been working on an auto complete feature for Scholarly. The auto complete feature will allow you to quickly add flashcards to your notes by using the AI assistant. We're still working on it, but we hope to release it soon. If you wish to join the beta, email us by clicking the button below.

Join Beta

Other Improvements

Here are some of the other improvements we've made to Scholarly.


  • You can now have empty image components, making it easier for people to upload PDFs & Images.
  • We've updated the dropdown design.
  • The highlight color buttons have been moved to it's own dropdown.
  • We've made the Scholarly Ask button more subtle.
  • The landing page has been updated & optimized.
  • You can no longer submit empty AI inputs.
  • Made the ai inputs more responsive.
  • AI results now support indented notes.
  • We've updated the error page with a brand new design that's a lot more modern and suits Scholarly better.
  • User Settings have been moved to the profile dropdown.
  • The user settings dropdown has been updated with correct placement & width.
  • Highlight colors have been updated to be less bright and more subtle.
  • We now include a highlight color for template pages.
  • Loading pages is now much much faster.
  • Improved focusing on text components.
  • Disabled the custom right click menu for text components.
  • Improved mobile appearance of the blog & landing pages.
  • Added a uploading display to image components.
  • You can now focus on the images inside the flashcard editor.
  • You can now focus on images inside flashcard components & full screen mode for flashcards.
  • Improved the flashcard image uploading system to have less clicks and be more intuitive.
  • Focused images now are completely visible and take up the entire screen.
  • You can now navigate dropdowns using the arrow keys.
  • Ask Scholarly is now AI Assistant, and is limited by your plan.
  • You can now select either Pro or Ultimate plan when upgrading.
  • Plus plan now has 250 daily AI Assistant messages.
  • Free plan now has 20 daily AI Assistant messages.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug causing unsetting highlight color to not work.
  • Fixed an issue with pricing page not being responsive for mobile.
  • We've improved the markdown parsing for AI inputs.
  • Fixed dynamic input loading state closing if you click outside.
  • Fixed a bug causing image uploading to fail for flashcards.
  • Fixed image component not updating after uploading an image.
  • Fixed insert component dropdown's width being inconsistent.
  • The insert dropdown now closes when you add a component.
  • We've finally fixed the PDF pages not being displayed correctly inside PDF to flashcard creators.
  • Fixed PDF to flashcard creator clicking not working.
  • Fixed error page redirecting you to the landing page if you're already logged in.

Feel free to reach us at [email protected] if you have any questions or feedback! We'd love to hear from you.


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