You can synchronise your papers among devices in the cloud using DropBox. After the sync select the appropriate group in the 'Unfiled' group set and move the references from the desktop group to here. Might improve my score with the students! I worked on each chapter separately, occasionally formatting the citations but mostly working with them unformatted. They say once bitten twice shy. The only disadvantages are that is does not sync across devices and the note taking feature is a bit cumbersome, once notes are entered it is an amazing feature though.
The application has not been updated for a long time. After the aesthetic and functional design of Mendeley it felt hard to use and I never did quite work out how to synch it properly. With unlimited storage, you can share as much as you want with up to 14 users. I was transferring my writing practice into Scrivener at that point, and people on Twitter told me that cite while you write referencing worked better with Zotero. I believe there is a fully functional demo version for up to 100 references. I know many people love it, but — not for me.
I have 150-200 references to use, easy import too much to ask?! But no thank you Endnote, you failed me in my hour of need. I find LaTeX to be easier to typeset than anything else I have tried, especially math equations. It is highly recommended that you do so, in case problems occur with the synchronization. Not only that, the touchscreen is really convenient for group meetings. There are, of course, some fields that cannot be stored in Zotero at all, like Author Address, Publisher for Journal Articles since it is never used in citations.
Excel, I only use to keep a backup of my important citations. However, if some advanced collaboration features such as private groups are a must-have, you are probably better off with Mendeley etc. Copy your work across, and go back to the old memory map. This happened to me at the end of my PhD, and all the references moved position in the text. Principally, I am looking for something which is good at picking up meta-data and integrates quite will with Scrivener. Unfortunately, this was during my comprehensive exams, so a rather stressful time. Although I now write mainly in Scrivener, a few years ago I got a MacBook Air which goes everywhere with me, and after much research settled the combo of Nisus Pro Writer as a word processor native rtf format makes it easy to collaborate with supervisors etc on Word if needed and seems a bit future-proof and Bookends as a citation manager- which I found to be one of the most clean and functional options at the time.
If not, bare with us, please. I still use endnote and word and share project bibliographies with many on share drive and Dropbox. It is free, but feature-rich, which makes a lot things and customization possible. A bit rushed for time re the deadline to submit the Project, not sure of the next step; from the above forum, Mendeley, Zotero, Citavi if Mac-ready? Some nice examples: I made a somewhat similar comment when this post was new and has since then been puzzled over the many commenters I am tempted to use another word… who insist on using inferior and error prone tools with low flexibility and, often, a hefty price tag. Then I copy my citations into a footnote and check that they are correct usually not the case and edit them. In other words, are the two versions totally compatible, both forward and backward? Including student and upgrade purchases.
Sente works really well on the ipad and uses the cloud to update so all my data is on my computer too. Also, for references, JabRef is an excellent choice. I had to delete my Office software and reinstall and then manually check and correct all the formatting problems in the document as well as the references — in-text and reference list. The answer turned out to be pretty simple after I got over the heart attack. I am using qiqqa after being utterly disappointed by endnote. Initially, I just used it for managing references for my M.
Having just spent a day trying to transform a LaTex doc into word to submit to a journal, I am never going there…. There was no problems at all, and the benefit of open source is an active and visible forum for any problems that do arise. This lack of basic features is frustrating on a daily basis. Citavi adds knowledge-management and facilitates writing in a way that does no other I abandoned Mac before Papers, though, so Papers may be great here, too. The Thesis Whisperer is edited by Dr Inger Mewburn, director of research training at The Thesis Whisperer has contributors from around the world. I have certainly never had a crash.
Over night a kind soul answered and fixed my problem. This will be a fully functional version of EndNote for a 30 trial which can be activated to a non-time limited version when you purchase the software -. Scrivener for windows is less featured than its Mac sibling and bookends is Mac only. I did not fare well with Sente as I found PubMed use to be more specific an effective with EndNote. Now, however, I am finding more and more things that I do not like about it.
Mendeley is my life saver. Missing the city and country they were written. So, when Microsoft put out an update that broke Bookends, I sent an email and had a work around the same day. I ended up having to correct over 500 citations. Mendeley support has been even better to deal with than Papers2, and its all for the fine price of free. I wish there was a way to contact the other people who read the same documents that you have.
Truth is that probably it is not wise to write a whole thesis in one Word doc. It includes word-processing software, bibliographical database, note-taking, reference collection and crucially for me the best non-Roman font system I know. I might have a play with the Papers2 free trial. I literally compiled my bibliography in 15 minutes. The fact that I can synchronize my references over the web and access them threw the internet or at home is very helpful.