Lost in references

Yen-Chung Chen
Jul 13, 2018 · 3 min read
“A bookshop with stacks and stacks of old books on the perimeter of the walls” by Eli Francis on Unsplash
  • Metadata retrieval becomes much better in Zotero that it was in 2014, and it uses default pdf reader which usually works fine. Since my need for reading on mobile device is not high, synchronization with Dropbox might suffice.
  • F1000Workspace has an amazing web clipper and highlighter, but the display of highlight on their online pdf reader is far from acceptable, with highlighting overlapping with each other in a sentence. Its storage is completely online, so it might alleviate my shortage in disk space.
  • The interface of Papers 3 is still as slow as I tried it 3 years ago, but the pdf reader works just fine.
  • Mendeley is generally fine if it does not break. When it breaks, it’s serious and takes long to be fixed.
  • The built-in search in MacOS does a good job in searching the text inside pdf, so perhaps no reference manager would also be an option.

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biosyntax

Notes, thoughts, and random experiments in life science.