Reference manager choice

Here I share my experience on choosing the appropriate reference manager for science and life in general. For me it is essential that the manager is cross-platform. After the below-explained comparison I decided to stick to Zotero (Standalone). And right-now I enjoy the comfort of using my paper library.

Actually there are two main competitors to do the work like reference managing. They are:

  1. Mendeley 
  2. Zotero

There are different issues like:

  • the price for personal storage in the developers’ cloud
  • the price for having a certain number of people in the collaboration group
  • additional storage pricing
  • open-source availability

Zotero is open-source and it can be even installed on the local server to have a centralized reference library. And another thing – it is recommended by MIT =)

Zotero vs Mendeley

http://www.library.wisc.edu/citation-managers/comparison.html
http://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/infolib/2012/10/29/zotero-versus-mendeley-2/
http://blogs.plos.org/mfenner/files/2010/09/Reference-Manager-Overview.png

Mendeley vs Papers by Scot Mcphee

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