I stumbled on this PubMed publication(!) It is outdated but good enough to give you the gist and an overview of how things stand today. All four of the tools reviewed here are usable for standard reference manager functions, and each has strengths and weaknesses. For example, in our testing, Zotero’s browser add-on was the … Continue reading Choosing the Right Citation Management Tool: Endnote, Mendeley, RefWorks, or Zotero
I was lucky to get desktop access but behind the usual reference management tools (citations, adding PDF's and highlights), I don't find anything else. I can't extract annotations, no Dropbox integration and costs $5 per month. Will you pay for it? I am not convinced although, I still feel that it has potential. I like … Continue reading A quick update on ReadCube
I had planned to do some kind of a "review" for reference managers. However, the author has done a better job than I could do. His workflow dictates Paperpile. I like the application, but their web service is entirely dependent on Google. I dislike Google Drive- it syncs horribly, and there's no comparison for Dropbox. … Continue reading #Reference Manager Showdown: a full review of #Papers 3, #Zotero, #F1000, and #Paperpile (+ ReadCube)
A random search on the internet will bombard you with multiple choices - for choosing the right tools to write. Some promise a typewriter mode, a focus mode or a markdown with "beautiful summaries". I even came across an app that has "calming music" to begin with. I think you just need to ruminate about … Continue reading On choosing the writing tools
The author writes (and I agree): To me, the choice is clear. In order to get people to listen, we need scholars who are skilled at translating complex ideas into accessible language. Academic elitism should be shunned. It’s a story many students will find familiar. You sit in the library, doing your assigned readings, and … Continue reading Why is Academic Writing so Confusing?