After working with ZOtero, I have realized that it is a more convenient tool than both Mendeley and Endnote. It easily integrates with MS Word, It had perfect synchronization with Firefox, and I wish I had known this information when I started on the PhD trip.
I admit that after spending time with all three well known reference managers, Zotero is my choice!
Mendeley desktop is quite useful. I ve installed Mendeley v1.3 and though it has taken a few hours to get it to operate properly, once I managed to get it to import my references, it worked like a charm. I will try to list its advantages here:
- It eliminates the need to have a different referencing platform per OS, since it operates successfully both in Linux and in Windows 7.
- It can rename all of the user’s papers according to an author_journal referncing system, or otherwise, via tags (bubbles) that the user selects
- It allows the user to check via the Mendeley web, whether the user’s citation brings up the same paper, thus allowing the user to correct any mistypes.
- Its interface is user-friendly and it is straightforward to use – at least as straight forward as Referencer.
- It can backup the referencing database, as well as its contents (aka tha papers), in the cloud..:)
Still I have not used it with my favourite word processor (..2010), but if it cooperates reasonably, then its a huge YES for me.