My earlier post on Papers and Sente said that the biggest disadvantage of Papers is that it does not allow working with bibliographies. This has changed in Papers 2 immediately bridging the gap between pdf file management and scholarly referencing. As a result I switched to Papers and am now in the process of transferring my library. Although I am not yet prepared to discuss the use of this product in detail (I need to write a couple of articles supported by Papers), here are four of my favorite goodies:
- Press Ctrl twice without opening Papers and you can search your Papers library (not only filenames, but the full texts too!);
- Press Ctrl twice while writing (in Scrivener, Pages, Byword or whatever) and you can insert a citation;
- my Hazel workflow for adding newly downloaded files to Papers library is back! Thus I am pretty assured that all scholarly articles I downloaded can be found through Papers; (for geeks: I am using OpenMeta tag “papers” to toggle the addition);
- I love highly customized ways I can match a pdf file with its bibliographic reference.