Wow, I suck at this whole blogging thing. How long has it been? Months?
Anyways, I have decided to come out of my hole to share what I’ve discovered recently. While
procrastinating running some experiments and reading some comments on another blog (http://thesiswhisperer.com/) I discovered a free pdf organizer called Mendeley.
In the comments it had rave reviews, so I decided to give it a try. I’ve only been using it a couple of weeks, but so far I like it. It automatically retrieves info so you don’t have to manually enter things like author, title, year. I can also write my notes and keep it with the paper. Before I would have to have the pdf open and a separate word document. That works well too, but I sometimes found it to be annoying to have so much open at once. Also there I would have to remember where I would have both files (which would be fine if I were organized, but I’m not.
Do you use software to organize your papers? If so, what do you use?