Mendeley Desktop
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Mendeley Desktop is a free research-management tool for desktop and Web, designed for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data, and collaborating online. It combines Mendeley Desktop, a PDF and reference management application, with Mendeley Web, an online social network for researchers.
What's New
Version 1.11:

New features:
  • Contents - The Contents tab displays an outline of the PDF. This will use the outline embedded in the PDF if present or an automatically extracted outline for selected open access papers.
  • Enrichments - For supported papers, the Enrichments tab displays tables and figures found in the paper, allowing you to navigate the paper more quickly. You can also copy table data directly to the clipboard for further analysis in other apps.
  • Preview Release Opt-in - Added option to opt-in to preview updates under Help -> Check for Updates -> Opt-in to Experimental Releases.
Changes
  • Pasting a link into Mendeley Desktop now adds the original URL to the newly imported document(s).
Bug fixes:
  • Fixed an issue where the scroll position was lost in the Notes pane when switching between tabs.
  • Fixed certain hyperlinks not scrolling to linked page when clicked in PDF viewer.
  • Corrected the tooltip for the 'Insert Citation' button in Mac Word.
  • Selecting an already-selected Note in the notes tab or entry in the Enrichments tab now correctly scrolls to the entry in the PDF.
  • Mac: Fixed a crash on startup when automatic proxy configuration is enabled if the PAC configuration URL is invalid.
  • Mac: Fixed a crash when dragging a PDF file onto the Mendeley dock icon whilst signed out.
  • Fixed citations generated for legal cases and working papers with certain styles.
  • Fixed formatting issues with citation styles that use small-caps formatting.
  • Fixed PDF viewer navigating to wrong location for some PDF links and table of contents entries.
  • Fixed a crash when indexing certain invalid PDF files.
  • Mac: Fixed 'osacompile' error which some users experienced when installing the Word plugin.
Version 1.11:

New features:
  • Contents - The Contents tab displays an outline of the PDF. This will use the outline embedded in the PDF if present or an automatically extracted outline for selected open access papers.
  • Enrichments - For supported papers, the Enrichments tab displays tables and figures found in the paper, allowing you to navigate the paper more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later





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Mendeley Desktop User Discussion (Write a Review)
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werkplekbeheer commented on 02 May 2013
Mendeley Desktop 1.8.4 is available at the developers' site
[Version 1.8]

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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 02 May 2013
Thanks, werkplekbeheer! The listing has been updated thanks to you. :-)
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Nontroppo reviewed on 15 Apr 2013
Hugely disappointed with Mendeley. With Connotea closing down, I switched to citeulike and Mendeley to keep my discovered scientific articles up-to-date. Mendeley used to sync with citeulike, but it has changed its API and this no longer works. Its bookmarklet is much weaker than citeulike's, with no clear tagging autofill and a worse workflow.

The desktop app doesn't allow me to fill in missing information by doing a DOI search, but forces me to manually add info unless its first PDF scan was OK. Database management is non-existent. I want to standardise on particular name and Journal formats, but no way to edit the database robustly. And you need very precarious hacks to get annotated Journal names. Mendeley takes quite a long time to sync and often hangs.

But if Mendeley had a solid iPad version, its myriad flaws could be overlooked, but the mobile version of Mendeley is so utterly unstable, underpowered and slow + buggy it is unusable.

Such a shame, Mendeley keeps getting lots of publicity, but it is so flawed and compromised I can't use it for its intended purpose.
[Version 1.8]

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Lumac52 replied on 01 Mar 2014
FYI Colwiz appears to have CiteULike import.
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DrJJWMac reviewed on 27 Feb 2013
This is a good, desktop citation management tool for PDFs. As noted, it is somewhat non-Mac compliant in behavior, as might be expected of cross-platform apps. It has many features in its own right, especially the cloud-based storage of citations for collaborative or on-the-go workflow. It is rather easy to use, if somewhat encumbered by its lack of Mac-centric options for keyboard shortcuts and one-click operations.

Unfortunately, WRT on-the-go workflow, the current iPad version (1.3.4) sucks. It is basically just a glorified and buggy viewer for the PDF Mendeley files. This downfall makes on-the-go management of PDF citations via Mendeley practically worthless. If you definitely need this functionality as well, look elsewhere for the time being.
[Version 1.8]


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Ari-Tj commented on 24 Jan 2013
Version 1.8 is available directly from the official web site.
[Version 1.5.2]

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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 24 Jan 2013
Thanks for the heads up Ari, I've updated our listings!
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Mikoi reviewed on 14 Jun 2012
New Version is 1.5.1. Get it from there http://www.mendeley.com/download-mendeley-desktop/?_section=footer
[Version 1.1]

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Mikoi replied on 14 Jun 2012
I'm not lucky! Updated on the very same day to 1.5.2. But the download link is the same.
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Myschizobuddy commented on 29 Aug 2011
The current version is 1.0.1
get it from Mendeley website
[Version 0.9.8.2]


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Xco commented on 10 Dec 2010
How well does Mendeley work with either Pages or Mellel, as compared with MS-Word?

We abandoned Word for serious writing long ago.
[Version 0.9.7.1]

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Xco replied on 10 Dec 2010
I am a long-time Sente user: how does Mendeley compare?
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Big-Mac-XXL reviewed on 01 Sep 2010
This is a very nice Papers clone. It is freeware. If you want some higher end features using the Mendeley server you need to pay for them (this is only fair). MD is available for Mac, Linux, Windows - great for collaboration! Some glitches are: no full screen PDF modus. Opening PDFs only by double clicking, no keybord command. Display not using Apple's OSX-built-in technology but an inferior PDF display looking only slightly better than the terrible Adobe Reader PDF display. Mendeley Desktop has organize options also for books and other documents, it is not limited to magazines/papers like Papers. I would recommend MD to all users who don't want to pay for Papers and can live with the mediocre PDF display. In many parts Mendeley is much more flexible than Papers. Try it out!
[Version 0.9.7.1]

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Big-Mac-XXL replied on 01 Sep 2010
Correction: Mendeley has a (hidden) full screen mode. To open a PDF full screen you have to do much clickeryclick, at least three clicks. In Papers just select and hit Space key.
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Sesquipedalian commented on 08 Aug 2010
It looks good, but I wish it could work with Pages documents.
[Version 0.9.7.1]


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Prlab reviewed on 03 Feb 2010
An excellent application, though with a few bugs in synching with the web. Instructions are not too clear, and they assume the user will have knowledge about proxys. But developer is responsive and answers questions. Should only improve. It's already led to me developing contacts with overseas researchers and receiving some good advice.
[Version 0.9.5.2]


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Macsimm rated on 03 Sep 2012

[Version 1.5.2]



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Macsimm rated on 13 Dec 2011

[Version 1.1]



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Fmj35 rated on 29 Oct 2011

[Version 1.1]



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Macsimm rated on 28 Sep 2011

[Version 0.9.8.2]



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T.ray rated on 21 Jul 2011

[Version 0.9.8.2]



LucasH rated on 25 Apr 2011

[Version 0.9.8.2]



Thomas_Lawton-ebaz rated on 08 Apr 2011

[Version 0.9.8.2]



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Macsimm rated on 24 Mar 2011

[Version 0.9.7.1]



Michael Chen rated on 08 Mar 2011

[Version 0.9.7.1]


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Mendeley Desktop is a free research-management tool for desktop and Web, designed for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data, and collaborating online. It combines Mendeley Desktop, a PDF and reference management application, with Mendeley Web, an online social network for researchers.


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