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Mendeley Desktop for Mac

Research management tool.

Free
In English
Version 1.19.8
3.4
Based on 21 user rates

Mendeley Desktop overview

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.

Highlights:
  • Access your library, everywhere - add papers directly from your browser with a few clicks or import any documents from your desktop. Access your library from anywhere. Windows, Mac, Linux and all browsers
  • Easy referencing - generate references, citations and bibliographies in a whole range of journal styles with just a few clicks
  • Build your Research network - 30 million references and over 6 million researchers to discover. Our personalised recommendations makes staying up to date easy
  • Career development and funding - 172,785 science and technology jobs to advance your career. Grant information from over 2,000 organizations to launch your research project

What’s new in version 1.19.8

Version 1.19.8:
  • Complete list of changes can be found here

Mendeley Desktop for Mac

Free
In English
Version 1.19.8
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3.4

(19 Reviews of Mendeley Desktop)

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Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
Oct 30 2020
1.19.5
0.0
Oct 30 2020
0.0
Version: 1.19.5
I note a couple of strange things here. Presently, this is at the top: "Mendeley Desktop - 1.19.5 - 03 May 2019". But what downloads both here and at the Developer website linked to above is actually Version 1.19.4 of 08 April, 2019. And just as strange: The "Complete list of changes can be found here" linked to above tells us that Mendeley Desktop v1.19.6 (no date indicated) is the latest Stable Release. I find it hard to trust a developer with such a mess at their website.
AnnL7456
AnnL7456
May 14 2018
1.17.13
1.0
May 14 2018
1.0
Version: 1.17.13
Mendeley is [1] a reference manager for MS Word, OpenOffice and LibreOffice and [2] an academic social network. After downloading the desktop application, you MUST create a (free) online account before you can start using the application. Although it's not strictly required, you can upload your references and grant other users access to them. This is of course fine if you want to collaborate with others. You can also create research groups for your particular research field. Although you don't upload anything yourself, you can still search and download references from the mutual online pool.

I searched for a famous book which was first published in 1943 and which has been reprinted innumerable times since then. To my surprise the book itself wasn't there, but instead I found scholarly journal articles ABOUT the book.

Citation plugins for MS Word, OpenOffice (?) and LibreOffice need to be installed/activated extra. If you use other and better word processors such as Nisus Writer Pro, Mellel or Scrivener, you're completely out of luck: there seems to be no easy way to enter citations and automatically create bibliographies in anything else than in Microsoft Word and LibreOffice. You can do it manually by copy and paste, of course, but who would want to do that? Zotero doesn't have this glaring omission. For this reason I give Mendeley only 1 star. For citations and bibliographies I recommend Bookends. It's extremely versatile and has the best support I have ever experienced by any software company.
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
Dec 7 2016
1.17.6
0.0
Dec 7 2016
0.0
Version: 1.17.6
Started using this to organise my PDF collection (12+GB) of scientific papers etc then gave up when realised Mendeley's free library and associated services was limited to 1 GB and anything beyond that required subscription. So still looking for alternative. Mendeley great for small PDF libraries, and probably ok for larger libraries of PDFs, but not for me
Ari-Tj
Ari-Tj
Jun 1 2016
1.15.1
2.5
Jun 1 2016
2.5
Version: 1.15.1
There are 4 updates since v1.15.1: v1.15.2, v1.15.3, v1.16, v1.16.1.
Ari-Tj
Ari-Tj
Jun 1 2016
1.15.1
2.5
Jun 1 2016
2.5
Version: 1.15.1
There are 4 updates since v1.15.1: v1.15.2, v1.15.3, v1.16, v1.16.1.
ozkb
ozkb
Apr 2 2024
1.19.8
1.0
Apr 2 2024
1.0
Version: 1.19.8
lsichamphone
lsichamphone
Sep 29 2023
1.19.8
5.0
Sep 29 2023
5.0
Version: 1.19.8
fallenflower
fallenflower
Sep 20 2023
1.19.8
1.0
Sep 20 2023
1.0
Version: 1.19.8
adamali1544
adamali1544
Sep 11 2023
1.19.8
5.0
Sep 11 2023
5.0
Version: 1.19.8
emanuelegiacomuzzo
emanuelegiacomuzzo
Apr 26 2023
1.19.8
2.0
Apr 26 2023
2.0
Version: 1.19.8
AnnL7456
AnnL7456
May 14 2018
1.0
May 14 2018
1.0
Version: null
Ari-Tj
Ari-Tj
Jun 1 2016
2.5
Jun 1 2016
2.5
Version: null
mugsuk
mugsuk
May 14 2015
3.0
May 14 2015
3.0
Version: null
iMiNiMaL
iMiNiMaL
May 6 2015
4.0
May 6 2015
4.0
Version: null
Nontroppo
Nontroppo
Apr 15 2013
2.0
Apr 15 2013
2.0
Version: null
DrJJWMac
DrJJWMac
Feb 27 2013
3.0
Feb 27 2013
3.0
Version: null
Macsimm
Macsimm
Sep 3 2012
4.0
Sep 3 2012
4.0
Version: null
Mikoi
Mikoi
Jun 14 2012
4.0
Jun 14 2012
4.0
Version: null
Fmj35
Fmj35
Oct 29 2011
3.0
Oct 29 2011
3.0
Version: null
T-ray
T-ray
Jul 21 2011
4.0
Jul 21 2011
4.0
Version: null
LucasH
LucasH
Apr 26 2011
5.0
Apr 26 2011
5.0
Version: null
Thomas-Lawton-ebaz
Thomas-Lawton-ebaz
Apr 8 2011
4.0
Apr 8 2011
4.0
Version: null
Michael-Chen
Michael-Chen
Mar 8 2011
4.0
Mar 8 2011
4.0
Version: null
Big-Mac-XXL
Big-Mac-XXL
Sep 1 2010
5.0
Sep 1 2010
5.0
Version: null
prLab
prLab
Feb 4 2010
5.0
Feb 4 2010
5.0
Version: null
Punkish
Punkish
Nov 21 2009
4.0
Nov 21 2009
4.0
Version: null