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Mugsuk rated on 10 Apr 2014
[Version 1.6.2]


Mugsuk reviewed on 10 Dec 2013
I have just received a mail informing me that the service will charged from Feb 2014 (there will no longer be the smaller free service), so I would suggest looking for another solution unless you intend to utilise a paid service.
[Version 2.0.34]


Mugsuk reviewed on 19 Nov 2013
Bibdesk is the gold standard for serious academic authors in my opinion. Has all the functionality you need (much of the extra functionality in other apps is gimmick), it is rock solid, and is free. The workflow with Tex/Lyx/Word, and preview / skim, (plus the internet) is perfect. For some Mendeley may be an individual preference, but I have run both extensively, and for me Bibdesk is clearly superior.

Why you would rather pay for Papers, a dysfunctional and costly software, is beyond me.
[Version 3.0.9]


Mugsuk reviewed on 11 Aug 2013
With so many mature, excellent browsers out there these guys have shot themselves in the foot. SPEED - give me a break. So what if it is fractionally faster than all the other browser... its is barely noticeable, and certainly does not makeup for all the features they have removed from their older versions. The loss of functionality cannot be made up for by any fractional speed improvement - in fact the loss of bookmarks has made usability so slow that I guarantee they will lose users in droves. A browser needs speed and usability features to be complete; without this they can no longer compete with firefox and safari.
[Version 15.0.1147.153]


Mugsuk reviewed on 02 Jul 2012
I cannot convey how awesome this is. I don't have the time to learn TeX, but this has given me all the benefits. I am very proficient with Word, but this is a completely different way to approach word processing / text layout, and much better if you ask me. The learning curve is a touch steep if you are not prepared to read the manuals, but I have become completely comfortable in a matter of days without once checking a manual. I use this with Bibdesk and Preview and am amazed at how organised you academic life can be.
[Version 2.0.4]


Mugsuk reviewed on 17 May 2012
This is a fantastic free piece of software - for something that so many people need, there always needs to be a freeware version for the little guy. This is feature rich, and functions great. Would like to customise the interface a little more, but that is being really picky.
Keep up the good work, and THANK YOU.
[Version 1.2.9]


Mugsuk reviewed on 22 Mar 2012
designed to look an feel like a mac app should, and functions flawlessly for me so far - which is quite some time
[Version 2.50]


Mugsuk reviewed on 22 Mar 2012
Very nice application and well priced for what is does. I will however stick with Springy because it has the ability to add to the archives while this does not - Springy is significantly more expensive though. This application is aesthetically more pleasing, and more mac like, and if it ever offers the ability to add to archives, I may switch. Thumbs up for great software. Also I love "the unarchiver" - 5 stars - and it is my default extractor.
[Version 1.0]


Mugsuk reviewed on 07 Mar 2012
Great app. 1 MAJOR problem - the annotations that are made are not viewable in other PDF viewers. This is a disaster really, as files you have marked cannot be shared, and of bigger concern is that if you leave the mac platform, or end up using another pdf viewer, all your work is wasted. The application "preview" (version 5.5) shipped with OS does not have this problem, and has pretty much all the functionality of Skim.

This is a lovely app to use, but for me the above mentioned problem makes it crazy to use when we have preview 5.5 available.
[Version 1.3.19]


Mugsuk reviewed on 28 Feb 2012
Does its job, but with the best app in this class free (namely Bibdesk), it gets zero for value. Bibdesk may take a little to get used to, but with integration into TeX, Libreoffice and Word (via BibDesktoWord), as well as all the functionality of the other reference software out there, it is probably one of the greatest apps I have ever used. I have used mendeley, sente, papers, and zotero extensively, and Bibdesk is the business.
[Version 2.1.17]

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