New reference manager colwiz looks great for mathematics

14 Jul

Motivic stuff

Over the years I have tried out (and discarded) a number of reference managers, including Papers for Mac, Mendeley, Bibdesk, and Zotero. Very recently, thanks to a tip by Magnus Carlsson, I finally found one which actually seems to be doing what I want it to do: Colwiz. Here are some of the reasons I like it:

– Articles are stored in the cloud AND on my own computer. I really want both.

– Everything just works, even if you’re not a super-hacker like Andrew Stacey.

– I can easily import (lots of) references from MathSciNet (still not possible in Mendeley, which is why I once posted my angriest online comment ever on their feedback page). For example, I just imported references to all articles ever written by Gillet and/or Soulé in less than a minute.

– Colwiz automatically includes links (via doi and also via MathSciNet) to…

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