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  • 3.0 stars

    "Excellent idea, but needs lot work before it is..."

    February 10, 2007  |   By indrakanti

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    ...usable
    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I download lot of PDFs of scientific papers, but they are very poorly organized on my computer, if at all. Papers is a great idea to bring iTunes style organization with built in search for scientific articles. I have been using this program for two weeks now and I am impressed with its feature set. You can look up pubmed (which is built into Papers) for any papers of your interest . Once you see the search result you want you click on the link to see abstract and other information. If you want to see full text and your institute has access to it you can go the journal website by clicking on the icon. When you try to download the pdf, papers automatically detects the download and attaches it the respective title and abstract information you already have imported.
    Though this is all great, this program is still not mature. There are lots of bugs in the program. Pubmed searches don't work the way they are supposed to work. Especially results from title searches are very inconsistent. During my use, the program crashed so many times. The biggest worry at the moment, should you invest a lot of time in setting up a databases in Papers, will the developers continue to support this program?

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