Mendeley Desktop

Mendeley Desktop

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.6.3
  • Total Downloads:
    14,628
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 23, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    22.18MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    143
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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2 stars

"Good features, unreliable software"

September 12, 2011  |  By ouch2112

 |  Version: Mendeley Desktop 0.9.6.3

Pros

The tagging feature is excellent if you can figure out the syntax (I could find no examples online except for one, which turned out to be wrong). The automatic citation extraction is getting better, too.

Cons

Desktop software crashes a lot, difficult to figure out how to edit settings. Not a lot of online documentation or support. Email-based customer support is patchy. Lots of problems with syncing, especially annotations.

Summary

Wish I hadn't invested so much time tagging things, or else I would try a different product. The search features just aren't worth the hours I've spent fighting with the software. Don't believe the hype! Spend $100 one time and get EndNote.

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5 stars

"Using a huge amounts of documents? Try this product"

November 09, 2010  |  By mmccleaf

 |  Version: Mendeley Desktop 0.9.6.3

Pros

Easy importing of documents (I exported over 200 docs in under a minute!)
Well organized format...similar to many academic databases (i.e. Ebsco)
You can view list in many citation formats (I use APA)

Cons

Not all information exports
Using the Google Scholar for correction does not seem to work

Summary

If you have high volumes of documentation, including other than PDF, this product is great! It is a qualitative researcher's dream! I highly recommend!

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5 stars

"An easy way to search for PDF articles on your computer"

August 12, 2010  |  By Nick3636

 |  Version: Mendeley Desktop 0.9.6.3

Pros

I have well over 3000 PDF articles, books, and papers on my computer. And Mendeley Desktop makes it easy to search for them using keywords. All I need to do is choose 'Watch Folder' and this program catalogues all PDF files in that folder.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Summary

Most of my PDF files aren't related to scientific research. And I have no intention of sharing them over the internet with others. But this program is good for organizing and searching any kind of PDF files on your computer. And it's a real help for anyone who has a lot of PDF files on various subjects.

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5 stars

"Superb Product!"

July 26, 2010  |  By mscheka

 |  Version: Mendeley Desktop 0.9.6.3

Pros

I'm a FT Ph.D. student with 250 articles archived. Keyword search scans whole article, including elec. sticky notes. Integrates w/Word. Free online access to list. Automatic file search. Auto data completion using online scholar databases.

Cons

By the time I found this product I had over 200 articles. Going through each record to ensure the information is correct was tedious but well worth it. Not for mind mapping. A little bland in appearance.

Summary

As a full-time Ph. D. student with full-time job and family, I've found this software to be a life-saver. I used to sit on the floor shuffling through papers and skimming for familiar phrases. I now have a complete electronic database that's a breeze to to use. I use it to keep track of ALL of my research articles. I don't share my library because I have personal notes on many of the articles, and I track have my unpublished articles with it too. However I discovered it's completely portable on my jump drive. So I take it where ever I go without having to download the software on the host computer. I do have to have the articles on the jump drive as well.

I would like to see mind mapping capabilities added.

This is a wonderful product and I strongly recommend it.

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5 stars

"simple-yet-powerful!!"

June 14, 2010  |  By cryogenous

 |  Version: Mendeley Desktop 0.9.6.3

Pros

it help to automatically arrange references in library, you can add pdf file manually or add watch folder. if you're working with hundreds of pdf such as journals, books or theses, the software is proven to be very beneficial through keyword search.

Cons

you cannot automatically export the library together with your offline reference collection, hope this feature will be there soon!!

Summary

did you have a problem in finding specific topic or statement from the journal you have read? and you will search each one of the journal, folder by folder. it's really tiring and time-consuming! but, with this software, offline searching will be very easy and fast!! the searching will include the whole body of your pdf collection.

add your pdf manually into library, or choose add watch folder for automatic update. you will see all your reference listed in order, with respective title, author, year of release, journal title, etc. citation and bibliography was well-supported with MS word 2010 by special plugin.

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5 stars

"Unbelievably easy import from PDF's and online sources."

June 11, 2010  |  By Balder99

 |  Version: Mendeley Desktop 0.9.6.3

Pros

The ability add an article by navigating to a PDF and have even scanned PDF's imported with all citation information is absolutely amazing. Very nice file management and viewer/annotator - similar to programs that catalog music, photos etc.

Cons

Sharing feature automatically uploaded my articles and I'm skiddish about sharing what I may be working on with the competition, so I don't share. Maybe there's an option not to upload I haven't found yet.

Summary

If you need to manage a literature collection you gotta have this! You will be amazed.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Mendeley
Publisher web site http://www.mendeley.com/
Release Date April 23, 2010
Date Added April 23, 2010
Version 0.9.6.3
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Reference Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 22.18MB
File Name Mendeley-Desktop-1.9.2-win32.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,628
Downloads Last Week 143
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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