Scientific Computing World, October 30, 2006
There are a number of mature solutions which, in different ways, address the need of scientists for referencing management, and development tends now to focus on polishing of usability, and on value added. One of EndNote’s most useful features, enhancing its integration into larger mix’n’match research information management (RIM) régimes, is undersold in my opinion. A file can be dragged onto the ‘PDF’ field, giving an icon which, when double clicked, opens the file.
The really interesting bit is that although the EndNote consistently refers to linking PDFs in this way, it can equally well be any file – or files, for that matter, including zip archives. Programs with the increasingly common workbook or project file structures are in their element. This makes EndNote just the thing for tying together information under a single reference heading at the individual user level…