Mendeley Desktop

Mendeley Desktop 1.19

Creates, edits and administers academic documents
3.8  (21 votes)
1.19.8 (See all)

Put together research papers, reports and dissertations in the suite supporting text generating, data import and automated generation and assignment of citations, bibliographies, and other framework elements. The program is compatible with Microsoft Word, OpenOffice and LaTeX.

Mendeley Desktop lets you organize your research, create bibliographies and collaborate online with other professionals. It is compatible with Microsoft Word and OpenOffice and it also offers support for BibTeX.

The application is easy to install and you can start using it as soon as you register to the Mendeley website. The interface of the program is very intuitive. To add new PDF files to your library just drag an drop them into the main window of the program. The application will automatically detect document details, such as: authors, date, number of pages, abstract, keywords, advisor, tags, type of work and many others. Every time you add new documents to your library, you are able to synchronize it to your Mendeley web account. This way you will be able to share your research with other Mendeley users.

The program is able to open multiple PDF files in separate tabs saving precious time. Another important feature of the program is its ability to add annotations or highlights to your documents. You can easily save the annotations within your documents in order to print them. Mendeley Desktop is able to organize your PDFs by sorting them in multiple folder or categories allowing you to easily search across your research library.

On the Mendeley website you have access to millions of research documents and collaborate with other members. Mendeley is also knows as one of the biggest academic social networks.

Margie Smeer
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  • Self-explaining interface
  • Free


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