Software for Academics
I am looking for some software to aid me in my pursuit of a PhD. Starting this summer (and continuing for many years) I will be doing a lot of research, and will be taking detailed notes on a variety of articles, journals, books, etc... After having talked with a few professors, it appears that there are few options out there -- so I am wondering if anyone on these boards has any experience with this type of software (for OS X). I was told to look into EndNote, Nota Bene (which appears to be a Windows only app), and DevonThink so far. I want to be able to write detailed notes (which can get rather long) and be able to search by keywords, dates, and that sort of thing. Basically I need a way to organize my thoughts and notes over a long period of time. Coordination with a word processor would be nice as well -- I currently use Word (I am open to suggestions on alternatives to Word as well). If there are any researchers or fellow members of the academy lurking around who are willing to lend a hand I would greatly appreciate it.