Which is the best software for writing a research paper, designing surveys and doing up graphs and other statistical 'sparklies'? I'm torn between Papers, Scrivener (expensive!) and my university-provided EndNote (free!)? I have never used any of these before, but have downloaded the trial version of Scrivener. The learning curve seems a little steep, but manageable. Not sure if I would end up using every feature which would make the hefty price tag a waste. On the other hand, I've heard that Papers is simpler but a little lacklustre in features and that EndNote is quite an old software that hasn't been updated in a while. What's your experience with these three?