I've been using Endote for years, but it's been driving my head in for the past couple of days so I'm looking into Mendeley versus Papers. Here are my key concerns - I want good cite while you write functionality, with user friendly options for inserting and editing references. - Ideally, I'd like something that would allow me to cite while I write in Scrivener, and where refs would be transferred as I export to Word (I work in a Windows environment so will have to share written work with colleagues/ do co-authoring via Microsoft Word) At the moment, Mendeley appeals to me because of the cross platform functionality, while Papers looks appealing because it allows for cite while you write in Scrivener (but it's expensive). I don't care much about pdf management facilities or annotation opportunities. I already have a good system which syncs across my devices with DropBox for organising my pdfs, and I use iAnnotate on my iPad for all my pdf reading and annotation. This system works very well for me and I don't see any need to change it, so I'm mainly concerned with functions related to referencing papers as I write. So, my questions are: - what are people's experiences with these two apps in terms of cite while you write functionalities, and - do others have good tips for working across platforms with regard to reference management/ citation I've found EndNote a bit hopeless for the working across platforms bit, which is why I'd like to make a switch. It was fine as long as I did nearly all my writing on the same Windows computer, but that's not really working for me anymore, particularly when I'm travelling. Any input greatly appreciated.