Research gathering and organizing software + writing

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  1. ratboy90 macrumors 6502

    ratboy90

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    I'm looking for a program with which I can gather and organize my research(youtube videos, pictures, articles, webpages etc) and also write a paper with the use of that research. So far I've only found Scrivener but I'd like to know if there's something better around for me.
     
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    You might consider Papers, which won an Ars Technica deisgn award in the Education category this year. Also rated with 4.5 mice from Macworld.

    http://mekentosj.com/papers/

    It's a paid app, and kind of pricey too. I've yet to try it out, so I can't do more than point you in this direction, but it looks to have a tonne of great features.
    EDIT: just looked at the site again, and see there's a 40% for students.
     
  3. ratboy90 thread starter macrumors 6502

    ratboy90

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    but isn't papers only for pdf files?
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  5. Serif macrumors regular

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    I'd take a look at MacJournal. I find it very flexible in terms of being able to organise information how you want to, but I'd use it in conjunction with a proper word processor to write your paper. Also bear in mind that you may be required to produce your paper in a particular format which will further restrict the software you can use.

    Papers is excellent at what it does, essentially managing a personal library of academic papers, but I'm not sure it would be suitable for what you have in mind.
     

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