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Mendeley (PDF Reader)

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Mendeley is a free reference manager and PDF reader designed for researchers, students, and knowledge-workers.
Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, read and annotate your PDFs, and collaborate with others in private groups. Sync your library across all your devices including Mendeley Desktop, where you can easily cite your research as you write in Microsoft Word or LibreOffice.
• Read, highlight & annotate PDFs from anywhere
• Sync annotations & documents across all your devices
• Save PDFs to your Mendeley library from other apps or your web browser
• Use Mendeley offline during your commute, and sync when you have connection
• Search your library for keywords in the Title, Authors, Publication or Abstract
• Edit document details (Title, Authors, Publication details, etc…)
• Download or remove PDFs on demand, to easily manage device storage space
• All features are available on your Tablet or Phone
"What [Mendeley] are up to is boldly innovative. The Mendeley team is attempting nothing less than changing the way scientists conduct and share their research." - Wired

What's New in Version 2.10.2

· Some users reported that they could not see their library content and weren't able to log in again. This release should fix this issue. Users still experiencing problems need to log out of the application and log in again, after which it should be resolved.
· Implementing event tracking to help improve features in the future.
· Various bug fixes across search and importing from a browser.


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Customer Reviews

Just what I wanted: a reference manager that syncs mac/iPad/iPhone

I'm a PhD candidate in mathematics, and I've been using this app for about 2 years. I've always had trouble finding the preprints that I've downloaded. Everything would get lost in the sheer volume of "possibly relevant" sources. And then trying annotate the pdfs directly would blow up their file size and occasionally mess them up. Printing them out and annotating them was fine--until I needed to search for a margin note. I seriously thought that I just didn't have the organizational skills to stay in academia.

Putting all my references into this reference manager has been a revelation. Thanks to this app, I know that I can stay on top of new research in real time and access every fact that I've every known--no exaggeration. All my sources and notes and highlights are available on all my devices. I'm not afraid to add any new preprint I see that may or may not be relevant, because I know it won't hinder me from finding the relevant ones. Mendeley stores the annotations separately from the PDF, so there's no chance that it will mess it up (as other apps of mine have done).

Feature request--adding the "highlight rectangle" tool to the iOS app (the one that's available on the macOS app), because otherwise it can be awkward to "highlight text" a formula.

Fix bugs!

I love the concept and organization but lately it's been giving me error messages related to syncing across devices and I'm about to abandon ship and try something paid like Papers. I've got too much invested in my research to risk losing all the notes, etc. compiled. I like the annotation features overall but I wish you could write freestyle on documents from a tablet. I also wish the "comment bubbles" could be left open so you could see what you noted next to the text for easy reference later. Really nice that you can search across articles and notes but maybe not worthwhile because of synch issues.

Buggy. And Still No Line Breaks.


I cannot physically open the Mendeley application without it crashing. Apparently this update patches a log-in issue, but if you weren't having this issue, I'd stay away from this update.

Would be great if Mendeley could test out these updates before going live.

Another 'feature' update that prioritizes turning Mendeley into a social media application over fixing/improving the individual user experience.

How is it, with the number of updates that have been rolled out over the past year and a half, that the "Notes" section on a document still doesn't support line breaks? Why do highlights/annotations spontaneously duplicate themselves every once in a while, only to disappear on re-opening a file? Why do documents longer than 30 pages induce an unholy amount of lag?

Prioritize fixing the individual user experience, Mendeley.

Mendeley (PDF Reader)
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
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  • Version: 2.10.2
  • Size: 85.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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