After hearing raves about DEVONthink Pro, several days ago I downloaded the trial edition and by the end of the day, I was so delighted that I purchased a license. Amazing software, and I’ve only scratched the surface.
Splendid forum, too, about matters DEVON and beyond. I’ve read many positive posts about Bookends; many of you seem to base your scholarly workflow around both Bookends and DEVONthink (with a word processing software - I’ll ask about Mellel in a future post). For years I’ve used Endnote and recommended it to my thesis advisees, thinking it was the only game in town. It’s been reliable, if a bit clunky. I’ve downloaded the trial version of Bookends, and I do like the look of it (and it’s temptingly easy to transfer everything from Endnote!). But before pulling out my credit card and learning a new system, I’d be grateful to hear from users familiar with both programs about the pros and cons of each. I foresee using DEVONthink for taking research notes as well as storing journal articles, archive websites, and my own conference papers and articles, but I’ll still need a dedicated bibliographic database (I’m a literature professor). How, precisely, do you integrate your use of Bookends with DEVONthink?
Thanks for your ideas!