I’m coming over to PaperPile from Zotero. One of the benefits of Zotero is that it’s easy to get my references and attachments in and out of my database. For example, I just imported 2,000 odd references with attachments from Zotero into PaperPile with no issues.
Unless I’m missing something it seems more difficult to get my data out of PaperPile.
I can export all my references as an RIS file but the attachments are not present. In contrast, when I manually export from Zotero I can an RIS folder with all the references and attachments, which can then be imported into another database.
I’m concerned about this lock in with Paperpile, as I don’t really want to have to manually attach 1000s of PDFs to references should I decide in the future I don’t want to use PaperPile (or Paperpile goes out of business).
It there a way to export my Paperpile references with attachments into other bibliographic software?