Zotero has been good to me for the last ten years. Never lost any data across multiple operating systems and computers.
But as we move more and more to cloud based work it’s not quite doing what I want it to do.
So, after months of consideration, because we talking about thousands of PDFs and hours upon hours of work, it’s all in with Paperpile. I’m tired of having to manage different apps or folders on different computers or tablets. I just want to login and forget about management, so, you know, I can do just actual work and creation.
I just hope for a few things.
Papers was a hip young start up at one point. And look what an almighty mess that’s turned into.
Therefore, I hope you don’t get bought out.
And getting a Word add on is crucial at some point. The number of universities with Office 365 is huge, and I still have to do my final edit in Word and gDocs lacks some basic features (starting new sections with new page numbers being one of them)
And if you’re truly cloud base then you’re going to have to hop on to iOS at some point. Good chance it takes over MacOS in the next ten years for actual work. No one is doing good citation management for iOS. Sure Mendeley and Papers sync, while Bookends now has some rudimentary, but clunky citation tools, but none offer the ability to actually integrate with a word processor on iOS. There’s surely a chance here for Paperpile to dominate iOS?
Keep up the good work!