I have to admit, I’ve been a little behind on Zotero developments. But I’m catching up, zipping through about four months of posts in BlogBridge. Last week Zotero released v.2 beta which includes the ability to collaborate in groups. It’s only in beta so watch out for other developments in this regard. While you’re at it, bookmark their blog.
- Automatically capture citations
- Remotely back up and sync your library
- Store PDFs, images, and web pages
- Cite from within Word and OpenOffice
- Take rich-text notes in any language
- Wide variety of import/export options
- Free, open source, and extensible
- Collaborate with group libraries
- Organize with collections and tags
- Access your library from anywhere
- Automatically grab metadata for PDFs
- Use thousands of bibliographic styles
- Instantly search your PDFs and notes
- Advanced search and data mining tools
- Interface available in over 30 languages
You need to have Firefox to use Zotero …. So what are you waiting for? Get Firefox, get Zotero and get on top of your genealogical world.
Just on the off chance anyone’s taken an interest in Zotero, any of the 800 of you who have traipsed through my site in the past few days, virtually shutting down the LUG mailing list yesterday and choking Zotero‘s bandwidth, I’d like to mention a few things that weren’t immediately obvious to me.
I don’t know how I missed Zotero. Don’t get around enough I guess.
I said I wouldn’t harp on about Firefox anymore but I just hafta. As if there aren’t already enough reasons for switching browsers, here’s one more and this is the King of them all. You can’t possibly, as a self-respecting genealogist, not want to use Zotero. It’s impossible.
A letter from a reader recommending the Scrapbook extension for Firefox:
First let me say that I love your blog. I’m a software junkie myself, although here in the last year or so, I haven’t been as active in trying out new programs, so I’m very grateful when someone like you who has similar interests like me ( e.g., genealogy and software) talks about the programs that clutter his computer.
I thank everyone who sent Christmas wishes and uplifting comments on the new blog. Back again. And welcome to the new and simpler page design. Hopefully, simple enough to keep the web browsers happy.
I may have given the impression that I like Firefox, and maybe don’t like Internet Explorer so much. I feel compelled to explain. Some people have devoted entire websites to their problems with Internet Explorer. But I’ll just give you my little piece of the story.