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I'm looking for a reliable reference manager and PDF organizer in order to make my research work more efficient and productive. In particular, I would like the software to help me to export references into the Bibtex format, suggest me new papers on a specific topic (or according to the papers) and automatically extract metadata from PDF files.

Until now, I have found the following softwares:

In your opinion, which one should be the best combination of simplicity and power?

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    This looks borderline for being on-topic to me. Managing BibTeX references is on topic, and we've been asked about that before (JabRef is the obvious cross-platform answer, but there are others). However, the above seems to be at least as much about more general research ideas (suggesting papers, etc.): a better fit on the Academia site? – Joseph Wright Jul 1 '13 at 15:37
  • @JosephWright Borderline on-topic for me. It just asks for a BibTeX manager with advanced features. Mendeley, e.g., does suggest related papers based on keyword tags, I think. There are others that fill BibTeX fields with data extracted from PDFs, but I know no bibliography manager that does all of the above. Vote to reopen. – mafp Jul 1 '13 at 16:44
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    For me it seems to be not answerable. What does "more efficient and productive" mean? I guess for everyone something else ... – Mensch Jul 1 '13 at 17:59
  • How about moving it to Academia exchange? – Abhishek Anand Mar 6 '14 at 22:58
  • Jabref worked for me! – Hamid May 31 '18 at 1:07