Software for organising research material
Posted on 2009-12-31
I'm probably going to regret asking this question because there is going to be hundreds of possible solutions and everyone will have their preference.
However, I am looking for a piece of software that will allow me to easily collate lots of different bits of information for a research project and then be able to search/retrieve based on text search, tags, notes etc. It needs to flexible, easy to use and to able to attached a reference or link to the original source.
The sort of things I'm looking to kept track of are:
- Website links including PDF links
- Various documents (on local hard disk, network etc)
- Telephone conversations (notes from)
- Snippits of information pulled from sources, perhaps with additional notes
The s/w can be PC and/or Mac based and the information store should be local and not based nfrastructures like Exchange or Sharepoint. I will look at web based apps/storage as long as the system can be run offline. iPhone sync would be nice.
What are the hot products for this sort of thing?