Z-Day Has Finally Arrived

A little before 11:00PM EST, Zotero beta went live. I installed the extension for Firefox 2.0 on my laptop, and have been testing it out – very, very cool. Zotero uses the URL of books, web sites, pdfs, etc. to save information about the item. It adds tags from the item and allows the user to add notes about each citation. One really neat feature is that when Zotero saves the URL of articles, it removes the proxy information from the URL. Of course, that is only if one is accessing documents/articles through a proxy server. I certainly need to play around more with it, but it seems to be a wonderful tool for managing citation information. The biggest drawback???? The information is specific to one’s computer through a Firefox download on one’s local computer. I guess it is a good thing that I installed it on my laptop. My recommendation – go check it out.

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4 Responses to Z-Day Has Finally Arrived

  1. CW says:

    What version of Firefox are you using? From the Zotero site it looks as though only Firefox 2.0 will work with it, is this true?

  2. Zotero ist da

    Wie versprochen steht Zotero zum Download bereit. Die nächsten Tage werde ich ich es etwas genauer unter die Lupe nehmen. Bisher war mein persönlicher Favorit Citavi für die persönliche Literaturverwaltung auf dem PC. Ansonsten finde ich WIKINDX se…

  3. Jennifer says:

    CW, it is true that it only works with Firefox 2.0 – it really is a plugin for Firefox. I downloaded the beta install two days again, since I really wanted to try out Zotero. Fortunately, the install of 2.0 was very easy – and I haven’t had any problems with it as of yet. I think it actually works well.

  4. refbase says:

    Version 2.0 is needed (especially for the SQLite database backend). 2.0 RC2 was recently released. There arel self-contained binaries for win32, os x, and Linux.

    The data can be exported to other clients (either by exporting/importing through one of the supported formats or by by copying over your SQLite file.)

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