[seqfan] Re: PAPERS has been erasing my pdf files

Neil Sloane njasloane at gmail.com
Fri Jan 19 22:49:07 CET 2018

Hi! Thanks for responding. I've used Papers since it started, and it is
to find that it has been losing stuff.
What I use it for?  Basically just a place to
hold my pdf files, so that when I want to look at a paper by X, I know
where to find it.  I keep the directory on Dropbox,
and I use it from an iMac and a Mac powerbook. That's all, no iphone access.

I've been getting rid of a lot of paper copies of articles and replacing
them with pdf files
that i've found on the internet. But if PAPERS is deleting them, that's

Some of these articles, especially the books, are in DejaVu format,
but I thought PAPERS could handle that.

For articles downloaded from the arXiv, I save them to the Desktop,
then drag them in to PAPERS, then use the "match" feature in PAPERS
to get the metadata.  Otherwise I just type the metadata in by hand (author
and title)

So I don't do anything fancy with PAPERS.

Best regards

Neil J. A. Sloane, President, OEIS Foundation.
11 South Adelaide Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904, USA.
Also Visiting Scientist, Math. Dept., Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
Phone: 732 828 6098; home page: http://NeilSloane.com
Email: njasloane at gmail.com

On Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 3:34 PM, K. M. Short via SeqFan <
seqfan at list.seqfan.eu> wrote:

> JabRef is similar to BibDesk
> If you want something with similar UI and capabilities theres always
> endnote which is usually available through universities for free and can
> access all the paid subscriptions your university has access to. It has a
> great ipad companion app but not phone app. Its a bit pricey though if your
> uni doesn't offer it but it has all the same capabilities as papers
> including in app annotation, bibliography search, and so on as Papers, and
> it has a nice UI as well as a web-based interface.
> Sent from ProtonMail Mobile
> On Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 2:41 PM, Neil Sloane <njasloane at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dear Seqfans, For decades I have been using the program PAPERS to save
> and organize my pdf files. I have thousands of them, and PAPERS has always
> done a good job. But lately I have tried to look at articles that I know I
> had saved there, only to be told that the pdf file has disappeared. Does
> anyone know what is going on? It has happened twice in the last couple of
> months. I guess I have to give up on PAPERS. It is like an Itunes program,
> but for pdf files not music. Does anyone have any recommendations for a
> replacement? -- Seqfan Mailing list - http://list.seqfan.eu/
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