ipad in academic research

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    I plan to get a new ipad in the next couple of weeks. My plan is to use it to read and refer to PDF files of journal publications. I see that Endnote is planning a Ipad app and can see using evernote for note-taking.

    I do use a PC for most of my work, so I need to be able to transfer and sync files.

    Any other pointers?
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    Hi avoider03! Don't mean to sound like an advertisement, but since you asked, I think I should tell you that something that does exactly what you want is already available. The program is Mendeley. It's custom built for aacdemic research and supports note-taking and syncing with multiple computers. The reason I mention it here is that they've just released an ipad app, and it's free.

    Please feel free to get in touch (email in profile) if you have further questions.
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    Thanks - I did try Mendeley. It looks really great, but is not able to load the number of references I have. I was able to load them into iAnnotate PDF. This program allows search and annotation of PDFs, but isn't nearly as powerful as Mendeley.
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    Evernote is out now
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    I tested Mendeley on my iPad and wish it would keep my hierarchical collections as I use them on my PC. I also wish I could use highlighting on the iPad. The idea to syn across devices per se is what would make life a lot easier. On the PC, I think Mendeley for desktop is a killer app. Wish it would work identically on iPad and one day on Android.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

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