About Mendeley

Mendeley is a reference management solution that helps researchers and publishers cite references and access published articles. It enables professionals to store research papers in a centralized repository, share files with internal and external stakeholders and configure workflows via a unified platform.

The application allows users to organize and search the digital library, annotate documents as well as write citations and bibliographies. Features of Mendeley include data import/export, file sharing, document storage, analytics, collaboration and more.

Pricing is available on request and support is extended via phone, email and other online measures.


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8 Reviews of Mendeley

Average User Ratings

Overall

3.88 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

3.5

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.5

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September 2021

Anonymous

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Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2021

Best citation tool

overall I am very happy with mendeley and can't think of using anything else for this purpose

Pros

I love that mendeley has both an online and offline version and they sync with each other. The tool is very light and integrates readily with libreoffice

Cons

It is a little difficult to attach files to mendeley citations compared to other citation tools such as endnote

October 2021

Soumen from Duke University

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Biotechnology

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

3.0

October 2021

Inexpensive alternative to paperpile/endnote

Pros

Inexpensive Does it's job Note taking is good

Cons

Can’t recognize existing references- annoying Need to double check the citation manually- frequently the citation vol issue etc. will be erroneous Pretty slow

October 2021

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Bruno from Exército Brasileiro

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Computer Networking

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

3.0

Functionality

2.0

October 2021

The best known but not the best

I have used Mendeley for many years since my graduation in computer engineering. However, on the occasion of my master's degree, it became necessary to replace the tool with another one that better met my needs as a researcher.

Pros

I don't have much to say about Mendeley. The only advantage of using this tool is that it is a well-known tool that is used around the world in the academic world, and is therefore a good alternative for cooperating with teams. The low cost is also a positive point, although there are other low cost alternatives and others with a higher cost but with better quality.

Cons

The tool is not the best by any criteria. It's not the easiest to use, nor is it a tool that despite being difficult makes up for the learning curve. That's not the case. The interface is ugly, old and difficult to understand.

October 2021

Andre from Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Biotechnology

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2021

Best reference manager I have found for my research!

Pros

I love the Google Chrome and Microsoft Word plugins that allow you to quickly add a reference you found online and format citations automatically.

Cons

I dislike how when you add a new reference, you have to sync manually in the app and this is not done automatically.

September 2021

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2021

Mendeley is decent

Pros

It was easy to use and set up. I liked the auto-fill for filling out metadata a lot.

Cons

I stopped using it because it didn't support google docs and because the sync storage was too limited.

August 2021

Thomas from University of Vermont

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Biotechnology

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

August 2021

Mendeley

Pros

It is free and relatively easy to use...

Cons

The search function would crash. The desktop app was kinda ugly.

October 2021

Pritha from North Carolina State University

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Biotechnology

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2021

Satisfied

Pros

Inexpensive, does its job pretty well. Note taking is good. Collaboration is okay.

Cons

Wish it had a feature to recognize existing reference. Search tool is not great, can be improved.

August 2021

Madhur from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Aviation & Aerospace

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

3.0

August 2021

Clunky

Pros

I think the best thing about this is that its available for free.

Cons

Its clunky and lacks support. I would rather pay and have better features.