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Do you use any article organizers?

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I have tons of papers on the subject I'm studying. When you get them from ACM or someone's website, they're usually called something like kautz-a1.pdf or, my favorite, paper.pdf. What I've done is organize them by:

year - first author's last name - paper title.pdf

So for example, in /papers:

2007 - Wang - PRT for RT indirect lighting using spectral mesh basis.pdf

This seems to work, and I can usually find what I'm looking for. I mirrored this folder on DropBox, so I can pull down the collection if I happen to be working on another computer than my main.

How do other people store them?


I use Mendeley, which allows you to tag your papers, find them by topic, author, export bibtex files, and so on.


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