Make Mendeley compatible with Scrivener
It would be great if Mendeley worked with Scrivener for writing large bodies of work, like books, dissertations etc. I'm about to start a Ph.D. and thinking I will have to stop using Mendeley and export all my references to a referencing system that is compatible.
Clemen Chiang commented
What's the update on this request?
It's been more than a year already!
William Harding commented
This is a great idea. I use both scrivener and mendeley and would really appreciate the ability to utilize the two together.
k patte commented
I too have just stumbled upon Scrivener and have already started moving my MFA Thesis from Pages and Word to Scrivener. I am also looking for a free citations and reference management tool to replace Mendeley. Paper is way to expensive put from the demos, it looks pretty sweet. I am even contemplating scheduling my thesis to work with Paper's 30 day free trial. Sorry if I sound like I am promoting for that other software but I hope the folks at Mendeley have heard enough to encourage some type of change or integration with Scrivener.
Guilhem Chalancon commented
This would be so much needed, and would put Mendeley ahead of its competitors - the Scrivener user base is growing and will likely continue to do so in the future. As I am about to start planning my PhD dissertation and that Scrivener is by far the best tool for the task, I will have to give up on Mendeley for a while and export everything to another reference manager.
Dee Anderson commented
I must have either this feature or an RTF scan feature. I'll have to go back to using EndNote without it. So frustrating! I love Mendeley, but it is basically useless to me since I do all my academic writing in Scrivener. I'm willing to export from Scrivener into a word processor and do an RTF scan, but it would be easier for Mendeley to work directly with Scrivener somehow.
Barry Gledson commented
Been waiting for this feature for over a year now and used multiple votes - lets have some updates please
Kathy Casey commented
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do this! Scrivener is HUGE and growing all of the time! It would be a Ph. D writing dream team!
Coll Hutchison commented
Please make this happen!
Kieran Ayling commented
Nearly all other suggestions with this number of votes or less are at least 'under review' - Why no update on this? There is a dedicated Scrivener following - its powerful features are causing some (including me) to consider switching to other reference managers which are compatible with scrivener. Make this happen please!
Rosa Medina commented
it is nor "inappropriate" but totally "appropriate"
Aslak Aamot commented
Make it happen.., please!
yvonne salt commented
Really want this. But also for Windows please.
Gretel Linich commented
This would be so amazingly super.
Gerhard Rauniak commented
Nothing changed since February 2011? :-/
Thieme Hennis commented
Susan MacDougall commented
It would be SO great to see the genius of Scrivener and Mendeley combined. I would hate to have to switch from Mendeley, which I love, but I can't go back to Word after Scrivener ...
Jennifer Klot commented
Perhaps we should also be asking Scrivener.....
Jennifer Klot commented
Scrivener is as life changing as Mendeley - surely you can both work this out together??
Soraiya Daud commented
Please make this happen
scot mcphee commented
I don't just need it integrated with Scrivener -- I need it to insert citations into Scrivener using MMD (multimarkdown) support. Papers does this but I am now abandoning Papers because it's full of too many holes and the developers don't listen to the users.
Scrivener doesn't support LaTeX directly, you have to write in a simple text format (MMD) and then use the MMD to LaTeX tools to export to TeX documents. This means your references have to be entered into Scrivener in MMD format, which is pretty simple:
([pp] is optional).
Then MMD will transform that into a proper \cite command for LaTeX.
I'd just write directly in LaTeX but Scrivener has fantastic document organisational abilities which is just what a PhD student needs. The other way I suppose it to insert directly in LaTeX format but MMD expects direct LaTeX commands to be enclosed in XML comments <!-- .. --> so it's processor doesn't get confused.