I was a fairly heavy user of EndNote Mac up to about vX.0.2. I have now upgraded to Mac OS X v10.6.8, and have the opportunity to update to EndNote Mac X5, or switch to an alternative manager.
I was unable to find any serious reviews of EndNote X5 using Google. I’d be grateful if anyone pointed out such a review; and even more grateful for any comments regarding the usability of EndNote X5 Mac.
I say ‘usability’, because the glimpses I’ve had so far of later versions than the one I used are not encouraging. EN seems to be affected by a sort of creeping obesity – I understand that X5 is ten times bigger than X – as well as bouts of awful slowness. I also understand that some functions have been crippled or removed – for instance, I’m told that users can no longer edit the absolute paths of PDF attachments, which, IMHO, is simply daft.
For my purposes, I have to assume I’ll have only intermittent Internet access, so I have no interest in EndNote Web and any other on-line features, except for searching remote databases on occasion.
Thanks in advance.