With Zotero, Do You Need Other Fee-Based Online Tool?
I saw some stapled booklet in the department office. It said “It’s your best bibliography manager tool”. Hmm.. interesting. After browsing through the booklet, I thought, should one pay for using this online service to do most what Zotero can do without any charge?
This online service, WizFolio, contains three tools: WizAdd (grabbing data into your account), WizFolio (a web based reference manager), and WizCite (inserting bibliographic items into Word 2003 & Word 2007)
Here are WizFolio features:
- No manual entry
- Upload PDF
- Import from Clipboard
- Import from RIS
- Locate PDF
- Share with Colleagues
But aren’t they offered in Zotero too? Check out the features in Zotero:
You just need Firefox 3.x and then you’ll have a wonderful bibliographic tool in your desktop machine or a USB memory stick. You can try the 2.0 beta for more exciting features (online & group sharing etc).
I haven’t tried WizFolio so I cannot comment on the usage experiences, but based on what I read on the booklet, Zotero is better and you don’t need other fee-based bibliographic tools, either the online WizFolio or the desktop EndNote.