This chart gives a feature overview of some popular reference managers. It is also available as PDF. Feature lists are are just a starting point, usability, available support and cost are other important considerations. The information on this chart is collected to the best of my knowledge, please contact me if you have suggestions for improvement.
15 March 2009: Initial version.
18 April 2009: I’ve updated the chart and added 2collab, the “Read” category, sharing of PDF files and the Mendeley bookmarklet and fulltext search.
15 July 2009: I’ve updated the chart to indicate that Mendeley and labmeeting have integrated PDF viewers, and that 2collab can search Scopus.
20 July 2009: I’ve added the offline version of RefWorks for Windows, EndNote OpenOffice plugin and fulltext search in several tools.
22 February 2010: Many small changes, including a few more categories. Added Citavi and dropped 2collab, LabMeeting and Connotea.
6 August 2010: Added Mendeley API and iPhone app, EndNote X4 features.
19 September 2010: Moved chart to PLoS Blogs, made it a static page with new short URL, added PDF download option and added Creative Commons license.