My question (Any way to sync my Papers 2 library to my newer iPad?) was closed as off-topic today. To be honest, I hesitated before posting it because it felt not quite like an exact fit for this SE site. However, when I saw that there were tags for both
[technology] I felt reassured, and went ahead with the post.
Let's face it, managing references is an indisputable part of academic life. Anyone who works in academia has probably had the experience of misplacing a research paper they later want to cite, or misremembering where they saw it ("Let's see, was it Blovenstein & Cobbler in Journal of Widgets, or was it Cobbler, Blovenstein et al in Annals of Widget Research?") Solving this problem is both part of the job and an information-management problem for which a number of technological solutions are available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. My situation is that I had a method that worked well until recently, but now seems to be reaching it's end-of-life. Is it really off-topic to ask for advice on how to manage this, or to see if anybody else has been in a similar situation and found a workable solution?