What do you like best?
JabRef is very intuitive to use. I never read the instruction manual or used the help and got started using it right away. You can insert citations by copying and pasting BibteX references (for example, from Google Scholar) right into your citation JabRef library. Then you can include the *.bib file with other LateX files. Also, installation was fast and painless. I especially like JabRef because it is open source and works well with version - sharing systems such as GitHub. I have used JabRef to manage my citations for almost all of my school papers, and I love it! Like EndNote, you can attach the papers to their citations in JabRef, making it easy to look up information from references.
What do you dislike?
I do not have much to complain about, although it would be really awesome if JabRef had a MS Word version that worked like EndNote. Also, it would be great if there was a JabRef version that worked for Macs. Currently, it only works on PCs, so if I'm on my other computer, which is a Mac, I have to use another software package.
Recommendations to others considering the product
I would highly recommend JabRef to anyone looking for an alternative to software managers like EndNote. It is free, easy to use, and works especially well for collaborative projects. JabRef generates files that are compatible with version control systems like github. However, if you are an Apple user, then this is probably not the product for you, since JabRef is not supported on Mac OS.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
JabRef has certainly increased my productivity and organization. References can become disorganized very quickly, but JabRef makes it easy to keep them in one place. I am able to produce reports faster thanks to JabRef.