I've tried a few ways to organize my papers, and while #kbibtex is amazing for handling a single bibliography, I wanted something to keep my full collection of papers and books under control.
So I moved to #zotero, and I'm pretty happy with it. Especially with the "Better bib(la)Tex" plugin, the "keep updated" option for exporting to .bib files is wonderful.
Now I have to find a way to keep the library on my NAS but use the client from my laptop - 1/2
Update: I'm now synchronizing my papers using NextCloud.
I created a zotero account, so the metadata is synced with their server, but the actual files are on my home NAS.
I can now delete the papers from my laptop, and download them on the fly when needed simply double clicking on their zotero entry.
@mprv It's great to hear that this is possible.
It was surprisingly easy, and I really like that I never have to upload the works to a third party server.
If you want more details I could write a blog post about the process.
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