Tools for research

Research can be a daunting task, especially when trying to keep track of multiple sources and ideas. However, with the right tools, the research process can be made much more manageable. In this blog post, we will be discussing four essential tools that can help streamline your research process and increase your productivity.

  1. Research Rabbit allows you to easily find new papers on a variety of topics. With its user-friendly interface, you can discover new research that might have gone unnoticed.

  2. Zotero is an alternative to Mendeley, it helps you save and organize the papers you find, categorize them into different folders, and even has a plugin that helps you download papers directly to your categorized folders inside the Zotero desktop app.

  3. Perplexity offers powerful features which is an alternative to the for efficiently discovering relevant academic papers when utilized effectively. Its distinct modes, such as writing and academic mode, ensure that search results and summarizations are sourced exclusively from technical papers. As a bonus, using the referral link provided above grants both of us a $10 discount. 😉

  4. Miro board with a personalized zwicky board allows you to create visual diagrams and collaborate with colleagues. They help to organize and aid in brainstorming, making it easy to formulate new ideas.

In conclusion, using tools such as Research Rabbit, Zotero, Perplexity, Miro board, and personalized zwicky board can greatly aid in streamlining the research process. They make it easier to find, save, organize, summarize, and share information, ultimately increasing productivity and making the research journey more efficient and enjoyable. So, next time you embark on a research project, consider incorporating these tools into your workflow.

Abhishek Vivekanandan
Abhishek Vivekanandan
Research Fellow at FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik

My research interests include distributed robotics, mobile computing and programmable matter.