I have recently learned about Mendeley, and after poking around for a bit I have decided to give it a try. I have imported, uploaded and shared my references as a collection called Audio, Music, and Sparsity. It says there are 788 references, but I see several duplicates. There does not appear to be an easy way to remove those.
There appear to be strange behaviors in addition to duplicate references. One colleague I invited to join me on Mendeley just let me know that I am an expert on Bangladesh. Below you can see a screenshot of what I see: the correct abstract for my Ph. D. dissertation apparently titled, “Bangladesh : la situation depuis la fin du mandat du BNP”. I know enough French to know that is not a translation.
Other aspects I don’t particularly like are browsing the collections on-line. Why can’t I order them by date so I can see the most recent items first? And the citations don’t even include the date, just volume, issue, and pages. There are other annoyances, and I will keep using BibDesk, but I will give Mendeley a little more time to see how it can help my hunting and gathering of information.