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How does Flow relate to RefWorks?

Last Updated: Nov 01, 2013 05:43PM EDT
The main difference between Flow and RefWorks is related to workflow -- RefWorks supports the referencing and citing workflow, Flow supports referencing and citing as well as reading, annotating, and collaborating on research papers.  Flow focuses on full-text documents and collaboration, RefWorks focuses on references and citations.

Specific features of RefWorks and Flow include:
Area Feature RefWorks Flow
Citations Manually add references
  Edit references
  Auto-completion of references  
Import Import references from other common citation management programs
  Import references from popular research websites using ‘Export to Refworks’ on those sites
  Save articles from the web to your document library to cite in research  
  Save citations from popular research websites using a simple browser button
Documents Uploading of documents
  Downloading of documents
  Automated recognition of uploaded documents  
  Documents and citations in one place
Organization Collections/folders
  Drag-and-drop between collections/folders
Collaboration Share collections and citations
  Share documents
  Collaborative annotation  
  Read-write document sharing, for researching as a team  
  Copyright-aware document sharing, allowing reading/use without downloading  
Reading Built-in document reading  
Annotation Text highlighting  
  Add notes to highlights  
Citing & Authoring Leading Microsoft Office integration on the market ✓ (Write-n-Cite) ✓ (Flow for Word)
  Create instant bibliography from a selection of documents
  Output styles supported Over 3,000 Over 3,000
  Custom output styles  
  Preferred output styles  
Internationalization Languages supported in user interface English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Italian English
  Special/non-western character support
  Right-to-left script support  
Mobile device support Mobile device support
Browser support Chrome (Mac, Windows, Linux)
  Firefox (Mac, Windows, Linux)
  Safari (Mac)
  Internet Explorer (Windows) ✓ (version 7 and up) ✓ (version 8 and up)
Audiences Suitable for advanced and intermediate researchers
  Suitable for graduate students
  Suitable for undergraduate students
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