For PhD Projects
Delivering a successful PhD, on time
Zenreader supports students throughout their PhD to deliver their thesis on time with excellent results and less stress. By having a state of the art knowledge capture engine, designed with productivity in mind, you make swift progress by keeping all your research insights in one place.
Research faster with deeper understanding & insights
Develop a deep understanding by having quick access to all of your documents, notes and tags. With Zenreader you build a database of all the documents you read, organising all your highlights and notes using a powerful Tagging system.
You apply tags to your highlights & notes. By looking at the resulting network of notes and documents you quickly begin to identify themes and trends.
The similarities across papers become highlighted and the gaps become also very obvious, making it easier to discover new areas of research focus or gaps in knowledge.
When you look at your notes/highlights grouped by the same tag, you can quickly see how different researchers' interpretations vary, allowing you to rapidly understand the content. This makes it faster for you to learn from and understand the literature you're looking at.
Zenreader makes it easier for researchers to discuss literature and share knowledge & understanding.
Help your supervisor get up to speed with your research by showing your work from within Zenreader, enabling them to provide clearer and more direct support with your project.
When working in Zenreader each action has a purpose and moves you closer to your goal.
Our users report that reviewing a paper and taking notes in Zenreader allows them to produce immediately useful results.
With Zenreader's improved organisation and systematic note-taking approach, you are always making progress and doing something substantial.
Within a Zenreader project, you immediately get feedback of your progress, how much work you are doing and how much needs doing.
With its project management features, Zenreader avoids you getting lost and helps you choose what to focus on next, especially when a project grows.
Zenreader encourages you to apply a rigorous and systematic methodology when reading papers, making highlights and organising your knowledge.
Zenreader makes you really think about what you're highlighting as you assign a main tag. This helps in creating immediately useful notes.
When reading the same documents with different "lenses" you can capture many different layers of understanding and quickly review all your knowledge on a topic and across papers.
With Zenreader, each highlight becomes a ready-to-use piece of knowledge, organised by you and ready to be used in your reports and written documents. Because the note taking is so systematic and effective, our users don't need to re-read papers multiple times and they never lose their notes/work and can always go from their notes to the original document with one click.
Quickly create reports by exporting a subset of your notes (ie exporting by a specific tag, or group of tags).
With Zenreader, you can go from reading and note taking to a coherent narrative up to 9x faster when compared to using other software tools.
Zenreader is packed with tools and techniques employed by the best teams and professionals. From Getting Things Done, to Agile (thank you Atlassian for the explanations!), to our own productivity hacks, Zenreader takes away time-wasters, letting you focus on what matters most: getting your work done.
Zenreader lets you move your work forwards by helping you focus on what needs doing. Use Kanban columns to define your ideal workflow. Move your documents (and tasks) onto the right lists and get the most important stuff from "To Do" to "Done" first.
Zenreader comes with a rapid way to capture ideas, thoughts and tasks so that you don't get distracted, lose your flow or what is important to you.
The activity history will show you everything that you have done. It is often very useful to be able to find out when we read a specific document, especially when we are doing research and we want to recall where we read some piece of information that we didn't find relevant before, but that now is very important to us.
Most students who don't use Zenreader end up forgetting to carry over the citation when typing their notes in their note taking tools, which leads to A) unintentional plagiarism or B) a lot of time spent trying to locate the original source.
Zenreader handles document references. Where possible, it automatically detects citation information. You can export citations in 1900+ academic styles. You can rapidly update document bibliographic information.
Use Zenreader alongside your favourite reference manager and import your from the following formats: BibTex, EndNote Library, RefMan.
Academic support & training
Our team provides training & support on productivity & personal techniques as well as how to manage time, developing the right skillsLearn more
What our users have to say
Zenreader has enabled many happy users to do their best work: overdelivering, in less time, having more fun!
I would recommend the software to anyone working on grant applications. There are advantages if you’re working alone but it really excels when you work in teams.
I've been using Zenreader to take and organise notes from papers for my ongoing research projects. Using Zenreader, it's now much quicker and easier to determine how evidence from multiple sources fits together. Thankfully, gone are the days of losing handwritten notes on printouts!
Zenreader helped me understand in a better and more organized way the knowledge I processed during my dissertation-writing period. This reduced my stress and gave me more confidence in my work.