We took several screenshots of existing solutions that we found to be elegant and inspiring.
This screenshot shows an early mockup of Microsoft's Research Desktop. We liked how it is possible to access everything in one place.
This is another version of Research Desktop. All of the tools are accessible in the upper right corner of the desktop, sort of like widgets.
We liked this library view of Research Desktop. It is easy to see all the relevant information about each paper.
This screenshot is from Microsoft's Research Desktop. We liked how it used visualizations to show groupings of related papers.
This screenshot is also from Michrosoft's Research Desktop. This shows groupings of notes, photos and snippets collected from the web. Notice the overview in the upperleft corner.
This screenshot is also from Michrosoft's Research Desktop. Our group liked how it shows connections between authors and their papers.
Papers 2.0 claimed that researchers could say goodbye to manual matching. It doesn't quite work that way, but we really liked the concept.