osm wrote:You refer to a number of Mac-only reference managers which exclusively use temp citations / RTF scan. I think this situation is largely driven by the fact that Pages does not support 3rd party plugins so many Mac users have had little choice but to get along with this method of citation insertion.
I have a slightly different view. To judge from your punctuation, you are writing from America where I suspect that MS and EndNote are widely used because colleges and universities provide them, or make it possible to obtain cheap licences. The situation is slightly different in the UK. MS Word is still widespread, but EndNote seems to have much less of a hold (it used to be supported by a fairly small company in Hertfordshire -- I don't know if it still is). The other point is that not all of us are thirty years old . When I started writing on a computer it was an Amstrad PCW, and I used LocoScript (yes, really) then Protext. There was no such thing as a bibliography manager. Then in 1993 I began using a Mac, with Word 5 and EndNote. CWYW had probably never even been imagined then -- no computer could possibly have coped with it. So we all got used to using temporary citations. There wasn't anything else. When CWYW arrived I tried it and hated it (it must have been a good ten years ago, but I don't remember clearly). It slowed everything to a crawl. In any case, EndNote was driving me mad, so when I found I could ditch it for Bookends (huge sigh of relief) the passing of CWYW went completely unnoticed by me. In fact, I don't think I would use it if you paid me now -- I find it an annoyance, not a help. And it would oblige me to use a bibliography manager that I dislike. But then again, I don't do collaborative working (though that may have to change soon).