• Eliot SlevinEliot Slevin, 4 years ago

    Great job! Here's some thoughts

    1. What about https://www.zotero.org/? I've been using it for my thesis and it's been pretty great

    2. Your pricing at $1 a month is dirt cheap, I love the fact you're getting paying customers right away - but if somebody is going to pay $1 over a month, they'd be happy to pay $5 - if that scares you, please at least raise it to $3. If you can generate more money off it, you can spend more time - and then you can serve your 146 customers better.

    3. Side question, how did you grow to 146 customers in 2 weeks, thats impressively good.

    4. If you google Citationsy google thinks you misspelled it and redirrects you to citation - prehaps consider a name change to a slightly more seo friendly, memorable, and 'easily sent to friends' name?

    2 points
    • Cenk ÖzbakırCenk Özbakır, 4 years ago
      1. I’ve tried Zotero, but I really didn’t like it. I don’t even know where to start - the user interface is terrible, it doesn’t automatically cite URLs and so on, and it’s built in Java and looks and behaves like Limewire did 10 years ago. Not that I don’t appreciate the functionality, it all works really well in practice and I’m sure for some people it does everything they need. It’s just not what I want to use.

      2. I haven’t experimented with the pricing at all yet, and you’re probably right.

      3. A large part of them is from one institutional partner. The others are friends of friends and some from Adwords. I also tweeted at people who were complaining about RefMe going away and suggested they try Citationsy, that seemed to work very well.

      4. I know, the Google thing is annoying. Me and my girlfriend went through a bunch of different options for the names and decided on this one. I hope Google will sort itself out.

      0 points