I’ve just started an academic course, and one of my first tasks is to write a literature review. I’m really struggling with managing my papers - none of the solutions out there meet my requirements. My main one that is not satisfied (by Mendeley, EndNote etc.) is that it is open source, and not just that the code is public - that it is a suite I can run on my computer without internet access, that is built on solid filesystem and database technology e.g. sqlite, so I can just dump my tool and use sql if I want, and that wont do an Elsevier.
I’m gonna make one when I get time (in rust obviously) but that time is not now, and also I don’t wanna just redo something that already exists, so my question is: does such a system exist?
I’m asking here because rust people are very clever, and also share my values, so understand my requirements for hackability. Apologies if this is OT.