[Editor’s Note: We’ve updated this 2021 post to include a current link for sharing your input about mobile functionality for Mendeley.]
At Mendeley, we aim to help researchers work even more efficiently so they can spend their time making discoveries. Sometimes this means withdrawing lesser used products from service to allow us to focus on those products that are used by more of the Mendeley Community.
Users of the mobile app were informed on 10 February 2021 that the app would be withdrawn from the App Store and Google Play on 15 March and that they would no longer be able to sign in to the app.
While we understand that some users do indeed value the native Mendeley mobile apps, unfortunately overall usage figures show us that this feature does not support the majority of Mendeley users in the way that we had hoped. In line with our continued aim to support researchers as effectively as we can, discontinuing the mobile app will mean we can focus on the solutions that the majority of our users tell us they value most. This includes making improvements to Mendeley Reference Manager, Mendeley Cite and Mendeley Web Importer.
As Laura Thomson, Senior Director of Product Management explains, “Our team’s mission to develop solutions that most effectively support researchers means that we sometimes have to make some hard decisions about where we can focus our efforts. We’re really excited about our plans for 2021 and look forward to bringing researchers new and improved ways to simplify their workloads.”
In order to continue the use of their Mendeley library, app users are advised to sync their library to the cloud in advance of 15 March, 2021. Users can then access their library on Mendeley Reference Manager web or desktop application.
Offline reading is available for Mendeley Reference Manager web, more information can be found here.
Your experience matters
If you are a regular user of Mendeley on mobile devices, we would be interested to understand more about how you use it via this feedback form. This information will help us to improve the mobile experience on the main applications. While we will be unable to respond individually, your message will be reviewed by our team and suggestions may be incorporated in future releases of Mendeley Reference Manager or Mendeley Cite. Provide feedback.