Something important to me when doing research and writing is to have a good set of tools, which don’t get in the way, when you are trying to write or learn about new things.
Beyond a web browser and a fast internet connection, which has become ridiculously important, I primarily use a reference database and a writing tool. The reference database is Bookends and the writing tools I am experimenting is Scrivener. I also do a fair amount of data visualisations in MS Excel.
The last couple of days I have spent trying to figure out whether Scrivener will actually work for me, I think it may do. But time will tell.
I have a bunch of reference documents which I have started entering into Bookends. This will get me reading again on what I have on the subject I am researching.