(I think I should perhaps stop using this blog for notes — I started before I knew about Evernote.)
Scrivener, a nonlinear word processor that also organizes research material. Among other things, it is wonderful for translations as you can open a pane of an original document at the same time that you have a pane open where you work in the translation. You can customize those panes to be side by side or top/bottom. But there are many other reasons to use Scrivener!
There’s a free 30 day trial (meaning you can use it on 30 days, even over 4 months) and lots of tutorials, guides, and videos with tips on how to use.
I sync my (shared) Scrivener files to my Dropbox, but others like Evernote as an archive.
The Macademic has great resources on research strategies; some of the software Aleh recommends is platform agnostic.…https://academicgtd.wordpress.com/software-for-academic…/