Alternatives to Docear for all platforms with any license

  • FreeMind icon

    FreeMind

    FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool. We are proud that the operation and navigation of FreeMind is faster than that of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    XMind

    XMind is a brainstorming and mind mapping application. It provides a rich set of different visualization styles, and allows sharing of created mind maps via their website. The application is available as an Open Source version and as...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    Zotero

    Zotero is a free, easy-to-use Firefox/Chrome extension or standalone program to help you collect, organize, manage, search and cite your research sources directly in your favourite word processor, with 300 MB free online storage.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome Safari Microsoft Office Word LibreOffice Firefox

    • Zotero is a partial alternative for Docear. Docear is an open source blend of mind-mapping and reference management for academic writing. Zotero manages references, like Docear it's integrated to word processing software and has a great browser plugin to extract metadata from articles. But it lacks the mind-mapping component. Docear can integrate with Zotero, too, so you can benefit from the power of both. JohnFastman • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Mendeley

    Mendeley helps manage and share academic knowledge: Mendeley Desktop is free academic software (Windows, Mac, Linux) for organizing and sharing research papers and generating bibliographies with 1GB of free online storage to...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

    • No mindmapping capabilities in Mendeley, Poor support to bibtext Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Freeplane

    Freeplane is a powerful and free software for building mind maps. It is a redesigned version of the well known FreeMind , and is created by one of FreeMind's key developers. The software is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    MindMeister

    MindMeister is the market-leader in online mind mapping. Unlike traditional mind mapping tools, MindMeister allows for real-time brainstorming sessions between an unlimited number of users and requires only a standard web browser. ...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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    TheBrain

    TheBrain helps you organize all your Web pages, contacts, documents, emails and files in a context-driven visual map. .

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Qiqqa

    Qiqqa is free award-winning knowledge-, research- and reference management software. If you're serious about getting the most from managing your publications, PDFs and bibliographies, Qiqqa is for you. Superb reference and...

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud Android Android Tablet

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    JabRef

    JabRef is an open source bibliography reference manager. The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX, the standard LaTeX bibliography format.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Visual Understanding Environment

    Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is a mind-mapping and concept-mapping tool. It is also a non-linear presentation program.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The last commit to the GitHub repo was made on October 8th, 2015.
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    Mindomo

    Mindomo is the easiest online software for creating mind maps, concept maps, outlines and various other types of diagrams. The following features make it the perfect choice both for business and education: * real-time collaboration ...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Android Tablet iPad Chrome Safari Firefox

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    MindManager

    PRODUCTIVITY & CREATIVITY MEET IN MIND MAPS MindManager’s flexible mind maps promote freeform thinking and quick organization of ideas, so creativity and productivity can live in harmony. Capture ideas. Manage meetings. Create...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad

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    Mindmup

    MindMup is a zero friction free online mind mapping tool. MindMup is free and aims to create the most productive online mind mapping canvas out there

    Open Source Web / Cloud iPhone Chrome OS iPad

  • MindNode icon

    MindNode

    MindNode Pro and MindNode are elegant and simple-to-use mindmapping applications for the Macintosh that help to visually.

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    germ.io

    germ.io is a project management tool that is centered around ideas and taking them through to execution. germ features a visual outliner to create detailed hierarchies and dependencies in an idea, one-touch states to show which...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Tablet iPad

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    Papers

    Papers doesn’t just want your PDFs, it will gladly organize all your documents, whether they are word documents, spreadsheets, presentations, posters, scanned receipts, and many more. Papers even has a dedicated space for your own...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

  • EndNote icon

    EndNote

    A reference management software, used for searching online publication databases, & managing publications / bibliographies, with the ability to insert the references into a word processor.

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud iPad

  • Citavi icon

    Citavi

    Reference management and knowledge organization with integrated task planner. Solution for work groups with data sharing in intranet available.

    Freemium Windows

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    BibSonomy

    BibSonomy is a system for sharing bookmarks and lists of literature (BibTex format). When discovering a bookmark or a publication on the web, you can store it on our server. You can add tags to your post to retrieve it more...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    SimpleMind

    SimpleMind is a great Mind Mapper with focus on simplicity and ease of use. Multiplatform, with live mindmap transfer.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    colwiz

    colwiz is free software for researchers, academics and students. The iPad, iPhone and iPod touch version sync your research articles, attachments and annotations with the Desktop App over the internet. Now you can take your research...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Paperpile

    Organize your research papers in a Gmail-like web app, sync your PDFs to Google Drive and cite your references in Google Docs.

    Commercial Web / Cloud Chrome Google Drive Google Drive - Docs Google Scholar

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    bubbl.us

    Bubbl.us is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Academia.edu icon

    Academia.edu

    is a social networking website for academics. The platform can be used to share papers, monitor their impact, and follow the research in a particular field. It was launched in September08, with 31 million registered and over 8 million...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • tiddlymap

    TiddlyMap is a TiddlyWiki plugin that turns your favourite personal note taking software in a wiki-concept-map hybrid! Yes, you will be able to do both: drawing maps and putting down knowledge in a wiki way.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet Self-Hosted

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    EasyBib

    Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. Now supports 7th edition of MLA. Easybib truly makes the life of a student work smarter and smoother, providing an intuitive means...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Google Drive - Docs

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    iMindMap

    iMindMap allows you organise, create, plan, notate, learn, structure, communicate, solve and project manage all in one place... To provide you with a Mind Mapping solution to suit your needs we now offer iMindMap in three exciting...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • RefMe icon

    RefMe

    Citations Made Easy. RefME is the world's #1 tool for automating citations, reference lists and bibliographies, on mobile and web (RefME.com).

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Bookends icon

    Bookends

    Bookends is a commercial reference management software package for Mac OS X that is used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. Its target market is students, academics and professionals. It works...

    Commercial Mac

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    Peerlibrary

    PeerLibrary is an open source project developing a collaborative online community where scholars and researchers can discover, read, and discuss scholarly literature all within one site. This project focuses on expediting access to...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • OutWit Hub icon

    OutWit Hub

    OutWit Hub explores the depths of the Web for you, automatically collecting and organizing data and media from online sources. OutWit Hub breaks down Web pages into their different constituents. Navigating from page to page...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Firefox

  • Mindix icon

    Mindix

    Mindix offers a very simple, clean and organized environment to capture ideas and take notes while conducting brainstorming sessions.

    Free Mac iPhone iPad

  • BibDesk icon

    BibDesk

    BibDesk is a bibliographic reference manager for Mac OS X. BibDesk is designed to help organize and use bibliographic databases in BibTeX .bib format. BibDesk integrates well with TeX for creating citations and bibliographies.

    Open Source Mac

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    RefWorks

    RefWorks - an online research management, writing and collaboration tool - is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. If you...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    TextCite

    Program for organizing and commenting textual citations from texts (books, articles, or other published works) for use in producing scientific or academic publications.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

Docear Comments

great!

Positive Comment by cplusplus2000
about Docear Nov 2013

docear is great! i love it! if you work with PDFs there is no better tool!

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docear seems great!

Positive Comment by tommygold
about Docear Oct 2013

docear seems beautiful. really amazing. but it should be more user friendly. i spent two days before i knew how to use it. now i know and will probably switch from zotero.

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