Alternatives to EndNote for all platforms with any license

  • Mendeley icon


    Mendeley helps manage and share academic knowledge: Mendeley Desktop is free academic software (Windows, Mac, Linux) for organizing...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

  • Zotero icon


    Zotero is a free, easy-to-use Firefox/Chrome extension or standalone program to help you collect, organize, manage, search and cite...

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

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    Qiqqa is free award-winning knowledge-, research- and reference management software. If you're serious about getting the most...

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud Android Android Tablet

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Docear icon


    Docear is a unique solution to academic literature management, which helps you organizing, creating, and discovering academic...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • ReadCube icon


    ReadCube’s desktop and mobile iOS applications are available free for both Mac & PC and offers researchers the ability to discover...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad

  • Papers icon


    Papers doesn’t just want your PDFs, it will gladly organize all your documents, whether they are word documents, spreadsheets...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

  • Citavi icon


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

    Freemium Windows

  • colwiz icon


    colwiz is free software for researchers, academics and students. The iPad, iPhone and iPod touch version sync your research articles...

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

  • Paperpile icon


    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

  • Peerlibrary icon


    PeerLibrary is an open source project developing a collaborative online community where scholars and researchers can discover, read...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • BibDesk icon


    BibDesk is a bibliographic reference manager for Mac OS X. BibDesk is designed to help organize and use bibliographic databases in...

    Open Source Mac

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  • RefWorks icon


    RefWorks - an online research management, writing and collaboration tool - is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • EasyBib icon


    Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. Now supports 7th edition of MLA. ...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Google Drive - Docs

  • Bookends icon


    Bookends is a commercial reference management software package for Mac OS X that is used to manage bibliographies and references when...

    Commercial Mac

  • ACS ChemWorx icon

    ACS ChemWorx

    ACS ChemWorx is a free research management and storage system for chemists that combines reference discovery and management...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet

  • Biblioscape icon


    Software to help researchers collect and manage bibliographic data, take notes while doing research, and generate citations and...

    Commercial Windows

  • bibme icon


    BibMe is a free automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting. BibMe leverages external...

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • UbikReader icon


    UbikReader is the new way to organize your documents. Multitask while you read, annotate, write notes and share your documents with...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • PubChase icon


    Read More, Search Less. Stay up to date with biomedical research relevant to you! Get personalized recommendations Build your...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad



    Scientilla is a new approach to give the scientific community an open, free, accurate, tidy and up-to-date production reporting...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • FingerPDF icon


    Do you need efficient access to your technical documentation ? Do you want to increase your knowledge building a personal digital...

    Commercial Mac

  • KBibTeX icon


    KBibTeX is a reference management software primarily for BibTeX which is typically used in conjunction with TeX/LaTeX.

    Open Source Linux

  • PDF Stacks icon

    PDF Stacks

    With PDF Stacks, you can organize, find and browse, search, annonate and share your collection and library of PDF files, papers...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Refeus icon


    Refeus is a software to simplify scientific work. Refeus supports the complete workflow from collecting and managing content and...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • Sente icon


    Sente 6 is the next-generation academic reference manager. Sente helps you find, organize, review and cite the academic literature in...

    Freemium Mac iPhone iPad

  • Biohunter icon


    Biohunter is a single portal which provides literature search, data statistics, reading, sorting, storing, journal suggestion for...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Bibtex Editor icon

    Bibtex Editor

    Easy to use online Bibtex Editor. Lets you manage Bibtex directly in your browser. Able to import and export Bibtex.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • PocketBib icon


    PocketBib is a BibTeX library reader for academics on the go. With PocketBib you can search, browse and read the papers in your...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

  • ReferenceME icon


    ReferenceME makes referencing easy. Download our apps to start saving marks and time. Scan the barcode of any book or journal, choose...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone

EndNote Comments

Stay away from it, there are alternatives that are better and freely available 1 Helpful

Comment by markd
about EndNote and Zotero Jul 2011

EndNote is foisted upon thousands of academics through expensive contracts that their home institutions are used to paying. But the world of reference managers has undergone a revolution in the last five years and EndNote has stayed behind as a desktop-based monolith that has never quite embraced the internet and the changing workflows of academics.

I happen to have written a post about "Zotero, an EndNote alternative" three years ago. Still now, every month hundreds of visitors arrive on my blog via the search term "endnote alternative". This means EndNote is in deep trouble. For me, a believer in the power of open source, it is a vivid display of how commercial monopoly can lead to clogged software that has to be protected by lawsuits against the true innovators. So my advise is: stay away from it, and check out the alternatives!


Very useful for managing references, and luckily I have acc ...

Comment by Furgelnod
about EndNote Jun 2011

Very useful for managing references, and luckily I have access to it for my use through the university I attend, so I don't have to foot the bill for it. Indispensable when writing up a large paper.