Alternatives to JabRef for all platforms with any license

  • Zotero icon

    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

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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

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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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    Docear

    Docear is a unique solution to academic literature management, which helps you organizing, creating, and discovering academic literature. The 3 most distinct features are: 1. A single-section user-interface that allows the most...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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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

  • Citavi icon

    Citavi

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

    Freemium Windows

  • 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

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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

  • Paperpile icon

    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

  • 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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    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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    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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  • LibreOffice Plugin for Zotero icon

    LibreOffice Plugin for Zotero

    This Zotero plugin allows the user to automatically generate bibliographies (as well as in-text citations and footnotes) for LibreOffice and OpenOffice. It allows the user to insert a new in-text citation into a manuscript, and the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux LibreOffice Apache OpenOffice

  • RefWorks icon

    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

  • Cite This For Me icon

    Cite This For Me

    Automatically create website citations in the APA, MLA, Chicago, or Harvard referencing styles at the click of a button. Simply browse to the page you wish to cite and click the button to generate a correctly formatted citation....

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome OS Chrome Chrome Web Store

  • TextCite icon

    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

  • Biblioscape icon

    Biblioscape

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

    Commercial Windows

  • Microsoft Word Plugin for Zotero icon

    Microsoft Word Plugin for Zotero

    This Zotero plugin allows the user to automatically generate bibliographies (as well as in-text citations and footnotes) for Microsoft Word. It allows the user to insert a new in-text citation into a manuscript, and the bibliography...

    Free Mac Windows Microsoft Office Word Firefox

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  • PubChase icon

    PubChase

    Read More, Search Less. Stay up to date with biomedical research relevant to you! Get personalized recommendations Build your cloud library and PubChase will recommend recently published articles based on the authors and...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    SCIENTILLA

    Scientilla is a new approach to give the scientific community an open, free, accurate, tidy and up-to-date production reporting solution. Scientilla is peer-to-peer (P2P) software which combines the concepts of Social...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    bibme

    BibMe is a free automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting. BibMe leverages external databases to quickly fill citation information for you. BibMe will then format the citation information and...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Cite This! icon

    Cite This!

    Use this extension to generate MLA, AMA, and APA-style citations for the websites you visit. Please send comments and feature requests/bugs to citethis@angelforge.org. Look for the Note icon in your Add-on Bar.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Firefox

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    KBibTeX

    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, research and journal articles with a single click. It saves you time: no more wondering around your...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Refeus icon

    Refeus

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

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • SCRiBBR APA Generator icon

    SCRiBBR APA Generator

    With the SCRiBBR APA Generator you can easily generate citations in the APA reference style. Select the source type, fill in the input fields and generate the reference in APA style.

    Free Web / Cloud

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    bibus

    Bibus is a bibliographic database. It uses a MySQL or SQLite database to store references. It can directly insert references in OpenOffice.org and MS Word and generate the bibliographic index.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • UbikReader icon

    UbikReader

    UbikReader is the new way to organize your documents. Multitask while you read, annotate, write notes and share your documents with ease. No more worrying about how to manage your large, cluttered library of documents....

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • 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

    PocketBib is a BibTeX library reader for academics on the go. With PocketBib you can search, browse and read the papers in your BibTeX library, and synchronise them over Dropbox with BibDesk or JabRef on your computer. You can even...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

  • ReferenceME icon

    ReferenceME

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

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone

JabRef Comments

Plugins enable extra funcitonality, including Microsoft Word integration

Positive Comment by JohnFastman
about JabRef Dec 2016

JabRef has extensions which add to its functionality, including integration with Microsoft Word, if you so desire.

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