Alternatives to Paperpile for all platforms with any license

  • 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

  • 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

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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

  • Qiqqa icon


    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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Freemium Windows

  • EndNote icon


    A reference management software, used for searching online publication databases, & managing publications / bibliographies, with...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud iPad

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    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

  • BibSonomy icon


    BibSonomy is a system for sharing bookmarks and lists of literature (BibTex format). When discovering a bookmark or a publication...

    Free 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

  • Peerlibrary icon


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

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    OutWit Hub

    OutWit Hub explores the depths of the Web for you, automatically collecting and organizing data and media from online sources. ...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Firefox

  • 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

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    Benubird PDF Discontinued

    Benubird PDF makes personal document management simple: capture, organize and retrieve your PDF documents effortlessly. Managing files...

    Free Windows

  • TextCite icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Biblioscape icon


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

    Commercial Windows

  • 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

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

    Free Web / Cloud



    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

  • Droideley icon

    Droideley Discontinued

    Droideley is an unofficial Mendeley Android client. It is capable of synchronizing with your Mendeley library and of downloading the...

    Open Source Android

  • bibus icon


    Bibus is a bibliographic database. It uses a MySQL or SQLite database to store references. It can directly insert references in...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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

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    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

Paperpile Comments

works well, especially for people without desktop (Chrome OS)

Positive Comment by frankz
about Paperpile and Citavi Jul 2015

I was looking for an alternative to CITAVI, the most widely used refference tool around my campus, because I wanted to work outside, in the park or whereever, where I just had some random netbook around. I didn't look too deep, but Paperpile was the first and it seems the only app to date, that works completely without a Windows / Mac -based Desktop-programm.
I tried it and it ran really smooth, integrated well with Google-docs, which I prefered to use (for the same reasons as said above) to other heavier word-processors and made it all easy.
I am espescially impressed with it's automatic finding and downloading full-text pdf of most papers. A task that was tideous before..
thumbs up!