Alternatives to Reference Manager 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

  • EndNote icon


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

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud iPad

  • Citavi icon


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

    Freemium Windows

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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

  • 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

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    Zoho Notebook

    Online Notebook application: Zoho Notebook lets you combine text, images, audio, video, RSS feeds, documents and much more. Online...

    Free Personal Web / Cloud Android iPhone Apple Watch

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  • RefMe icon


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

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    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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    Exstora Discontinued

    Built-in quick note: save ideas, contacts, interesting facts With Exstora, you can write down a thought that comes to your mind as...

    Freemium Windows

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

    Open Source Mac

  • NotesHolder icon


    NotesHolder lets you quickly type in any piece of information so that you can easily find it when you need, read it or print it out...

    Free Windows

  • 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

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  • 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

  • Gubb icon


    Gubb is a free web-based application with an easy-to-use interface that enables you to create, manage and share an unlimited number of...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Flick Note icon

    Flick Note

    Full featured Simplenote syncing plain text notepad. A full featured Simplenote syncing notepad application. Keep your notes synced...

    Freemium Android

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    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

  • KNote icon


    KNote is an easy to use wiki-like note taking program with built in file management and blogging capabilities. Features: *...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Catzwares Simple Notes

    Have you ever needed to remember something real important but had no way to? Catzware introduces Simple Notes, a program which allows...

    Free Windows

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    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

  • reQall icon


    reQall is the best tool to integrate your memory with your life, helping you get more from life while improving your real memory. It...

    Free Web / Cloud iPhone

  • 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

  • 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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