Alternatives to Zotero for Mac with any license

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  • Mendeley icon

    Mendeley

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

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    • Mendeley differs from Zotero like this: 1) It is not open source, but it's still free (as in beer); 2) it has better features for annotating pdf files; 3) It emphasizes connections between academics working in similar areas, which helps in discovery of references. Zotero doesn't do that. However, Zotero is better at extracting meta data from pdf files and has the superior browser plugin. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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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    Docear

    Docear is a unique solution to academic literature management, which helps you organizing, creating, and discovering academic literature. The 3 most distinct features...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web

    • Though it helps managing documents and references around a project, it is not a tool centered on bibliography like Zotero. Guest • Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    ReadCube

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

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... iPad

  • Papers icon

    Papers

    Papers helps you collect and curate the research material that you're passionate about.

    Commercial Mac Windows Web 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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web iPad

    • Unfortunately, in terms of sheer functionality and completeness as a reference manager, EndNote is probably the best. Unfortunately, because it's very expensive, it's not open source and it doesn't work on Linux. But the level of customization over citation styles, and the integration with MS Word make it a default for many. In my estimation, 90%+ of researchers would find enough in Zotero not to have to pay for End Note. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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...

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

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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...

    Commercial Mac iPhone 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web

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    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...

    Open Source Mac

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    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...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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    FingerPDF

    Do you need efficient access to your technical documentation ? Do you want to increase your knowledge building a personal digital library of e-Books, Magazines, Articles...

    Commercial Mac

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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