BibDesk Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to BibDesk for Mac, Windows, Web, iPhone, iPad and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to 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. If you're looking for more info about BibDesk like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 6/12/2019 4:29:00 AM

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  • 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.

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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 automatically back up and synchronize your library across desktop, web and mobile. Mendeley Web is a free research network which lets you manage research papers online, discover trends and connect to like-minded academics.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... 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 document management. Import PDFs into separate libraries. Automatic OCR and tag extraction. Qiqqa helps you populate missing metadata for millions of research papers. Full-text search, duplicate paper detection, inbound and outbound links, and much more.

    • Discontinued No update since 2015, it seems like development has stopped.

    Freemium Windows Web 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 comprehensive organization of your literature.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web

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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.

    • Works the best with LaTeX documents, as exporting citations is redundant: JabRef's database is a simple .bib file. Available for all major platforms, offers automatic addition of entries via DOI or arXiv-ID, has everything one needs as a citation and reference manager. Guest • May 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • portable since in Java, relies only on bib file (no separate database), generates clean bib files (no internal fields) Guest • Jul 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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 Windows Web iPhone iPad

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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 articles, and conference related materials, like your travel documents and posters.

    • Discontinued Merge with READCUBE software as Readcube Papers

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  • 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 Chrome Google Drive Google Drive - Docs Google Scholar

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  • 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 journals that YOU read.

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • wizdom.ai

    wizdom.ai (formerly colwiz) is a free and comprehensive research management software for researchers, academics and students. With the wizdom.ai android app, you can search, add and manage publications in your wizdom.ai library on the go. Sync instantly across wizdom.

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

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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 to cite sources in any line of writing. Gathers and manages multiple projects and bibliography with integrated exportation and formatting of the dreaded Work Cited page in any written work.

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Chrome OS Google Drive - Docs

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  • ZoteroBib

    Powered by the same technology behind Zotero, ZoteroBib lets you seamlessly add items from across the web — using Zotero’s unmatched metadata extraction abilities — and generate bibliographies in more than 9,000 citation styles. There’s no software to install or account to create, and it works on any device, including tablets and phones.

    Free Open Source Web

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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 with several word processors, including Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, Mellel, Nisus Writer Express, OpenOffice.org Writer and others. Bookends is made by Sonny Software and maintained by its owner and developer Jon Ashwell.

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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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 information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. If you need to manage information for any reason -- whether it be for writing, research or collaboration -- RefWorks is the perfect tool. Use the tutorials and information resources on this site to work smarter with RefWorks!

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  • DeepDyve

    DeepDyve provides simple and affordable access to millions of articles across thousands of peer-reviewed journals. Content from the world's leading publishers including Reed Elsevier, Springer, Wiley-Blackwell, and more. DeepDyve — the simplest way to get the articles you need.

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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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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 bibliography will be automatically updated to include the cited item. Correct the title of an item in your Zotero library and with a click of a button the change will be incorporated in the texts.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux LibreOffice Apache OpenOffice

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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, research and journal articles with a single click. It saves you time: no more wondering around your computer to find a PDF file. You can organize your documents and let PDF Stacks automatically manage your PDF files. The spotlight search enables you to find your research papers or PDF files in a snap.

    • Discontinued Company/website unreachable

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  • Researcher PRO

    ResearcherPRO has been designed to help researchers and anyone who is interested in reading papers, in facilitating many operations such as discover them, organize them, sync them and note taking on them. Discover, search and import a paper is a normal operation that we do constantly. That's why the app allows you to do that very easily. The Discover feature has integration with the major search engines (pubmed, scholar, arxiv, ...

    Commercial $ $ $ iPhone iPad

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  • Benubird PDF

    Benubird PDF makes personal document management simple: capture, organize and retrieve your PDF documents effortlessly. Managing files is easy with virtual folders and powerful metadata filters. Guaranteed to save you time and revolutionize the way you work with your documents.

    Free Windows

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