Alternatives to BibDesk for Linux with any license

  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Chrome Safari ... Microsoft Office Word LibreOffice Firefox

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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.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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    • portable since in Java, relies only on bib file (no separate database), generates clean bib files (no internal fields) Guest • Jul 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • 9 days ago Disagree   Agree
  • Docear

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

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Web

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    • Discontinued "Update 2017-08-24: Please note that for the foreseeable future we will not continue the development of Docear as we have not enough funding and time."
  • 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 OS X Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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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 OS X 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 OS X Windows Linux Web

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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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux LibreOffice Apache OpenOffice

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