EndNote Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to EndNote for Mac, Web, Windows, Linux, iPhone and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to 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. If your looking for more info about EndNote 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: 10/25/2018 2:48:00 PM

Alternatives to EndNote for all platforms 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 your favourite word processor, with 300 MB free online storage.

    • Consistent research sources management. No hidden fees. Nice UI. Guest • May 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Probably the best open source alternative to Endnote, even though it does lack some functionality. Most notably, it lacks the ability to make composite references (ie reference 1 a)... b)... c...). However, from a privacy perspective and the fact that its excellent browser plugins can save information conveniently, it's still highly recommended. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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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.

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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.

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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.

    • Discontinued Development and support of Docear have been stopped in August 2017. Last version, 1.2, released in December 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website. http://www.docear.org/2017/02/05/docears-online-services-are-down-recommendation-user-registration-backup/

    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.

    • JabRef is excellent, free and open source. Unfortunately, EndNote is likely to be attractive to those seeking integration with MS Word; JabRef does not do this as it is oriented more towards LaTeX users. There is a work around to this, but it is tedious (based on exporting the bibliography as a Sources.xml file and importing that to Word.) JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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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.

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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, organize their literature and enjoy interactive reading of scholarly articles.

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... iPad

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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 the Desktop App over the internet. Now you can take your research with you while you are travelling, at a conference, or just relaxing on the couch.

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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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  • Weava

    Weava is a collaborative workplace for research offering an easy way to highlight, organize and collaborate on your research articles.

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  • Citavi

    A handy, intuitive reference-managing tool. Citavi researches in over 4800 databases and catalogs, organizes and structures your literature, references, quotes and idea collections and assists you with your documentation or publication. Currently available in German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Polish.

    Freemium Windows

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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.

    • Works well with Word and Mellel, can be customized, is reasonably priced, and is kept up to date with good support. Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree   Agree

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 (P2P) software which combines the concepts of Social Collaboration, Open Source and Open Data. Scientilla allows users to navigate through publications worldwide and to define, with the collaboration of the scientific community, an archive of unique profiles for organizations of any size and/or researchers.

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  • Peerlibrary

    PeerLibrary is an open source project developing a collaborative online community where scholars and researchers can discover, read, and discuss scholarly literature all within one site. This project focuses on expediting access to publications, enabling public recordings of analysis and insights on said publications, and encouraging collaboration and openness in the development of science.

    Free Open Source Web

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  • Biblioscape

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

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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 integrates well with TeX for creating citations and bibliographies.

    Free Open Source Mac

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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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  • UbikReader

    UbikReader is the new way to organize your documents. Multitask while you read, annotate, write notes and share your documents with ease. No more worrying about how to manage your large, cluttered library of documents. UbikReader´s versatile system allows you to accomplish this and more. With this revolutionary application you have the ability to perform all the activities surrounding the interactions of a document.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac iPhone iPad

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  • ACS ChemWorx

    ACS ChemWorx is a free research management and storage system for chemists that combines reference discovery and management, professional networking, group and task management, and manuscript preparation in a single, secure location, accessible from anywhere.

    • ChemWorx is specifically designed to do Endnote's job, integrate with the wider ACS ecosystem with chemists in mind. In reality, it's clunky, ill throught-through software with a counterintuitive interface. The support staff haven't got the foggiest for how to offer Linux support, even just for Ubuntu. JohnFastmanApr 2018 Disagree   Agree

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  • KBibTeX

    KBibTeX is a reference management software primarily for BibTeX which is typically used in conjunction with TeX/LaTeX.

    Free Open Source Linux

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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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  • 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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