EndNote is used for reference management and bibliography creation available for Windows, the web, and on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. As it is paid software, many users will understandably be looking for free and open source alternatives to EndNote. There are plenty of alternatives available on the Google Play Store, macOS, and Linux as well.
- Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research. View 58 alternatives to Zotero
- Freemium • Open Source
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Office Word
- Google Drive - Docs
Zotero vs EndNoteConsistent research sources management. No hidden fees. Nice UI.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.
- Academic software for organizing, sharing, and generating bibliographies for research papers. View 59 alternatives to Mendeley Reference Manager
- Freemium • Proprietary
Mendeley Reference Manager vs EndNoteLarge free online storage. Integrates well with Word. Easy to use. Regular email of like-minded articles.
- Bibliography reference manager. The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX, the standard LaTeX bibliography format. View 40 alternatives to JabRef
- Free • Open Source
JabRef vs EndNoteJabRef 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.)
- 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. View 29 alternatives to Bookends
- Paid • Proprietary
Bookends vs EndNoteWorks well with Word and Mellel, can be customized, is reasonably priced, and is kept up to date with good support.
- Search a comprehensive, centralized cache of all text found in your documents and other text-based files, including database and package files. View 37 alternatives to FoxTrot Professional Search
- Paid • Proprietary