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EndNote Alternatives for Linux

EndNote is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Zotero, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to EndNote and ten of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to EndNote are Mendeley, JabRef, KBibTeX and wizdom.ai.

EndNote alternatives are mainly Research Managers but may also be Document Managers or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of EndNote.
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    Zotero

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Microsoft Office Word
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • LibreOffice
    • Firefox

    Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, share research and cite your research sources directly in your favourite word processor, with 300 MB free online storage.

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    Zotero vs EndNote opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Zotero is a great alternative to EndNote.

    Consistent research sources management. No hidden fees. Nice UI.

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    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.

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  2. 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...

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    Mendeley vs EndNote opinions
    Most users think Mendeley is a great alternative to EndNote.

    Large free online storage. Integrates well with Word. Easy to use. Regular email of like-minded articles.

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    JabRef

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox
    • Google Chrome
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Microsoft Edge

    Bibliography reference manager. The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX, the standard LaTeX bibliography format.

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    JohnFastman

    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.)

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    KBibTeX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

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    wizdom.ai

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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.

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    Auratikum

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Whether you're an undergrad tearing your hair out, or a researcher covering the walls with Post-It notes, Auratikum is here to help.

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    RefWorks

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    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.

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    SCIENTILLA

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Scientilla is a new approach to give the scientific community an open, free, accurate, tidy and up-to-date production reporting solution.

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    Refeus

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Refeus is a software to simplify scientific work. Refeus supports the complete workflow from collecting and managing content and publications to write and publishing documents.

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    Bibfilex

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Bibfilex is a free bibliographic manager for GNU/Linux, Windows and OS X. It's useful to create and to manage archives of bibliographical items (books, articles, etc.) with possible attachments of any kind according to Biblatex structure and rules.

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    On its website, https://sites.google.com/site/bibfilex/home, one reads: “This software is not under development anymore.”

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