EndNote Alternatives for Linux

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.

Many alternatives to EndNote feature more robust features and functionality, including the ability to annotate PDFs and support for real time collaboration.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 10/25/2018 2:48:00 PM

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

    • Consistent research sources management. No hidden fees. Nice UI. Guest • May 2017 • 5 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 • 3 agrees and 3 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.

    • Large free online storage. Integrates well with Word. Easy to use. Regular email of like-minded articles. Guest • Jun 2019 Disagree   Agree

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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 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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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  • 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.

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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.

    Free Open Source Mac 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 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!

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web

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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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  • 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 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Auratikum

    Whether you're an undergrad tearing your hair out, or a researcher covering the walls with Post-It notes, Auratikum is here to help. From the first lightbulb moment to the final publication, the intuitive platform can help you structure your project, keep your thoughts organized, and bring out your best work! Efficient Inspired by the research-proven Slip-Box Method, Auratikum keeps your notes, outlines, comments, and references in one secure, accessible, and navigable place.

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

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  • Refeus

    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.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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  • Bibfilex

    Bibfilex is far less advanced than other bibliographic managers like JabRef or KBibTex, and allows only few customizations. Its strength is simplicity, speed, especially when used with many items, and lightness: it's a compiled software (no runtime needed, like Java Virtual Machine or .Net framework) and uses a fast database to store data. Furthermore, it run natively on GNU/Linux with GTK or Qt libraries, on Windows and OS X with Carbon libraries.

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