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FoxTrot Professional Search Alternatives

FoxTrot Professional Search is described as 'builds full-text index files from documents on your disks and servers, making their contents accessible in a split second' and is an app in the education & reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to FoxTrot Professional Search for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Zotero, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like FoxTrot Professional Search are Qiqqa, Mendeley, DEVONthink and JabRef.

FoxTrot Professional Search alternatives are mainly Research Managers but may also be Note-taking Tools or File Search Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of FoxTrot Professional Search.
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  1. Zotero icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ PDF annotationZotero support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesZotero can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Zotero simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ File TaggingZotero can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
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  2. Qiqqa is a free research and reference manager. Search for, read and annotate your PDFs. Then review your work, write up and create bibliographies instantly.

    ⚫︎ PDF annotationQiqqa support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchQiqqa lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    ⚫︎ File TaggingQiqqa can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXQiqqa supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    ⚫︎ PortableQiqqa can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Qiqqa simultaneously.
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  3. 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...

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Mendeley simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationMendeley support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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    Generate Bibliographies in Word and OpenOffice
  4. DEVONthink is a solution to the digital age conundrum. It is your second brain, the one and only database for all your digital files, be they PDFs, emails, Word docs or even multimedia files.

    ⚫︎ File TaggingDEVONthink can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingDEVONthink supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesDEVONthink can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ PDF annotationDEVONthink support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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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.

    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchJabRef lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXJabRef supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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  6. BibSonomy is a system for sharing bookmarks and lists of literature (BibTex format).

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in BibSonomy simultaneously.
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    Spotlight

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Spotlight is the system-wide desktop search feature built into Apple's OS X operating system since version 10.4 (Tiger).

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSpotlight can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    ReadCube Papers

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Safari

    Papers helps you collect and curate the research material that you're passionate about. This award-winning reference manager will improve the way you find, organize, read, cite, and share.

    ⚫︎ PDF annotationReadCube Papers support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesReadCube Papers can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ Text to SpeechReadCube Papers allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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    Paperpile

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Microsoft Office Word
    • Google Drive
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Google Scholar

    Organize your research papers in a Gmail-like web app, sync your PDFs to Google Drive and cite your references in Google Docs.

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    EndNote

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    A reference management software, used for searching online publication databases, & managing publications / bibliographies, with the ability to insert the references into a word processor.

    ⚫︎ PDF annotationEndNote support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in EndNote simultaneously.
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