JabRef Alternatives

    JabRef is described as 'The efficient way to collect, organize & discover Collect Import options for over 15 reference formats Easily retrieve and link full-text articles Fetch complete bibliographic information based on ISBN, DOI, PubMed-ID and arXiv-ID Import new' and is a popular app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to JabRef for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is Zotero, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like JabRef are Qiqqa (Free, Open Source), Mendeley (Freemium), BibSonomy (Free, Open Source) and ReadCube Papers (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 10, 2021

    1. 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.
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      Some users think Zotero is a great alternative to JabRef, some don't.
      jabref specifically uses bibtex whereas zotero does not
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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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.
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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...
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    4. BibSonomy is a system for sharing bookmarks and lists of literature (BibTex format).
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      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.
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    5. 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.
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    6. A reference management software, used for searching online publication databases, & managing publications / bibliographies, with the ability to insert the references into a word processor.
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      • 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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    7. Workspace to highlight, organize & collaborate on your research articles.
    8. Powered by the same technology behind Zotero, ZoteroBib lets you seamlessly add items from across the web — using Zotero’s unmatched metadata extraction abilities — and generate bibliographies in more than 9,000 citation styles.
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