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JabRef Alternatives for iPad

JabRef is not available for iPad but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best iPad 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 JabRef and 11 are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to JabRef are ReadCube Papers, Paperpile, EndNote and Bookends.

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

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    Zotero

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    65 alternatives to Zotero 

    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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    1.  Support for MarkDownZotero supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Privacy focusedZotero is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  Ad-freeZotero doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsZotero can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    6.  PDF annotationZotero support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    7.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Zotero simultaneously.
    8.  File TaggingZotero can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
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    Some users think Zotero is a great alternative to JabRef, some don't.
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    ReadCube Papers

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    40 alternatives to ReadCube Papers 

    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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    1.  PDF annotationReadCube Papers support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Built-in viewerReadCube Papers shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    4.  Text to SpeechReadCube Papers allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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    Paperpile

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    • Microsoft Office Word
    • Google Drive
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Google Scholar
    39 alternatives to Paperpile 

    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

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    41 alternatives to EndNote 

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

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

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    29 alternatives to Bookends 

    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. Its target market is students, academics and professionals.

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    Formatted reference and reference summary


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    PDF Search

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    31 alternatives to PDF Search 

    PDF Search is an app to search multiple documents insanely fast. It enables you to find any information in seconds within lots of documents. It uses its AI-powered algorithm to detect the best related pages. Just search your documents, reference books or notes using PDF Search.

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    1.  Full-Text SearchPDF Search lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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      Auratikum

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      35 alternatives to 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...

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      PubChase

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      21 alternatives to PubChase 

      Read More, Search Less. Stay up to date with biomedical research relevant to you!

      Get personalized recommendations

      Build your cloud library and PubChase will recommend recently published articles based on the authors and journals that YOU read.

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      UbikReader

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      30 alternatives to UbikReader 

      UbikReader is the new way to organize your documents. Multitask while you read, annotate, write notes and share your documents with ease. No more worrying about how to manage your large, cluttered library of documents.

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      1.  PDF annotationUbikReader support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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      PocketBib

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      13 alternatives to PocketBib 

      PocketBib is a BibTeX library reader for academics on the go. With PocketBib you can search, browse and read the papers in your BibTeX library, and synchronise them over Dropbox with BibDesk or JabRef on your computer.

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