Mendeley Alternatives

    Mendeley is described as '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' and is a very popular app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Mendeley for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Mac, Windows, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is Zotero, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Mendeley are Qiqqa (Free, Open Source), Polar (Freemium), JabRef (Free, Open Source) and BibSonomy (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 12, 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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      Zotero vs Mendeley opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Zotero is a great alternative to Mendeley.
      Amazing. Full featured; sqlite db, tagging, notes... Hey, knowledge at your fingertips
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      Open source and made in the U.S.A!
      Positive comment almost 2 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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      Most users think Qiqqa is a great alternative to Mendeley.
      Differently from Qiqqa, Mendeley has no annotation report feature, meaning that it is not possible to gather all highlights/annotations on a paper into a single file. This is very useful for large pdf.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    3. Polar is a powerful desktop app for managing all your web content, books, and notes. Polar keeps all your content in one place, supports tagging, annotation, highlighting and keeps track of your reading progress.
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    4. 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...
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      Most users think JabRef is a great alternative to Mendeley.
      JabRef only handles bibtex files.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    5. BibSonomy is a system for sharing bookmarks and lists of literature (BibTex format).


    6. is a social networking website for academics. The platform can be used to share papers, monitor their impact, and follow the research in a particular field. It was launched in September08, with 31 million registered and over 8 million uploaded texts.
    7. 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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      Great knowledge item management.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      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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    8. ResearchGate was built by scientists, for scientists. It started when two researchers discovered first-hand that collaborating with a friend or colleague on the other side of the world was no easy task.
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      youdaoyzbx ResearchGate is a platform to share ideas and papers.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

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      A reference management software, used for searching online publication databases, & managing publications / bibliographies, with the ability to insert the references into a word processor.
      Some users think EndNote is a great alternative to Mendeley, some don't.
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