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    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 Mac, Online / Web-based, 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 Dec 20, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      A scientific record discovery tool.
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    1. Benubird PDF makes personal document management simple: capture, organize and retrieve your PDF documents effortlessly. Managing files is easy with virtual folders and powerful metadata filters. Guaranteed to save you time and revolutionize the way you work with your documents.

      Discontinued

      Software is discontinued, but still available for download from http://www.debenu.com/products/desktop/debenu-pdf-benubird/

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    2. Perhaps the world’s best reference tool. Create citations, reference lists and bibliographies. Citationsy is a no-nonsense reference collection and bibliography creation tool for people who value simplicity, privacy, and speed.
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    3. BibMe is a free automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting. BibMe leverages external databases to quickly fill citation information for you.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Firefox
      OutWit Hub explores the depths of the Web for you, automatically collecting and organizing data and media from online sources.
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    4. 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.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Utopia Documents is a free PDF reader that connects the static content of scientific articles to the dynamic world of online content.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      Search the metadata of journal articles, books, standards, datasets & more.
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      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      I, Librarian is an online service that will organize your collection of PDF and office files. The service focuses on central management of PDF documents suitable for real-time collaboration in research teams and companies.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      Droideley is an unofficial Mendeley Android client. It is capable of synchronizing with your Mendeley library and of downloading the stored documents. It also provides a filtering options (folder, author, tag) and it can be used for searching in the global Mendeley database.

      Discontinued

      As officially announced on their Twitter feed

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