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paperly is described as 'Paperly is a paper reader, which aims to improve the whole experience of reading, note-taking and mind mapping. Three key features are provided: (1) WYSIWYG Citation; (2) Contextual Notebook; (3) Scholar Mind Graph' and is a PDF Reader in the office & productivity category. There are four alternatives to paperly for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPad and iPhone. The best alternative is Zotero, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like paperly are Qiqqa, Mendeley and Highlights.

paperly alternatives are mainly Research Managers but may also be Document Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of paperly.
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    Zotero

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Microsoft Office Word
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • LibreOffice
    • Firefox
    64 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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    Word Processor Compatibility
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    Qiqqa

    • Windows
    53 alternatives to Qiqqa 

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

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    67 alternatives to Mendeley 

    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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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Mendeley simultaneously.
    2.  PDF annotationMendeley support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    Generate Bibliographies in Word and OpenOffice
    Annotate PDFs
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    Highlights

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    6 alternatives to Highlights 

    Highlights is a PDF reader for note takers. Highlights lets you highlight text and select images in the PDF, but take notes in a regular text-editor. No more typing notes and comments into tiny text boxes.

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    1.  PDF annotationHighlights support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
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