Paperpile Alternatives

    Paperpile is described as 'Organize your research papers in a Gmail-like web app, sync your PDFs to Google Drive and cite your references in Google Docs' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Paperpile 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 Paperpile are Qiqqa (Free, Open Source), Mendeley (Freemium), DEVONthink (Paid) and JabRef (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 31, 2021

    1. 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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    2. is a free, easy-to-use multi-platform bibliography and citation generator that automatically generates accurate citations for students and teachers. It’s the world’s fastest and most accurate citation generator and management tool.
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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.


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    3. 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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    4. Mick Schroeder’s automatic citation generator. Create a bibliography from a URL, PubMed ID, DOI, ISBN, etc… Style with AMA, APA, APA, NLM, + 9000 more.
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