PDF Search Alternatives

    PDF Search is described as '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'. There are more than 25 alternatives to PDF Search 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 PDF Search are Qiqqa (Free, Open Source), Mendeley (Freemium), JabRef (Free, Open Source) and BibSonomy (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 22, 2020

    1. 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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    2. PeerLibrary is an open source project developing a collaborative online community where scholars and researchers can discover, read, and discuss scholarly literature all within one site.
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    3. Program for organizing and commenting textual citations from texts (books, articles, or other published works) for use in producing scientific or academic publications.

      Discontinued

      As the developer stated in February 2017, the software is no longer developed: https://sourceforge.net/p/textcite/discussion/616111/thread/91d6f4bc/#e988 Last version, 1.4, released in September 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    4. Ambar is a smart documents archive with automated crawling, OCR, deduplication and ultra-fast full-text search. Imagine having billion of files in different formats like xls, doc, txt, pdf, ppt, etc..., in any encoding.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Bibus is a bibliographic database. It uses a MySQL or SQLite database to store references. It can directly insert references in OpenOffice.org and MS Word and generate the bibliographic index.
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    5. Software to help researchers collect and manage bibliographic data, take notes while doing research, and generate citations and bibliographies for publication.
    6. 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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      • 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.
    7. 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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      • iPhone
      • iPad
      ResearcherPRO has been designed to help researchers and anyone who is interested in reading papers, in facilitating many operations such as discover them, organize them, sync them and note taking on them.

      Discontinued

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