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Zenreader Alternatives

Zenreader is described as 'desktop app to take notes, organise your knowledge and produce great work in no time. It is a powerful productivity tool that includes tagging, reference management and keeping track of your progress' and is a research manager in the office & productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Zenreader for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Zotero, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Zenreader are Qiqqa, Mendeley, Polar and DEVONthink.

Zenreader alternatives are mainly Research Managers but may also be Note-taking Tools or PDF Readers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Zenreader.
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  1. Zotero icon

    Zotero

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Microsoft Office Word
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • LibreOffice
    • Firefox
    66 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.  Ad-freeZotero doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsZotero can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  PDF annotationZotero support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    4.  Full-Text SearchZotero lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    5.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    6.  Support for MarkDownZotero supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    7.  Privacy focusedZotero is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    8.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Zotero simultaneously.
    9.  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
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    • Linux
    • Online
    69 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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    Polar

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Chrome OS
    70 alternatives to Polar 

    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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    1.  PDF annotationPolar support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Built-in viewerPolar shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    Captured HTML content available for offline viewing at any time.
    Document repository for tagging and managing your documents.
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    DEVONthink

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    162 alternatives to DEVONthink 

    DEVONthink is a solution to the digital age conundrum. It is your second brain, the one and only database for all your digital files, be they PDFs, emails, Word docs or even multimedia files.

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    1.  File TaggingDEVONthink can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
    2.  Dark ModeDEVONthink supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Support for scriptingDEVONthink supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    4.  PDF annotationDEVONthink support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    5.  Ad-freeDEVONthink doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    6.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    7.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    8.  Full-Text SearchDEVONthink lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    9.  Support for MarkDownDEVONthink supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    JabRef

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    • Linux
    • Firefox
    • Google Chrome
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Microsoft Edge
    40 alternatives to JabRef 

    Bibliography reference manager. The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX, the standard LaTeX bibliography format.

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    1.  Full-Text SearchJabRef lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    2.  Support for LaTeXJabRef supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    3.  AutocompletionJabRef can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
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    BibSonomy

    • Online
    68 alternatives to BibSonomy 

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

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in BibSonomy simultaneously.
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    PDF Expert

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    • iPhone
    • iPad
    89 alternatives to PDF Expert 

    PDF Expert lets you read and annotate PDF documents, highlight text, make notes and save these changes being compatible with Preview and Adobe Acrobat. Moreover, PDF Expert is the only iPhone application that can fill PDF forms!

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    1.  PDF annotationPDF Expert support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Fill PDF FormsPDF Expert supports forms in PDF files.
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  9. Citavi icon

    Citavi

    32 alternatives to Citavi 

    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.

    Simple Navigation on the left, the editing pane in the middle, preview on the right (for PDF and text documents, images, Web pages, etc.).   All You Need You can add ratings, quotations, comments, thoughts, tasks, locations, and links to other references and files. Citavi is your complete toolbox for academic writing.
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    ReadCube Papers

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    • Online
    • Android
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    • Android Tablet
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    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Safari
    40 alternatives to ReadCube Papers 

    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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    1.  PDF annotationReadCube Papers support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Built-in viewerReadCube Papers shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    4.  Text to SpeechReadCube Papers allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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