Powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.
Obsidian vs Zotero opinions
Obsidian does not have a good pdf reader like zotero. Moreover Obsidian doesn't import things up like zotero and doesn't help in managing references. In fact Obsidian can complement Zotero and work as an alternative to MS Word. But overall Obsidian is lightweight but wacky clumsy tool for writing.
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...
Mendeley vs Zotero opinions
Mendeley differs from Zotero like this: 1) It is not open source, but it's still free (as in beer); 2) it has better features for annotating pdf files; 3) It emphasizes connections between academics working in similar areas, which helps in discovery of references. Zotero doesn't do that. However, Zotero is better at extracting meta data from pdf files and has the superior browser plugin.
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.
Qiqqa vs Zotero opinions
Qiqqa does not have:
- Chrome connector for gathering citations
- Google Docs integration
- LibreOffice Integration
They both manage PDFs and allow you to do reference management and bilbiographies.
The open source transparency and the WebDav sync make Zotero a better option for Users with a certain degree of Data control/ privacy needs.
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.
Polar vs Zotero opinions
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.
Bibliography reference manager. The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX, the standard LaTeX bibliography format.
JabRef vs Zotero opinions
Open source, clean, robust. Works best with BibTex/Latex environment.
TheBrain helps you organize all your Web pages, contacts, documents, emails and files in a context-driven visual map.
TheBrain vs Zotero opinions
TheBrain is a non-linear visual mapping tool. It is not first and foremost a reference manager. I own it, and use it, and it's never struck me as a good alternative to Zotero.
Simply not a viable alternative.
It is not a simple research management tool like Zotero. At least it is for me.
WizNote is a Note software, which is especially designed for Internet users and mobile Internet users. WizNote focuses more on notes of rapid collection, management, reading and sharing. WizNote is smaller, more stable, and more suitable for computers, phones and mobile devices.