Free Zotero Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Zotero is Mendeley. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Zotero and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Zotero are Qiqqa (Free, Open Source), Polar (Freemium, Open Source), JabRef (Free, Open Source) and TheBrain (Freemium).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Nov 3, 2020

    Platforms

    • Mac
    • Online
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Google Scholar
    • Chrome Web Store
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Google Drive
    • Self-Hosted
    • Internet Explorer
    • Windows S

    Features

    • Bibliography generator
    • Citations
    • PDF annotation
    • Export citation
    • Library
    • References
    • Notetaking
    • Document annotations
    • Full text search
    • Cloud sync
    • Knowledge Management
    • Text Highlighting
    • Tagging
    • Real time collaboration
    • Save web page for offline use
    • PDF OCR
    • Portable
    • Google Chrome Extensions
    • Citation detection

    License

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    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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