Free Zotero Alternatives
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 is the most popular Web-based, Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to Zotero.
- - Mendeley is the most popular free alternative to Zotero.
Comments about Mendeley as a Alternative to Zotero
Mendeley is not open-source. After the migration to the Mendeley Reference Manager which has been a disaster in performance for the desktop apps, exhibit buggy behavior, are much more taxing to computers. Web plugin much better in Zotero too.2
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.25
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 is the most popular Open Source alternative to Zotero.
Comments about Qiqqa as a Alternative to Zotero
Qiqqa does not have:
- Chrome connector for gathering citations
- Google Docs integration
- LibreOffice Integration
Not like Zotero or Mendeley.0
The open source transparency and the WebDav sync make Zotero a better option for Users with a certain degree of Data control/ privacy needs.-1
They both manage PDFs and allow you to do reference management and bilbiographies.1
Bibliography reference manager. The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX, the standard LaTeX bibliography format.
Comments about JabRef as a Alternative to Zotero
Open source, clean, robust. Works best with BibTex/Latex environment.3
Screen clear with all important informations easily readible. Avoid import of existing records and efficient merge compared to zotero !!! So no duplicate. We can create many librairies and we are not limited to one big with every records in, so quicker when you have a lot of references.0
TheBrain helps you organize all your Web pages, contacts, documents, emails and files in a context-driven visual map.
- - TheBrain is the most popular Android & Android Tablet alternative to Zotero.
Comments about TheBrain as a Alternative to Zotero
Simply not a viable alternative.1
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.1
It is not a simple research management tool like Zotero. At least it is for me.0
BibSonomy is a system for sharing bookmarks and lists of literature (BibTex format).
Paperwork is a personal document manager for scanned documents (and PDFs).
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.
Comments about Citavi as a Alternative to Zotero
It is sadly unstable software. It has of course more professional functions than zotero but also problems with stability. For Example: when I had my computer in standby, I have to restart the software.0
A new FREE citation generator. Automatically create bibliographies, references, and citations in APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard, and over 8000 more styles with a totally free and no-ads citation generator.
Powered by the same technology behind Zotero, ZoteroBib lets you seamlessly add items from across the web — using Zotero’s unmatched metadata extraction abilities — and generate bibliographies in more than 9,000 citation styles.
Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. Now supports 7th edition of MLA.