Alternatives to Zotero for Mac with any license

  • Mendeley

    Mendeley helps manage and share academic knowledge: Mendeley Desktop is free academic software (Windows, Mac, Linux) for organizing and sharing research papers and...

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    • 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. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 9 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Docear

    Docear is a unique solution to academic literature management, which helps you organizing, creating, and discovering academic literature. The 3 most distinct features...

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    • Discontinued "Update 2017-08-24: Please note that for the foreseeable future we will not continue the development of Docear as we have not enough funding and time." http://www.docear.org/2017/02/05/docears-online-services-are-down-recommendation-user-registration-backup/
    • Though it helps managing documents and references around a project, it is not a tool centered on bibliography like Zotero. Guest • Feb 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Papers

    Papers helps you collect and curate the research material that you're passionate about.

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  • ReadCube

    ReadCube’s desktop and mobile iOS applications are available free for both Mac & PC and offers researchers the ability to discover and access literature faster...

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  • colwiz

    colwiz is free software for researchers, academics and students. The iPad, iPhone and iPod touch version sync your research articles, attachments and annotations with...

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  • Bookends

    Bookends is a commercial reference management software package for Mac OS X that is used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. Its...

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  • MarginNote

    MarginNote is a powerful reading and study software made for learners. It's a feature-packed PDF and EPUB reader built for learning, managing and note taking.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac OS X iPhone iPad

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  • RefWorks

    RefWorks - an online research management, writing and collaboration tool - is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of...

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  • SCIENTILLA

    Scientilla is a new approach to give the scientific community an open, free, accurate, tidy and up-to-date production reporting solution. Scientilla is peer-to-peer...

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  • TextCite

    Program for organizing and commenting textual citations from texts (books, articles, or other published works) for use in producing scientific or academic publications.

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  • BibDesk

    BibDesk is a bibliographic reference manager for Mac OS X. BibDesk is designed to help organize and use bibliographic databases in BibTeX .bib format. BibDesk...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X

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  • Refeus

    Refeus is a software to simplify scientific work. Refeus supports the complete workflow from collecting and managing content and publications to write and publishing...

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