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We've compiled a list of 35 free and paid alternatives to Papers. The primary competitors include Qiqqa, Zotero. In addition to these, users also draw comparisons between Papers and Mendeley, JabRef, Docear. Also you can look at other similar options here: Education and Reference Software.


Qiqqa is free award-winning knowledge-, research- and reference management software.

Zotero
Open Source

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.

Mendeley helps manage and share academic knowledge: Mendeley Desktop is free academic software...

JabRef
Free Open Source

JabRef is an open source bibliography reference manager.

Docear
Free Open Source

Docear is a unique solution to academic literature management, which helps you organizing...

Organize your research papers in a Gmail-like web app, sync your PDFs to Google Drive and cite your...

A reference management software, used for searching online publication databases, & managing...

Reference management and knowledge organization with integrated task planner. Solution for work groups with data sharing in intranet available.

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

ReadCube’s desktop and mobile iOS applications are available free for both Mac & PC and offers...

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

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Papers Overview

Papers doesn’t just want your PDFs, it will gladly organize all your documents, whether they are word documents, spreadsheets, presentations, posters, scanned receipts, and many more. Papers even has a dedicated space for your own articles, and conference related materials, like your travel documents and posters.

Papers Platforms

Windows Web-Based iPad Mac iPhone

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