Alternatives to Reference Manager

  • 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.

    Free Mac

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  • Peerlibrary

    PeerLibrary is an open source project developing a collaborative online community where scholars and researchers can discover, read, and discuss scholarly literature all within one site. This project focuses on expediting access to publications, ena…

    Open Source Free Web-Based

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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 information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. If you need to manage infor…

    Commercial Linux Mac Windows Web-Based

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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.

    Open Source Free Linux Mac Windows

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  • Exstora

    Built-in quick note: save ideas, contacts, interesting facts With Exstora, you can write down a thought that comes to your mind as soon as possible. To create a new note, just double-click next to the corresponding section. Personal organizer softwa…

    Freemium Windows

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  • PDF Stacks

    With PDF Stacks, you can organize, find and browse, search, annonate and share your collection and library of PDF files, papers, research and journal articles with a single click. It saves you time: no more wondering around your computer to find a P…

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Biblioscape

    Software to help researchers collect and manage bibliographic data, take notes while doing research, and generate citations and bibliographies for publication.

    Commercial Windows

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  • KBibTeX

    KBibTeX is a reference management software primarily for BibTeX which is typically used in conjunction with TeX/LaTeX.

    Open Source Free Linux

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  • ACS ChemWorx

    ACS ChemWorx is a free research management and storage system for chemists that combines reference discovery and management, professional networking, group and task management, and manuscript preparation in a single, secure location, accessible from…

    Free Android Tablet Linux Mac Windows Android

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  • NotesHolder

    NotesHolder lets you quickly type in any piece of information so that you can easily find it when you need, read it or print it out for your convenience. This is the most effective way to store all your notes without cluttering up your desk with pos…

    Free Windows

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  • Flick Note

    Full featured Simplenote syncing plain text notepad. A full featured Simplenote syncing notepad application.Keep your notes synced between your phone and your computer.

    Freemium Android

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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 documents.

    Freemium Linux Mac Windows

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  • UbikReader

    UbikReader is the new way to organize your documents. Multitask while you read, annotate, write notes and share your documents with ease. No more worrying about how to manage your large, cluttered library of documents. UbikReader´s versatile system …

    Commercial Mac iPad iPhone

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  • bibme

    BibMe is a free automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting. BibMe leverages external databases to quickly fill citation information for you. BibMe will then format the citation information and compile a bibli…

    Free Web-Based

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  • KNote

    KNote is an easy to use wiki-like note taking program with built in file management and blogging capabilities. Features: * Private Notes are stored locally and are encrypted and password protected with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), the same st…

    Free Personal Windows

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  • Catzwares Simple Notes

    Have you ever needed to remember something real important but had no way to? Catzware introduces Simple Notes, a program which allows you to make up to five notes and keep them open on your desktop all at the same time so you never forget anything a…

    Free Windows

  • Delphinus Notes

    Delphinus Notes is a freeware program designed to keep and manage notes. It contains simple notepad, calendar (with week schedule) and expenditure management module. All data can be encrypted and program can be protected by the password. Program can…

    Free Windows

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  • Note Monger

    Take notes, anytime, quick, anywhere. Manage your TO-DO list and reminders. Remember things. Note taking on Android.

    Free Android

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  • Zotero

    Zotero is a free, easy-to-use Firefox/Chrome extension or standalone program to help you collect, organize, manage, search and cite your research sources directly in your favourite word processor, with 300 MB free online storage.

    Freemium Open Source LibreOffice Google Drive - Docs Microsoft Office Word Safari Firefox Chrome Linux Mac Windows

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  • Mendeley

    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 an…

    Freemium Linux Mac iPad iPhone Windows Web-Based Android

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