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Compare Citavi and JabRef

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side-by-side comparison of Citavi vs. JabRef
based on preference data from user reviews. Citavi rates 4.8/5 stars with 16 reviews. By contrast, JabRef rates 4.7/5 stars with 12 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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Citavi
Citavi
(16)
4.8 out of 5
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JabRef
JabRef
(12)
4.7 out of 5
JabRef
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Star Rating
Market Segments
Citavi
Citavi
Small-Business (43.8% of reviews)
JabRef
JabRef
Enterprise (75.0% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
Citavi
Citavi
$449 per user
JabRef
JabRef
No pricing information available

Citavi vs JabRef

  • Reviewers felt that JabRef meets the needs of their business better than Citavi.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Citavi is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Citavi over JabRef.
Categories
Shared Categories
Citavi
Citavi
JabRef
JabRef
Citavi and JabRef are categorized as Reference Management
Unique Categories
Citavi
Citavi has no unique categories
JabRef
JabRef has no unique categories
Pricing
Citavi
Citavi Pricing
Citavi for DBServer - Business
$449per user
Citavi for Windows - Business
$379per user
Citavi for DBServer - Academic
$289per user
Citavi for Windows - Academic
$249per user
Free Trial
JabRef
JabRef Pricing
Free Trial Unavailable
Ratings
Meets Requirements
Citavi
Citavi
8.4
Responses: 16
JabRef
JabRef
9.8
Responses: 11
Ease of Use
Citavi
Citavi
8.3
Responses: 16
JabRef
JabRef
9.8
Responses: 11
Ease of Setup
Citavi
Citavi
Not enough data available
JabRef
JabRef
Not enough data available
Ease of Admin
Citavi
Citavi
Not enough data available
JabRef
JabRef
Not enough data available
Quality of Support
Citavi
Citavi
9.3
Responses: 14
JabRef
JabRef
6.9
Responses: 6
Ease of Doing Business With
Citavi
Citavi
Not enough data available
JabRef
JabRef
Not enough data available
Product Direction (% positive)
Citavi
Citavi
8.4
Responses: 15
JabRef
JabRef
7.9
Responses: 11
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of Citavi were most often representing companies in the Small-Business segment, while reviewers for JabRef were more commonly in the Enterprise segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
Citavi
Citavi
43.8%
JabRef
JabRef
8.3%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
Citavi
Citavi
31.3%
JabRef
JabRef
16.7%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
Citavi
Citavi
25.0%
JabRef
JabRef
75.0%
Reviewers' Industry
Citavi
Citavi Industry
Research
18.8%
Higher Education
18.8%
Education Management
12.5%
Staffing and Recruiting
6.3%
Machinery
6.3%
Other
37.5%
JabRef
JabRef Industry
Higher Education
41.7%
Research
16.7%
Internet
8.3%
Education Management
8.3%
Computer Software
8.3%
Other
16.7%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Citavi
Haytham E.
User in Machinery

as i have mentiond bevor in my Review it a great time saver easy to use and very acurate what i like the mos about ist is the add on Feature in word it makes my life alot easier

JabRef
GH
User in Higher Education

I have used this tool throughout my masters thesis writing and it helped me organize and upload my reference list.

Most Helpful Critical Review
JabRef
Grinal C.
User in Biotechnology

Its a great tool and I have no issues except that the search function could be a bit more user friendly.

Discussions
Citavi
Citavi Discussions
Is it possible to work together in a team?
1 comment
Offical Response from Citavi
We recommend Citavi for Windows for individual users and small groups. Project files and attachments are saved on a local network drive. This version is...Read more
What license types are available?
1 comment
Offical Response from Citavi
Personal license keys are available for Citavi for Windows. The license key is entered in the local Citavi installation. Per-seat and concurrent licenses...Read more
Where does Citavi save our information?
1 comment
Offical Response from Citavi
Project information is either saved in a Microsoft SQL database (Citavi for DBServer) or in a local project file (Citavi for Windows). No project information...Read more
JabRef
JabRef Discussions
Monty the Mongoose crying
JabRef has no discussions with answers
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JabRef
JabRef Screenshots
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