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BibDesk Alternatives & Competitors

(1)5.0 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to BibDesk? Tons of people want Reference Management Software. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you. Mendeley, EndNote, Zotero, and EasyBib.com are the most popular alternatives and competitors to BibDesk.

Top Alternatives to BibDesk

  • Mendeley
  • EndNote
  • Zotero
  • EasyBib.com
  • ReadCube Papers

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to BibDesk

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  1. Mendeley

    (201)4.3 out of 5

    Mendeley is a desktop and web program for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online.

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  2. Mendeley is a desktop and web program for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online.

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    JJ
    Mendeley provides a great solution not only to store and then quote all papers together, but also to create a research network by sharing files. What I like most of Mendeley is that you can use...Read more
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  3. EndNote

    (161)4.1 out of 5

    Find, use and share research with EndNote. It's for more than bibliographies. Sync your EndNote library across your desktop, iPad and online. Work on your research from anywhere.

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  4. Find, use and share research with EndNote. It's for more than bibliographies. Sync your EndNote library across your desktop, iPad and online. Work on your research from anywhere.

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    DH
    You can quote any format articles, for example. IEEE, APA. Even easy to use, researching will save you a lot of time. You just have to upload the study paper and do the rest of the job. I like its...Read more
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    #3
    #3
  5. Zotero

    (59)4.4 out of 5

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

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

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    UH
    I love Zotero. The software has several advantages: First, it is very easy to use. Second, it is open-source and free (as in free beer) so you don't have to worry about licensing issues. Third, it...Read more
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  7. EasyBib.com

    (89)4.4 out of 5

    EasyBib.com provides citation, note-taking and research tools. EasyBib offers free and premium services for individuals and institutions.

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  8. EasyBib.com provides citation, note-taking and research tools. EasyBib offers free and premium services for individuals and institutions.

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    UE
    Does all the work for you. Makes citations easy, just give it the website and some information and it makes the citation for you in whatever format you need.
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    #5
  9. ReadCube Papers

    (81)4.4 out of 5

    Papers helps you collect and curate the research material that you're passionate about. This award winning reference manager will improve the way you find, organize, read, cite and share.

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  10. Papers helps you collect and curate the research material that you're passionate about. This award winning reference manager will improve the way you find, organize, read, cite and share.

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    UB
    Been using Readcube and Papers for many years, since back when Readcube and Papers were separate entities. Ease of use, annotation, sharing is unbeatable. The UI is sleek and intuitive -- makes...Read more
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  11. Citavi

    (16)4.8 out of 5

    Citavi is a user-friendly reference management and knowledge organization program for researchers and students.

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  12. Citavi is a user-friendly reference management and knowledge organization program for researchers and students.

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    Grinal C.
    GC
    Love that I can get my bibliographies done within minutes. It saves so much time and energy which was of importance to write my client reports to meet the deadlines. Gives me great confidence with...Read more
    #7
    #7
  13. JabRef

    (12)4.7 out of 5

    JabRef is an open source bibliography reference manager. The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX, the standard LaTeX bibliography format.

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  14. JabRef is an open source bibliography reference manager. The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX, the standard LaTeX bibliography format.

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    Rosemary J.
    RJ
    It is an open-source tool that works in MacOS, Windows and Linux. The installation doesn't take up a large amount of space. It's the best reference management tool if you are using Latex to write...Read more
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  15. Sorc'd

    (41)4.2 out of 5

    Sorc’d empowers content creators to build stronger content, faster through a cloud-powered knowledge database of digestible snippets of relevant content, substantially decreasing research time and giving users more time to focus on what matters. Sorc’d seamlessly integrates with numerous content creation systems, such as Microsoft Office and Google Docs.

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  16. Sorc’d empowers content creators to build stronger content, faster through a cloud-powered knowledge database of digestible snippets of relevant content, substantially decreasing research time and giving users more time to focus on what matters. Sorc’d seamlessly integrates with numerous content creation systems, such as Microsoft Office and Google Docs.

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    Jeffrey W.
    JW
    Writers are a meandering bunch. Their way of researching often takes them down rabbit holes as they find something interesting, get distracted by something shiny and then find themselves with a new...Read more
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  17. Bookends

    (1)4.5 out of 5

    Bookends is a full-featured and cost-effective bibliography, reference, and information management system for students and professionals.

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  18. Bookends is a full-featured and cost-effective bibliography, reference, and information management system for students and professionals.

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    Tucker J.
    TJ
    You can access the internet for pdf and other associated references.
    #10
    #10
  19. Referencer

    (1)5.0 out of 5

    Referencer is a GNOME application to organize documents or references, and ultimately generate a BibTeX bibliography file.

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  20. Referencer is a GNOME application to organize documents or references, and ultimately generate a BibTeX bibliography file.

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    Kate W.
    KW
    Referencer is a GNOME application that lets us organize documents and references and also generate a bibliography file. It is easy to use and alot of resources are available to help anyone with...Read more
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  21. RefWorks

    (28)4.0 out of 5

    RefWorks is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool that is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

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  22. RefWorks is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool that is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

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    Ruben S.
    RS
    I love idea of RefWorks: keeping citations of all articles you are interested in on one program. Refworks allows you to make your own bibliographies and save those citations for later!
    #12
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  23. Paperpile

    (16)4.2 out of 5

    No-fuss reference management for the web. Sync your PDFs to Google Drive and cite your papers in Google Docs.

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  24. No-fuss reference management for the web. Sync your PDFs to Google Drive and cite your papers in Google Docs.

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    IP
    We have just started a project to stress this software to see if it can become a mainstay of our research collection. Early on I find it has a nice mix of old comforts in research and new powerful...Read more
    #13
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  25. Sente

    (1)5.0 out of 5

    Sente is a full-featured reference manager for Macs, iPads and iPhones. It helps you build, organize and use very large research libraries so you will always be in control of your research literature.

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  26. Sente is a full-featured reference manager for Macs, iPads and iPhones. It helps you build, organize and use very large research libraries so you will always be in control of your research literature.

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    Ronda Y.
    RY
    Sente organizes my journal articles so that I can review them from within the app. I'm able to view and markup the journal PDF directly from the app. Also the automatic input of citation...Read more
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  27. Sciwheel

    (12)4.5 out of 5

    A software built to discover, read, annotate, write and share scientific research.

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  28. A software built to discover, read, annotate, write and share scientific research.

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    UR
    Easy to use tool to organise reference articles, easy to cite and manage the references in large documents
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  29. Biblioscape

    (8)4.3 out of 5

    The revolutionary Microsoft Word integration displays your references and notes inside Word. Cite references by drag-and-drop and see the results instantly.

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  30. The revolutionary Microsoft Word integration displays your references and notes inside Word. Cite references by drag-and-drop and see the results instantly.

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    LR
    This makes it quick and easy to write citations. It's great for writing research papers.
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  31. Cite This For Me (formerly RefME)

    (17)4.8 out of 5

    CTFM helps researchers find and correctly cite sources.

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  32. CTFM helps researchers find and correctly cite sources.

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    KM
    I like that I can annotate, save to library and easily access all my notes and cited info from my chrome extension. I live that I can curate and save my own cited and sourced data and that most of...Read more
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  33. Reference Manager

    (11)3.6 out of 5

    Reference Manager is the powerful bibliographic solution for workgroups, networks and collaborative projects. Search online databases, organize references easily, and watch your bibliography appear as you write.

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  34. Reference Manager is the powerful bibliographic solution for workgroups, networks and collaborative projects. Search online databases, organize references easily, and watch your bibliography appear as you write.

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    UP
    Never really got comfortable using system. Options not so user friendly or compatible with every system. Needs more trials. u
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  35. refbase

    (2)4.5 out of 5

    refbase can import and export references in various formats (including BibTeX, Endnote, RIS, PubMed, ISI Web of Science, CSA Illumina, RefWorks, MODS XML, OpenOffice, and MS Word). It can make formatted lists of citations in HTML, RTF, PDF, or LaTeX, and offers powerful searching, and RSS support.

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  36. refbase can import and export references in various formats (including BibTeX, Endnote, RIS, PubMed, ISI Web of Science, CSA Illumina, RefWorks, MODS XML, OpenOffice, and MS Word). It can make formatted lists of citations in HTML, RTF, PDF, or LaTeX, and offers powerful searching, and RSS support.

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    Jim C.
    JC
    Very good support, open source, no big bugs
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  37. cite4me.org

    (11)4.3 out of 5

    Cite4me.org is a free research and reference tool designed to help users cite sources, check content for plagiarism, format and keep papers in one place.

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  38. Cite4me.org is a free research and reference tool designed to help users cite sources, check content for plagiarism, format and keep papers in one place.

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    UE
    There are many other citation websites you can use, but this is one of the few (and perhaps) only one that is useful for a law school student. It is also easy to use and has a nice interface.
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  39. Citationsy

    (6)4.3 out of 5

    Citationsy is a reference tool to create citations, reference lists, and bibliographies.

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  40. Citationsy is a reference tool to create citations, reference lists, and bibliographies.

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    Gabrielle C.
    GC
    Guided by other reviews on this website, I thought I'd give Citationsy a try. It seems pretty user-friendly, but...