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JabRef Alternatives & Competitors

Looking for alternatives to JabRef? Tons of people want Reference Management software. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you.

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Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to JabRef

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  1. Mendeley

    (143)4.3 out of 5
    Mendeley is a desktop and web program for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online.

    Reviewers say compared to JabRef, Mendeley is:

    Better at support
    More expensive
  2. Mendeley is a desktop and web program for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online.

    Reviewers say compared to JabRef, Mendeley is:

    Better at support
    More expensive

    Mendeley review by Gabrielle B.
    "Mendeley Review: It helps to keep organized when writing research papers. It's creation of the final reference page is very effective. I love that you can export citations from essentially any journal's website as long as it is a .ris file. That is very convenient. You can also use various different citation styles. The software helps to ensure the quality of citation formatting. "
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  3. EndNote

    (129)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.

    Reviewers say compared to JabRef, EndNote is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
  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.

    Reviewers say compared to JabRef, EndNote is:

    More expensive
    Better at support

    EndNote review by Andrea Q.
    "incredible manager references all academic should use.: despite having little time using this program, it is excellent to export citations directly from google books. Saves time. I have noticed that they have good publicity, but really could be better. However, it is one of the best known programs and given the amount of people using it, you may find material that complements the network experience"
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  5. EasyBib.com

    (86)4.4 out of 5
    EasyBib.com provides citation, note-taking and research tools. EasyBib offers free and premium services for individuals and institutions.

    Reviewers say compared to JabRef, EasyBib.com is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
  6. EasyBib.com provides citation, note-taking and research tools. EasyBib offers free and premium services for individuals and institutions.

    Reviewers say compared to JabRef, EasyBib.com is:

    More expensive
    Better at support

    EasyBib.com review by Angie P.
    "Saved my butt for school!: To be honest, writing bibliographies is a pain in the ass. Further, there are so many different systems that, as soon as you switch disciplines or even publications, you're flipping back and forth, trying to remember which style is the correct style. EasyBib does it all for you. The amount of time I saved using this product is uncountable! "
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  7. Zotero

    (37)4.3 out of 5
    Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

    Reviewers say compared to JabRef, Zotero is:

    Better at support
    More expensive
  8. Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

    Reviewers say compared to JabRef, Zotero is:

    Better at support
    More expensive

    Zotero review by Joy Suzanne H.
    "Great free tool that I recommend to my students: Easy to clip citations from the web and add them to your project in Microsoft Word. Huge time saver for students and writers."
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  9. RefWorks

    (27)4.2 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.

    Reviewers say compared to JabRef, RefWorks is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
  10. 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.

    Reviewers say compared to JabRef, RefWorks is:

    More expensive
    Better at support

    RefWorks review by Ruben S.
    "Source Citations Made Easy!: 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!"
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  11. 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.

    Reviewers say compared to JabRef, Paperpile is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
  12. No-fuss reference management for the web. Sync your PDFs to Google Drive and cite your papers in Google Docs.

    Reviewers say compared to JabRef, Paperpile is:

    More expensive
    Better at support

    Paperpile review by Phuong L.
    "I use paperpile to manage my references : I love Paperpile. Before paperpile, I use EndNote for my PC. However, my EndNote is not compatible with my Mac so I have to buy a new version. My friend told me about Paperpile, and I love it. One of the best feature is that I can change my citation style to any style I want. And the software will update entire file to the new citation style for me. That is a wonderful feature. Additionally, another plus is that Paperpile is compatible for both Mac and PC, and it compatible for Google Drive as well. Lastly, I can embedd my reference simply by looking for the title. This feature is much better than Endnote, where I have to download the file and embedd them into my paper. Sometime, if I have 200 references, the amount of files I am downloading can be overwhemming. "
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  13. Citavi

    (15)4.8 out of 5
    Citavi is a user-friendly reference management and knowledge organization program for researchers and students.

    Reviewers say compared to JabRef, Citavi is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
  14. Citavi is a user-friendly reference management and knowledge organization program for researchers and students.

    Reviewers say compared to JabRef, Citavi is:

    More expensive
    Better at support

    Citavi review by Maria K.
    "intuitive, well developed software with great support: Citavi is a great software to manage knowledge and to avoid chaos in citing. I can recommend it to students and scientists and everyone else who wants to organize research and whatever kind of publications or knowledge. The use of the software is easy to learn and when something is unclear, the user will find answers in the user forum or in the great other support tools."
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  15. cite4me.org

    (15)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.

    Reviewers say compared to JabRef, cite4me.org is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
  16. 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.

    Reviewers say compared to JabRef, cite4me.org is:

    More expensive
    Better at support

    cite4me.org review by Kelsey W.
    "Self-Employed Writer's Dream: Working from home in the content marketing industry, I write articles and blogs online and rely on external reference links. In more high-level projects, correctly referencing sources is critical since clients do not have to purchase completed work if it is incorrect in any way. Cite4me allow me to reference everything in one stop and has the option for hiring an editior."
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  17. 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.

    Reviewers say compared to JabRef, Reference Manager is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
  18. 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.

    Reviewers say compared to JabRef, Reference Manager is:

    More expensive
    Better at support

    Reference Manager review by User
    "Makes searching online databases so much easier.: What I liked best about this product is how easy it becomes to find references, search online databases and publish them, all in one program. Makes it a lot easier to do it all in one, additionally saving me time and making it a lot more convenient to do research!"
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  19. Biblioscape

    (7)4.2 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.

    Reviewers say compared to JabRef, Biblioscape is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
  20. The revolutionary Microsoft Word integration displays your references and notes inside Word. Cite references by drag-and-drop and see the results instantly.

    Reviewers say compared to JabRef, Biblioscape is:

    More expensive
    Better at support

    Biblioscape review by Rema B.
    "Citations Made Easy: I like that the user interface essentially makes this program built into your writing program of choice. It makes it so easy to make citations, which can be a difficult part of research based writing."
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  21. Cite This For Me (formerly RefME)

    (5)4.7 out of 5
    CTFM helps researchers find and correctly cite sources.
  22. CTFM helps researchers find and correctly cite sources.

    Cite This For Me (formerly RefME) review by Katina B.
    "Works Cited Savor: We all know the biggest pet peeve is doing a Works Cited page and Cite This For Me is the only software i utilize. It allows me to have an extension on my desktop and cites whatever page I am on at that moment and gives options for MLA, APA, Chicago and Harvard styles."
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  23. citeulike

    (4)4.1 out of 5
    citeulike is a free service for managing and discovering scholarly references
  24. citeulike is a free service for managing and discovering scholarly references

    citeulike review by Rafael H.
    "Articles and references online.: The page allows you to find and incorporate references, records and articles of an academic nature, making it ideal for students, professors and researchers. It is also possible to find groups of a particular topic and save the data that interests us in our library."
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  25. Citationsy

    (4)4.9 out of 5
    Citationsy is a reference tool to create citations, reference lists, and bibliographies.
  26. Citationsy is a reference tool to create citations, reference lists, and bibliographies.

    Citationsy review by Peter J.
    "The Ideal Citation Finder: Finding citations to journals, links, websites and many others is really easy with Citationsy. It is as simple as just pasting the link on Citationsy and have it do the rest. Before I started using Citationsy, it was ridiculously difficult to find suitable references and citations as applicable to some links and websites, but once I started using it, it has removed the stress and the waste of time trying to do it myself"
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  27. BibSonomy

    (3)4.2 out of 5
    BibSonomy helps you to manage your publications and bookmarks, to collaborate with your colleagues and to find new interesting material for your research.
  28. BibSonomy helps you to manage your publications and bookmarks, to collaborate with your colleagues and to find new interesting material for your research.

    BibSonomy review by Diego A.
    "Publication and Bookmark Organization is Possible with BibSonomy: BibSonomy gives you a platform where you can organize as well as structure your bookmarks as well as your publications. It is user-friendly. Their customer support and customer care is responsive and always willing to help. Bibsonomy makes provision for tag hierarchy, group management and privacy features and tools. It is one tool you should not do without"
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  29. F1000 Workspace

    (3)4.0 out of 5
    A software built to discover, read, annotate, write and share scientific research.
  30. A software built to discover, read, annotate, write and share scientific research.

    F1000 Workspace review by User in Medical Devices
    "Valuable clinical library and search tool: F1000 regularly suggests articles similar to those in your library. Their recommendations are often spot on. Chrome extension works really well. Creates a uniformed naming convention for articles. Allows for easy, efficient searches. You can add appendices and tag articles. F1000 allows for organization into projects, and allows you to invite certain people to those projects. You can also create a personal reading list."
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  31. 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.
  32. 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.

    refbase review by Administrator
    "Great Free Bibliographic database: This is fantastic for a free. Everything is online, so we can share it with our whole research group. The support is very good too and it has a good community."
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  33. ReadCube Papers

    (2)4.3 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.
  34. 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.

    ReadCube Papers review by User in Research
    "A cheaper way to manage references: Readcube Papers is a great tool to manage references across devices. It allows you to import files quick and one can access them anywhere with device sync option or on the web. Not heavy on your system like endnote but useful to curate than a bibliography for word add - ons. The interface is easy to use. "
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  35. 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.
  36. Bookends is a full-featured and cost-effective bibliography, reference, and information management system for students and professionals.

    Bookends review by Tucker J.
    "Information resource: You can access the internet for pdf and other associated references. "
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  37. MyBib

    (1)3.0 out of 5
    Automatically create bibliographies, references, and citations in APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard, and over 8000 more styles with a totally free and no-ads citation
  38. Automatically create bibliographies, references, and citations in APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard, and over 8000 more styles with a totally free and no-ads citation

    MyBib review by Erik D.
    "A Simple and Effective Citation Platform: Students can proof their papers for unintentional plagiarism, which saves everyone an unnecessary headache. MyBib is also useful if students are writing papers and citing sources in APA or Chicago style format. Most English courses utilize MLA, but this can be a real time saver for students while ensuring consistency with other citation styles."
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  39. Qiqqa

    (1)3.5 out of 5
    Qiqqa's powerful research and knowledge management tools let you search for, record, share, and instantly recall the important information from thousands of your documents with ease.
  40. Qiqqa's powerful research and knowledge management tools let you search for, record, share, and instantly recall the important information from thousands of your documents with ease.

    Qiqqa review by Marli W.
    "Great annotations, bad web interface: It is quite good at extracting metadata from PDFs and generating the appropriate Bibtex citations. tool for organizing and annotating PDFs, and you can also share folders with colleagues."