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Zotero - Citation Manager: Mobile

Zotero is a free, easy to use software that helps you save, manage, and cite research sources.


Most or all of these apps cost money, and this page is not meant as an endorsement of any commercial product.

I cannot provide technical support for most of these apps; please consult the app's publisher if anything goes wrong while using any of these programs.

Mobile pps for Zotero

While there are no official Zotero apps for mobile devices, there are several third party solutions:

iOS Apps

  • PaperShip, by Shazino.
    • Access your Mendeley or Zotero library from your iPhone or iPad.
  • ZotPad, by Mikko Rönkkö.
    • View your Zotero library and attachments on your iPad.
  • BibUp, by Centre NTE (Université de Fribourg).
    • Add books to your Zotero library by scanning ISBN barcodes with your iOS device.

Android Apps

  • Zandy, by Avram Lyon.
    • View and edit your Zotero library on your Android phone.
  • Scanner for Zotero, by John M. Schanck.
    • Add books to your Zotero library by scanning ISBN barcodes with your Android phone.


  • Zotfile, by Joscha Legewie.
    • Zotero plugin to sync PDFs from your Zotero library to your (mobile) PDF reader (e.g. an iPad, Android tablet, etc.) and extract annotations to Zotero notes.

Updated from on 9/2012


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