Looking for a Mendeley alternative?
Frustrated with the citation/bibliography generators out there?
We did the research for you so you don’t have to. So what is the difference between all the citation generators available out there? Which is the best option for you? The one that will suit you the best?
We created a comprehensive chart below on why you might want to use Citationsy or not. Don't worry, no matter what you choose, there will be no hard feelings. We at Citationsy believe that transparency is key. We want the best for you, and in that we might not be able to provide you with some specific things you need. In that, we support your decisions to use Mendeley or another alternative. We just ask that you keep us in mind. Thank you
|Free to use||Yes||Yes|
|More affordable Premium Plans with exclusive features||Yes||No|
|Supports multiple citation formats like APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, and more||Yes||Yes|
|Friendly, modern, comprehensive, and aesthetically pleasing interface||Yes||No|
|Saves your references with your own personal account for free||Yes||Yes|
|Saves you time with automated citing and managing||Yes||Yes|
|iPhone and iPad App||Yes||No|
|Barcode Scanning function in app to quickly scan books||Yes||No|
|Mac OS App||Yes||Yes|
|Connection and Learning|
|Consistent feedback and support for users||Yes||No|
|Helpful resources to learn more about citation and bibliographies
|Community and user oriented||Yes||No|
|Individualized and independent. Non-Chegg owned!||Yes||Yes|
|Ease in Navigation|
|Access your saved work wherever you are on multiple devices for free||Yes||No|
|Allows you to better organize and categorize your references||Yes||Yes|
|Import and Export into various platforms||Yes||No|
|Nothing to install, update, or patch.||Yes||No|
|Won’t have to deal with software bugs and crashes where you lose your work||Yes||No|
|Does not require valuable learning or adapting time to the functions of the generator||Yes||No|
|You are here already! Let's just get started!||Yes|
Mendeley is a desktop application that allows you to download the software onto your computer storage space and more for heavy duty research projects and papers. Think of it as for those who have the time and money to invest and learn about the software before getting into the flow of their work.
The couple of things that Mendeley can provide for you but we might be unable to since they are bigger software but that's alright!
If you want to learn more about us or if you still haven't found what you are looking for, see our FAQ below!
Anyone else having Mendeley desktop crash as soon as you sign in (on mac)? 😭😭😭 #AcademicTwitter— Dr Marianne 'masking up' Webb (@MarianneW) July 21, 2020
So Mendeley is the worst citation manager ever made.— garbitch (@katherynperea) April 7, 2019
Ugh Mendeley is the worst. I'm so sorry you're experiencing a major annoyance during a very stressful time Bianca.— Angie NMNH #StemToo (@AngieNmnh) April 14, 2020
I use Mendeley and I hate it those days. Sometimes I put references and then they just dissapeare from the text - and numbers start crazy party🤪— Daria Larowska (@dlarowska) July 9, 2020
mendeley crashed and i can't even exit it because it's not showing up in task manager? i hate you elsevier— interior crocodile agitator | bIm (@bi_gendian) July 17, 2020
The worst thing in the world: @mendeley_com 🤬— Thaís Fernanda (@ThasFernandaGo2) March 7, 2020
The idea is good, but the program is far from good!
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