Looking for a Zotero 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 Zotero 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||Yes|
|Helpful resources to learn more about citation and bibliographies
|Community and user oriented||Yes||Yes|
|Individualized and independent. Non-Chegg owned!||Yes||Yes|
|Ease in Navigation|
|Access your saved work wherever you are on multiple devices for free||Yes||Yes|
|Allows you to better organize and categorize your references||Yes||Yes|
|Import and Export into various platforms||Yes||Yes|
|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|
Zotero is an open nonprofit software, desktop application that allows you to download the software onto your computer storage space and more for heavy duty integration of research projects and papers, and aids in project management. 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 Zotero can provide for you but we might be unable to since they are bigger software but that's alright!
– Open Source
– Sticky notes-like function when organizing PDF files
– Metadata Retrieval which is data that gives you ability to explore and view other sets of data
– Detects plagiarism and detects similar content to the subject you are working on
– Large Collaborative Libraries
If you want to learn more about us or if you still haven't found what you are looking for, see our FAQ below!
Zotero has a horrible UI. hard to use and just ugly.— Richard Easther (@REasther) May 12, 2020
ooh i know a VERY good one called zotero it’s ugly but i’ve found it really useful— some sweet (@partridgeberri) December 17, 2019
I like the idea of Zotero, but the UI is ugly and horrible.— Hire Black Faculty || Support Black Grad Students (@a_wild_acafan) November 20, 2019
Hey you guys, I'm doing it: I'm learning Zotero. And you were all right. It's pretty good. (I still think it's ugly and designed in a non-user-friendly which is why it took me so long to come around to trying to learn it.)— Claudia Sicondolfo (@claudia_sicon) June 13, 2019
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