Reference management software (examples)

There are a lot of reference management programmes (some with different functions and possibilities). Among the better known are for example:

Programme Short info Price
Bibliographix • additional features: idea management system
• for Mac OS and Linux as well
• basic version: free
• full version: 75,00 EUR
BibSonomy • social bookmarking system
• teamwork possible (Sharing: bookmarks, literature)
• free
BibTex • only for LaTeX documents
• currently no further development
• for Mac OS as well
• free
Citavi • comprehensive additional features: task management system etc.
• only for Windows
• team version licence available
• basic version: free
• Pro version: 119,00 EUR
campus licence!
CiteLighter • web application
• installation as toolbar in browser window
• basic version: free
• Pro version: 10,00 USD/month
CiteULike • web application
• teamwork possible
• for using: internet access necessary
• free
Docear • additional feature: mindmap creator
• for Mac OS and Linux as well
• platform-independent
• free
Endnote • for Mac OS as well
• web and desktop version: in part different features
• 30 days testversion: free
• student full version: 200,00 EUR
Endnote basic • teamwork possible (Sharing: bibliographic data)
• for Mac OS and iOS as well
• web and desktop version: in part different features
• free
JabRef • as single user version or web-based
• for Mac OS and Linux as well
• platform-independent
• free
LitLink • web synchronisation for free
• tailor-made for humanities and social sciences
• for Mac OS as well
• free
Mendeley • platform-independent
• teamwork possible
• for Mac OS, Linux and iOS as well
• to 1GB: free
• more memory: to 165,00 EUR/year
Paperpile • web application
• teamwork possible (Sharing: links)
• tailor-made for Google applications
• 30 days testversion: free
• student full version: 3,00 USD/month
Papers • additional feature: task managment system
• for Mac OS and iOS
• web and desktop version: in part different features
• 30 days testversion: free
• iOS version: 9,99 USD
• Mac version: 59,00 USD
RefWorks • web application
• teamwork possible
• for using: internet access necessary
• 30 days testversion: free
• 100,00 USD/year
Synapsen • hypertextual note system
• teamwork possible
• for Mac OS and Linux as well
• basic version: free
• student full version: 49,00 EUR
Visual Composer • only for Windows
• no support
• no further development
• free
Zettelkasten • hypertextual note system
• extended licence: teamwork possible
• for Mac OS and Linux as well
• free
Zotero • web application
• originally Firefox add-on (by now as stand-alone as well)
• teamwork possible
• to 300 MB: free
• more memory: to 120,00 USD/year

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