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Zotero

IPhones/IPads

  • If you have an iPhone or an iPad running IOS 12 or 13 and an account on the Zotero Web site, you can add a book to your library by scanning the ISBN barcode.
  • An iOS app is available on the Apple app store. Users can collect references, organize them, read and annotate PDFs, and synchronize everything with the desktop library.

Android Smartphones

  • If your smartphone is not an iPhone, or if it does not have IOS 12, you can bookmark this page, type an ISBN and the reference of the book will be added to your library. You need to have an account on the Zotero website and to enter your login and password the first time you use this feature.
  • Zotfile allows syncing your PDFs with your Android tablet; you can annotate and highlight them on the tablet, and extract the annotations to a Zotero note when you get the files back from your tablet. 
  • Zandy (not free) gives access to the Zotero library; users can edit, sync their library and work offline.
  • ZotEZ2 allows synchronizing a Zotero library on an Android device.