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Using Zotero to Manage Your Research Sources

Zotero for Mobile Browsers

You can use Zotero on your smartphone browsers by installing a "Bookmarklet," a special link that saves items directly to your Zotero account on the web.

You must have a Zotero account, and your iPad must be online, to use Zotero.

  1. Open in your mobile device's browser and bookmark it.
  2. Select your browser and copy the code from the text box on the page.
  3. Edit the bookmark you just created.
  4. Change the bookmark name to "Save to Zotero".
  5. Paste the code from the text box as the URL for the bookmark.

When you're on a page with a citation, select the Save to Zotero bookmark. Your browser will save the citation directly to your Zotero library online.

Mobile Apps for Zotero

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

iOS Apps


BibUp helps you create bibliographic references by scanning books barcodes and extracts of text. The references, including the OCRed text, can be viewed on a web page and collected using the Zotero plugin for Firefox.


PaperShip makes it easy to to view and add to your library, read and annotate attachments, and share references. For Mac, iPhone, and iPad.


With ZotPad you can view and edit your library, as well as read and annotate attachments.

Android apps


With Zandy you can view and edit your Zotero library on your Android device.

Zed Lite

View, edit, and add to your resource library on the go.


Other tools


ZotFile is a Zotero plugin that syncs your library with your mobile PDF reader and extracts mobile annotations into Zotero notes.

​New apps
To learn about new third-party apps for Zotero, see the Zotero for Mobile documentation pages.


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