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Zotero

Zotero is an open source reference manager.

Installation

Via apt

For Ubuntu / PopOS users, zotero can be installed in zotero-deb

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wget -qO- https://github.com/retorquere/zotero-deb/releases/download/apt-get/install.sh | sudo bash
sudo apt update
sudo apt install zotero

Via AUR

For Manjaro / enOS / Garuda, zotero can be installed in AUR

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paru -S zotero

Windows

Either download and run the installer, or use chocolatey package manager

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choco install zotero

Storage space

Storage space is limited (300MB) for the free plan.

If you want to attach more pdf files or dataset you could set up a synced folder in the cloud storage.1 The steps are listed below.

ZotFile

ZotFile is an attachment manager for Zotero.

  • Download the .xpi file for ZotFile and install it via the Zotero interface. Restart Zotero.
  • In the ZotFile settings, set Location of Files to “Custom Location” and point it to the folder you created in your cloud syncing
  • Disable syncing attachment files the library in Zotero preference -> Sync -> Settings -> File Syncing

Other plugins

See Plugins for Zotero page for details.


  1. https://www.nrel.colostate.edu/set-up-best-reference-manager ↩︎