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Mobile Apps

The mobile version of allows you to access and edit your Zotero library on your tablet or mobile phone. While there are no official Zotero apps for mobile devices, there are several third party solutions.


    • Add books to your Zotero library by scanning ISBN barcodes with your iOS or Android device.
  • BrowZine
    • Find, browse, and read your favorite scholarly journals.
    • Be alerted when new issues are published.
    • Export your favorite articles to Zotero from your BrowZine Library.
  • Zotero Reader
    • View your Zotero library and attachments in Android, iPad and desktop browsers.

For iOS 

    • View and edit your Zotero library on your iPad or iPhone.
    • Read and annotate PDFs.
    • Add items with Zotero's one-click import.
    • Share references.
    • View and edit your Zotero library and attachments on your iPad and iPhone.

For Android

    • View and edit your Zotero library on your Android phone.
    • Sync your personal library metadata to your device
    • Create, edit, and delete items
    • Search your library (all item metadata)
    • Download attachments to view on your device
    • Share citations to email and other apps
    • View citations in your personal or group libraries.
    • Search personal and group libraries (authors, titles).
    • Download attachments synced to Zotero's servers.
    • Share citations and links to email and other apps.
    • View citations stored at Zotero on your Android phone.
    • Download, Annotate, and Upload PDF attachments.


    • Zotero plugin to sync PDFs from your Zotero library to your (mobile) PDF reader (e.g. an iPad, Android tablet, etc.) and extract annotations to Zotero notes.


The "Bookmarklet," is a special bookmark you can add to your browser that will allow you to save a page you are reading to your Zotero library.

You must have a Zotero account, and your tablet must be online in order to use Bookmarklet.

  1. Open in your browser and bookmark it.
  2. Click your device/browser (for example, “iPhone/iPad”) 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.

Now, when you're on a page with a citation, you can use the Save to Zotero bookmark to save the citation directly to your Zotero library online.

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