Collecting, organizing, and citing your references

Mobile Options

Smart Phones

While Zotero does not offer a fully-fledged mobile app you can:

  • access your Zotero library through a mobile web browser (works best on Android devices)
  • use these third-party apps to access your Zotero library

You can always find out the latest on Zotero add ons and apps from their mobile support page.

Your Zotero Library: Responsive Website

Zotero Mobile ScreenNavigate to https://www.zotero.org/ and login to view your Zotero library.  Zotero web pages are built using repsonsive layout so they work on most screen sizes. 

Try out the Zotero bookmarklet to save items you encounter while browsing the web on your mobile device to your library.  Please note that the bookmarklet is still somewhat experimental and seems to work best for Android devices that iOS devices using Safari. 

PaperShip for iOS

PaperShip logoworks with iOSPaperShip for iOS devices, including Mac, allows you to view and edit your Zotero library, import new items into your library, and annotate PDFs.  PaperShip also allows easy sharing to social networks.  

ZotPad for iOS

ZotPad logoiPhone appZotPad is a free  iPad / iPhone client for Zotero.

ZotPad allows you to read and edit items in your Zotero library if it is stored:

  • on the Zotero servers
  • on the DropBox cloud storage service

You can download ZotPad, or read more about it, at the iTunes store. Read more about ZotPad on the Chronicle of Higher Education Profhacker blog



Zandy for Android

Zandy logoAndoird appZandy is a full-featured interface for Zotero on Android devices.  It costs $1.99.

With Zandy, you can browse or search your library, add attachments, add web page citations from your browser, and add or edit notes.


Zed for Android

Zed logoworks with AndroidZed Lite allows you to browse and search your personal and group Zotero libraries and to download attachments to your device. 

Zed 1.0 beta is a more full-featured program, with tools for editing, annotated, and syncing your library. 


works with Androidworks wiht iOSBrowZine provides apps for iOS and Android that allow you to easily locate and browse open access journals and to save citations to Zotero, RefWorks, or EndNote.  

The University of Arkansas does not have an institutional license for BrowZine, so our subscription journals are not available through this app.  However, it has coverage of sme open access titles, with more content available for the sciences. 


BibUp logoworks with Androidworks wiht iOSBibUp  from the  University of Fribourg allows you to create bibliographic references by scanning book barcodes. 

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