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Sync with Google Drive or Dropbox

The program ZotFile allows you to save pdfs to Google Drive or your computer instead of Zotero in order to save file space in Zotero.

Download ZotFile

Instructions on how to use ZotFile

Scan barcode with iPhone

If you have a physical book in front of you, you can scan the barcode into Zotero using the "shortcuts" app on your iPhone or iPad.

Instructions on setting up the Zotero barcode scanner on your iPhone


ZoteroBib is a tool created by Zotero to generate bibliographies without needing to create a Zotero account or build a personal library. Simpy go to and enter a url, ISBN, title, or other accepted identifier, and ZoteroBib generates a bibliographic entry that you can combine with others and export.