Zotero 2.0 Launch: Upgrade Today!

We are thrilled to announce that the full release of Zotero 2.0 has now been made available to the entire Zotero community. This release of Zotero includes an expansive set of new features and we strongly encourage all our users to upgrade to Zotero 2.0 to benefit from those improvements as soon as possible. Below are some of the highlights of Zotero 2.0’s new functionality. (For a full list of new features, please see the changelog.) The new Zotero homepage also makes it easy to browse the major new features.


Automatically sync your library of collections among multiple computers. For example, sync your PC at work with your Mac laptop and your Linux desktop at home.

This also provides you with free automatic backup of your library data on Zotero’s servers.


You can automatically synchronize your library’s attached files through Zotero file storage.

You can also share files with your colleagues through group file storage.


Zotero users get a personal page with a short biography and the ability to list their discipline and interests, create an online CV (simple to export to other sites), and grant access to their libraries.

Easily find others in one’s discipline or with similar research interests.

Follow other researchers–and be followed in return.


Create and join public and private groups on any topic.

Access in real time new research materials from your groups on the web or in the Zotero window.

Easily move materials from a group stream into your personal library.

Even More Functionality That Makes Your Life Easier

Automatic detection of PDF metadata (i.e., author, title, etc.).

Automatic detection and support for proxy servers.

Trash can with restore item functionality so you don’t accidentally lose important materials.

Notes now work as  rich-text.

A new style manager allowing you to add and delete CSLs and legacy style formats.

Zotero is now licensed under the GPLv3.