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Plugins for Zotero

Note: for apps and plugins for mobile devices, see mobile.

Desktop Integration

  • Qnotero, by Sebastiaan Mathôt.
    • Access your Zotero library from your desktop.
  • ZotQuery, by Stephen Margheim.
    • An Alfred workflow for the Mac. Search and Cite your Zotero data. Find and Open your attachments. All from the comfort of your keyboard.

Import/Export of Item Metadata & Attachments

  • ZotFile, by Joscha Legewie.
    • Zotero plugin to automatically rename, move, and attach PDFs (or other files) to Zotero items.
  • AutoZotBib, by Robin Wilson
    • Keeps a BibTeX output file automatically in-sync with your Zotero library
    • Caution: Users with larger libraries report very long (several minutes) delays when creating new items in Zotero with this plugin enabled
  • Zotero Scholar Citations, by Anton Beloglazov.
    • Add Google Scholar citation counts to items in your Zotero library.
  • Report Cleaner, by Jason Priem.
  • Zotero Report Customizer, by Emiliano Heyns.
    • Export items from Delicious Library into Zotero.
  • Zotero Autoexport, by Robert Kühn.
    • Zotero plugin to export manually as batch mode or automatically by time / changings
    • select from Saved searches, group librarys or collections
    • postprocessing by external scripts
  • Storage Scanner, by Emiliano Heyns.
    • Scans your library for missign attachments
  • Better Bib(La)TeX, by Emiliano Heyns.
    • When installed, this extension will override the standard Bib(La)Tex import-export to add the following:
      • drag-and-drop citations (set the “BibTex cite keys” as the default export format)
      • set your own citation keys
      • cleaner (de)LaTeXifier
      • configurable citekey generator
  • Date Grabber, by Emiliano Heyns.
    • Tries to set the date from the Last Modified header from the URL if the date is not set

Interface Improvements

  • Zotero Item History, by Frank Bennett.
    • Zotero plugin adding item browsing history buttons (“back” and “forward”) to Zotero.
    • Source code and basic documentation here
  • ZoteroQuickLook, by Mikko Ronkko.
    • Zotero plugin adding Quick Look functionality to Zotero.
  • Zutilo, by Will Shanks
    • Adds additional editing functions and exposes Zotero function for uses with keyconfig or similar plugins.
  • Zoterodactyl, by Will Shanks
    • Pentadactyl plugin providing key mappings for common Zotero commands. Key mappings for Zutilo are provided in a separate plugin.
  • FireTray, by Francesco Foudil. Adds minimize to system tray functionality for Linux (works for other applications, too).

Library Analysis/Visualization

  • Paper Machines, by Chris Johnson-Roberson.
    • A Zotero extension for analysis and visualization in the digital humanities.
  • Zotero Maps, by Entropy Free LLC and Zotero.
    • Explore your Zotero items on a map.
    • Download the last version here.
  • SEASR Analytics for Zotero, by Boris Capitanu.
    • Analyze Zotero items in the SEASR Analytics environment.
    • Warning: There are multiple reports for this plugin interfering with Zotero's quick copy ability
  • Auto Index, by Emiliano Heyns.
    • A Zotero extension which keeps the full-text index updated. Beta release. If you have ZotFile installed, Auto-index will also kick off auto-extraction of notes.

Website Integration


  • Zotpress, by Katie Seaborn.
    • WordPress plugin to show Zotero citations on WordPress (with an optional thumbnail image).
    • WordPress plugin to embed a COinS tag in each blog post, making metadata visible to Zotero (post title, author, date, blog title, categories, and URL).
    • WordPress plugin to embed a COinS tag in each blog post, making metadata visible to Zotero (post title, author, date, blog title, categories, and URL).
  • COinS WordPress Plugin, by Peter Binkley.
    • WordPress plugin to embed a COinS tag to something other than the blog post itself (such as a journal article or book). The COinS entries can be made in the post editor.
  • Open Book, by John Miedema.
    • WordPress Plugin to display a book's cover image, title, author, publisher and other metadata from Open Library.
  • WordPress unAPI Server, by Mike Giarlo and Peter Binkley.
    • WordPress Plugin to exposes blog metadata via unAPI.


  • ZotSpip, by Joseph Larmarange.
    • SPIP plugin to synchronise a Zotero library with SPIP (a content management system). References can be presented in web pages and searched through a dedicated webpage. A complementary plugin (BiblioCheck) allows a research unit to manage corrections to apply to the unit bibliography. (PHP)


    • Drupal module that provides one-way syncing from Zotero to Drupal's biblio module.


    • Omeka plugin to import items from Zotero into an Omeka repository.



  • Zot_Bib_Web, by David Reitter.
    • Generates interactive web bibliographies based on one or more collections in a Zotero repository. The content generated is static. The program is meant to be run regularly.

Word Processor Integration

    • Cite items from your Zotero library in Microsoft Word and/or LibreOffice/
  • zotero-plain, by Erik Hetzner.
    • Cite items from your Zotero library while writing in plain text. Offers reStructuredText support and Emacs integration.
  • RTF/ODF-Scan for Zotero, by Frank Bennett, Sebastian Karcher.
    • enables active citations in any wordprocessor capable of saving/exporting to .odt (e.g.Scrivener, Google Docs) Step 1: insert citations in your wordprocessor of choice; step 2: export document to Libre/Open/NeoOffice; step 3: convert markers to live Zotero citations.
  • LyZ, by willsALMANJ.
    • Zotero plugin for integration with the LyX TeX editor.
  • Zot2Bib, by George MacKerron.
    • Zotero plugin for integration with the BibDesk bibliographic manager for Mac OS X.
  • Abbreviation Filter, by Frank Bennett.
    • Replace terms (e.g. journal titles) in citations with their abbreviation. See the documentation on the CitationStylist site and the relevant forum thread for details.
    • Basic implementation of a Zotero to Indesign export, allowing for LaTeX style citations of Zotero items in Adobe's InDesign
    • Cite items from your Zotero library in Sublime Text.

Zotero Development


Plugins listed below are known to have been abandoned and are incompatible with current versions of Zotero, or are otherwise unsuitable for general use.

Plugin Author Link(s) Description/Notes
Vertov: Annotate Media Files Concordia Digital History Lab Project Home Media annotating plugin for Zotero. This plugin is currently not maintained and does not work with Zotero 2.x.
ZoteroExport Viktor Nagy Project Home Adds additional export options for attachments, e.g. to export files to e-book readers.
Zotz Ryan Lee Project Home
Additional Info
Publish citations from Zotero to a SIMILE Exhibit in one step. Works only with Firefox 2, and therefore is incompatible with Zotero 2.x.
Library Analysis/Visualization
VUE 3 Plugin for Zotero Mike Korcynski VUE forum entry Mind-map your Zotero items. It's no longer compatible with new Firefox and Zotero versions.