Many of the people who love Zotero as a citation management system hate two things about it: its lack of portability and it working exclusively with Firefox. While Zotero has made strides to sync files between multiple computers, the Firefox dependency remained, until now. Today Zotero announced that they would be unveiling Zotero Everywhere. Here’s a part of the press release:
Zotero is the only research software that provides full and seamless access to a comprehensive range of open and gated resources. With a single click, Zotero users have long been able to add a complete journal article, book, or other resource to their personal libraries, including bibliographic metadata and attached files like PDFs. Until now, this powerful functionality has been tied exclusively to the Firefox browser, which not all researchers can or want to use. Today we are announcing support for Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Internet Explorer, which account for 98% of the web’s usage share. Plugins for these browsers will soon allow users to add anything they find on the web to their Zotero libraries with a single click, regardless of the their browser preferences. Rather than use the Zotero pane in Firefox, users will have the new option of accessing their libraries via a standalone desktop version of Zotero, available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
Want to see what Zotero can do for you? Watch the quick video below that Zotero made explaining its services. If you have additional questions about using Zotero, please feel free to contact a USF Librarian and they can help get you started.