What are the best online research writing tools beside Typeset.io?

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    Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content in your web browser, allowing you to search for a preprint on arXiv.org, a journal article from JSTOR, a news story from the New York Times, or a book from your university library catalog.


    Windows, Chrome, Mac


    Jason Dunn
    Written on July 24, 2018
    "This is a one-stop shop solution for my research undertaking. Rarely do I find software that really works well for mac and this is my holy grail. It is FREE. It helps me organize, cite, and share my research progress with my teammates. Information such as item type, publications, volume, and issue are already available for your perusal. "
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    Todoist is a free multiplatform to-do list and a task manager application which is ideal for getting things done. It helps you to keep track of everything you must do, from errands to your own projects. 


    Android, iOS, Chrome, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Huang Shi
    Written on July 24, 2018
    "I often overlook the tasks on a daily basis. This app helps me juggle my schedule. I can now efficiently and timely allocate a time for my extra curricular activities while giving priority for my research paper. It just lets me remember all the things I havbe to do, even offline! "
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    CiteThisForMe is an online tool that allows users to gather their references in order, add some citations. You just have to input the ISBN, title of the book, and choose a referencing style (APA, MLA, MLA, Harvard, etc.).

    Online Tools


    Doris Welch
    Written on July 24, 2018
    "I have never been so sure of citing my references as I am having the hardest time maintaing a straight APA style citation. And hell, my MLA and APA in-text citations are often messed up. This is heaven-sent I swear! Just go to their site, they offer real-tim tutorials on the citations for your bibliography and of course, they will get the job done for you in a matter of minutes--be it MLA or APA. ANDD IT IS FOR FREE. "
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    Grammarly operates as an automated proofreader and virtual grammar coach. This online grammar checker and offers a full slate of tools and features to help correct and improve your grammar.

    Online Tools

    Free- Varies by plan

    Ismael Calderón
    Written on July 24, 2018
    "The best thing about this software is that you are not required to avail the premium subscription just like my case. I am not willing to spend a penny for the premium one. I mean, am contented with what the free could offer me. Well, maybe because it's all what I pretty need. It just provides me with the basics of critical grammar and spelling checks. Plus, I get emails from Garmmarly. These emails are actual feedbacks from your past works so I can track my own progress. Great tool as it can be a chrome extension too! "
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    Mendeley is free PDF reader specially designed for researchers and students. You can make your own searchable library, read documents, write notes and collaborate with other people in private groups.

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac


    Linda Deng
    Written on July 24, 2018
    "My problems with in-text citations and bibliographioes are now solved. I can't surely differentiate and sort out articles from journals, and periodicals and how to properly cite them. I find citation and bibliography very vital as panelists would focus on the validity and reliability of my sources. This software also lets me annotate as I read through the references found even on mobile device. "
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    PlagiarismSearch is a tool that helps you detect if something has been plagiarized. It then gives you a detailed report with the specific parts that have been plagiarized. If you check your own documents, you'll be able to detect parts that should be revised and which sentences should be properly cited.

    Online Tools

    $4.95- Varies by plan

    Jordan Walters
    Written on July 24, 2018
    "I never thought writing an academic paper could be this hard. I mean, I am having a hard time paraphrasing things and most often than not, my mind overlooks the text and copies it without me actually noticing it. I am glad that this online tool works for me. I just have to copy my own text and paste it on the website and it will check it. Or my text file if i wrote it somewhere. However, it doesn't come for free--understandable because it works well. You can try for the first time but limited number of words only. "
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    Citavi is a research tool and software specialized for researchers and students that allows them to manage their references, sort, and organize their sources in their academic paper. It has a free version, and the premium version.



    Free- Varies by plan

    Edward Scott
    Written on July 24, 2018
    "One of the students I met in the library (I am a librarian) told me about this software. It really helps with the maintainance of my library catalogs, the keywords, and the call numbers. I am starting to incorporate technology with library keeping. I hope they will more tutorials soon. "
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    EndNote is a research and reference software for Mac, Windows, and iOS that gives that helps users with managing bibliographies, reference management, and monitor the progress of your whole team.


    iOS, Mac, Windows


    Teresa Stephens
    Written on July 24, 2018
    "As a student who is in tight budget, I wouldn't recommend this this would require a large sum of money. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying that this software is too pricey, what I mean is that it is not recommendable for students who are working on a tight budget. But if you are willing spend a little more, you can get the basic package and upgrade for free. Metadate sorting would be easier for you if you use this as it says on their package desc. "


Best What are the best online research writing tools beside Typeset.io
1ZoteroSoftware 10 Free
2Todoist Apps 8 Free
3CiteThisForMeOnline Tools 8 Free
4GrammarlyOnline Tools 5 Free
5MendeleyApps 5 Free
6PlagiarismSearchOnline Tools 4 Paid
7CitaviSoftware 2 Free
8EndNoteSoftware 1 Free

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