Scanner For Zotero

Scanner For Zotero


(4 stars)


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5,000 - 10,000 downloads

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Note: There have been numerous complaints that the app no longer works. As I've not had time to fix it, and do not foresee myself fixing it in the near future, I'm making this version free.

Scanner For Zotero brings Zotero's magic wand tool out into the physical world. Scan the ISBN barcode on any book, and Scanner For Zotero will fetch that item's bibliographic information from the web and allow you to add it to your Zotero library.

Don't know about Zotero? It's an extraordinary tool which allows you to collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Learn more at

Scanner For Zotero is Free Software, the version you see here costs a few dollars just to cover development costs, but the code is licensed under the GPL. You can download the code, or even an APK, from, but please consider downloading this version if you like the app and want to see its development continued. Thank you!

* Barcode scanning and manual ISBN entry
* Bibliographic lookups through Google Books and Worldcat
* Uploading to both user and group libraries
* Editing items before upload
* Note taking
* Tagging
* Batch uploading
* Multi-user support

Tags: zotero scanner apk, zandy zotero, scanner for zotero, zotero.

Recently changed in this version

New method for creating API key. Should fix some of the problems people have been having.

Note: Does not work in Android 2.2.2 because of an error in how that version handles SSL.

Comments and ratings for Scanner For Zotero
  • (59 stars)

    by Greg Baughman on 12/01/2013

    Literally saved me hours. I used this app to upload book information in my personal library into Zotero. With nearly 1000 volumes, this proved to be an outstanding tool.