Scanner For Zotero

Scanner For Zotero

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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: zandy zotero, zotero, zotero scanner apk, scanner for 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
  • (58 stars)

    by Ashwin Budden on 23/01/2014

    once it is set up. Very easy to enter ISBN Codes with Barcode Scanner or manually. Listing of scanned library on mobile device would be a useful feature. Can also manage app settings via personal Zotero web account. The set up and web interface is not ve

  • (58 stars)

    by Jacob Long on 25/09/2013

    I was able to get things set up with the API key, etc. but now that I"m scanning and uploading items, they never reach my online Zotero. Not sure how to address the problem as there is no settings feature within the app. EDIT: Have it working now and I

  • (58 stars)

    by Thomas Fieber on 12/08/2013

    This app is simply awesome! This will save me so much time on generating references! Great work.

  • (58 stars)

    by J. Gabe Gossett on 01/08/2013

    The biggest problem with this app is that the set up is a pain, or it was for me anyhow. Neither the manual or automatic API key set up worked for me for a few days. I'm not 100% that it is an issue with this app, since it may be on the Zotero side, but i

  • (58 stars)

    by Mike Johnson on 22/05/2013

    I shall be telling the students this works.May even do a live demo - keep up the fantastic work!

  • (58 stars)

    by Graham Lavender on 28/03/2013

    Anyone who enters books into Zotero can save a ton of time with this app. The automatic setup doesn't work for me (I've tried it on two different devices, at different times), but manually entering a key is straightforward, and after you've done it once y

  • (58 stars)

    by DJ Pratt on 13/02/2013

    Weird so set up on a bionic but awesome app