Zotero Connector

Zotero Connector

Save references to Zotero from your web browser

Zotero Connector
What is Zotero Connector?
"Zotero Connector" is a handy browser tool that simplifies your web-based study or research work. It auto-detects content and allows you to add references to your Zotero library with one click. Besides saving PDFs and webpage snapshots, it also aids in accessing gated content via your institutional web proxy. Although it can function independently, for advanced features like automatic citation insertion into documents and efficient reference organization, use it with the Zotero desktop app.
Users: 5,000,000+
Version: 5.0.134 (Last updated: 2024-06-22)
Creation date: 2020-06-02
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • tabs
  • contextMenus
  • cookies
  • scripting
  • webRequest
  • declarativeNetRequest
  • webNavigation
  • storage
Host permissions:
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
Size: 1.28M
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Zotero is a free, easy-to-use, open-source tool to help you collect, organize, annotate, cite, and share research.

The Zotero Connector automatically senses content as you browse the web and allows you to save items to Zotero with a single click. If a PDF is available, the Connector can save it to your library to read later, and it can even save snapshots of webpages in case they change or disappear. Whether you're searching 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, Zotero has you covered with support for thousands of sites.

Additionally, if you use a web-based proxy to access resources your institution subscribes to, the Zotero Connector can automatically redirect you through the proxy when you follow links to those sites from elsewhere on the web, making sure that you always have access to PDFs and other gated content.

While the Connector can save most pages directly to your zotero.org account, for the full Zotero experience be sure to install the Zotero desktop app, which allows you to organize your references efficiently, insert citations automatically into Word, LibreOffice, and Google Docs, and much more. You can download Zotero for free from https://www.zotero.org/download

We are happy to help with any issues you encounter with the Zotero Connector, but we cannot do so through the Chrome Web Store. For bug reports, questions, comments, or help, please visit https://www.zotero.org/support/getting_help

User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Helpful for organizing and annotating reference material
  • Synchronizes quickly
  • Free tool
  • Difficulty with syncing
  • Some users experiencing issues with saving PDFs from certain websites
  • Password recovery issues
Most mentioned
  • Issues with syncing
  • Difficulty with saving PDFs from certain websites
  • Password recovery problems
Recent reviews
Rating is only to get attention of developers. I loved this app, it saved my college career many times as far as grabbing resources. However, this chrome extension as it stands is actively freezing and crashing my chrome browser--which almost made me fail a test. I know it was this extension because it's the only one I have installed. I tried disabling it, which seemed to help, but the extension won't reactivate after disabling so I'm forced to uninstall and reinstall after using it. This is a great extension, and I want to continue using it, but it's a pain to have to have to uninstall and reinstall after every use. It'd be great if I didn't even have to do that in the first place, but a fix to at least let me reactivate it after disabling it would be better than nothing.

Pour ceux qui n'arrivent pas à faire fonctionner l'extension, il faut d'abord l'autoriser sur son profil Zotero : clic droit sur l'extension > Options > Autoriser.
by Dimitri Martin Dimitri Martin, 2024-06-19

by Pablo Gerbi Pablo Gerbi, 2024-06-18
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Risk impact

Zotero Connector is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Zotero Connector if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Zotero Connector has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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