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Multilingual Reference Management: ZotFile Integration

What is Zotfile?

Zotfile is an extension that allows for powerful management of your PDFs. It adds a great deal of functionality to Zotero / Juris-M Some of the major features include:

  • Automatically renames PDFs in a logical, user-friendly way.
  • Makes it possible to read your PDFs on Mobile devices.
  • ZotFile can put your PDFs in a cloud storage service like GoogleDrive or DropBox, instead of keeping PDFs in Zotero's very limited cloud service.
  • When you make highlights in a PDF and save it, Zotfile can pull all of those highlights out in one convenient list with page and author references, and even generates a link that will take you back to the PDF to the exact highlight.

Get Zotfile for Zotero or Juris-M:

ZotFile for Zotero Chrome Standalone
Which version of Zotero are you using?

Firefox Integrated Firefox Standalone Chrome Standalone Safari Standalone
Go Here Open Zotero >> >> Tools >> Add-ons >> >> Install Add-on From File >> Locate the .xpi file you just downloaded to install.
  Which version of Juris-M are you using?

Firefox Integrated Chrome Standalone Safari Standalone
Go Here Open Juris-M >> >> Tools >> Add-ons >> >> Install Add-on From File >> Locate the .xpi file you just downloaded to install.


What happens after Zotfile is installed?
Nothing will appear different at first. But there will be a new section in preferences (the gear icon) that says "ZotFile Preferences." Also, when you right-click on a PDF file in Zotero / Juris-M you will have a few new option called "Manage Attachments."

ZotFile preferences menu item ZotFile manage attachments