One of the best applications for reference management and knowledge organization.

  • Available in a free version or as a subscription in English & German, developed in Switzerland.
  • Supportive for writing papers, planning tasks, searching libraries & databases, evaluating sources.
  • Includes full text management, working on shared projects, picking info like ISBN directly from Browser or PDF-Reader, etc.

Only available for Windows, native Linux alternatives include:

Application Details:

Developer: Swiss Academic Software GmbH

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VersionDescriptionLatest RatingLatest Wine version testedTest resultsComments
2.3A free version of Citavi with some restricationsGarbage0.9.34.10
2.4.1Reference management and bibliographie tool. At the moment only available in german. Verson 2.4.1Garbage1.0-rc120 unregistred "free" versionBronze1.1.3720 management and knowledge organizerGarbage1.3.1950
3.1 - 3.3Citavi 3 runs since .net2SP2 installs under Wine (Bug 16956)Bronze1.3.3230
3.4.1Citavi helps you with all research tasks, from searching for sources, to knowledge organization and task planning, to creating a final publicationGold1.7.2720
4 P3Citavi 4 is built with .NET 4.5 which can't be run under wine yet.Garbage1.5.2310
4.2installs, sometimes comes up with startup-screen, but crashes when trying to load or create a projectGarbage1.7.410
5.4requires installation of dotnet4.6 before setupGold1.9.2210
5.7What's New in Citavi 5:Garbage2.19-staging10
6.1Citavi Free 6.1Garbage3.0.110
6.17Citavi Desktop version (free or subscription) 6.17Garbage8.1810
6.17Citavi Desktop (free or subscription) version 6.17Garbage8.2010