Zotero 3.0 Beta released, works with Chrome and Safari

The first beta of the reference manager Zotero 3.0 was released yesterday. The big news is that Zotero 3.0 no longer only runs within the Firefox browser, but is now also available as a standalone version similar to other reference managers.

Zotero Connectors integrate with the Chrome and Safari browser. They also allow saving directly to your Zotero library at zotero.org.

Zotero does not support Internet Explorer. Users of this blog are not representative of all internet users, and Zotero 3.0 would offer browser support for more than 80% of them.

Web browsers used by Gobbbledygook readers (August 2011)

Zotero 3.0 is beta software and you should expect bugs. One small problem I discovered is that the German translation is incomplete, e.g. in the menus. But overall Zotero looks and feels very similar to the familiar Zotero 2.1 – just as a standalone version. One new feature I like is duplicate detection, an experimental feature of earlier versions.

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3 Responses to Zotero 3.0 Beta released, works with Chrome and Safari

  1. Mike Fowler says:

    Hi Martin,
    One drawback of the Zotero desktop and running Zotero in Firefox is that they can’t be run at the same time. Has this feature been updated in v.3?

  2. Martin Fenner says:

    Mike, yes this feature has been updated: Additionally, Zotero 3.0 for Firefox will automatically switch into connector mode when Zotero Standalone is opened.

  3. Mike Fowler says:

    Excellent news! This feature had basically stopped me from investigating the desktop version further, as I always have Firefox running.

    I’m off to become a beta tester :)