Mendeley is a free reference manager and PDF reader designed for researchers, students, and knowledge-workers.
Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, read and annotate your PDFs, and collaborate with others in private groups. Sync your library across all your devices including Mendeley Desktop, where you can easily cite your research as you write in Microsoft Word or LibreOffice.
• Read, highlight & annotate PDFs from anywhere
• Sync annotations & documents across all your devices
• Save PDFs to your Mendeley library from other apps or your web browser
• Use Mendeley offline during your commute, and sync when you have connection
• Search your library for keywords in the Title, Authors, Publication or Abstract
• Edit document details (Title, Authors, Publication details, etc…)
• Download or remove PDFs on demand, to easily manage device storage space
• All features are available on your Tablet or Phone
"What [Mendeley] are up to is boldly innovative. The Mendeley team is attempting nothing less than changing the way scientists conduct and share their research." - Wired

What’s New

Version 2.15.5

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

S-Bird ,

Good when it works,

but mostly it doesn't work. Great for reading on the iPad, annotations work well too. The problem is that the majority of the time it completely freezes up when opening and seems to get stuck syncing forever. No idea what the problem is, but it's unusable most of the time

Mikael Sabuhi ,

Reporting a bug

Hello Mendeley developers there is a weird bug in you app. Let me explain it that u can see it yourself.
First open an article and highlight some words or lines.
Second press the home button
Third select Mendeley from background applications and look at your highlighted things.
Each time you do this the highlights are redrawn again and again and the highlight colours become darker and darker.
Funny huh?
I guess you have to change this redraw command to run just one time 😂😂😂
And yes I’m an Engineer
Thank me later 😁

Rissa Heather ,

Mendeley driving me mentally

When I first downloaded Mendeley it had the function of block highlighting, somewhere in all the updates, the took out this feature.
And in my iPad app it creates replicates of a single document, when I tried to delete the spares, it deletes all the digital copies on my account.
When I use it on my desktop, it refreshes and deletes my notes that I’m working on, mid comment, without saving it.
This has happened to me so many times and it pisses me off every time. Can there be an option to stall any automatic saving, and just be done manually?!
I love the idea, but there are still kinks to work out.


Elsevier Inc.
107.8 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Elsevier B.V.


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