Uploader-for-Zotero uploads articles from the web to your Zotero library.

Directly paste a page URL into the Uploader-for-Zotero search box or share a webpage or PDF with Uploader-for-Zotero. We take care of the rest.

Uploader-for-Zotero automatically pulls in data from journal articles (such as those found on or to create the perfect bibliography entry that can be directly be added to your personal Zotero library.

What’s New

Version 1.4

- Articles from CNKI are supported.
- Local PDF files (e.g., annotated with other apps) can be attached instead of the automatically detected online version.
- Files and URLs can be dragged and dropped into Uploader-for-Zotero to avoid having to copy-paste links.
- New tags can be added when uploading new bibliography entries.
- Split-screen support for the iPad has been improved.
- Metadata editing has been improved.
- Fixed issue where some collections or tags were missing.
- Fixed issue where local PDF files could not be read.

Ratings and Reviews

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Neoarch ,

Doesn’t work

I tried this with multiple sites. It just doesn’t work. I want a refund.

Developer Response ,

Hi Neoarch, thank you for the review.

Please ask for a refund through the app store if you are unhappy with the application.

I'd appreciate if you could report the list of websites that do not work for you. In particular, I invite you to try the latest version of the app which fixes an number of issues.

hdevarajan ,

Didn’t work no matter what i tried ..

.. at uploading an ssrn paper into my zotero account

Developer Response ,

Hi hdevarajan, thank you for your review.

We regret that the app doesn't work for your use-case.

The application seems to work fine with the abstract pages found on SSRN. For example:

Are you trying to upload directly from the PDF URL (i.e., If so, we will unfortunately not be able to support this use-case as the SSRN PDF URLs cannot be mapped back to their original abstract page. Additionally, SSRN requires a login on certain PDF URLs which prevents the app from accessing the PDF for download.

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to support SSRN PDFs in the future.

Updated response: We now support SSRN PDFs (as of version 1.3).

App Privacy

The developer, Sven Gowal, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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