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 2.15.4

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
156 Ratings
156 Ratings
Dude_imchris ,

Lots of potential, but recently too buggy to use

I’ve used this app for the last year, and it had been a great way to read academic papers while on the go, allowing me to highlight text, leave comments, and then sync it back to the desktop app. It always seemed a bit slow, but functional, until about a month ago. Since then, it has really struggled to refresh, sync, and download PDFs. It has crashed multiple times recently, just trying to scroll through a PDF.

This app can be extremely useful, but it really needs to be updated. I love the ability to easily access my mendeley library and keep everything synced, but the app’s recent issues have made it almost useless.

Please fix all these bugs! I’m looking for other options but haven’t yet found anything as seamless to sync between mobile and desktop. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that things improve soon!

Paulo Cunha ,

Real fantastic piece of Software

Mendeley is just a fantastic software which helped me immensely in my academic life. It has saved me from a huge amount of work by helping organise books and article references, as well as its PDF files. The feature of automatic referencing in several international references standards do also help me being more productive and concentrate my energy in thinking and writing than in managing the chaos of files and folders in a file system of any computer. And there is the cloud availability, and free space in this cloud, and is a must have for academic life at any level.

RefluxNY ,

Great for collecting the journal articles I read

Whether I want to keep articles I am reading or save articles for reading later, this is the best app for my library. I create folders for my favorite topics. I save the article for reference using the share button on iPhone or the extension button on chrome. Any references of interestin the bibliography of are saved as well for later reading. Mendeley will also give me a feed of similar articles. This is truly well honed for someone who needs the references and the actual articles close at hand for both my reading and writing.


Elsevier Inc.
107.7 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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