Tools To Make Your Research Writing Fun

Reference managers

ACS ChemWorx 

Collaborative reference manager coupled with tools and services for authors.

CitationStyles CitationStyles-Research-Stash.png

Find and edit CSL citation styles.

Citavi Citavi

Reference management, knowledge organization, and task planning solution.


Search, organize and share scholarly papers.


Create citations and bibliography and set up your research groups in the cloud to share files and references.


Software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations, and references.

F1000 workspace 

A workspace for scientists to collect, write and discuss scientific literature.


A unique platform comprising a social network, reference manager, article visualization tools.

Paperpile PaperPile-Reserach-Stash

No-fuss reference management for the web (Google docs plugin).

Papers Papers

Helps you collect and curate the research material that you’re passionate about.


PaperShip comes with PDF annotation tools to help you emphasize interesting results.

Zotero Zotero

Helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Collaborative writing tools

ASCII doctor Asciidoctor Project

Text processor & publishing toolchain for converting AsciiDoc to HTML5, DocBook & more.


Write, collaborate, design and publish on a single platform.


Platform to write scientific, academic, and technical documents in collaboration.

Draft researchstash

Version control and collaboration to improve your writing.

F1000 workspace 

A workspace for scientists to collect, write and discuss scientific literature.

Fidus Writer 

Online collaborative editor especially made for academics who need to use citations and/or formulas.


Online collaborative LaTeX editor, with direct submission to several publishers (ex WriteLaTex).


Collaborative writing and version control.

Pensoft Writing Tool ARPHA

Collaborative authoring, reviewing and publishing in one place.

ShareLaTex sharelatex

Collaborative on-line editor for Maths or Sciences.

Stackedit StackEdit

Markdown editor based on PageDown, the Markdown library used by Stack Overflow.

Typewrite Typewrite

A simple, real-time collaborative writing environment.

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Research Stash is a curated collection of tools and News for S.T.E.M researchers