Are you using Microsoft Word? Then don’t forget to download Docear4Word, the add-on that allows you inserting and formatting references and bibliographies in Microsoft Word. When you are using Libre or OpenOffice read here and help us developing an add-on.


Docear 1.1 (Changelog)

 Windows (Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, and other versions supporting Java 1.6 or higher)

Installer (Recommended), 54 MB

ZIP, 54 MB

Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, SuSE, Red Hat and all other distributions supporting Java 1.6 or higher)


Mac OS X (Mavericks 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, and all other versions supporting Java 1.6 or higher)
If you are experiencing problems with starting Docear on Mac OS X, please read here.

DMG  (Recommended), 54 MB

ZIP, 54 MB

All OS (all other operating systems supporting Java 1.6 or higher)

ZIP, 54 MB

Docear’s Experimental Releases

Before publishing a new version on, we release experimental versions. If you want to be a guinea pig and try the very latest version with the latest features, check out our forum. You can also choose to subscribe to be notified when new experimental releases are published.

Source Code

Download the source code of Docear as ZIP file (54MB) or have a look at our developer section to learn how to download Docear from our Bazaar repository and set it up in Eclipse.


Old Releases and Stable URLs

If you need an older version of Docear or a stable URL for a specific version, please look at our project page on SourceForge.