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Zotero 5.0.96 - dev74

Application: Zotero 5
Category: Office
Description: Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. An essential tool for researchers, students and librarians.

Download Zotero Portable 5.0.96 Development Test 74 [46.1MB download / 120MB installed]
CRC32: 1DD225DB
CRC64: 0498C28FD0BDCC1F
SHA256: F60783BCBDFD5E8D03DD03E4AD05E818FE52F79BFEECA0CB45465F5E451F28C5
SHA1: 4D52430B5AEA339C5E1C192A7BD1597827FF2153
BLAKE2sp: 4B0A5D6CF435EE632874D5D8044AEA2CA7FC850EDD32A1D5B41D0D70DF43D491
MD5: C3B31119F492355C59450099DD8657AF

Note that there's now a JurisMPortable as well (Zotero Fork for legal contexts).

Source:
GitHub

Release Notes:

  • 2021-03-01. Version 5.0.96 - Development Test 74: Update to Zotero 5.0.96.
  • 2021-01-21. Version 5.0.95.1 - Development Test 73: Update to Zotero 5.0.95.1.
  • 2021-01-13. Version 5.0.95 - Development Test 72: Update to Zotero 5.0.95.
  • 2020-12-30. Version 5.0.94 - Development Test 71: Update to Zotero 5.0.94.
  • 2020-11-23. Version 5.0.93 - Development Test 70: Update to Zotero 5.0.93. - version not published.
  • 2020-10-19. Version 5.0.92 - Development Test 69: Update to Zotero 5.0.92.
  • 2020-10-12. Version 5.0.91 - Development Test 68: Update to Zotero 5.0.91.
  • 2020-07-24. Version 5.0.89 - Development Test 67: Update to Zotero 5.0.89.
  • 2020-06-21. Version 5.0.88 - Development Test 66: Update to Zotero 5.0.88.
  • 2020-05-13. Version 5.0.87 - Development Test 65: Update to Zotero 5.0.87.
  • 2020-05-11. Version 5.0.86 - Development Test 64: Update to Zotero 5.0.86.
  • 2020-03-25. Version 5.0.85 - Development Test 63: Update to Zotero 5.0.85.
  • 2020-02-28. Version 5.0.84 - Development Test 62: Update to Zotero 5.0.84.
  • 2020-02-24. Version 5.0.83 - Development Test 61: Update to Zotero 5.0.83. Update of Custom.nsh script to "portabilize" Microsoft Office plugin. Thanks @AndhikaWB.
  • 2020-01-22. Version 5.0.82 - Development Test 60: Update to Zotero 5.0.82.
  • 2020-01-11. Version 5.0.81 - Development Test 59: Update to Zotero 5.0.81.
  • 2019-12-04. Version 5.0.80 - Development Test 58: Update to Zotero 5.0.80.
  • 2019-12-03. Version 5.0.79 - Development Test 57: Update to Zotero 5.0.79, version 5.0.78 has been skipped.
  • 2019-11-24. Version 5.0.77 - Development Test 56: Update of the portable configuration thanks to @AndhikaWB
  • 2019-11-02. Version 5.0.77 - Development Test 55: Update to Zotero 5.0.77.
  • 2019-10-15. Version 5.0.76 - Development Test 54: Update to Zotero 5.0.76.
  • 2019-10-09. Version 5.0.75 - Development Test 53: Update to Zotero 5.0.75.
  • 2019-08-26. Version 5.0.74 - Development Test 52: Update to Zotero 5.0.74.
  • 2019-08-06. Version 5.0.73 - Development Test 51: Update to Zotero 5.0.73.
  • 2019-07-24. Version 5.0.72 - Development Test 50: Update to Zotero 5.0.72.
  • 2019-07-19. Version 5.0.71 - Development Test 49: Update to Zotero 5.0.71.
  • 2019-07-14. Version 5.0.70 - Development Test 48: Update to Zotero 5.0.70.
  • 2019-06-26. Version 5.0.69 - Development Test 47: Update to Zotero 5.0.69.
  • 2019-06-23. Version 5.0.68 - Development Test 46: Update to Zotero 5.0.68.
  • 2019-06-16. Version 5.0.67 - Development Test 45: Update to Zotero 5.0.67.
  • 2019-04-12. Version 5.0.66 - Development Test 44: Update to Zotero 5.0.66.
  • 2019-03-27. Version 5.0.65 - Development Test 43: Update to Zotero 5.0.65.
  • 2019-03-19. Version 5.0.64 - Development Test 42: Update to Zotero 5.0.64.
  • 2019-03-17. Version 5.0.63 - Development Test 41: Update to Zotero 5.0.63.
  • 2019-03-15. Version 5.0.62 - Development Test 40: Update to Zotero 5.0.62.
  • 2019-03-11. Version 5.0.61 - Development Test 39: Update to Zotero 5.0.61.
  • 2019-01-10. Version 5.0.60 - Development Test 38: Update to Zotero 5.0.60.
  • 2018-12-19. Version 5.0.59 - Development Test 37: Update to Zotero 5.0.59.
  • 2018-11-12. Version 5.0.58 - Development Test 36: Update to Zotero 5.0.58.
  • 2018-10-24. Version 5.0.57 - Development Test 35: Update to Zotero 5.0.57.
  • 2018-10-10. Version 5.0.56 - Development Test 34: Update to Zotero 5.0.56.
  • 2018-08-16. Version 5.0.55 - Development Test 33: Update to Zotero 5.0.55. Small update of Readme.md.
  • 2018-07-15. Version 5.0.54 - Development Test 32: Update to Zotero 5.0.54.
  • 2018-07-09. Version 5.0.53 - Development Test 31: Update to Zotero 5.0.53.
  • 2018-06-21. Version 5.0.52 - Development Test 30: Update to Zotero 5.0.52. Updated ZoteroPortable.ini to delete leftovers in case of manual update.
  • 2018-06-17. Version 5.0.51 - Development Test 29: Update to Zotero 5.0.51.
  • 2018-06-15. Version 5.0.50 - Development Test 28: Update to Zotero 5.0.50.
  • 2018-06-10. Version 5.0.48 - Development Test 27: Update to Zotero 5.0.48.
  • 2018-05-03. Version 5.0.47 - Development Test 26: Update to Zotero 5.0.47.
  • 2018-05-01. Version 5.0.46 - Development Test 25: Update to Zotero 5.0.46.
  • 2018-04-17. Version 5.0.45 - Development Test 24: Update to Zotero 5.0.45.
  • 2018-04-06. Version 5.0.44 - Development Test 23: Update to Zotero 5.0.44.
  • 2018-04-03. Version 5.0.43 - Development Test 22: Update to Zotero 5.0.43.
  • 2018-04-01. Version 5.0.42 - Development Test 21: Update to Zotero 5.0.42.
  • 2018-03-28. Version 5.0.41 - Development Test 20: Update to Zotero 5.0.41.
  • 2018-03-22. Version 5.0.38 - Development Test 19: Update to Zotero 5.0.38.
  • 2018-03-12. Version 5.0.37 - Development Test 18: Update to Zotero 5.0.37.
  • 2018-03-10. Version 5.0.36 - Development Test 17: Update to Zotero 5.0.36.
  • 2018-02-12. Version 5.0.35.1 - Development Test 16: Update to Zotero 5.0.35.1.
  • 2018-02-12. Version 5.0.35 - Development Test 15: Update to Zotero 5.0.35.
  • 2018-02-05. Version 5.0.34.5 - Development Test 14: Update to Zotero 5.0.34.5. - Removed oaDOI since they deprecated the service.
  • 2018-01-12. Version 5.0.34 - Development Test 13: Update to Zotero 5.0.34.
  • 2017-12-20. Version 5.0.33 - Development Test 12: Update to Zotero 5.0.33.
  • 2017-12-18. Version 5.0.32 - Development Test 11: Update to Zotero 5.0.32.
  • 2017-12-15. Version 5.0.31 - Development Test 10: Update to Zotero 5.0.31.
  • 2017-12-04. Version 5.0.30 - Development Test 9: Update to Zotero 5.0.30.
  • 2017-11-28. Version 5.0.29 - Development Test 8: Update to Zotero 5.0.29.
  • 2017-11-22. Version 5.0.28 - Development Test 7: Update to Zotero 5.0.28 ; Update engines.json to change oaDOI Lookup icon to base64-encoded favicon ; Update readme.txt and ZoteroPortable.ini according to issue #1 (see GitHub)
  • 2017-11-18. Version 5.0.27 - Development Test 6: Update to Zotero 5.0.27.
  • 2017-11-15. Version 5.0.25 - Development Test 5: Update to Zotero 5.0.25 ; SupportsUNC switched from "yes" to "warn" (to warn user that Zotero might not work when launched from a UNC path).
  • 2017-10-31. Version 5.0.24 - Development Test 4: Update to Zotero 5.0.24.
  • 2017-10-30. Version 5.0.23 - Development Test 3: %appdata% folder and %localappdata% are NOW handled correctly: the empty folders are deleted upon exit.
  • 2017-10-26. Version 5.0.23 - Development Test 2: %appdata% folder is now handled correctly: no traces are left behind. Traces of template are now deleted in installer.
  • 2017-10-23. Version 5.0.23 - Development Test 1: Initial release

    SanPe'
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    No interest in my app?

    No interest in my app? Sad

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    Your download link just links

    Your download link just links straight back to this thread, so nobody can download the installer.

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    Very interested but whats the

    Very interested but whats the link to download? Is it this?
    https://github.com/pedrom34/ZoteroPortable/blob/master/ZoteroPortable.exe
    That doesn't Work

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    I'm very happy with your app

    Hi SanPe'!

    I just want so say that I use and appreciate Zotero in the PortableApps format. Thank you very much! I hope you will continue updating it with new updates to Zotero.

    Best,
    Tomas

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    Thanks!

    Thanks for this kind comment. Yes, I'm still updating the app, even thought it still doesn't have official support from PortableApps.com Sad

    Poke @John T. Haller Biggrin

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    sorry

    Sorry, didn't see that the link wasn't there. It's fixed now.

    Thanks @Bart.S for providing the right link to @andrewwhite1964

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    This is fantastic, thank you!

    I had set up Zotero to use as a portable app with LibreOffice and the firefox connector so that I had a working desktop for research and writing on a thumb drive.

    Then all was shot to hell with the new version of FF

    You have saved my bacon, thank you!

    I'll report issues if and when they happen, please keep up your fantastic work.

    ID

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    thx

    Thanks a lot for this comment Smile I recognize myself in your words. My problem was similar and with quantum & zotero 5, everything was thrown away. I made this version for me, so why not share it and learn stuff when doing it?

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    When update is available,

    When update is available, Zotero will ask user to reboot to apply update. If the user clicks 'yes', Zotero will show an error saying that profile cannot be loaded. And it will create folders in %appdata% and in %localappdata%.

    This is expected, as when re-starting, Zotero won't use the launcher... But, is there a workaround that I can use in the launcher.ini options? Blocking the update, or force the launcher to be used when re-starting?

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    Block update

    As you're providing updates yourself, I recommend blocking the update as described here: https://forums.zotero.org/discussion/36581/disable-check-for-updates

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    Your opinion?

    Thanks. I modified those lines in App\Zotero\defaults\preferences\prefs.js as follows:
    user_pref("app.update.auto", false);
    user_pref("app.update.enabled", false);

    It's working, but can I have a feedback here? Is it the best way to do it? Wouldn't it better to add a user.js or modify the prefs.js in the profile rather than in the program itself? If yes, I don't really know how to do it as such file in DefaultData folder won't work...

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    Working, but need fix for multiple profiles

    Thanks for this, seems to work fine.
    I'm working on an install with multiple profiles (start with -P flag).
    Only issue is that I needed to comment out the command line argument for datadir and turn back on the option to allow it to be user set in the profile.
    This seems to revert back to the behaviour of creating a folder in the Windows user directory (I saw your post in the Zotero forum re this).
    Not critical for me at this time, but figured I'd say thanks, and mention this minor issue (I doubt many people are running multiple profiles).

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    Hi !

    Hi !

    Thanks for your feedback. I'm personally using two profiles for Zotero, and I'm not experiencing your issue, since I'm using two Portable Zoteros!
    That's the most convenient way I found (for me) not to leave traces on the computer running the program...
    The only problem is that it uses twice the 100+MB that the program needs Beee But I personally don't care.

    I think your can workaround something with a batch file modifying the ZoteroPortable.ini at each run... I did this for a while before Zotero 5.

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    Instead of moving all the

    Instead of moving all the files, maybe use symbolic link instead?

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    Admin rights?

    Would love to. But doesn't it require admin rights?

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    It Does

    Symbolic links require admin rights. As such, they can't be used for apps which don't themselves require admin rights due to their nature (system tools, etc).

    Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

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    Thx John

    Thanks John. That's what I read when packaging my first Zotero portable.

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    Yes, I have forgotten about

    Yes, I have forgotten about that. One can only hope there is an argument option to specify profile directory like chromium in the future.

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    Workaround

    Well, it is possible to specify a profile directory in Zotero with the -datadir flag. Actually, I'm using this flag in this portable version.
    If you go to App\AppInfo\Launcher\ZoteroPortable.ini you'll find : '-datadir "%PAL:DataDir%\profile"'

    You can change it to something else... Like a hard-coded path instead.

    BTW, Zotero 5 is based on Firefox, and as Firefox, you can install it without admin rights on a computer. If you don't use Zotero from an usb key or if you don't care about leftovers on the computer, you can actually use the official installation package. Zotero will install in AppData and your profile won't move each time you launch it.

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    to SanPe': multiple profiles with portable zotero

    Is it possible to make it to open for multiple profiles? it would be useful.

    Thanks
    wanz

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    Sorry

    Hi,

    Sorry, I don't really know how to do that properly. But you definitely can install multiples instances of ZoteroPortable. It just have to be in different folders. For example, you can install to F:\PortableApps\Zotero and F:\PortableApps\Zotero 2nd Profile. You'll have to exit the first instance before launching the 2nd one.

    That's how I'm doing it currently.

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    Thank you for the update.

    Very much appreciated!

    "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish
    by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its
    whole life believing that it is stupid."

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    Thank you!

    I really missed a portable Zotero-App.
    Thank you so much for your efforts!

    Cheers!!!

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    Thanks!

    Thanks for this kind comment Smile

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    Thank you for creating this

    Thank you for creating this portable version. Its very useful to those of us who lack admin rights to install software. Using a portable version of Zotero allows me greatly improved productivity at work.
    Your dedication to open source software and Zotero is surely helping many thousands of people.

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    Thanks!

    Thanks a lot for this kind comment Smile

    I'll keep this software updated as long as I use it. So I guess it will be there for a moment Biggrin

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    Virus in ZoteroPortable_5.0_Development_Test_60.paf.exe

    Thank you for excellent work! However, when i checked the downloaded ZoteroPortable_5.0_Development_Test_60.paf.exe in Virus Total I get two positive hits: HW32.Packed.Qihoo-360 and HEUR/QVM20.1.0379.Malware.Gen.

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    wtf

    I don't know what is this.
    I'll have to check further. I'll update this topic.

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    false positive?

    I think it's a false positive due to the adding of a nsis file to handle better portabilization. But I'll try to figure it out.

    edit: yes, looks like false positive to me. Official Zotero package has the same report from virustotal. I'll ask them.

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    OK, thanks. Yes, that's what

    OK, thanks. Yes, that's what I tought, probably a false postitive.

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    I can not download the pdf files

    I can not download the pdf files from pubmed central (of course, free articles)
    thanks in advance

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    sorry for late reply

    Hey,

    I have no issue with that. I don't think it's related to my package or to Zotero. It's probably a configuration issue. What browser do you use? Do you have the latest version of the Zotero connector installed?

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    Just downloaded

    Just got your portable program from GitHub. Thanks for creating it. I've got an older laptop as my primary computer now (unfortunately), so I'm trying to keep most apps portable. This is a big help, thanks!

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    I'm using Firefox Portable.

    I'm using Firefox Portable. When I right click an item in Zotero and select "View online" or "View PDF" or "View Snapshot", how can I force the webpage link/snapshot or PDF to be opened within Firefox Portable?

    I guess it maybe easier and more possible to implement this in Zotero Connector to achieve a two-way communication, i.e., not only can Zotero connector send a webpage/PDF from Firefox Portable to Zetero portable to save it, but also it can capture all viewing requests from Zotero portable and send them back to the Firefox portable where the Zotero Connector is installed. This can allow viewing all Zotero items right within the portable browser.

    I understand that this request may be somehow out of scope, but if forcing the webpage/PDF saved in Zotero to be opened within Firefox Portable, it will still be really great and convenient.

    Thanks!

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    I'm sorry

    I'm sorry, but it cannot be done...
    You cannot force the system to use a portableapp. Or at least I don't know how...

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