Getting Aziz, Lite! out of the box!!

Aziz, Lite! is the first third-part client on Android for synchronizing, sorting and downloading articles that are managed with either Papers (both 2 and 3), Mendeley or Zotero, and stored on either Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive.

Aziz, Lite! is the first third-part client on Android for synchronizing, sorting and downloading articles that are managed with either Papers (both 2 and 3), Mendeley or Zotero, and stored on either Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive.

Based on our big sister app EZPaperz (available on https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.ezbio.ezpaperz), Aziz, Lite! aims at facilitating file management for users of Mendeley and Zotero that chose to store their library database on another Cloud than the default ones.

Aziz, Lite! is the "read-only" version of a bigger project (Aziz) intended to provide editing options as well as full side note management.

Free features

  • Syncing of your papers' library with Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive   
  • Listing of papers / books and displaying their main information (title, authors, publisher, year published, ...).
  • Downloading the pdf of the paper when available
  • Sharing the pdf of the paper when available
  • Searching within references
  • Advanced filters: favorites (Mendeley/Zotero) or flags, color labels, ratings (Papers)
  • Advanced settings:
       - resetting library data and reference manager type
       - deleting local files
       - hiding advanced metadata (labels, flags, etc.)
  • (Beta) Altmetric scoring.

    Extra features

  • Sorting options
  • Search filter for papers, authors and collections
  • Author’s tab
  • Collection’s tab

    Important Note: all the extra features are available for evaluation (for FREE) when selecting the option "Skip this step". You will be presented with a curated set of papers in order to get a glimpse at our cool features.

    Future updates

  • Bookmark’s tab with flags, color labels, favorite articles and keywords
  • Broader Cloud compatibility (Mendeley Cloud, Zotero Cloud/WebDav)
  • Automatic downloading of entire collections.
  • New cool features based on your feedback (email us at info@azizlite.net)

    If you like the app, please rate it and leave a review. Thanks.

    To learn how to configure Mendeley or Zotero for third-part Cloud syncing on your computer, look at our tutorials and their YouTube videos

  • Configuring Mendeley + Mac (+ Google Drive)
  • Configuring Zotero + Mac/Windows (+ Google Drive)
  • Configuring Mendeley + Windows (+ OneDrive)

  • Tutorials: Manual Setup of your library's database and folders with the latest update of ZotEZ, AzizLite, MendEZ and EZPaperz

    This tutorial describes how to set up manually the library you want to connect to Aziz,Lite! or one of its daughter apps. Since the last update, you have now the possibility to force the app to go to one specific folder on your Cloud.

    This means that now you can have multiple library on one cloud (let's say Dropbox), and still be able to choose which one will be synchronized with Aziz,Lite!

    Also, for reference managers like Zotero or Mendeley, it also means that you can have your database file (.sqlite) in one place, and your library folder in another place!

    Finally, it implies (mainly for Zotero) that you can use attachments rather than direct storage folder linking of the PDFs.

    Aziz, Lite! welcomes three daughter apps!

    Ever wondered what the Lite! of Aziz, Lite! did stand for? Well, except for the movie reference, it is the mark of an ongoing project, Aziz, with much bigger ambitions. In the mean time, let's welcome (or welcome back) EZPaperz, MendEZ and ZotEZ...