Download RefME - Citations Made Easy apk 4.5.3 free for Android smartphone

22 Aug
RefME - Citations Made Easy

Posted by RefME in Education | Aug. 22, 2016 | 203 Comments

Apk file size: 8.5 MB

RefME is the world's #1 tool for automating citations, reference lists and bibliographies, on mobile and web (

- Generate citations by scanning book or journal barcodes using your phone’s camera.

- No Barcode? Search by Book/Article Title, ISBN, ISSN, DOI or URL.

- Citing a website? Simply paste in the URL or use, which syncs with the app and is perfect for websites.

- 7,000+ supported citation styles including APA, MLA, Chicago and AMA as well as most school/college-specific styles.

- Add notes to your citations, both in the app and at

- Collaborate with others by inviting team members to access and edit any project.

- Export via Email or Evernote using the app.

- Send your work straight to MS Word, EndNote and more from

Happy citing :)

Whats new

    - We've added a new feature called Group Work. Now you can collaborate with others by inviting team members to access and edit any project.
    - We've also made it easier to discover and understand everything RefME can do.
    ** Has RefME saved you from a bibliography breakdown? If so, let the next student know by leaving a quick review in the Google Play Store :-) **

RefME part of our Education and have average installs from 100000 to 500000. Last Update Aug. 22, 2016. Google play rating is 87.3196. Current verison is 4.5.3. Actual size 8.5 MB.

Download refme.apk 8.5 MB


Matthew Dye

I want it on a tablet! I'm giving this all 5 stars even though it is only for phones. It's so much improved since the last version I can't even. It's now not only usable (you can cite editors and translators!) But I can actually recommend it to others. And I am doing so.

colin benton

Great app Would have got a 5× but does not currently import into words bibliography

Momháine Keegan

Fantastic app! I always found Harvard referencing a struggle but this app is fantastic! Saves the stress of trying to find where its published in a fraction of time!

Alice Butler

Review This has been a great app. It has saved me loads of time and tears. Love zapping bar codes on books.

ifeh richard

This app makes referencing a piece of cake. It is very useful to me.

andy ford

Lifesaver One of the most used apps on my tablet. It makes keeping track of referencing really easy. I love the way I can work on a laptop one moment then my phone then a college PC and everything is there.

Leanne Salt

Excellent Very happy with this app wpuld be lost without this excellent help

Alexi Susiluoto

I've received complaints for referencing produced by the app. See your department's instructions before use.

charlene thompson

Excellent app Fantastic helped me so much with my assignments works across all my devices well impressed

Carol Burns

Refme A big thank you for making life so much easier with this brilliant app.

Yanfei Li

Easy to use Very intuitive. Helps me record and organize book info on the go.

Elena Mae Wild

Brilliant app

Yasmin Ismail

This is the most useful referencing site I've ever come across. Time saving, simplistic and so efficient

Dhama Gustiar Baskoro

Amazing citation apps Easy, fast, and very helpful. Very recommended to support academic writing research.

per erik gjesvold

Very good on newer books Lacks a bit for older stuff. Unsure if this has to do with the app or the fact that those books have been coded differently in the first place. All in all this is the best ref tool at the moment, it probably wont disapoint you. If you have a problem with the app snapping the numbers under the barcode just cover them with a pice of white paper.

Benjamin Avery

Amazing If you are looking for a citations app, stop here. You have found it

Smita Ray

Great It is very helpful for referencing books but the performance can be improved.

chris carvil

Great time saving app Great app, ready to use. Now you can move references between projects it's even better!

serena siegenthaler

This makes me happy :) Everything a referencing application should be (& far better than easybib)

Dan Leonard

Dissertation I used this app and it gave me the last few marks for me to get a first in my dissertation.

April Jean

Very handy when doing courseworks!

ronas shrestha

Awesome Just made job easier.

Tim Repke

Brought new joy to my life

Anthony Aniebo

Fantastic Very useful app

Justin Hamlin

Pretty good I'm not sure how I ever wrote academic papers without an app like this! One of my references completely vanished without a trace though. Not happy about that.

Teresa Eckford

Lovely looking, but... I want to love this app and citation site, but it doesn't seem to have enough sources. I tried two books and neither came up as the item in hand :( One was the wrong edition and the catalogue record it was reading was incorrect (authors in the wrong order) and the other just didn't show up at all. A shame, but I use some pretty obscure references and really need the citation site I use to be able to find what I need.

Ryan Montgomery

Very good but... This works brilliantly but the only problem I see/am having is the trying to get the two platforms to work together. Android and web based platform. If this could be sorted, it would be perfect.

Joe Tilston

Game changer Used a few other apps, and nothing has come close. The ability to change style to suit your university is an absolute winner. Thank you so much!


Brilliant but.. It doesn't let me delete the ones that I have created. But other than that it's great.

Lucy Stevens

Good but doesn't always go in alphabetical order and can't ever delete the one ones

Alice Price

Great App Brilliant app, has been so helpful for my second year at uni, i wish i had discovered it earlier

Jade Koekoe

Good enough Has all the tools one would expect of a reference app.

Peng Soon Lim

Wished I had it 10 years ago Great app to capture citations.

toffeeman23 s1

Just a truly amazing app. Saved so much time in making bibliography

Fiona Watson

So useful! Couldn't have got through this year without it

Jemma M

Life saver Getting me through my access course after a break from education, a true life saver and it's worth paying for the upgrade!!

Ilkhom Khamidov

Great idea Can you translate and adapt this program for Russian language books?

A Ok

Love it!! For those of you who had syncing problems.. i contacted the refme team and they were very helpfu. Problem solved!! Simple to use and to sync on laptop to write essays. Has been great help through my academic year. Great app helpful team. Thank you

Rebecca Sullivan

How is this free? :D This app is amazing! I can work on my phone, kindle, tablet and pc and they all sync up! As a dyslexic student with severe organization problems this app has changed my life! Previously i would use paper based references and loose them, have to return the book or couldn't make sense of how i organized my scribbles. Now i have it all in one place in the app. And with every update it gets better! Please just try this app. It could help you so much!

Yogesh Mishra

Very good app Simple, clean and fresh look.. The only thing that I miss is a navigation drawer. That will add more value to it.

Emily Herrington

I am in shock. I love this app so much. I showed it to my professors and friends. This is exactly the kind of genius I would design if I knew more about app design and development. Saves me so much time and trouble.

Alice Bonasio

It's the quickest scanner I ever used Didn't even wait for me to line up the Barcode properly, just presented me with correctly formatted reference. Amazing

Thrilla Killa

Time-saver! ???? Download it now! You'll save lots of time especially if you write lots of essays.

Никита Ходков

Make my research much easier! No more days spent on the manual bibliography making!

Mauro H

Outstanding App!! What researchers have been waiting for too long!

Thomas Gaine

Excellent This app just keeps getting better ? it's 1st class all issues I've mentioned previously have been ironed out ? what more can I say apart from this is one cool app

Raymond Liu

Good app Good design, no syncing problems for me. Website can be a bit slow to load though. Overall, a good app.

Austin Pearsall

Absolutely useless with a phone if you need online resources. Upon attempting to do a simple search for a website, the app did nothing. Perhaps this is useful in desktop format, but I already have plenty of other source websites that allow me t do even more on my desktop already.

J Arcenal

Don't hesitate It's absolutely amazing!!!

Lena Green

It doesn't allow users to import citations.

yud ros

Very helpful Any serious student or resesrcher should consider this app a great friend.

Wendy Torres

Amazing, time and life saver

Laura Martínez Aguila

Marvellous It is quite useful for quoting in the moment and creating bibliography . I relly love it

Mohammad Mokdumuzzaman

Really easy to use interface

Harry Campbell

Great Pete price is a lizard

Joshua Hernandez

Valuable Resource Definitely a gem

Kate Mckenzie

Handy Extremely helpful.

Gillian Parr

Fantastic! Makes a difficult job scarily simple!

Linda Imo

Extremely useful.

Amanda Paine

Great App Makes referencing assignments so much easier and less frustrating. Best app I have :-)

Stephen Veit

Hey, get this This has made my life so very much easier. Thank you.

Ismael Laguna

Great I don't know if this cites scholarly journals, but it saved my life.

Jacqueline Lewis

Life saving app for somebody who hates harvard refrencing


Great use for essays Totally easy to use and very useful for referencing essay. Must get.

Ronnie Mhofu

Master class Very reliable, essential and user friendly. Liked by many students and academics.

Nyasha Mutsengi

Amazing!! It is excellent at referencing mt work. Never have a problem with harvard references now AND it arranges them in alphabetical order (the wat it should be at my uni) so that I dont have to. Sometimes, it doesnt reference properly but 95% out of 100 it does. Anazing app. Definitely recommend.

Iris Chan

Fantastic app Intuitive and convenient. Very handy. It helps organise pretty much all kibds of texts and materials. Recommended.

Jo Gibney

Brilliant app Brilliant app. It allows you to easily input references by scanning barcodes or inputting a url. It synchs with the Web so you can access and update your references anywhere. The option to have multiple projects are useful, so you can download only the sources you used for a particular assignment.

Max Adams

Very useful for students Great for helping ref in essays etc. You still have to make sure you're using the correct ref style, but a great help nevertheless.

joanne whitear

Brilliant idea Brilliant idea especially when somebody has learning difficulties like dyslexia. It's helping me out a lot in college:)

Loveness Chisale

Dnt know how l survived witout it.saves time and have differnt referencing styles.very useful .

Melissa Henley

Amazing! Time saver, organized, easily accessible...I love it!!! The ability to scan barcodes is brilliant!!!!!!! I could just kiss the developers of this app.

Daniel Rodriguez

Great Application This is the greatest citation tool I've ever used. Having previously used applications like EasyBib, this really takes the cake in easy interface, quality, and thoroughness. I was introduced to this when my school librarian went to one of this company's events and was told that our citation rap (an independent project of mine) could be made global through the company using our rap to advertise RefME, so I had to test it out to write a verse specifically about them. I absolutely love RefME. 10/10!

Leanne Ha

Great Very handy using online on laptop love the google add on I hope this app is just as brilliant

Spiwe Birch

Great App I was always loosing marks for my references. I think that is about to change.

Iqbal Ullah

Simplifies a challenging process and saves lots of time. Just minor amendments to make it adhere to the university guidelines.

Gareth Jones

Absolutely class! Made my uni work so much easier!

Jordan Syme

Very usefull If you are in university and need help referencing use this


Perfect! As a literature and history combined student, this makes life so much easier when I have a lot of research essays to produce.

Temel Karabacak

Excellent It is an fantastic program. When I used it I was very upset not to tried it before.


Im doind a law degree using oscola referencing....this app basically saved my life

Ashley Burrows

Makes essay bibliographies a doddle Does the job and does it right. Been using this app for a couple years now for every piece of work I submit.

Chloe Victoria Shepherd

Helpful app Great app to get your referencing started, however always refer back to college notes as not 100%accurate. Good place to start ☺

kris dymond

Update not allowing me to move/copy citations between projects, though

Curtis Ashworth

Grate app Excellent for Harvered referencing style and easy assess to references from any device

Omar Safwat

Very useful Great to use, neat and efficient

ben haley

Beware Check the reference online especially for the dates (sometimes wrong)

Greg Moir

Life saver! Saved me so much time, being able to scan books in for references and compiling reference lists. The ability to create different reference lists for separate topics is a great organisational tool. Recommended to everyone on my course ?

Anthony Atkins

Excellent app, makes referencing so easy!

Hans Jokhoo

Keep getting this black screen on the barcode scanner part

Nakia Tbesom

Really good does what it says ?

janet firth

Invaluable I have only just discovered this app but I love it!! It makes it so easy. Now I can spend more time on the content and stop stressing about the references.

Stephen Wilde

Attention Students Easiest referencing system I have ever used, I highly recommend it

abigail asante

Does the job well?

Jahid Miah

References keep saying generating and not showing up :/

Tiffany Edwards

Time saving Very accurate, time saving, and convenient! It saves all of the references so once I site a text book I can use it throughout my 2 years in nursing school.

Marthe Ackah

Very helpful...thanks

Reuben Nash

Excellent A wonderful university level study tool.

fatima begum

Easy to use app

Mark Russell

Best App Ever, The As a mathematician making my living as a writer, this is a go to app for not looking like a complete idiot to editors trained in the arcane art of making one's sources completely cryptic. The only thing I like more is imagining said poor editor attempting to check my facts. Haaaahaaahaaa.

Lisa Kethro

Mature student! Quick and easy to use. Wish I found it last year.....

Ronak Dhingra

Very good needs a bit more options to reference work Need to have an option to reference a word document, a slideshow, or an essay written by someone else but it ia very good and helped me save a lot of time and effort at uni.

Jo Gibney

Really useful but some issues with editing Brilliant app, but not very good when editing or moving. Unfortunately doesn't seem to let you delete. It allows you to easily input references by scanning barcodes or inputting a url. It synchs with the Web so you can access and update your references anywhere. The option to have multiple projects are useful, so you can download only the sources you used for a particular assignment.

Chris Wright

Excellent made my life so much easier.

Jannica Hoover

This app has really helped me get through any paper I had to write ??

Harry George

The best tool to have when collecting and using sources This app has become indispensable to me when keeping track and citing sources. It has streamlined my process significantly and I always have it open next to me when writing something with references.

Adassa Mackie

Harvard Referencing Perfect cheat, it does the job

Mashal Yonuszadeh

Great Great app perfect for law cw

Denise Watson

I really, really dislike referencing... ...but this app makes it a lot easier!

Carol Kennedy

Red me Brilliant reference tool wish I'd discovered it before

Wesley K Scully

Great Gives me everything I need on the go!!

Jono Whiting

Perfect So good. I love how it instantly puts it online so you don't have to faff around, just log online and paste it into your work, boom.

Annmarie Wright

Was okay It Was working perfectly fine, today its not working, i will click add reference and it says refme has stopped working been like it all morning

J Hughes

Recommend This is a great app. I recommend it to lots of people. The only thing that I would like is a cite-while-you-write plug in for MS word.

Christine Cooper

Keeps crashing A wonderful resource that will work very well for referencing. The mobile version crashes on my phone at every single use.

Cian OByrne

Job done...well a clever tool for capturing your thoughts in the cloud as you read, check out the Chrome extension also, a students dream

Parth Pandya

App crashes App crashes continuously.. Feature and concept is good but can't even use app for 5 min. Need to improve performance. Also make sure app shouldn't crash. Hope u will update app soon and then I will change rating accordingly.

Dilan Roshani

Very handy It is life saving apps when you are at library, bookstore, or randomly find source that need to be recorded.

Lwazi Zwane

No hiccups thus far This app is awesome!! Great tool to have for assignments. I recommended it to my classmates and they love it too.

josh Swales

Good Useful for quickly referencing sources. The webclipper app for chrome is good too

Aramide Olubusola Doris Oginni

App keeps crashing, and I just lost my references just a day to submit my report. Its just wack!!!?

syed salman

Was good at first but doesn't launch after the update.

Nora Alaekwe

Best app Makes work easy for me. Everything is excellent and easy to use.

Jon Ferguson

Excellent An invaluable tool for my academic essays. The free version is as functional as you need, while the paid version has nifty extras that save even more time. The barcode scanning feature which comes as standard is just the best!

Nerida Toromei

Human Body systems I really love to know how Body systems funtions and how each Body system interrelataleted with other Body systems.

natasha jones

Makes referencing fun and it's so convenient! However the app keeps freezing.

Emsi Merritt

Nice app Neat little app for use with uni work

Steffy Bechelet

Thank you! An ingenious app to save time when you need to reference but feel totally overwhelmed.


Reference Makes work easier. Beautiful

Lis A

This app is really helpful and convenient Was really useful when I was citing sources for a project~ I've been using it alot

eleanor morton

Brilliant app Makes keeping a log of books ive read and also gives me the correct way to reference.

Bangalie Marah

This app is useful

Mike Imas

Wonderful app simple and easy to use

Alex Madewell

Alex Saving me from drowning in references

Eva Jacobs

Really helpful

William -

Works perfectly

Percy Chikwela

Could be better The app was very reliable until recent updates made it pretty much useless for referencing anything other than books. It doesn't reference newspaper or blog articles correctly

Jenny Manning

Greatest app ever ! Makes the worst part of assignments so much easier. Love it!

Tracy Shorey

Great help! Great aid to studying and helps cut time.can be slow and journals can be hard to find but overall a good app and resource.

LaToya Young

This stinks I have to enter in all information. I thought this tells me how to cite something not gives me a place to put citations.

Chris Ellis

Studying essential Must have for anyone studying, can't live without it.

Bethany Hammond

Somethings wrong I like it and it is really useful. I would love it, but for some reason my barcode scanner isn't working. The camera is opening but it doesn't recognising any of the barcodes I've tried it with. Please fix.

Hawa Sesay Conteh

Fabulous Has helped a lot with my assignment. Thank you very much.

arijita sen

PhD student Excellent app... I wish I had this during my Masters study.

Beth Beattie

Fantastic, but... This is a brilliant referencing app, but it keeps crashing for some reason. Quite annoying.

Danielle Lilley

A revelation Easy to search and removes any confusion I have with referencing. Love it.

Kerry Black

Refme Amazing Referencing tool, total god send!

lightdark unknown

Nice referencing app A must have app for any undergraduate researchers but it still need to expand it's function on references of online journals because some of it are without doing so u need to manually enter the reference

jules hynam

Bar code scanner does not work The bar code scanner is useless, in turn rendering the entire app useless. Yet another badly tested app.

N Mei

It worked... But... Only works for books published outside of my country it seems. Oh well... Nice app anyway.

Raul and Christine Trejo

Use it all the time! I use the website and the app several times a week for school. It helps so much and saves me a significant amount of time.

Ahmed Butt

Its great Boy does it save time writing pharmacy papers

Tim Darch

Does what it says, and more again. Absolutely excellent, simple to use, integration with Word is excellent, and it has my research a joy again.

Chrisleine Correia

Highly recommend Best app , it save me time !

prince isaac chikovore

Great App Good App for on the go research work, making my MBA research easier.

lea o neill

Easy to use and useful for assignments

Kundan Mewada

Very good and helpful for research

Rubaiet Amin

Does not scan barcode So far I couldn't manage to scan a single barcode with this app. Google goggles scanned all those barcode in a split second. So, nothing wrong with the barcodes it's this app that is not capable of scanning barcodes.

Thomas Winger

Scanner doesn't work (1) The app will not scan any barcodes on my Moto G. It gets a perfectly clear camera image, but won't capture it. (2) For place of publication, RefME provides the country instead of the city. This is silly.

Lucy Howell

Fab Great app. Especially as can access across devices. However, only reason 4 stars; when producing full reference list in sage harvard - any more than 3 authors, it creates "et al" for 4th and subsequent authors. Et Al should only be in the short in text reference, so this needs to be changed manually- and gave to remember to do this which is a bit of a pain at the end of an assignment.

Hans Christian Quintos

Very helpful! This ia the app that saved me lots of time in my thesis' bibliographic list and RRL. Keep up!

Crystal Fair-Judson

Game changer Awesome, this app just basically typed my bibliography for me.

Jason Harrison

Saves me a lot of time RefMe works very well most of the time, and the barcode scanner is great. The text scanner works well and recognised most words, although it would be better if it 'assumed' the text it scanned belonged together, rather than putting in multiple spaces where it sees blank paper.

Nevan Bermingham

Won't scan barcode. Barcode scanner doesn't work on S7, without that, app is not very useful.

sharron Clark Felipé Ray

Just what I makes referencing much easier!

Rosemary Gyima

Ref Me It's an app that help's you reference work better. It's great for students.

Mariam Almansour

AMAZING ! this app the beeest one really .. its easy to used and very fast .. !!

carol cansdale

Refme - makes assignment writing much easier A quick and easy way to reference academic work. Can be uploaded straight to your work from your phone. Definitely recommend it

Laura Andrews

So helpful Not only instantly referencing the books but allowing you to document quotes from each book also. So helpful in preparing for assignments.

shan gill

It's been very helpful

Mark Linsley

Amazing! A fantastic app for academic writing, you still need to know how to reference as there are sometimes small errors but it does make the whole process quicker. A must have.

Hifsa Badshah

Fantastic This app has been of great help, thanks.

Seth Amenyah

Waooooo The best among the best. Try it my friends. And thanks to you developers of this tool

Sarah Charista

Very useful

Alexander Luis Odicino

Huge Potential, but Missing Some Critical Features I've tried a lot of different reference software (zotero, endnote, mendeley, papers, etc.), but this one has the greatest potential to perfectly fit my needs as an academic historian. I'm particularly concerned with references I need to make to archival materials, which RefMe does excellently. Where it falls short, however, is in the lack of basic search and sorting features. The notes feature is excellent, but without a search function it's almost useless.

Matthew Dye

Wow! Tablet support! Such a great app - and now with tablet support usability is much, much improved! Huzzah!

Kd Ud

Excellent The perfect app for researchers; you don't need to bother about referencing and citations... Keep it up

Robert Key

Very Useful App This app has made doing research papers so much easier. Now I don't have to struggle with making sure references and citation are in the correct style.

Michael Wallis

Great app, really good to make sure bibliography is done right for uni assignments

Rabson Musonda

Great This is a perfect app and it has made my work easy. It does what it is made for.

Cliver Finlay

Seems bad for scanning Camera exceptionally dark on my lg g3

Nabeel Abdallah


Lucie Bakare

It's helpful and quick to use especially for a scanning a book. However, one needs to revisit to make some changes to some errors made while referencing. But overall it's soo helpful for me as a student

Pablo Aguilar

Great It works great but I just didn't know how to copy the citation for I could add it to my research paper. Other than that it was good

Kd Ud

Excellent The perfect app for researchers; now I found it easy to wrote and organize my references and citations... Keep it up

stanley jimaima

Brilliant Great program..very handy for a uni student. Smart and adds substantial value to one's research

Stephanie Gray

Great app!! Great for storing references you have used throughout university. Easy to put them into different module folders and easy to scan the books as well.

kenneth temple

Couldn't pass without it Made referencing everything easy and in the correct format. No points deducted for citations. Love it!

Darren Withers

Great app Just love this and it instantly gives me the citation and bibliographical ref I need.

muhammad waleed

Wali Its perfect satisfied my academic need thanx buddy

Marvin Butji

Easy to use and easy to access my work

Nazmi Saadon

More buttons will do I love that i just need to scan barcode and it generates citations for me, but im not able to delete page numbers in notes & citations part so i have to go into website to delete it. Hope you can add edit/ delete button for it.

Sara Richards

Brilliant Really useful and accurate way of referencing for academic work. I use the free one and type my own quotes

Russell Walker

College to uni and beyond An absolute god send for anyone in higher education. Can not fault this app.

Umar Bello

It assists me a lot in my doctoral research!

Adriaan Window

Where is the search function? If I wasn't doing annotations of research on evernote I probably couldn't find anything in this system. Otherwise so far it's a great tool. Would also like the ability to have an automatically export preferred format, say bibtex, whenever new items are added to a Dropbox account or similar.

Daniel Feng

Great App It's a very useful app for students and reduces the stress of typing all sections on ref works or Ms Word.

Iain scott

Great way to collect quotes and references


Reference Makes work easier. Beautiful

Yanni Karina

Book data not really wide The data this app have barely contain any of the book in my language or my country, even if it's international publish. A very good apps if not for that

Rachel Davis

Great study tool I love this app and would be lost without it during my Masters. I tell any one I know who is studying about it. Never had a problem with scanner and it updates to the website quickly.

Wesley Premanandh Ratnakumar

Nice app So far I have only used internet references and with this app it is just a click.

Jaedyn Bond

Really HELPFUL Great and useful app for school and students. Definitely a must for middle school on up!

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