Compatibility and System Requirements

EndNote loves both the Windows® and Macintosh® platforms. Here’s how to check if your current systems and programs are EndNote-ready.

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Cross-Platform Compatibility

 

 

Windows compatibility and system requirements

What you need:

  • Windows 10, 11
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor
  • 600 MB hard disk space available
  • Minimum 2 GB of available RAM

Word processor software

  • Microsoft Word [CWYW] for Windows: 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, Office 365 (locally installed desktop version only)
  • Apache OpenOffice [CWYW] for Windows: 3.x, 4.x
  • LibreOffice [CWYW] for Windows: 4.x, 5.x, 6.x (32-bit)
  • Partner CWYW Integration: Wolfram Mathematica 8

An Internet connection is required to register for online access, search online databases, find full text and automatically update references.

Macintosh compatibility and system requirements

What you need:

  • macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11, 12.
  • Intel-based or Apple Silicon-based Macintosh
  • Hard disk with 700 MB available
  • Minimum 2GB of available RAM

Word processor software

  • Microsoft Word [CWYW] for macOS: 2016, 2019, Office 365 (locally installed desktop version only)
  • Partner integration for Cite While You Write: Apple® Pages
  • Partner CWYW Integration: Wolfram Mathematica 8
  • Format Paper: Word processors that save .rtf files:
    • Apple iWork Pages – versions 1, 2.x, 3.x, 4.x
    • TextEdit – for supported macOS versions
    • Apache OpenOffice – versions 1, 2.x, 3.x
    • Nissus Writer – for supported macOS version
    • Mellel – versions 1, 2.x
  • Format Paper: Word processors that save .odt files:
    • Apache OpenOffice versions 1, 2.x, 3.x

EndNote online compatibility and requirements

Browser support for Web Application*

  • Firefox® 27 or later
  • Safari® 5.0 or later
  • Chrome® 31 or later

Browser support for Web Capture**

  • Bookmarklet*
    • Firefox 27 or later
    • Safari 5.0 or later
    • Chrome 31 or later

*Applies to both Macintosh and Windows browser versions, except for Internet Explorer, which is Windows only

**Cookies and JavaScript must be enabled

EndNote Click Browser Plugin

Supports the latest Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera Browsers

Network compatibility and system requirements

EndNote libraries can be accessed on a network – including networks with Macintosh and Windows workstations. Multiple users on a network can access an EndNote library simultaneously in read-only mode. This allows users to search for references, cite them in their papers and create bibliographies. EndNote does not allow multiple users on a network to edit a single library at the same time.

On Windows networks, EndNote can be deployed with MSI installer technology using scripting or via Group Policy.  If you have technical questions regarding the use of EndNote on a network, contact Support.

 

EndNote Cross-Platform Compatibility

What you need:

EndNote libraries are cross-platform compatible. Following the EndNote end user license agreement, this means: 

  • Individuals who purchase a single user license can install EndNote on up to three computers for their personal use.
  • Sharing a license with other users is not allowed under the individual license agreement.
  • Those computers can be any combination of Mac and Windows machines.
  • By creating or logging into an EndNote online account (under preferences > Sync), that individual can sync their library across all three computers, as well as access it through EndNote online and the iPad app. 

NOTE: Your EndNote product key is required for activation. Your key is the 25-character code you received at time of purchase. Can’t find your key? Contact Support.