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Mendeley Desktop


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/15/2018.

Mendeley is a platform that allows scholars from all over the world to collaborate, and opens up science for everyone.


  • Reference management: Read, organize and cite all of your research from one library.
  • Research network: Connect and collaborate with millions of researchers worldwide.
  • Datasets: Store, share and cite your datasets with one secure online repository.
  • Careers: Search for science and technology jobs in institutions worldwide.

To install Mendeley Desktop, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install mendeley

To upgrade Mendeley Desktop, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade mendeley


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = 'mendeley'
      fileType       = 'EXE'
      url            = ''
      checksum       = 'b60a180b3314414b593c7557b35ab5b2e827a73bf754359bcea87ff5b4afa014'
      checksumType   = 'sha256'
      silentArgs     = '/S'
      validExitCodes = @(0, 1223)
      softwareName   = 'Mendeley Desktop'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    $packageName = $packageArgs.packageName
    $installLocation = Get-AppInstallLocation $packageName
    if (!$installLocation) { 
      Write-Warning "Can't find $packageName install location"
    Write-Host "$packageName installed to '$installLocation'"

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Mendeley Ltd.


Mendeley Ltd.


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Mendeley Desktop 1.19.1 904 Monday, June 11, 2018 approved
Mendeley Desktop 1.19 510 Wednesday, May 23, 2018 approved
Mendeley Desktop 1.18 670 Thursday, April 12, 2018 approved
Mendeley Desktop 1.17.13 908 Wednesday, January 10, 2018 approved
Mendeley Desktop 1.17.12 585 Wednesday, November 22, 2017 approved
Mendeley Desktop 1.17.11 702 Tuesday, September 12, 2017 approved
Mendeley Desktop 1.17.10 570 Tuesday, July 11, 2017 approved
Mendeley Desktop 1.17.9 749 Monday, March 27, 2017 approved
Mendeley Desktop 1.17.8 255 Thursday, February 16, 2017 approved
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